Re-Animator

Re-Animator

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Director: Stuart Gordon

Cast: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton

     
 

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Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a brilliant medical student who has perfected a green-glowing serum for regenerating life into dead things -- or even parts of dead things. But a corrupt superior, Dr. Carl Hill (David Gale), assumes control of West's experiments and winds up, by ghastly necessity, using the stuff on his own severed head and body. West andSee more details below

Overview

Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a brilliant medical student who has perfected a green-glowing serum for regenerating life into dead things -- or even parts of dead things. But a corrupt superior, Dr. Carl Hill (David Gale), assumes control of West's experiments and winds up, by ghastly necessity, using the stuff on his own severed head and body. West and in-over-his-head co-worker Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) struggle to control the now out-of-control effects of the serum, but the bone-saws and zombies complicate their plans. Anchor Bay has gone out of their way with this release, delivering a brand new 70-minute featurette as well as multiple audio commentaries, interviews, exhaustive marketing materials, and deleted/extended scenes. The packaging is notable for the regeneration syringe pen, which marks this limited release as the one for collectors to shoot for.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
This raw, bloody, low-budget horror-comedy was loosely based on stories by H.P. Lovecraft. The story deals with college med students reviving dead bodies with a serum which accidentally turns them into violent, bloodthirsty zombies. Jeffrey Combs is perfect as the obsessed Dr. West, and Bruce Abbott makes a good naive straight-man for Combs' nerdy lunatic. The late David Gale stands out as the jealous Dr. Hill, who ends up decapitated, then re-animated and wandering around with his head in his hands, only to perform a particularly foul act upon nude scream-queen Barbara Crampton. Director Stuart Gordon stages some impressive gore scenes and some very funny gallows humor; many consider Re-Animator as the best American splatter comedy of the '80s.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert

Stuart Gordon's Re-Animator is a pleasure...a frankly gory horror movie that finds a rhythm and a style that make it work in a cockeyed, offbeat sort of way.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/20/2007
UPC:
0013131485196
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
R
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:26:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon; Audio commentary with producer Brian Yuzna and actors Bruce Abbott, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and Robert Sampson; 70-minute featurette: Re-Animator Resurrectus; Interview with director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna; Interview with writer Dennis Paoli; Interview with composer Richard Band; Music discussion with composer Richard Band; Interview with Fangoria editor Tony Timpone; Deleted scene; Extended scenes; Trailer; TV spots; Production stills gallery; Behind-the-scenes still gallery; Fun on the Set still gallery; Posters and advertising gallery; Storyboard gallery; Stuart Gordon bio; Screenplay (DVD-ROM); "Herbert West, Reanimator" by H.P. Lovecraft (DVD-ROM)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeffrey Combs Herbert West
Bruce Abbott Dan Cain
Barbara Crampton Megan Halsey
Robert Sampson Dean Halsey
David Gale Dr. Carl Hill
Gerry Black Mace
Lillian Avery Hospital Extra
Ed Brummett Hospital Extra
Bruce Cohn Curtis Hospital Extra
Kim Deitch Hospital Extra
Steve Frakes Hospital Extra
Annyce Holzman E-R Patient Corpse
Bob Johnnene Hospital Extra
Stephen Keinzle Hospital Extra
Grace Keller Hospital Extra
Peter Marti Hospital Extra
Michael Muscal Hospital Extra
Tom Reeves Hospital Extra
Greg Robbins Hospital Extra
Jerry Thomas Hospital Extra
Robert Veilleuz Hospital Extra
Tim White Hospital Extra
Carolyn Purdy-Gordon Dr. Harrod
Peter Kent Melvin the Re-Animated
Barbara Peters Nurse
Ian Williams Swiss Professor
Bunny Summers Swiss Woman Doctor
Al Berry Dr. Gruber
Derek Pendleton Swiss Policeman #1
Gene Scherer Swiss Policeman No. 2
James Ellis Psycho Ward Guard No. 1
James Earl Cathay Psycho Ward Guard #2
Velvet de bois Slit Wrist Girl Corpse
Lawrence Lowe Failed Operation Corpse
Robert Holcomb Motorcycle Accident Corpse
Mike Filloon Bullet Wound to the Face Corpse
Greg Reid One Arm Guy Corpse
Jack Draheim Tall Skinny Guy Corpse
Robert Pitzele Bald O-R Corpse

Technical Credits
Stuart Gordon Director,Screenwriter
Mac Ahlberg Cinematographer
Michael Avery Executive Producer
Becky Block Set Decoration/Design
Dan Bradley Stunts
John Carl Buechler Makeup Special Effects
Robert A. Burns Art Director
Robin Burton Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Curtis Executive Producer
Anthony Doublin Makeup Special Effects
Bob Greenberg Associate Producer
Sharon A. Long Makeup
John Naulin Makeup Special Effects
William J. Norris Screenwriter
Dennis Paoli Screenwriter
Lee Percy Editor
Richard H. Band Score Composer
Charles Donald Storey Associate Producer
Brian Yuzna Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Re-Animator - Feature Presentation
1. Life Giver (Main Titles) [4:23]
2. New Student [5:02]
3. Roommates? [4:42]
4. Insubordinate [4:57]
5. Missing Kitty [5:06]
6. Three Out of Nine Lives [8:06]
7. Left to Experiment [5:34]
8. Re-Animator [7:59]
9. A Plea for Help [3:12]
10. Blackmail [3:54]
11. Death for the Elixir of Life [6:12]
12. Time to Come Out [5:04]
13. Love Before Death [5:33]
14. The Will of Dr. Hill [9:29]
15. For Love [3:13]
16. End Credits [3:06]
Disc #2 -- Re-Animator - Bonus Materials
1. Main Titles [1:45]
2. Origins & Development [4:32]
3. Pre-Production [3:52]
4. Production Begins [10:51]
5. Blood, Sweat & Fears [15:23]
6. More Is More [12:18]
7. The Head Gives Head [2:12]
8. Hell Breaks Loose [7:36]
9. Post Production [2:30]
10. The Release [1:44]
11. Cult Film [3:56]
12. End Credits [1:48]

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