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. ~ Buzz McClain

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:
04/30/2002
UPC:
0790594432522
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
NR
Source:
Elite Entertainment
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:26:00

Special Features

Disc One: Audio commentary by director Stuart Gordon; commentary by producer Brian Yuzna and actors Jeffrey Combs, Robert Sampson, Barbara Crampton and Bruce Abbott.
Disc Two: New video interviews with Gordon and Yuzna, writer Dennis Paoli, composer Richard Band, and FANGORIA editor Tony Timpone; deleted scenes; theatrical trailer; 16 extended scenes; TV spots; music discussion with Band; multi-angle storyboards.

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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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