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Bride Of Re-Animator [1990] [DVD]

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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000VSGHTE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 161,549 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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3.0 out of 5 stars Inferior but enjoyable sequel 9 Aug 2004
By Jane Aland VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
The original Re-Animator is rightly regarded as an all time-horror classic, and certainly when it comes to tongue-in-cheek gore-filled black comedies only the first 2 Evil Dead films come anywhere near it. Making a sequel looks to be a hopeless task, as the first film clearly tied itself up as a self-contained film, but while it requires a bit of suspension of disbelief from the viewer the script for Bride of Re-Animator does a tremendous job just managing to reunite most of the cast from the first film (half of whom appeared to have died at the end it) without completely throwing away the continuity of the first film.
It's a bit weird to see Herbert West attempting to give life to separate body parts here when in the first film he couldn't even manage to re-animate whole corpses without turning them into maniacal zombies, but it does allow scope for this film to explore a slightly different angle from the first whilst still retaining the feel of the original. The first half of the film is rather slow and boring, with only West's bizarre experiments in joining together odd combinations of body parts providing any entertainment. The ending is fantastic however, with a climax that rivals the ending of the first film for sheer over the top insanity, as West and eternal unwilling sidekick Dan Cain find themselves under siege from the now bat-winged head of Doctor Hill, his re-animated zombies (including a hilarious zombie cop who bursts in holding his badge as though making an arrest), the bricked-up earlier failed experiments of West and of course the 'bride of re-animator' herself...
Inevitably it's inferior to the original movie, but the combination of returning old favourite characters with some new improved gore effects means this will provide some entertainment for fans of the first film. Nowhere near as bad as it's reputation, Bride of Re-Animator is a fair stab at a very difficult sequel.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Good Old Days! 14 Jan 2009
Format:DVD
The good old days of latex and hand-made special effects. No CGI then!

Basic plotline revolves around the desire to re-animate the doctor's deceased girlfriend using her heart and other corpse's body parts. A police leutennant suspects something strange is going on from the evidence from the first film and is a threat to the experiment. Of course, in the lead up to and after the re-animation, chaos ensues from all angles and some amusing 'living' bodies/body parts join in the big fight at the end.

Who survives is down to you to guess!

A pretty decent old-school gory horror film. Sick yet comical. Could be better in some ways but that is usually the charm of these films - cheesy acting and OTT violence! 'Braindead' is the best example, check it out:
Braindead [1993]
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great movie, muddy print 18 Sep 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I saw this movie many, many moons ago on VHS, and I was expecting the Tartan Video version to be fairly crisp. It wasn't. The sound and picture were both of very poor quality indeed, so poor in parts that the dialogue could not be made out. Still, it's a fun gore-fest, so you roll with it and move on. But I'm annoyed that I got such a poor quality version when surely there must be better versions out there.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Geneon [Pioneer] 25 Mar 2011
Format:DVD
If youre gonna bu bride of re-animator go for the Geneon [Pioneer]
edition. It's uncut and contains the most extras. Be warned thou, the picture quality is quite terrible on all releases of this movie. Looks more like a laser disc. Great movie, lots of gore and Jeffrey Combs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Re-animator 2 19 Aug 2002
Format:VHS Tape
If you enjoyed the first film you'll love this one. Re-animator and Re-animator 2 are undoubtedly the best conversions of Lovecraft to film. It goes past tounge-in-cheek and out the other side but it really works. Director Yuzna brilliantly converts Lovecraft's early 20th century story to a more modern setting and Jeffrey Combs brings the manic character of West to life in a way that no other actor could. I love this movie.
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