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From Beyond [DVD] [1986] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Jeffrey Combs , Barbara Crampton , Stuart Gordon    DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon
  • Directors: Stuart Gordon
  • Writers: Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna, Dennis Paoli, H.P. Lovecraft
  • Producers: Brian Yuzna, Bruce William Curtis, Charles Band
  • Format: Colour, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Sep 2007
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000RPCK2O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,123 in Film & TV (See Top 100 in Film & TV)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten Lovecraft classic! 30 April 2005
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
There were some fantastic 'b' movies made in the 1980's.
Thankfully, a few of them have received dvd transfers...unfortunately, this one (aside from a rare Japanese release) hasn't...yet!
The partnership behind 'Re-animator', Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna AND the stars including Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton re-united for this classic of modern horror based on an H.P. Lovecraft story.
Ken Foree of the original 'Dawn of the dead' and the late, great Ted Sorel also star in this twisted tale of a mad scientist who discovers a sixth sense and an alternate world through his invention of a machine, created for those very purposes!
Unfortunately, his discovery is not without side effects...for him or for those trying to stop him from playing god.
Some great special effects and make-up alongside an underated cast make this a dvd must-have...all we need now is a dvd must-release!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By West25
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Dr. Pretorius has developed a machine called a resonator, it allows anyone within range to see beyond normal reality. Pretorius' assistant, Dr. Crawford Tillinghast, activates the machine and is bitten by a strange creature. Tillinghast begs Pretorius to destroy the machine, but the now insane Pretorius refuses and turns the machine back on. Tillinghast flees from Pretorius' house just as the police arrive, they arrest him and soon discover that Pretorius has lost his head, literally. Tillinghast is then locked away in a mental institution, where brilliant girl wonder, Dr. Katherine McMichaels visits to assess him. After a brain scan reveals Tillinghast has an enlarged pineal gland, Katherine believes Tillinghast is telling the truth and manages to convince her superiors to allow her to return to Pretorius' house with Tillinghast, so she can see the resonator herself and study it. Escorted by Detective Bubba Brownlee, they reach the house and turn on the machine. They are horrified to discover that Dr. Pretorius has entered the alternative reality, and is intent on taking them with him.

Jeffrey Combs is great as Tillinghast, his over the top performance really makes his character fun to watch. Just a year earlier, he starred as Herbert West in the outstanding Re-Animator. I do slightly prefer his performance in that film where he chewed the scenery even more, but he's still brilliant here. Barbara Crampton is really good as Katherine, she also starred in Re-Animator as Megan Halsey. I really liked her in Re-Animator but she's much better here and gets a lot more to do. She looks a little silly early on in the film with her wearing huge glasses, studio executives were against her being cast as she was too young for the role, the glasses were apparently to make her look older.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous restoration 5 Mar 2013
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This Blu-ray edition by Second Sight is a labor of love.
The film has been restored in all its pink, lavender and turquoise
glorious colors, and its gory, slimy and tentacled horror.
The product contains hours of extras, but none of the extras are
subtitled in English SDH.
I got most of what writer Denis Paoli and actress Barbara Crampton
were saying, but most of the other stuff was beyond my aural capabilities.
One star off from a very frustrated, handicapped reviewer!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Re-Animator !! 10 July 2012
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Stuart Gordon (Director) is best known for the excellent cult 8o's comedic horror film 'Re-Animator'. 'From Beyond' was the next movie he directed. It does have less humour than the previous film but it makes up for this with an excellent intelligent story line and impressive special effects for a small budget movie. Jeffrey Combs once again gives a compelling performance. Barbara Crampton also is central to the film showing that she is a great actress (her final scene/scream is just awesome) Such a shame that neither of them went on to bigger recognition. This film delivers for all sci-fi/horror lovers. It is also very atmospherically sensuous . Unfortunately the DVD is not available in England or the U.S.( I searched all over California for a copy) This DVD originates from Korea and is really rather good (but no extras). The colours are lush, the picture sharp with good sound (in English) Anyone who loves strange Sci-Fi/Horror MUST see this movie. It's one of the best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jeffrey is such easy prey! 1 May 2013
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I first saw this film back in the 80's and found it an amusing mix of gore, fetishism and dark humour. Barbara Crampton gives a convincing performance as a steely research scientist, right up to the point where she strips off and don's her dominatrix-wear. She then launches herself at the hapless Jeffrey Combs, whose over-stimulated pineal gland fairly bursts from his forehead at the sight of her! Whatever would H.P. Lovecraft say? However, for all that, the film is very entertaining. It was good to see it again and it's a welcome addition to my DVD collection.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable doubt 8 Nov 2013
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If you ever wanted to see a movie where a female doctor gets her brains sucked out through her left eye socket then look no further.

Adapted from a 7-page story by HP Lovecraft, and liberally embellished to make a feature-length running time, this mid-80s shocker has all the components to be as memorable as Hellraiser or The Fly, but doesn't go all the way with the gore or tension. Hellraiser had themes of sexual perversion, while the Fly had perversion of science subtext. From Beyond has both, but ultimately just doesn't gel and doesn't fully realize its fantastic ideas.

Jeffrey Combs is Dr. Crawford Tillinghast, a physicist laboring in the attic of a spooky house on an experimental resonator that can open the door to a universe beyond our perception by stimulating the pineal gland in the brain. The experiment is a success, but Tillinghast's sado-masochistic mentor Dr. Pretorius (a name borrowed from Bride of Frankenstein) is seduced by the possibilities of the unknown and is mutated. Tillinghast is driven temporarily insane and flees the house.

A psychologist, played by the very sexy Barbara Crampton, has Tillinghast released from the loony bin on the condition that he fixes the resonator and repeats the experiment. Chaperoned by cheery cop Bubba Brownlee (the always enjoyable Ken Foree) the full horror of Pretorius' fate is teased at, but never fully revealed, as all three of the group suffer from sensory overload, with the female protagonist becoming increasingly sexual (a scene with her wearing S&M gear, even by 1986 fashion, is very hot).

I can't fault the film for its copious make-up effects and gore.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Humans are such easy prey!
80's shlock horror totally OTT i love it. Having watched this when it first came out i can appreciate it may not appeal to the younger generation but together with Reanimator, for... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Tony Ochmann
5.0 out of 5 stars 80's classic
Considering I first bought this on VHS in the 80's, it still stands the test of time and is a brilliant horror film by the master HP Lovecraft.
5 stars for this gory horror.
Published 1 month ago by I. Pm Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars 80s Horror at it's best
This film is based on a H.P. Lovecraft story but director Stuart Gordon gives it his unique 80s edge as he did with Reanimator. Read more
Published 3 months ago by MR S J SPARKE
5.0 out of 5 stars Another horror classic from the team of Stuart Gordon and Brian Yuzna.
After the success of Re-Animator, a gooey, brilliant and imaginatively depraved cult classic adaptation of H.P. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Puzzle box
5.0 out of 5 stars Weird and Wacky
Brilliant 80s horror/sci-fi move. Bought as a present for my Dad because I knew he was a Lovecraft fan and was trying to find something different. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Vixey
5.0 out of 5 stars Different
For a start you can tell this is a bit low budget but it has a certain charm its creepy with an original story good amount of violence without going over the top and quite gross... Read more
Published 5 months ago by peter mckain
5.0 out of 5 stars good film
I was delighted with this old movie.Yes it is a bit of a strange story lin but the old ones are the best. Read more
Published 5 months ago by susan campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Stuart Gordon's best horrors
FROM BEYOND, finally uncut in the UK and a great horror from Gordon it is too.
Barbara Crampton is sexy as ever especially in that S & M gear! Read more
Published 6 months ago by James Morton
4.0 out of 5 stars A good gruesome classic
Not knowing what to expect, I watched this for the first time the other day and greatly enjoyed it. The film doesn't really have any lengthy 'slack' moments, as it starts fairly... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Benminx
2.0 out of 5 stars Down with the amoebas.....
Dr. Pretorius and his colleagues are working on a sensational experiment, they want to open the human mind to higher dimensions. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
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