- Actors: Charles King, Mark Kinsey Stephenson, Maria Ford, John Rhys-Davies, Julie Strain
- Directors: Jean-Paul Oullette
- Format: PAL, Full Screen, Dolby, Digital Sound, DTS Surround Sound
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 2
- Classification: 18
- Studio: Anchor Bay
- DVD Release Date: 22 Nov. 2004
- Run Time: 187 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B0002Z9YJG
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,039 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
H.P. Lovecraft's The Unnamable/The Unnamable Returns (DVD) (1988/1993)
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Two horror films directed by Jean-Paul Ouellette. In 'The Unnamable', a bloodthirsty demon, born hundreds of years before, is said to roam the corridors of an old English ancestral home. Local students decide it would be fun to investigate the haunted house. In 'The Unnamable Returns', when four students are murdered, a professor and an expert on the occult set out to find the killer, suspecting that paranormal forces are at work.
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The Unnameable isn't a great film. Yet it works. It takes the rough theme of the short story and pads it out to appeal to that decades horror film fan base. Its low budget is obvious, as is its heart - its intention to honour america's greatest horror writer (in my opinion)as well as make some money. It fulfilled both. Any film that helps bring Lovecraft to peoples attention is ok in my book. Its not a bad horror film to boot, and you will get drawn into the story and enjoy yourself - papermache graves stones forgotten.
The Unnameable returns has a bigger budget which shows. Its also reasonably well acted, scripted and directed. And bless them, there is nudity. Not Oscar material definately but it will appeal to most horror fans. A little in-humour is thrown in for us Lovecraft buffs. Oh, did I mention the nuditity?
Watch them in sequence to appreciate them more. At this bargain price you can't lose.
I think the special effects where awsome, off course this movie is from the late eighties! but give it a go
The second movie ain't that great, off course that is my opinion!
The second film is an altogether better attempt and actually contains a fair chunk at the beginning of a much more Lovecraft - worthy atmosphere, albeit one which is limited by a minimal budget. At the entry of the naked chick, which is great but detrimental to the horror genre, all the film's horror vanishes and slasher status resumes.
The only saving grace of either of these two is the surprisingly brilliant portrayal of Randolph Carter by Mark Kinsey Stephenson (and of course the addition of John Rhys Davies in 'returns' makes it seem all the more like the creators of the film were actually taking the project seriously), and besides the unnecessary love story at the end of the second film, the character really does bring the film to life.
It, unfortunately, is not enough to save either film, and so I would advise you to keep looking for a real horror film.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
some scratching to second disc but was everything else was good. product was as describedPublished 8 months ago by adam miller
... but if you can find it, it's worth checking out. This DVD selection is NOT made Region 1. If you do have an all region DVD player, it's worth the three hours. Read morePublished 14 months ago by D. R. Smith
I was most unhapy with this item it ran allmost to the end and became unwatchable and i looked for months for this DVD as well there was very fine surface damage from a new item so... Read morePublished on 28 Aug. 2014 by James Tepesh
This is a great double feature from Anchor Bay, both films were great however the first film in my honest opinion was slightly better and had a better atmosphere and was overall... Read morePublished on 16 July 2014 by Puzzle box