BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR Blu-ray Review

Beyond Re-Animator Blu-ray

The Movie

Synopsis

After causing the Miskatonic University Massacre, Dr. Herbert West has been serving a prison sentence for the past 14 years.  Far from overcoming his scientific obsession with bringing dead organisms back to life, he has had no choice but to continue his experiments on the only specimens he can find in his cell: rats. When Howard, a new young doctor, comes to work as the prison MD and requests his assistance, Dr. West discovers the young protege has something he left behind 14 years ago…

Directed By: Brian Yuzna

Written By: Xavier Berraondo, José Manuel Gómez, H.P. Lovecraft, Miguel Tejada-Flores, and Brian Yuzna

Starring: Jeffrey Combs (Dr. Herbert West), Tommy Dean Musset (Young Howard Phillips), Jason Barry (Dr. Howard Phillips), Bárbara Elorrieta (Emily Phillips), Elsa Pataky (Laura Olney), Ángel Plana (Kitchen Zombie), and more. 

Genre: Comedy, Horror, & Sci-Fi

Rating: R

Runtime: Approx. 96 Minutes

Blu-ray Details

Audio

  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Video

  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 1.85
  • Subtitles: English SDH & Spanish

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Director Brian Yuzna
  • Isolated Score Selections & Audio Interview with Composer Xavier Capellas
  • Beyond & Back– An Interview with Director Brian Yuzna
  • Death Row Sideshow– An Interview with Actor Jeffrey Combs
  • Six Shots by Midnight– An Interview with S.T. Joshi, Author of I am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft
  • Production Art Gallery by Illustrator Richard Raaphorst
  • Still Gallery
  • Vintage EPK Featurette
  • Dr. Reanimator-Move Your Dead Bones Music Video
  • Theatrical Trailer

My Thoughts

I give the Beyond Re-Animator Blu-ray a B.

Believe it or not, there are three films in this series (Re-Animator, Bride of Re-animator, and Beyond Re-Animator) that I did not know about.  I’ve heard of Re-Animator, seen it on top 10 lists but never actually got a chance to sit down and watch it.

This film reminded me of the horror films I use to watch as a kid (definitely not a slasher).  Though it was released in 2003,  it still had that 80s/90s horror film vibe to it.  It was a little bit cheesy as well but still had your eyes glued to the screen wondering what was going one.  I liked the simplicity of it as films nowadays add too much CGI or special effects.  Can this be considered a zombie film?  Not really.  It does involve bringing something back to life but the person is still alive but not the same.  Kind of similar as bringing back someone using the Lazarus Pit.

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