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Stuart Gordon's adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's Herbert West: Re-Animator puts a Night of the Living Dead spin on the classic Frankenstein story. Jeffrey Combs furrows his brow and bugs his eyes as the preternaturally intense Herbert West, a maverick medical student whose gory, gooey experiments cause bloody corpses and body parts to jerk to life. Bruce Abbot is the studious roommate drawn into his extracurricular experiments, which soon involve the dean's daughter (the frequently naked Barbara Crampton) and the college's cadaverous, calculating star professor (David Gale), who literally loses his head over a battle for West's discovery. In this world, that's only a minor setback. Charged with sick gallows humor and a ghoulish gallery of undead beasties, Re-Animator, like Evil Dead II, is one of the most inspired and inventive--and funniest--horror films of the 1980s. Combs, Abbot, and Gale reunite for the almost-as-entertaining sequel Bride of Re-Animator. --Sean Axmaker

DVD Features

  • THX-Certified
  • Disc One:
  • Animated Motion Menus
  • Commentary Track with Director Stuart Gordon
  • Commentary with Producer Brian Yuzna and Actors Jeffrey Combs, Robert Sampson, Barbara Crampton and Bruce Abbott
  • Disc Two:
  • Animated Motion Menus
  • New Video Interviews with Director Stuart Gordon and Producer Brian Yuzna
  • New Video Interview with Writer Dennis Paoli
  • New Video Interview with Composer Richard Band
  • New Video Interview with Fangoria Editor Tony Timpone
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 16 Extended Scenes
  • 5 TV Spots
  • Music Discussion with Composer Richard Band
  • Multi-Angle Storyboards
  • Behind-The-Scenes Photo Gallery
  • Biographies and Filmographies of Cast and Filmmakers

Cast

Jeffrey CombsHerbert West
Bruce AbbottDan Cain
Barbara CramptonMegan Halsey
David GaleDr. Carl Hill
Robert SampsonDean Halsey
Gerry BlackMace
Carolyn Purdy-GordonDr. Harrod
Peter KentMelvin the Re-Animated
Barbara PietersNurse
Ian Patrick WilliamsSwiss Professor
Bunny SummersSwiss Woman Doctor
Al BerryDr. Gruber
Derek PendletonSwiss Policeman #1
Gene SchererSwiss Policeman #2
James EllisPsycho Ward Guard #1
James Earl CathayPsycho Ward Guard #2
Annyce HolzmanE-R Patient Corpse

  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Theme(s): Sci-Fi (Futuristic)
  • Director: Stuart Gordon
  • Producer: Elite
  • Length: 95 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaOct 18, 1985
    AustraliaJun 26, 1986
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaMA
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaSep 4, 2012
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 30, 1997
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