Sep 082017
 

The Resurrected is a quirky but fun enough horror-thriller with some so-so performances that is relatively unknown (I personally never heard of it). Not sure I’ll revisit this any time soon, but for fans of the genre, its worth of watch.

 

 

The Resurrected
(1991)

Genre(s): Horror
Shout Factory | R – 105 min. – $29.99 | September 12, 2017

Date Published: 09/08/2017 | Author: The Movieman

 


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Dan O’Bannon
Writer(s): H.P. Lovecraft (based on the story “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward”); Brent V. Friedman (screenplay)
Cast: John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Laurie Briscoe, Robert Romanus
DISC INFO:
Features: Commentary, Interviews, Deleted/Extended Scenes
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 44.0 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with death. Now Charles Dexter Ward (CHRIS SARANDON), a wealthy scientist, may have found a way to beat it. Using an ancient diary and human remains, Ward begins a terrifying and bloody pursuit for immortality, By the time his wife Claire (JANE SIBBETT) hires private investigator John March (JOHN TERRY) to halt the horrible experiments, it’s too late… the dead have been resurrected!

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 4.0/5


This release comes with reversible cover artwork.

Audio Commentary – Producers Mark Borde and Kenneth Raich, Screenwriter Brent V. Friedman, Actor Richard Romanus and Make-up Effects Artist Todd Masters. Thankfully, all of them were recorded together which makes it flow a better with fewer dull spots.

Interviews:

  • Claire’s Conundrum: Actress Jane Sibbett (15:29; HD) – Sibbett discusses the movie as well as how she came to acting.
  • The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward: Author S.T. Joshi (24:22; HD) – Joshi discusses the life and career of H.P. Lovecraft.
  • The Resurrected Man: Actor Chris Sarandon (15:34; HD) talks about his own career and recounts the work he did on The Resurrected.
  • Abominations & Adaptations: Screenwriter Brent V. Friedman (17:48; HD) chats on adapting the Lovecraft story.
  • Grotesque Melodies: Composer Richard Band (10:14; HD) breaks down his musical score on the film.
  • Lovecraftian Landscapes: Production Designer Brent Thomas (7:57; HD) – Thomas talks about the uniqueness on the production design and the film being his first big film.
  • Human Experiments: Special Effects Artist Todd Masters (15:56; HD) recounts the effects work in the era.

Deleted and Extended Scenes (18:04; HD) – The footage contains deleted segments, alternate takes and other extensions from the workprint version. Not in the best condition but still worth a watch.

Chainsaw Awards Speech (3:00; SD) – Not sure what year this was, presumably 1991 or 1992, in which Quentin Tarantino gives the award to Dan O’Bannon.

Home Video Trailer (1:41; SD) – I find these really cool and nostalgic.

Japanese Trailer (1:54; SD) – Because, why not?

Photo Gallery (8:10; HD)

 


VIDEO – 3.5/5


The Resurrected arises onto Blu-ray shown in its original 1.85 widescreen presentation and given a new 1080p high-definition transfer culled from a 2K scan of the interpositive. Although I don’t think this looks amazing in HD, the transfer still looks good with sharp detail, fine colors and decent black levels which show a bit of grain but nothing I’d say was distracting. There were some instances of dust marks and specs so it’s not exactly clean.

AUDIO – 3.75/5


The disc comes with a standard DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track which I found serviceable, but nothing more. Dialogue however does sound clean enough and there’s some modest depth when the suspense and horror picks up steam.

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, The Resurrected is a quirky but fun enough horror-thriller with some so-so performances that is relatively unknown (I personally never heard of it). Not sure I’ll revisit this any time soon, but for fans of the genre, its worth of watch. This Blu-ray released by Shout Factory has good video and audio transfers and a great selection of bonus features.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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