Beyond Re-animator

Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Jason Barry, Elsa Pataky, Enrique Arce, Nico Baixas, Lolo Herrero
: Brian Yuzna

Region: 2 (South Africa only)
Ratio: 1.
33:1 (pan 'n' scan)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio Tracks: English
Menus: Animated

Special Features
: None.


This second sequel - more than 10 years after the previous one! - to the 1985 cult classic Re-animator has deranged zombie state prisoners, a re-animated severed penis, beakers of green goo and Jeffrey Coombs . . .

The above synopsis may let Beyond Re-animator sound like inspired lunacy, but one keeps on feeling that the end result could have been better. It digs for the same comic vein that the excellent Evil Dead 2 successfully mined, but is let down by some bad acting and not making more use of the brilliant Jeffrey Coombs.

Still, this is much better than most straight-to-video horror fare. B-movies aficionados and fans of the original film will find much to enjoy in this over-the-top and black-humored affair.

Those with a more sensitive disposition would want to give Beyond Re-animator a skip though: it is quite gory.



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