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Faust, Love of the Damned (2001)

Mark Frost , Isabel Brook , Brian Yuzna  |  R |  DVD
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Mark Frost, Isabel Brook, Jennifer Rope, Jeffrey Combs, Mònica Van Campen
  • Directors: Brian Yuzna
  • Writers: David Quinn, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Tim Vigil
  • Producers: Brian Yuzna, Antonio González, Bea Morillas, Carlos Fernández
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005LMAK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,474 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Faust, Love of the Damned" on IMDb

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When John's girlfriend is brutally murdered, he vows to avenge her death any way he can. When the mysterious M appears and offers a solution, John hastily agrees and signs the deal, in blood. Suddenly, John has powers he can't even control, much less understand. The violent urges, the razor-sharp claws, the constant pain, and the pulsating scar on the palm of his hand--his constant reminder that everything has its price. Based on the graphic novel and cult comic by David Quinn and Tim Vigil, directed by Brian Yuzna (Return of the Living Dead 3).

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fans of the comic will not be disappointed July 3, 2001
Format:DVD
Based on the excellent Faust: Love of the Damned comics from David Quinn and Tim Vigil, this film version won't disappoint fans. Brian Yuzna has some decent horror films under his belt, many considered cult classics, and he is at the top of his game here. In his screenwriting debut, David Quinn does a surprisingly decent job, and Yuzna works well with it. Production values are low, as could be expected with a budget of $2 million, but it all comes together. I saw this film at an art house a few month ago, actually, and was pleasantly surprised, especially being a reader of the comics. The look and feel is relatively the same, and the overall style matches well. The graphic sex and violence will no doubt be cut a bit (or a lot...) in this "R" version, which pretty much guarantees an unrated/cut version in the future. Overall, Faust is a decent horror movie, with symbolism and style.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Faust: A Movie Watcher's Guide To Napping July 4, 2002
Format:DVD
Faust - Love of the Damned began in a very promising manner that made me think, foolishly, that this was going to be a really good movie. We were introduced to John Jasper, whose girlfriend had been murdered while he watched, as he contemplated his eventual demise above a rushing river. Enter "the mysterious M," a demon of supposed caliber (that later proves he is, at least, funny in a molten flesh kinda way), who offers John a way to avenge his lover's death. Well, Jasper accepts, is given some wolverinesque claws that he carves some people up with, is arrested by the fan-beloved Jeffrey Combs, and is subsequently put in a wittle padded room with a doctor that wants to musically restore his sanity.
Had the movie ended here, in the first few minutes, I would have been happy. It didn't, however, much to my dismay.
Without giving away anything about the loosely conceived plotline, a defect I can deal with, or some really bad (with the exception of J. Combs) acting, another flaw I can stomach, I will comment on the one reason F.L.O.T.D. found itself in the cutting room dumpster with every other movie that forgot that one small monster/demon movie rule. Always, no matter how creepy your storyline, how hideous your monstrous finale, or how paltry your budget, remember to invest a something in your main demonically enhanced character that allows him to at least look presentable. A foam suit portrayal of muscles, some posable claws, and a few red eye shots really did make me laugh at first, but the laughter ended after a while and the need for fast-forwarding the action sequences began. When demons are beheading people, you really shouldn't even have that type of reaction.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing December 13, 2003
By Tyche
Format:DVD
I was hoping for a faithful rendition Tim Vigil's Faust comic, which in and of itself is horror at it's finest. It saddens me actually to see such a great story as presented in the comic twisted in this way.
The acting is less than interesting, the only redeeming feature I found to this move was having Jeffery Coombs in it. For anyone that's a J.C fan he once again presents a character that is subtle and shakey, and yet just horrifying in his insanity. You got to love the guy. In addition, Isabel Brook ( Jane) has great legs, and we get to see them a lot.
Aside from these two points, I left the credits feeling very disappointed. I agree with a reviewer above that the comic should have been much more in the way of it's sexuality ( at least a light X ) and the drizzling insanity of Jasper should have been delved into much deeper. I wouldn't buy it.
And for gosh sakes, they don't even have Jasper quoting or singing 'Papa Has a Brand New Bag'. That was Jasper's trademark in the comic.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's good, comical fun March 7, 2002
Format:DVD
This movie is a very clever idea, and very well pulled off. This is based on an underground comic (what is that anyway) of the same name. The movie stars Geoffry Combs (Re-Animator) as a detective trying to find out why this artist just killed an entire Arabian Family (Very big family, and very rich). As it turns out the Artist tried to kill himself earlier but then sold his soul to a guy named M and was given these razor sharps claws (taken from the prop department of X-Mne) and he did what he was told. After he escapes he is betrayed and killed, only to come back in a bright red satanic looking DareDevil Costume and is know as the Super Hero Faust.
This movie is funny..., despite how seriouse it starts. It turns downright hillariouse. The costume alone will make you crack up. this dark comedy holds all the aspects of a typical horror film, gore, pointless violence, loads of nudity and [gratuitous] sex, yet it pokes fun at itself with the story. This would fit right in if your a fan of such classics (and not so classics) as Army of Darkness, Critters, or Ghoulies. This is definetly worth checking into, to say the least.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Good If You Like Your Movies Kinda Bad May 4, 2005
Format:DVD
Brian Yuzna decided to take on the rather saucy Quinn/Vigil comic, and from what you'll read in many reviews(not just Amazon), he did not succeed. Alot of people have said that this is the absolute worst film they've ever seen. Well, that's pushing it a tad. Obviously these folks haven't seen anything by Michael Bay. Anyhow, this was kind of a damned(no pun intended) project from the getgo considering the source. If you haven't read it, let me assure you that it's extreme. In order to make it 100% accurate it would have to be a big budget porno flick, and since it has a story with depth, it would probably make a lousy porno flick. Quinn is actually on board as the screenwriter, so it does try it's best to cram 15 or so comics into 100 minutes. Basically what we got is an artist hell bent on revenge after the murder of his girlfriend. He signs a contract with a demon(Andrew Divoff back in his Wishmaster personna) and gains super powers and some nifty bracelets which have Wolverine-like claws. The downside is that he has an uncontrollable rage, a bad costume and unquenchable bloodlust. He's also bound to serve Andrew Divoff. Given hope(which he's not supposed to have) from a psychologist, he goes rogue and attempts to destroy Divoff. Good points? Divoff, though a bit typecast, does a very good job and is given quite a bit of screen time. The movie's got enough cheesiness, sex and gore to satisfy any B-movie lover. The always lovable Jeffery Combs is in it, though his role is kind of a throwaway. Bad points? Depends on who you ask. The stuff people hate about this movie are what make it enjoyable for me, coz I happen to like this sort of thing. I wasn't too crazy on this Mark Frost guy who played Faust. When he's not in costume, he's usually just a whiney wuss. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars FAUST # 1
I'VE LIKED FAUST EVER SENCE I FOUND ONE THE COMIC BOOKS AT A COMIC BOOK STORE IN RENTON HIGHLANDS IN WASHINGTON STATE. Read more
Published 18 months ago by RICKSTER
4.0 out of 5 stars For die-hard Faust fans, definitely
Ok, so 'campy' I think might be the best description for 'Faust'. The screenplay David Quinn wrote to adapt the comic book series was pretty good, and followed the original... Read more
Published on June 4, 2012 by Yuri M Green
3.0 out of 5 stars Not nearly as bad as you've been led to believe.
Faust: Love of the Damned (Brian Yuzna, 2000)

The words "directed by Brian Yuzna" on a film are even scarier than the words "produced by Brian Yuzna" (q.v. Read more
Published on June 10, 2011 by Robert Beveridge
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother!
First off I would like to state that I'm a fan of horror movies in general, high budget or low budget I'll watch practically anything. Read more
Published on September 23, 2010 by Low8284
3.0 out of 5 stars Started out cool then got really silly
Its -NOT- the sellers fault but this was really silly. Thought it would be like "Spawn" but wasn't even close. Even the effects were cheezy! Read more
Published on June 24, 2010 by Monster Fan
1.0 out of 5 stars What a Joke
Altho Re-Animator and a few others were good, this is a horrorible what-should-have-been a late 80's low to no budget UP! All Night!! late night showtime aw-trocity. Read more
Published on November 8, 2009 by Guitaro
2.0 out of 5 stars This movie sucks
It has the acting and writing talents of a bad porn flick. Enough said.
Published on October 21, 2009 by moonlighteye
1.0 out of 5 stars Faust: Love of the Sellout
First, this movie gets one star ONLY because I can't seem to rate it zero stars. Second, let's correct all the self-righteous fools in some of the other reviews... Read more
Published on April 27, 2008 by TrailsEndWild
1.0 out of 5 stars Yes, it's bad...but the comic book is MUCH better!
Yes, it's true: this movie is terribly made. And like most everyone else here is saying, I agree that it's not worth watching or renting. Read more
Published on April 4, 2008 by Jai Nitai
1.0 out of 5 stars Demonic Wolverine at his worst
This movie was just plain terrible. Our demonic wolverine character attempts to become an "anti-hero" by denying his animalistic desires, including killing. Read more
Published on October 12, 2007 by E. Terrell
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