Return of Living Dead, Part II
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(Jan 01, 1988)
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This is by far not the best zombie film ever created. As a matter of fact it is not one of the best horror films ever created. It is a shadow compared to the original, which is completely hysterical, has very likable characters, yet is serious enough to create solid tension with a sense of forboding doom. Quite simply put, the original has become a masterpiece of 80's cinema. What Return II is, actually, is a slick-looking, cheesey 80's kiddie horror/comedy with good production values and make-up, and a just-likeable enough cast with a few clever touches thrown into the mix (like incorporating two of the lead actors from the original as different characters, paying an amusing homage to the orignal). To tell the truth, over the years, this flick, in all its cheesy glory has risen from the grave of "dead" movies in my heart to the staus of "undead". It has become one of my favorite guilty pleasures, so to speak, and I was looking forward to this DVD release like a warm cup of brains.
That being said, on to the DVD review. Before I go too far, let me just start by saying, I could not stomach to sit through the entire DVD.
From what I did see, picture quality was sharp enough, exhibiting little or no noticable print damage. Colors are bold and sharp in comparison with my VHS copy. Sound quality seems decent enough with little or no noticable hiss.
Here's where the tragedy begins.... Why, oh why, warner?
The soundtrack has been COMPLETELY changed from the version I am used to. (If you don't believe me, toggle through the audio to the french track and you will hear the original mono track.Read more ›
The film, written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn (Shock Waves), stars a number of actors, including Dana Ashbrook (She's Out of Control), Suzanne Snyder (Weird Science), Marsha Dietlein (Boiler Room), Michael Kenworthy (The Blob, the 1988 remake, not the original with Steve McQueen), and Phil Bruns (Corvette Summer). Also appearing are Thom Mathews (Alien from L.A.) and veteran actor James Karen (The China Syndrome, Poltergeist, Mulholland Dr.), both of whom starred in the first film, but aren't actually reprising their original roles but playing roles very similar....make sense?
So what is the movie about? Well, if you guess zombies, you'd be correct (what gave it away? Was it the use of the term `living dead' in the title?). Okay, the army is transporting these containers, containers filled with some sort of chemical that causes dead tissue to come back to life (such as it is).Read more ›
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I seen the first Return of the Living Dead and really enjoyed it. I was disappointed that all the characters died in the movie, other than that I loved it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Darius Lee Davis
Great cult classic with a comedy twist aim to make you laugh and jump, worth every penny!!Published 1 month ago by Craig Hatch
Five stars only because the protagonists from part one are the same protagonists in this, part two. Total cheese. Oh, and the protagonist girl was in Weird Science. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael Andrews
This and the first one everyone should own...it's a fact but watch the first one first. It's nasty and It's funny as hell over dramatized madnessPublished 2 months ago by Nick
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