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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Re-Animated Again

Thought you might like to see this (click on image for larger view).

Here's an advance look at the cover art to Anchor Bay's upcoming edition of the Stuart Gordon classic, H.P. Lovecraft's Re-Animator, starring Jeffrey Combs.

Now I absolutely love this movie – IMO, one of the top five horror flicks of the 80's – but I have to wonder how Anchor Bay can possibly improve upon the earlier Re-Animator special edition from Elite Entertainment, which is one of the single best, most-satisfyingly complete DVDs in my vast collection.

Okay, since technology keeps zooming ahead, I suppose it's possible that AB's actual transfer will be somewhat sharper and "better" than the Elite edition (although on my TV, will I notice?), but I can't imagine them improving on the extra features. (And doesn't the "Re-Animator" highlighter pen seem like a particularly cheesy gimmick?)

Anyway, I'm looking forward to comparing this new edition to the earlier one, and I'll definitely write up my observations for my DVD Late Show column... but damn it, where's From Beyond?!


John Hocking said...

Last year there were whispers of a restored, director's cut of FROM BEYOND in the works.
And that it had about 20 (twenty!) minutes of previously edited content.

But I haven't heard anything about it in months.

Anonymous said...

From Beyond is caught up in the shuffle of MGM being bought by Sony or some such thing. I know there's a commentary track already recorded (since about March 2006!), but I think it's just the legal wranglings we're waiting on now.


I'm happily tided over with my new Ultimate Re-An, though. :)