From the start it hints what we are in for as we see Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) over a man with a syringe in hand.
He's accused of killing the man, but he looks up and simply says "No, I brought him life".
The 'dead' man then stands up but starts to bleed through every orifice on his face, and collapses.
Cut to the Miskatonic University in which West is a new student. He meets a young man named Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) who is also a doctor/student at the University.
West learns that Cain has a room free in his apartment, and asks about moving in.
It's there where the fun starts.
As the film progresses, we go from cats to people in being brought back to life as the tension grows and grows until the finale.
And that's all I'm going to say about the story itself as most people have already seen it, and for those who haven't, I don't want to ruin the experience.
With this new Blu-Ray release, it includes something called the 'Integral' cut. A cut which has extended and deleted scenes still intact.
But to be perfectly honest, I didn't even realise, as it only adds on around an extra 15 minutes. And that's here and there. Little oohs and aahs.
It also has nearly every special feature of the Collectors Edition DVD (which isn't that cheap). The only ones missing are the dvd-rom features (Screenplay, and the short story of Re-Animator).
Unfortunately it doesn't have anything new, other than the integral cut. Which for some reason doesn't have subtitles. So deaf people aren't allowed to watch that version of the film.
It looks beautiful though, nice and clear picture and sound. But that's all really.
Unfortunately this is one of the weaker Second Sight releases in special features terms, but for the movie, an incredibly strong release.
And for that alone I would say is definitely worth an upgrade. It's just a shame it's only an upgrade.
All In all,
I give the film and the release an
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