Darkman 2: The Return of Durant [DVD] [1994]

  • SKU: 3549020
  • Release Date: 01/05/1999
  • Rating: R
Darkman is up to his old tricks. He's robbing from the criminals and keeping for himself so he can further perfect his synthetic skin which dissolves after 99 minutes in the light. His old arch-nemesis, Robert Durrant (Larry Drake) returns, having survived the helicopter crash in the first film. Durant attempts to rebuild his crumbling empire by devising a new particle gun to sell on the market. After Durant kills a young scientist for his warehouse, Darkman goes on a rampage, vowing to destroy Durant once and for all. Darkman concocts masks of his enemies and infiltrates Durant's gang, turning everyone on themselves. This sequel is above the typical direct-to-video quality and director May has captured Raimi's comic-book style, but the energy that propelled the original is sorely missing here. Welcome back is Drake who once again astonishes with a gleefully maniacal performance, rightfully stealing the show. Replacing the title character is Arnold Vosloo, who coolly plays Darkman without the enraged melodramatics Liam Neeson brought to his portrayal of the tormented hero. This sequel was actually filmed after Darkman III: Die, Darkman, Die but was released on video first despite the fact that Universal thought it looked good enough to release into theaters.
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Overall Customer Rating:
50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 2)

Special Features


  • Production notes
  • Cast & filmmakers' bios
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Web links

Synopsis


Darkman 2: The Return of Durant
Darkman is up to his old tricks. He's robbing from the criminals and keeping for himself so he can further perfect his synthetic skin which dissolves after 99 minutes in the light. His old arch-nemesis, Robert Durrant (Larry Drake) returns, having survived the helicopter crash in the first film. Durant attempts to rebuild his crumbling empire by devising a new particle gun to sell on the market. After Durant kills a young scientist for his warehouse, Darkman goes on a rampage, vowing to destroy Durant once and for all. Darkman concocts masks of his enemies and infiltrates Durant's gang, turning everyone on themselves. This sequel is above the typical direct-to-video quality and director May has captured Raimi's comic-book style, but the energy that propelled the original is sorely missing here. Welcome back is Drake who once again astonishes with a gleefully maniacal performance, rightfully stealing the show. Replacing the title character is Arnold Vosloo, who coolly plays Darkman without the enraged melodramatics Liam Neeson brought to his portrayal of the tormented hero. This sequel was actually filmed after Darkman III: Die, Darkman, Die but was released on video first despite the fact that Universal thought it looked good enough to release into theaters. ~ Sean D. MacLaggan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Arnold Vosloo
    Arnold Vosloo - Darkman/Peyton Westlake
  • Larry Drake
    Larry Drake - Robert G. Durant
  • Renee O'Connor
    Renee O'Connor - Laurie Brinkman
  • Kim Delaney
    Kim Delaney - Jill Randall
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    Rod Wilson



Overall customer rating

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50%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great picture from shout factory

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    Allnicknamesaretaken20
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    comes with a decent amount of extra features and picture quality looks great without the issues that first darkman had. its a shame the 1st movie looks the worst but the sequels look great on bluray

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nowhere Near As Good As the First Movie

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Darkman II' is a film that is nowhere near the quality of its predecessor. The dvd is bare bones and offers no bonus, which the film doesn't deserve anyway. Skip it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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