Darkman [Blu-ray] [1990]

  • SKU: 5577744
  • Release Date: 02/18/2014
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (30 out of 31)

Special Features

  • Audio commentary with director of photography Bill Pope
  • Darkman's design - interviews with production designer Randy Ser and art director Philip Dagort
  • Durant's Men - interviews with actors Dan Bell and Danny Hicks
  • New interview with Frances McDormand
  • Original storyboards
  • TV spots
  • That Will Be Just Fine - an interview with actor Larry Drake
  • The face of revenge - an interview with special make-up creator Tony Gardner
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Vintage cast & crew profiles: Sam Raimi, Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, and Larry Drake
  • Vintage electronic press kit


Neglecting Julie (Frances McDormand), his lawyer lady friend, Dr. Peyton Westlake (Liam Neeson) works feverishly to perfect his latest invention -- artificial skin that could be used to treat burn victims. Peyton himself falls victim to an explosion when one of Julie's crooked clients sends his henchmen to sniff out an incriminating document that's been left in Westlake's lab. Hideously disfigured and left for dead, the good doctor receives an experimental medical treatment that renders him super-strong, impervious to pain and prone to heightened fits of rage. Rebuilding his lab into an underground hideout, Westlake begins using his synthetic skin to impersonate various characters and engineer his revenge against those who destroyed his life. Reconnecting with Julie, however, becomes the unsightly vigilante's biggest challenge. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Liam Neeson
    Liam Neeson - Peyton Westlake/Darkman
  • Frances McDormand
    Frances McDormand - Julie Hastings
  • Colin Friels
    Colin Friels - Louis Strack, Jr.
  • Larry Drake
    Larry Drake - Robert G. Durant
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    Nelson Mashita - Yakitito

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Darkman a Blast.


    This movie is a straight up guilty pleasure that held some originality for itself in 1990 putting every action-movie trick in the book. Liam Nesson plays a skin-graft bio-chemist slain and left for dead by gangsters only to use his facial graft technology to impersonate any man he wants and revenge on his killers. Directed by Sam Raimi of 'Spiderman' thru 'Spiderman 3' early 2000, and with Frances Mcdormand before 'Fargo' and 'Transformers 3'- Liam Neeson shows particular action chops before 'Taken' and hams it up as the tortured hero. A movie to any fan of the talents listed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The original and still the best!

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    Sequels may come and go, but this original DARKMAN is a terrific dark, gory superhero blast before R rated super hero movies were a thing. Shout Factory did a great job with the bonus features, but the transfer is lacking (not really any better than the original Universal disc). Still, this is easily the version most worth adding ti your collection. Get it now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected


    I thought I had remembered this being a good movie from "back in the day", so I bought it. I hadn't watched it in several years and couldn't believe how cheesy it was. Liam Neeson's acting was sub par, and the whole thing was just campy. I ended up watching it to the end, hoping it would get better, which it didn't, and I ended up giving it to Goodwill.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great B-Movie


    This is a great sci-fi action B-flick that is sure to please fans of the genre. The anamorphic widescreen presentation is acceptable, but the complete lack of bonus features for this film is not. Taking into consideration that this movie really helped boost Sam Raimi's career, I'm quite surprised a special edition has never surfaced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice movie with all the extras

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    I actually saw this in the theater when it came out and though it pretty cool. Campy fun and now loaded with tons of bonuses. Thanks Scream Factory!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Underrated film

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    Darkman is one of those gems that you are surprised works so well. It is such a great film. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the man with no face!


    this was a really great movie, everyone did a really good performance! i would recommoned this movie because it has comic book quality to it that you don't see any more!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


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    Solid comic book esque movie about a man wronged and out for revenge. Sam Raimi's most overlooked movie. Stay away from the sequels!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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