From Beyond [Blu-ray] [1986]

  • SKU: 20933413
  • Release Date: 03/26/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary by Director Stuart Gordon and the Cast
  • New Interviews with Barbara Crampton
  • The Director's Perspective Featurette
  • The Editing Room: Lost And Found Featurette
  • Interview with Composer Richard Band
  • Photo Gallery
  • Storyboard-To-Film Comparisons with Introduction

Synopsis


From Beyond
The production team responsible for the twisted cult classic Re-Animator -- including director Stuart Gordon and producer Brian Yuzna -- returned the following year with this equally depraved (perhaps more so) follow-up, based once again (and very loosely) on the pulp-horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. Also returning to the fray is Jeffrey Combs, here playing the mild-mannered Crawford Tillinghast, apprentice to the dangerously obsessed Dr. Pretorious (Ted Sorel) and co-inventor of an enigmatic and ominous-looking device known as "The Resonator" -- a machine designed to stimulate the vestigial sensory apparatus contained within the human pineal gland. Such stimulation allows participants to "see" the slimy creatures which occupy a dimension parallel to our own, but with some chilling side effects -- the first of which being that the interdimensional vision works both ways. When a powerful sentient force devours Pretorious and assumes his consciousness, Tillinghast panics and destroys the Resonator -- soon to find himself in a padded cell, accused of his mentor's murder. Called to the case are Dr. McMichaels (Barbara Crampton, another Re-Animator alum) and amiable cop Bubba Brownlee (Dawn of the Dead's Ken Foree), who escort Tillinghast back to the shattered laboratory in an attempt to corroborate his deranged account by re-creating the experiment. Their attempts are all too successful, and the Pretorious-thing emerges to take control of the reactivated Resonator and draw the others into its hideous realm. Also called forth are the participants' darkest sexual desires -- another interesting by-product of pineal stimulation -- and, in Tillinghast's case, an uncontrollable urge to devour human brains. Just when it seems it can't get any weirder...it does. Gordon explores this demented scenario with relish, allowing nearly every scene to go completely over the top into surreal mayhem while retaining the dark brooding sense of menace characteristic of Lovecraft's work. (It's not likely, however, that the author's dignified upbringing would have explored the psychosexual dimensions of the premise -- at least not in the kind of detail seen here.) All manners of perversities abound, accompanied by the wizardry of four dueling special-effects studios and the rich, creepy score by Richard H. Band, bringing the film to a literally explosive climax and a chillingly poetic final shot. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jeffrey Combs
    Jeffrey Combs - Crawford Tillinghast
  • Barbara Crampton
    Barbara Crampton - Dr. Katherine McMichaels
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    Ted Sorel - Dr. Edward Pretorious
  • Ken Foree
    Ken Foree - Bubba Brownlee
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    Bunny Summers - Neighbor Lady



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you like H.P. Lovecraft's work

    Posted
    PappyJones22

    Ok first off all let me tell you alittle something about this story that was in the book, is very short! Only seven pages long, the directer Stuart Gordon had to find a way to turn this seven page story into a 86 minute movie. Not only did he pull it off, he made one heck of good movie with fine actors as Jeffrey Combs from H. P. Lovecraft's Reanimator series as well as the voice of Question on justice league unlimited season 1 & 2. Other actors like Barbara Crampton from reanimator along with Ken Foree Ted Sorel & Carolyn Purdy-Gordon. This movie was about a machine used to control the sixth sense, but when used it summon a creator from beyond. so i recommned buy this movie to find out for yourself what happened, it's really good & i liked it; not only that i've waited for this movie to come out on dvd for a long time now & here it is! hope you enjoy it, i know i did!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great HD version of a classic horror film

    Posted
    Tony77
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    If you liked "The Re-Animator", you'll probably like "From Beyond". Two main actors are in both films. They both have the same director also. Barbara Crampton & Jeffrey Combs reverse roles in this film, which is an interesting change. The film is a bit over-the-top, but not as much as "The Re-Animator". "From Beyond" is more of a serious horror story than "The Re-Animator". The Blu-Ray version looks and sounds good to me, I've been waiting on an HD version for quite a while! The extras are fun, I enjoyed the interviews with the actors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GOREEEE

    Posted
    MOT66
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    Another Stuart Gordon masterpiece, a take on Lovecrafts tale of the resonator. Packed with solid acting,great story line and unreal hands on 80s fx , no CGI here. And the cool 80s vibe, for those that remember vhs rental stores , this will bring some memories back, delightfully cheesy 5 stars!!! much love for this flick!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Sci Fi "Horror"

    Posted
    segasaturnsnk
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    This movie is extremely weird and random too. Other than that, the transfer is pretty good especially for an 80s film. Some parts look okay and others look great. But def. a good transfer of an old film. Scream Factory usually never disappoints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 80's Horror

    Posted
    elear75
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    Fun 80's horror film ... great follow up to Re-Animator, featuring 2 actors from that film (Jeffrey Combs & Barbara Crampton) ... get some popcorn, turn off the lights and have a great time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 80s horror

    Posted
    Swik1985
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    Awesome movie from the director of re-animator, plenty of sci fi and horror gore for anyone into 80s horror movies

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Horror Movie

    Posted
    Gannicus25
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    This movie is 80's horror at its best. Jeffery Combs performance is fantastic as always. Give it a shot, you will love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you're a fan of Re-Animator, then get it!

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    RWiggum
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    If you're looking at this review, then just go ahead and get it. This presentation is as good as it will get. Buy it and enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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