Return of the Living Dead 3 [DVD] [1993]

  • SKU: 4243697
  • Release Date: 08/28/2001
  • Rating: R
In 1985 The Return Of The Living Dead successfully mixed gore and laughs to create a horrific cult classic movie. In 1987 a poorly received sequel followed, aptly titled The Return of the Living Dead 2. Six years later would see the third (and final?) installment in this series in the form of director Brian Yuzna's Return of the Living Dead 3. The first strike against Trimark's release of Return of the Living Dead 3 is that this is not the uncut version, but the 97-minute R-rated version. This is likely to disappoint fans, though the fact that they're receiving an anamorphic widescreen version of the film should make amends. The picture looks better than expected, with colors vibrant and flesh tones looking very solid. There is some grain and dirt present on the print, but this is to be expected of a film with such a limited budget. Though certainly not reference quality, Return of the Living Dead 3 looks about as good as it's going to get. Audio is less than impressive, with a Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 track performing only slightly above par. Although the effects and music are mixed well, dialogue sometimes sounded slightly strained. Once again this is forgiven since the budget on the film was around the price of a Happy Meal. Also included are Spanish, English, and French subtitles. Return of the Living Dead 3 includes some surprisingly well-produced extra features. Two commentary tracks are included, the first with director Brian Yuzna. This track includes information on how the sequel came to be and how the effects were done, and although a bit dry, this is a very informative and entertaining commentary for fans of the series. The second commentary track is by actress Mindy Clarke and special effects supervisor Tom Rainone. This track leans a bit more to the lighter side than the first track. Both participants seemed to enjoy their experiences on the film, and every once in a while get a good laugh out of the goings-on in the movie. Also included is a trailer for Return of the Living Dead 3, plus a few other Trimark home video titles. Brought back to life on DVD, Return of the Living Dead 3 will make a worthy addition to any true horror fan's film collection.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (32 out of 34)

    Special Features


    • Widescreen
    • Dolby stereo
    • Director commentary
    • Production commentary
    • Trailer
    • Interactive menus
    • Scene access
    • English, French & Spanish subtitles

    Synopsis


    Return of the Living Dead 3
    A more straightforward horror film than the darkly comic Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988), this third chapter in the "Living Dead" saga was directed by Brian Yuzna and is quite similar plot-wise to his earlier film, Bride of Re-Animator (1990). J. Trevor Edmond and Mindy Clarke star as Curt Reynolds and Julie Walker, a young couple in love. Curt's father is Col. John Reynolds (Kent McCord), a scientist working on a top-secret project at a nearby military compound. When Curt steals his dad's security pass and sneaks Julie into the base, they discover that the project involves bringing corpses back to life using the powerful gas Trioxin, responsible for events in the previous films. The military hopes to use the mindless, flesh-consuming zombies as weapons, but the experiment goes gruesomely awry. Later, Julie is killed in an accident on Curt's motorcycle and the grief-stricken boyfriend brings her to the base and exposes her to the gas. As she begins craving human flesh, Curt must try to keep her alive while also facing down a local street gang he's unintentionally crossed, as well as the soldiers seeking Julie, led by his father. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • J. Trevor Edmond
      J. Trevor Edmond - Curt Reynolds
    • Kent McCord
      Kent McCord - Col. Reynolds
    • Sarah Douglas
      Sarah Douglas - Col. Sinclair
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      James T. Callahan
    • Basil Wallace
      Basil Wallace - Riverman



    Customer rating

    4.5
    95%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Finally on Blu ray and Uncut for the first time!

      Posted
      Slasherfan87
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      Love and gore what more do you need? Return of the Living Dead III is an excellent gore flick with a love story at the core. It's also a horror fans dream. That dream being that a great series never ruined itself like most do in the genre. At least that's the way I feel about it. RotLD III features a great story driven by great characters and awesome special effects. And of course, brains. Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator) is the mastermind behind this end to a great trilogy. J. Trevor Edmond stars as a guy who accidentally kills his girlfriend and uses Trioxin to bring her back. Said girlfriend, played by the awesome Mindy Clarke, makes for an unbelievable appearance by the end of the movie. My only problem with the movie is that it's missing the claustrophobic elements of the first one until the very end, and what an appropriate ending it is. Gore hounds will love this one. Brainsssssssss!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      IT OKAY

      Posted
      ZOMBIZZOL29

      I USUALLY LOVE ALL THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEADS BUT THIS ONE WAS HARD TO LOVE.EVEN THE ONES AFTER THIS WERE BETTER THAN THIS ONE..IT STARTS OFF GOOD BUT THE END IS DUMB .I WOULD SUGGEST SKIPPING THIS ONE OUT OF THE SERIES.I COLLECT ALL ZOMBIE MOVIES SO I HAVE IT BUT I ONLY WATCH THE BEGGINING.THE ZOMBIES ARE DUMB IN THIS MOVIE EXCEPT THE FIRST ONE THEY SHOW.THE REST OF THE ZOMBIES ARE MORE LIKE SCI FI CREATURES.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fun 90s horror camp!

      Posted
      Atreyu500
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      This is one of those fun 90s gorefests, almost completely unrelated to the first two RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD films except thematically. Lions gate/Vestron have done a beautiful new HD transfer with some fantastic bonus features. If you're a fan, or even passingly curious, it's worth checking out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A classic horror movie

      Posted
      hotrodhankny
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      This has always been my favorite Return of the Living Dead sequel. I already had it on DVD but when I saw it on Bluray I had to get it because the price was right in Best Buy. If you are a fan of these horror flicks I know you will love this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      3rd Best Zombie Film of The Series !

      Posted
      KISSFan85

      surely you guys don't think this isn't the best one? IT IS, Part one and 3 were the best IMHO, though i need to get it on dvd, which i haven't yet. i do got part one on dvd, and vhs, but if anybody reads this and doesn't have part one and 3 GO GET IT, There Great Zombie Films!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bought to complete my Vestron Collection

      Posted
      Vestroncollector
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      Lionsgate has been releasing these Vestron blurays and I have enjoyed all so far the film transfer/restoration looks great to me and I especially appreciate the special features primarily the commentaries which this one has two.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Romeo and Juliet of zombie films

      Posted
      FulciLives
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      Not quite the horror classic that the first film is and yet much more interesting than the lack-luster second film. Vestron is quickly becoming a collection for horror fans to keep their eyes on.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Worst movie of the Return series

      Posted
      Horrorman

      I did enjoy this movie and the storyline about the zombified girlfriend is a little outlandish. This is the worst one in my eyes of this "series" Still not a horrible movie, but not the best. I put "series" In quotes, because most don't consider it a true series.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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