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Return of the Living Dead Part II [DVD] [1988]

  • SKU: 13944235
  • Release Date: 10/05/2004
  • Rating: R
The goofy zombie sequel Return of the Living Dead Part II makes its way to DVD for the first time with this slick but flawed release from Warner Home Video. Presented in its original 1.85:1 widescreen image, the picture looks remarkably clear, with colors enhanced from previous VHS and laserdisc copies. Included is a commentary from writer/director Ken Wiederhorn and none other than Part II's zombie kid himself, Thor Van Lingen. Recorded separately, the two have fun with the film, with Thor easily guiding the viewer through the film like it was the back of his hand. He's also the one that admits to what will obviously be the biggest beef with this DVD -- its newly created Dolby Digital Stereo soundtrack. Much of the film's original synth score has been replaced with either new ambient creepy music or '80s-style party music. It's possible that there could have been some song rights issues, but you can toggle over to the French audio track easy enough to hear the old score in all its glory. Other added sound effects and even a voice-over will also be a distraction for fans of the original version, though first-time viewers won't be affected too much by it. The theatrical trailer rounds out the extras on this disc.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by director Ken Wiederhorn and co-star Thor Van Lingen
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Languages: English & Français
    • Subtitles: English, Français, & Español
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Return of the Living Dead Part II
    A virtual remake of its predecessor, Return of the Living Dead (1985), which itself was a tongue-in-cheek rip-off of director George Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968), this follow-up adheres strictly to a gore and gags formula. Jesse Wilson (Michael Kenworthy), is a young boy being bullied by thugs from the neighborhood when all of them discover a sealed drum containing a zombie corpse. The release of a gas from the container reanimates the dead in a nearby graveyard, thus releasing an army of the undead, which mindlessly crave living human brains. As Jesse tries to contact the military to put a lid on the situation, the zombies are dispatched through a variety of gruesome methods. Two stars of the first film, James Karen and Thom Mathews, return in essentially the same parts, but with different names, as their characters were previously slaughtered. Followed by a third entry in the seires, Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • James Karen
      James Karen - Ed
    • Image coming soon
      Michael Kenworthy - Jesse Wilson
    • Marsha Dietlein
      Marsha Dietlein - Lucy Wilson
    • Dana Ashbrook
      Dana Ashbrook - Tom Essex
    • Philip Bruns
      Philip Bruns - Doc Mandel



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    86%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      MY FAVORITE ZOMBIE MOVIE

      Posted
      ZOMBIZZOL29

      THIS IS MY FAVORITE ZOMBIE MOVIE EVER!I HAVE LOVED IT FOR YEARS.NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I WATCH IT -IT'S ALWAYS A PLEASURE..IT IS A HORROR MOVIE WITH JUST A TOUCH OF COMEDY.IT HAS A GREAT STORY AND THE ZOMBIES ARE SOO COOL.SOME OF THE BEST ZOMBIES I HAVE EVER SEEN.WHETHER YOU'RE A ZOMBIE FANATIC LIKE ME, OR YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A ZOMBIE MOVIE -YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE-OR BETTER YET OWN IT.YOU CAN WATCH IT OVER AND OVER AND IT NEVER GETS OLD.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Classic!!!

      Posted
      Horrorman

      This movie so rocked when I was little .I recently purchased it and rewatched it. IT still rocks!!! Great Zombie effects and Trioxin still reanimates the dead!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this movie!

      Posted
      Nick23
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      Couldn't find this anywhere! Finally found it online. Old school classic flick!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not as good as the first one

      Posted
      Cadillacman
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      This movie is cool, but a little cheesy compared to the first one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      Ponea
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      I saw this movie as a kid and it's still one of my favorites

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie i love it

      Posted
      CyanideTheJudasKissAllNightmareLong101

      awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      Panda
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a good old scary sequel movie back in the 80s

      I would recommend this to a friend



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