Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has selected Apr. 12 as the street date for a new 2K restoration of director Brian Yuzna’s 1989 horror delight, Bride of the Re-Animator.
Planned for release are Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack edition featuring two separate Blu-ray viewing options — the original theatrical release (also a 2K restoration) and a director-approved unrated cut of the film — the companion DVD disc is also the unrated cut.
This cult follow-up to director Stuart Gordon’s 1985 award-winning film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s serialized short story from the 1920s, “Herbert West–Reanimator,” (titled simply Re-Animator) features a newly-prepared commentary option from director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead III, Progeny, etc.).
Plus there are two vintage commentaries — one featuring Yuzna, who is joined by Jeffrey Combs (reprising his role here as Dr. Herbert West), visual effects supervisor Tom Rainone and the f/x team (John Buechler, Mike Deak, Bob Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George) and the second teaming Combs with his co-star Bruce Abbott (Dr. Dan Cain).
Other bonus goodies include two newly-prepared featurettes — “Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-animator” and “Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-animator” — deleted scenes and the vintage featurette titled “Getting Ahead in Horror.”