Re-Animator (1985) | The cult comic horror is back from the dead on Blu-ray

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Brilliant, if somewhat deranged, medical student Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) arrives at Miskatonic Medical School and immediately sneers at his professor’s outdated views on death. West has his own outlandish theories and has concocted a serum that will bring the dead back to life. Roping in fellow student Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) their shocking experiments work all too well with horrific and very messy results.


It gave 1980s horror a gore-filled boot up the backside, proudly challenging others to match its level of blood and guts, and now Re-Animator is being brought back to life, this time in a stunning high definition Blu-ray thanks to Second Sight Films. And, as if that wasn’t enough, this outrageous, game-changing horror from director Stuart Gordon (From Beyond) and producer Brian Yuzna (Society), comes complete with buckets of additional features and a stunning Steelbook edition. The double-disc Blu-ray contains not one but two versions of the gore-fest, extended and deleted scenes, as well as commentaries, a documentary, interviews and more.


Second Sight‘s limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook and a two-disc DVD version are out now. For more on this release and a retrospective look at the classic comedy horror, check out Pete’s full review (click here).