Bride of Re-Animator
  • Picture Quality
  • Sound Quality
  • Special Features
  • Film Rating


Another release from Umbrella Entertainment which i would highly advise buying. Picture and Sound quality are both excellent, with several awesome special features to dig in to.

Date, Mate, Re-Animate?

Following on from my previous review of Re-Animator, I am going to be taking a look at the double disc release of both Bride of Re-Animator and Beyond Re-Animator. I will be reviewing both films individually to give them the full attention that they deserve and I hope that you enjoy reading them.

Frankenstein or Bride of Frankenstein? Which is superior? That is usually the debate that is had amongst horror fans, and in the case of Re-Animator and Bride of Re-Animator, it is a very similar argument. There is no denying out of the two movies which one has the bigger following, but it is always interesting to see the arguments both for and against Bride being the superior film. Although I personally rate Bride of Re-Animator highly, the first film will always be the one closest to my heart. I would love to hear which one you prefer in the comments below.

Now on with my review….

Synopsis from the Umbrella Entertainment website:

The mad Dr. Herbert (Jeffrey Combs), the tormented Dr. Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) and the beheaded Dr. Carl Hill (David Gale) return in this terrifying sequel to Re-Animator. It’s been eight months since the Miskatonic Massacre stained the halls with blood – and Dr. West and Dr. Cain’s experiments have taken a bizarre turn. Now they have gone beyond re-animating the dead… into the realm of creating new life. The legs of a hooker and the womb of a virgin are joined to the heart of Dr. Cain’s dead girlfriend – and the bride is unleashed upon her mate in a climax of sensual horror.

Picture Quality

Unlike Beyond, Bride of Re-Animator has previously made it’s way onto Blu-Ray in the past, but you can tell that a lot of love, care, and effort has gone into this release from Umbrella Entertainment. The feature is presented in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio and displays some quality picture sharpness. The darks are deep, but not too overshadowed, whilst the brighter colours really do stand out. The colours on display literally pop out of the screen due to the brightness and sharpness of the image on display and this transfer really does the HD tag justice.

Sound Quality

As with the previous entry in the Re-Animator series, Richard Band returns again to do the music for this film. Audio quality on display is excellent, with the score, speech, and sounds all sounding sharp and clear, with no distortion or over bearing background noises during the films run time.

The Specs

Region Code: B
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 16:9 Widescreen
Disc Format: 1080P HD Colour
Audio Format: 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 97 minutes (both versions)

Special Features

  • Includes both R-rated and Uncut versions.
  • Audio Commentaries from the Director, Cast, and Crew.
  • Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-Animator- Featurette.
  • Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-Animator.
  • Getting Ahead in Horror- Featurette.
  • Behind the Scenes with the Special Effects Masters.
  • Dark Adventures Radio Presents, Herbert West: Re-Animator.
  • Deleted Scenes and Trailer.

The Bride of Re-Animator and Beyond Re-Animator twin pack is available to purchase from the Umbrella Entertainment Website.

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