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New On Blu: Bride of Re-Animator (2-Disc Special Edition)

New this week from Arrow Video is the 2-Disc Special Edition of Bride of Re-Animator, directed by Brian Yuzna, and starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones, Fabiana Udenio, and Kathleen Kinmont.

"The success of Stuart Gordon’s hit horror-comedy Re-animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator – this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead 3) – would prove that there was a good deal more life left in the story of Dr. Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits.

It is 8 years since the Miskatonic massacre. Unperturbed by the disastrous outcome of his previous meddling with the dead, Dr. West (again played by Jeffrey Combs) continues his research into the phenomenon of re-animation; only this time, he plans to create life – starting with the heart of his young protégé Dan’s dearly deceased, Meg Halsey. Surely nothing could go wrong?

With special effects master Screaming Mad George (the man behind the infamous “shunting” sequence in Society) on hand to contribute a host of characteristically weird and wonderful creations – including zombified bats and a one-eyed finger spider – Bride of re-animator is a more than worthy successor to Gordon’s original cult classic."

This special edition includes:

- Brand new 2K restoration of the Unrated version, approved by director Brian Yuzna

- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

- Brand new audio commentary with Brian Yuzna

- Audio Commentary with Brian Yuzna, star Jeffrey Combs, visual effects supervisor Tom Rainone and the effects team including John Carl Buechler, Mike Deak, Robert Kurtzman, Howard Berger and Screaming Mad George

- Audio Commentary with stars Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott

- Brian Yuzna Remembers Bride of Re-animator brand new featurette in which the director looks back at the making of the first Re-animator sequel

- Splatter Masters: The Special Effects Artists of Bride of Re-animator brand new FX featurette with a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Robert Kurtzman of KNB, Screaming Mad George, Tony Doublin and John Carl Buechler

- Getting Ahead in Horror archive making-of featurette

- Deleted Scenes

- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

Bride of Re-Animator (2-Disc Special Edition) is available now on Blu-ray.

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