The Resurrected revives on Blu-ray on Sept 12

Dan O’Bannon is an icon of sci-fi films. He first made note as co-writer and effects creator of John Carpenter’s Dark Star. His work on the ill-fated Dune directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Although things looked bleak when the project fell apart, O’Bannon struck gold when sofa surfing at Ronald Shusett’s place as the duo wrote Alien. He would go on to work on the scripts for Heavy Metal, Total Recall Life Force and Blue Thunder. After directing The Return of the Living Dead, it was a while before O’Bannon got the chance to directed. The Resurrected allow O’Bannon to work in the world of H.P. Lovecraft. The film had more of a life as a VHS rental title in the ’90s. The film stars Robert Romanus, best loved as Damone in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Now it’s getting the Scream Factory treatment with plenty of bonus features. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:

From the director of The Return Of The Living Dead
 
A film by Dan O’Bannon
THE RESURRECTED
Starring John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon,
Laurie Briscoe and Robert Romanus
 
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY™,
BRING HOME THIS DEFINITIVE SCREAM FACTORY™ RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

Loyal fans of visionary writer/director Dan O’Bannon (The Return of the Living Dead) know well the terrifying thriller from his 1991 cult classic THE RESURRECTED, based on the story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film stars John Terry (Zodiac, Full Metal Jacket), Jane Sibbett (Arrival II), Chris Sarandon (Fright Night), Laurie Briscoe (Breaking Point) and Robert Romanus (Fast Times at Ridgemont High).  On September 12, 2017, SCREAM FACTORY™ Home Entertainment is proud to present THE RESURRECTED on home entertainment shelves. Available for the first time on Blu-ray™, this definitive release features new 2K transfer, interviews and revealing extras.  A must-have for movie collectors, horror enthusiasts and loyal fans, THE RESURRECTED Blu-ray is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com.
 
https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-resurrected?product_id=5188

Death used to be the end. Now it’s just the beginning… Since the beginning of time, man has struggled with death. Now Charles Dexter Ward (Chris Sarandon), a wealthy scientist, may have found a way to beat it. Using an ancient diary and human remains, Ward begins a terrifying and bloody pursuit for immortality. By the time his wife Claire (Jane Sibbett) hires private investigator John March (John Terry) to halt the horrible experiments, it’s too late … the dead have been resurrected!
 
 
THE RESURRECTED Blu-ray™ special features:
· NEW 2K transfer from the film’s vaulted interpositive film element
· NEW Claire’s Conundrum – an interview with actress Jane Sibbett
· NEW The Strange Case of Charles Dexter Ward – an interview with S.T. Joshi, author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H.P. Lovecraft
· Audio Commentary with producers Mark Borde and Kenneth Raich, screenwriter Brent V. Friedman, actor Richard Romanus and make-up effects artist Todd Masters
· The Resurrected Man – an interview with Chris Sarandon
· Abominations & Adaptations – an interview with screenwriter Brent Friedman
·  Grotesque Melodies – an interview with composer Richard Band
·  Lovecraftian Landscapes – an interview with production designer Brent Thomas
· Human Experiments – an interview with special effects artist Todd Masters
· Deleted and Extended Scenes from the workprint
· Home Video Trailer & Japanese Trailer
· Photo Gallery
  
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER presents
“THE RESURRECTED”
JOHN TERRY JANE SIBBETT CHRIS SARANDON
LAURIE BRISCOE ROBERT ROMANUS
Based on the Story ‘The Case of Charles Dexter Ward” by H.P. LOVECRAFT
Screenplay by BRENT V. FRIEDMAN
Music by RICHARD BAND Production Designer BRENT THOMAS
Director of Photography IRV GOODNOFF Co-Producer SHAYNE SAWYER
Producers MARK BORDE and KENNETH RAICH
Executive Produced by TONY SCOTTI and TOM BRADSHAW
Directed by DAN O’BANNON

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