Inquisitive kids release deadly gas from a misplaced military canister, causing corpses from a nearby cemetary to rise and wreak havoc.DVD Features: — Audio Commentary:Commentary by Director Ken Wiederhorn and co-star Thor ... more »Van Lingen
Nothing to do with the (superior) original. More on par with The Stuff than its predecessor. Too kid oriented and no naked chicks. Some funny moments (splatstick), but not as good as the first.
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Movie gets 4, but the DVD gets 0
Melkor | San Diego, CA USA | 10/06/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The people who put out this DVD have totally messed up the soundtrack. It all has to do with noise. First off, there's different music in the movie. Next, there are all these new and odd sound effects that are out of place. Why bother releasing the DVD at all, if they're not going to do it correctly???"
What's up with the Score?
Mark Cruickshank | MI, USA | 10/07/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I should have listened to Harry from Ain't It Cool News. He warned fans that the music was differant on the DVD. But I thought he meant the songs. Losing the rights to songs, and putting different songs in their place for home video is nothing new. But it is the entire score that is different. And the new score is mind numbingly horrible. It completely ruins the movie. There is also a voice over narration at the beggining of the film that I don't remember being there in the theatrical or VHS version. And even more strange, is that when you switch over to the French language track, it is still the original score. This makes no sense at all. Warner Bros. really messed up with this one. I hope they re release it with the proper score. In the meantime, since I know Circuit City won't refund mt money, I'm going to see if Warner Bros. will."
DO NOT BUY THIS DVD
B. Bean | Orlando, Florida United States | 07/18/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I made the mistake of not listening to other reviewers comments about the change in soundtrack and bought this DVD anyway because I really wanted to own this movie. The new soundtrack that they have added makes the film completely unwatchable. I will now be selling my DVD and looking for an original version with the original background soundtrack on VHS or laserdisc. The studio then had the audacity to give the viewers a real kick in the groin by adding the original soundtrack on to the film IF you watch it in the French Language track. THAT IS UNFAIR and the studio should fire everyone assosciated with the release of this DVD. If you needed more time to acquire whatever rights there are to acquire for a 20 year old horror movie's background soundtrack, then you should have done it before releasing this to DVD. The movie, as it is on this DVD, is unwatchable and the music is GARBAGE. If you are a fan of this movie, DO NOT BUY THIS DVD UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. If you do, I guarantee disappointment."
Wanted this to be better
Ron | Jersey | 02/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed the first Return of the Living Dead. It was silly in some places, but it had some nice zombie effects, and a killer dark ending. The second picture is a little too over the top for me with the silliness. Just the bad 80's hair and music is enough to make you cringe. Thom Mathews and James Karen reprise (sort of) their roles from the first film. The ending leaves a bit to be desired. The third installment of the series is much darker and better than this one. But to be fair, part 2 is light years ahead of the recent direct to dvd sequels 4 and 5."
Good campy Evil Dead-ish zombie movie, BAD new audio track.
Jason M. Stephens | Mount Morris, MI | 10/07/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Return of the Living Dead 2: This was a childhood favorite of mine (I lived off of horror movies). As far as the realism scale, it's not quite as believable as the black and white of things in Night of the Living Dead. It's more campy and comic book-ish, but that's not a bad thing neccassaringly. The "tar zombie" as fans affectionately call him is one of the most memorable and creepy zombies ever to grace (ooze?) across the screen. The picture quality is very well done, I swear I see all the grossness of the tar zombie in all it's glory as I've never seen before. No, it's not digitally remastered like say the Star Wars DVD set, but it looks way better than any VHS copy out there. Colors are good, rich and the most vibrant I've ever seen of this movie, however there is some graininess to the dots. Yes, the soundtrack is changed, and yes, I did notice it even though it's been about 3 years since I last saw the movie. I have to admit, the new soundtrack utterly blows. Theres some pounding intense synthesizer music during the tar zombie scene, and the movie quickly edits to Jessie running away in the graveyard. The music doesn't have any flow from one pace to the other in this time; it goes from this suspenseful music to slow and eerie like the music was cut in midbeat. It's like getting about 3/4 the way through the Jaws theme and in the middle of the note it goes to the Halloween music theme. There were at least 3 instances that I saw where either the dialogue was not in synce with the actors mouths or the actors mouths were moving and nothing was heard at all. Good movie, BAD new audio track. Seriously, we need the old one back. Ultimately, it doesn't ruin the movie but it's a big dent on the side of car."