Bride of Re-Animator has never received the same accolades as the first film. I'm not sure why, because it is was a damn fine sequel. Yeah I get it, it wasn't as strong as the first one, but what sequel is better than the original film? Not many, I can assure you. The film was released in the early 90's, and for its time, had some of the better special effects for the era. The film has been sort of forgotten, but has just gotten the royal treatment from Arrow Video, which has given it new life.
If you never caught, Bride of Re-animator, but have seen the prequel, then you won't be too lost. The film follows characters Herbert West and Dan Cain, eight months after Re-Animator. The two have recently returned home after experimenting on corpses during the Peruvian Civil War. The boys are back, at their day jobs, working in a hospital, doing their doctorly deeds, whilst experimenting on the dead. the two are experimenting on joining various body parts and re-animating them. Things go south when they re-animate Dan's girlfriend.
Bride of Re-Animator, looks great and has been transferred to high def. The video looks fantastic and the sound is great as well. This one is not groundbreaking, but fairly impressive it's time. The special effects alone, are worth the watch. I kind of reminds me of the Sam Raimi special effects from the Evil Dead. The acting is solid and will keep you interested from start to finish.
Bottom Line: A forgotten gem, that has been given a second chance. A sequel that wasn't give a chance to make it, due to the enormity of the prequel.
-Ragman is wondering if they'll start selling the re-animation fluid as an energy drink.