Return of the Living Dead 3

5.91 h 36 min1993R
A young man uses a secret government chemical and program to reanimate his dead girlfriend, and helps her as she consumes the only thing that will nourish her-human brains.
Brian Yuzna
Basil WallaceJ. Trevor EdmondKent McCord
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Mindy Clarke
Gary SchmoellerBrian Yuzna
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Annika InklingReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Want a 90's zombie love story? Get this movie!
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I waited years to see this movie unedited. I saw it as a child on SYFY. I was able to finally buy this movie for myself as a birthday present. It was every bit as trashy as I remembered it. It was like I was 13, again. If you'd like to experience 90's horror, romantic zombie love stories, or a trashy horror movie, I definitely recommend this movie.
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Kevin DudleyReviewed in the United States on February 5, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A terrific blu-ray release of a 90's horror classic.
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Lionsgate finally gives the 1993 horror cult classic "Return of the Living Dead 3" the red carpet treatment for its long overdue blu-ray release under their lauded Vestron Video Collector's Series label. Even better the version contained on this disc is the unrated director's cut and not the heavily censored R rated version which had been released years ago on DVD.

The film is presented in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio and looks pretty good overall. While a massive improvement over the ancient DVD release, the blu-ray transfer looks a bit soft in places but overall sports nice detail and strong colors. The bit rate is healthy staying in the upper 20's so no compression artifacts are to be seen. This is probably the best the film has ever looked and fans should be pleased. Everything is contained on a dual layer disc. Audio is presented in lossless 2 channel stereo and sounds quite punchy throughout with nice definition.

Extras are as follows and are quite extensive with the commentary tracks ported from the DVD release while everything else is new.
Audio Commentary with Director Brian Yuzna

Audio Commentary with Actress Melinda Clarke and Special Make-Up Effects Artist Tom Rainone

“Ashes to Ashes” – A Conversation with Director Brian Yuzna and Screenwriter John Penney (29 min.)

“Living Dead Girl” – An Interview with Actress Melinda Clarke (18 min.)

“Romeo Is Bleeding” – An Interview with Actor J. Trevor Edmond (17 min.)

“Trimark & Trioxin” – Interviews with Production Excecutive David Tripet and Editor Chris Roth (13 min.)

“The Resurrected Dead” – Interviews with Special Effects Designers Steve Johnson and Chris Nelson (19 min.)

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If you are a fan of "Return of the Living Dead 3" then you have to own this blu-ray which is the definitive release of this memorable film.
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MichelleReviewed in the United States on March 1, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sequel
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Curt (J. Trevor Edmond) uses Trioxin to reanimate his dead girlfriend, Julie (Melinda Clarke) and helps her as she consumes the only thing that will nourish her... human brains. I wasn't the biggest fan of "Return of the Living Dead II" and the two that followed this are trash. This is my favorite sequel in the franchise. It skips the humor of the rest and instead goes for a "Romeo and Juliet" type love story but don't worry, there's still plenty of great special effects. Julie's transformation is fascinating to watch and she still looks oddly beautiful through out most of it. I adore both the leads and their onscreen chemistry can make the film surprisingly moving at times. 4.5/5
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Fryzilla: King of the MonstersReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Zombie & Clyde (as in Bonnie & Clyde, but no one is named Bonnie or Clyde)
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Yet another one of the first horror movies I watched as a kid that scared the crap out of me. It's not as scary now as it was back then, but I still think it's ok. Now I'm not much of a fan of the Return of the Living Dead series, but I do like the first two movies, with the awesome 80's soundtrack and catchy theme music of the first one and the more played for laughs second one. This one is ok as a sequel and on its own. The zombie makeup and effects are great, and the camerawork and angles help make some of the scenes more tense and scary. However, one problem I had with this movie was that it didn't have any of the tongue-in-cheek humor that the first two had, but that's just a nitpick. But what's not a nitpick is how most of the people in this movie keep making some of the dumbest decisions ever. The accident that causes the girlfriend Julie's death, which was done so hilariously, was because she kept fondling her boyfriend Curt while they were both riding on a motorcycle, that was stupid on her part. Also what kind of scientific government facility allows the teenage son of one of the research heads full access to said facility without any authorization or supervision, especially when they are experimenting with contagious flesheating zombies. That zombie riot at the end is all on you dumb@$$es! Also it's not a Return of the Living Dead movie without someone opening up one of those canisters of reanimation chemicals and unleashing the horribly decomposing zombie inside...I'm not complaining, I'm just stating a fact. Overall this was on OK zombie romance movie, it's not as good as the first Return of the Living Dead, but still watchable.
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Avid readerReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Quite a case of denial
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This movie has a lot going for it. Top notch special effects. The scene where Julie self mutilated to try and use pain to take away the hunger was really special. And a lot of great lines, with humor. At the beginning, when the key card doesn’t work for Curt, Julie shows how it is done. As she said, “it is all in the tongue”. When they spy on the reanimation, he says “that is really warped”. Later, after Julie is turned into a zombie, she is eating brains, and Curt says “Julie, stop it” and she replies “it’s your fault, you made me this way.” If there is a part that becomes very apparent it is that Julie, even as a zombie, seems so much smarter than Curt. Julie understands what is happening, while Curt undergoes probably the worst case of denial ever on the screen. One wonders if Curt will ever come to terms with what Julie has become. The Col. Sinclair character would be right at home in a Nazi type medical experimentation camp. I could see her right at home in one of the Ilsa movies. Near the end, Curt is told “you’ve got to let her go, she’s dead.” Yes, the movie is a bit uneven, and annoying in parts, but still quite a ride.
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J. WestReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
"I'm In Love With A Zombie Girl!"
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I'm glad that Shout! Factory made this the unrated version. Great sound and picture. Special Features were very interesting. Melinda Clarke was the true zombie star in the film. Like the looks of her at the end of the film. I really thought they did this zombie romance film well done. The ending always makes me emotional. Great performances and roles of all the actors & actresses specially Melinda Clarke. Highly recommended.
J. AllredReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not better than R rated version.
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Was expecting more gore and a more entertaining movie than the R-rated version...didn't get it and never noticed the difference. I have the dvd R-rated version and can tell you that you will not notice the difference. There are a few seconds here and there, but one version is as good as the other. It's a great movie. I give it two stars because unrated was supposed to be better, but it's not!
AJReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome movie, seen it so many times
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Awesome movie, seen it so many times, bought the blu ray because I am doing my best to have all blu ray copies of the movies I own, as I have been doing with many of the movies I have in regular dvd format. The picture and sound are better as expected, extra features weren't any different which is no big deal. I'm a fan of horror movies, even though this might not be considered true horror, still a great movie from the 80's.Worth the time for a scare and a laugh.
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