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An Imperfect Solution: A Tale of the Re-Animator (2003)

In the year 1920 two Miskatonic University graduates are practicing medicine by day and trying to revive the dead by night. Herbert West is prepared to go to great lengths to see his ... See full summary »

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Herbert West (as Bob Poirier)
Jason Waron ...
Simon Helder (as Jason C. Waron)
Amanda Huotari ...
Mary Helder
James Noel Hoban ...
Robert Leavitt
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Dan Harrod ...
Walter Sutton
Megan Holden ...
Prostitute
Laree Love ...
Leather Apron
Christian Matzke ...
Cadaver
Morgan Maurer ...
Miskatonic University Student
David Meiklejohn ...
Man With Newspaper
Sherry Whitemore ...
Amputee
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In the year 1920 two Miskatonic University graduates are practicing medicine by day and trying to revive the dead by night. Herbert West is prepared to go to great lengths to see his theories through to fruition, and when his fellow doctor is called away Herbert takes advantage of a golden opportunity. But with Dr. Helder's return we learn how imperfect Herbert's solution really is. Written by anonymous

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11 March 2003 (USA)  »

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The head of the corpse has also been in two other films: The Yellow Sign (2001), and the spoof documentary "A Shoggoth on the Roof" (2001). See more »

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When Dr. Helder reads the telegram from his sister the state abbreviation for his address is "MA". In 1926, the two letter all caps abbreviations had not yet been introduced and the abbreviation for Massachusetts was "Mass.". See more »

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'No rats, millipedes, or door-to-door salesmen were harmed in the making of this film.' See more »

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References Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) See more »

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A fine adaptation!
27 October 2003 | by (Tigard, OR) – See all my reviews

"An Imperfect Solution" (Oh, what an awful pun!) is a fine adaptation of Lovecraft's Herbert West stories. Although much good can be said of Stuart Gordon's adaptations, the fact is, they've dominated the field as far as adapting any of these oddball stories. Matzke's adapted one in a faithful, period piece, with an obvious eye toward a love for the genre, the material, and the historical flavor of the original work. There is a quiet horror in this movie, a sense of the surreal and the terrifying.


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