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Return of the Living Dead III (1993)

Having recently witnessed the horrific results of a top secret project to bring the dead back to life, a distraught youth performs the operation on his girlfriend after she's killed in a motorcycle accident.

Director:

Brian Yuzna

Writer:

John Penney

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kent McCord ... Colonel John Reynolds
James T. Callahan ... Colonel Peck
Sarah Douglas ... Colonel Sinclair
Melinda Clarke ... Julie Walker (as Mindy Clarke)
Abigail Lenz Abigail Lenz ... Mindy
J. Trevor Edmond ... Curt Reynolds
Jill Andre ... Chief Scientist
Michael Decker Michael Decker ... Science Technician
Billy Kane Billy Kane ... Sentry
Mike Moroff ... Santos
Julian Scott Urena ... Mogo (as Fabio Urena)
Pía Reyes Pía Reyes ... Alicia (as Pia Reyes)
Sal Lopez ... Felipe
Dana Lee ... Store Owner
Michael Deak ... Cop #1 (as Michael S. Deak)
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Storyline

Colonel Reynolds and his group of government scientists continue their work on re-animating the dead for military use. His son Curt and his girlfriend Julie use Dad's security pass to sneak in and watch the proceedings. Later when father and son have a disagreement, Curt and Julie take off on a motorcycle and Julie is killed in an accident. Grief-stricken, Curt takes her body to the lab and brings her back to life. Curt must help Julie deal with her new existence as military agents and local gang members try to find them. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Back from the dead and hungry for more. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 February 1994 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Living Dead 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,810, 31 October 1993, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,207, 31 October 1993
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Yuzna claims (in recent interviews) that the production company put Clarence Epperson up in a motel in Valencia, California while shooting for fear that if they let him remain homeless for that time they may not be able to find him easily for shooting. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 5 mins) In the Un-Rated Version, when Julie is biting Felippe's bottom lip off, he starts to close his mouth, revealing his real teeth behind the prosthetic teeth. See more »

Quotes

Julie: The pain... The pain keeps the hunger away...
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Alternate Versions

The UK version is the uncut, unrated version. See more »

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Features Street Fighter II': Champion Edition (1993) See more »

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Excellent sequel, much better than I had anticipated.
10 September 2004 | by Rooster99See all my reviews

Return 3 starts off very poorly. Actors are pretending to be in the military in a very cheap looking set. As usual in many low budget horror movies, moronic teenagers decide to break into a top secret military facility for fun.... <sigh>, and naturally accidentally release whatever the base is trying to contain. I was prepared at that point for the worst and settled myself in for 90 minutes of frustration. Return of the Living Dead 2 was one of the worst sequels I had ever seen, so I really wasn't expecting much from Return 3. But then something happened, and Return 3 got better and better. There was a real story! The director actually tried for some character development! There was suddenly plenty of extremely well done gore! There were some moments of real horror!

The scenes where Julie starts cutting and impaling herself were difficult to watch, that's how well done they were. The movie moves from a cheap horror-comedy into a well put together love story with incredibly gory effects. I actually really felt for the main couple, even though she was slowly turning into a zombie! Normally, one of them would get whacked which would give the remaining person a few lame Arnold-type lines, and an excuse to obliterate whatever (or whomever) is supposed to be the bad guy. However, this movie doesn't follow that formulaic path. It takes a very weird turn halfway through and never looks back.

When Julie makes her transformed appearance in the sewer, it is truly an awe-inspiring site! They actually managed to make her look both incredibly repulsive and very sexy at the same time. This film reminded me a lot of the Ginger Snaps movies in the type of character development pursued within the confines of a horror movie. Very pleasant surprise.

8/10


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