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More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011)

Retrospective documentary about the making of the horror cult classic "The Return of the Living Dead."

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Bill Philputt

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Thommy Hutson (additional material), Christian Sellers | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Jules Brenner Jules Brenner ... Himself
Don Calfa ... Himself
James Dalesandro ... Himself
J. Trevor Edmond ... Himself
Tony Gardner ... Himself
Clu Gulager ... Himself
Graham Henderson Graham Henderson ... Himself
Steve Johnson Steve Johnson ... Himself
James Karen ... Himself
Thom Mathews ... Himself
Kenny Myers Kenny Myers ... Himself
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Himself
Dan O'Bannon ... Himself
Brian Peck ... Himself / Narrator
John Penney ... Himself
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Retrospective documentary about the making of the horror cult classic "The Return of the Living Dead."

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USA

Language:

English

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18 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Больше мозгов! Возвращение живых мертвецов See more »

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Director of Photography Jules Brenner first worked with Clu Gulager in the Utah State Prison for "Truman Capote's The Glass House." See more »

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15 December 2018 | by popculturethoughtsSee all my reviews

While this 2011 documentary about the 1985 horror-comedy classic is definitely as-billed (as in, it surely is "the definitive documentary" on the film), it's hard not to notice that the running time is staggeringly long; in fact it's even longer than the movie it's about. That means there are several unnecessary diversions and long-winded stories among the cast and crew that amount to "you had to be there," but that isn't to say there isn't plenty to enjoy here. Both James Karen and Clu Gulager give engaging talking-head interviews, while the many tales of the various woes that arise during the shooting of a low-budget genre offering are deeply fascinating. It's just that there's an over-abundance of representation for the film, many of them offering little insight, while there's a tendency to overlook or downplay the enormously problematic behavior of its late director Dan O'Bannon, who comes across as an abusive bully.


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