Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (1986) (Blu-ray Review)

Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (1986) (Blu-ray Review)

Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (1986) (Blu-ray Review)

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Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (1986) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Pierre B. Reinhard
Starring: Cornélia Wilms, Kathryn Charly, Anthea Wyler
Rated: R/Region: O/1.66/Number of discs: 1
Available from Severin Films

In 1987, Parisian pornographers Pierre B. Reinhard and Jean-Claude Roy deviated from their usual high-end skin fare to instead create un cassoulet d’atrocités that remains the most extreme French gore film in history. When a trio of vixens is killed by corporate-tainted milk, their nubile corpses will rise from the grave for a Jean-Rollin-meets-RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD orgy of depravity that DVD Drive-In calls “A fetishistic ode to blood, breasts, and brutality.”

The milk has gone bad!!! Or it has been poisoned at least and the results are some dead girls that are back from the dead and out murdering people! That’s the simple way to describe Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (a pretty cool title) but the plot is a bit more complicated than that. We open with a woman using her womanly ways to distract a milk truck driver while someone in a motorcycle helmet pours some bad stuff into the mix! This is the first thing that sets forth what comes after, but things get a bit more complicated than that. I look at it like this, the plot is what it is. This movie is a strange one in a lot of ways but the thing is at least entertaining and is a lot of fun. That is the big thing here for me. For better or for worst, I don’t recall ever seeing a movie with a plot like this and that helps this one stand out. Well, that and probably the ending, but let’s not spoil anything and let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Anyone who is a fan of the red stuff will have more than one scene of gore here to cheer about. I also give credit for some of the kills that are both creative as well as pretty hardcore. One kill in particular should make you squirm a bit, especially if you are female. If you dig those effects enough you’ll even find more about them in the extras with one of the interviews you’ll find on the disc. When all is said and done, Revenge of the Living Dead Girls isn’t a “good” movie by any traditional standards, but it’s a fun movie and a strange movie that keeps you invested in what is going down even if it oftentimes gets a bit silly or over the top, in both what is going down on the screen and in the plot. This is my favorite release from Severin this month and I’m sure many of you will feel the same way after you see it.

Extras

  • Revisiting the Revenge – Interview with Special Effects Artist Benoit Lestang and Writer Jean-Claude Roy.
  • The Revenge – Interview with Director Pierre B. Reinhard.
  • Inside Studio Lestang – Interview with Special Effects Artist Benoit Lestang.
  • Theatrical Trailer.

Quality of Transfer: 95%

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