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Resurrection (Bilingual)

Russel Mulcahy    DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Not that Bad... Aug. 11 2006
Format:DVD
This wasn't bad at all. It does bear a strong resemblance to SEVEN but its interesting enough in its own right to warrant at least one viewing. The film looks great, all washed-out greens and blues and grays--and it benefits from the restless, edgy camera-work by Jonathan Freeman. There is a surprisingly good performance from Christopher Lambert. Leland Orser also provides strong support as Lambert's partner. The film breaks down and becomes somewhat predictable by the 3rd act; there are a few too many car chases and shoot-outs,and the rooftop showdown with the villain dangling a rubber-looking baby over the rainy precipice is actually rather laughable, but for the first two-thirds, RESURRECTION is pretty gripping. It's nice to see the director Russell Mulcahy teaming up with Christopher Lambert again. Perhaps its their long association that has enabled Lambert to give one of his best performances; when actors form working partnerships with specific directors, the results usually get better and better as their collaborations progress. I enjoyed this film more than ALONG CAME A SPIDER.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT March 7 2004
Format:DVD
...and why?
*Director Russell Mulcahy does wonders with some overused techniques: slowmo; the zoom technique; the amazing chase sequence through the train station. The use of lighting and rain; his command of the actors--rarely has a cop movie captured a cop's reactions to the grotesque murders; his unique vision---this is a major talent, who needs to achieve greater recognition.
*Christopher Lambert is not a great actor, but I feel this is his finest performance, evoking the grief over the death of his son; his determination to nail the killer; his relationship with his wife and his partner; his humanity.
*Leland Orsler as Andy is marvelous; human, funny, sensitive--his performance is a kaleidoscope of acting techniques. He steals the scenes he's in. His reaction to losing his leg is heartbreaking.
*The serial killer is brutal and heinous to the nth degree. His crimes are horrifying; when Lambert stumbles onto a recent kill, a man tied to a pole, with his right leg gone, blood gushing out and Lambert valiantly trying to stop the flow, this is one of the hardest hitting scenes in any serial killer movie.
This is a great movie, underappreciated. One of the best I've seen.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lacks originality ,but has another strong points Nov. 13 2003
Format:DVD
With the first movements of this movie you will start to wonder why they made it in the first place ,That's because of the very visible resemblances with some elements of (Se7en) ,The scene where Detective John Prudhomme (Christopher Lambert) and his partner detective heading for the scene of the first crime you can't help but notice the pouring rain falls on and around them ,This makes you remember the same opening scene from (Se7en) where were Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman walking under the rain heading for the crime scene ,This resemblance is more approved when they browse the murder's details ,The same dark witty atmosphere and the same gore of the dead body condition ,After that we get to collect the plot ties together where the mysterious killer is collecting the body parts of his chosen victims ,Detective Prudhomme discovers that the killer is doing this for the wicked purpose of assembling a human body contains various body parts as a sacrifice for Jesus Christ ,And till this point the story seems in the region of the ordinary psychological thrillers ,With the same concepts of (Se7en) trademarks . Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Russell Mulcahy's Resurrection June 5 2002
Format:VHS Tape
Mulcahy and Lambert bring a bloody serial killer film to the subgenre...about ten years too late.
Lambert is a Chicago detective on the trail of a killer who is using the Bible as a guide in order to fulfill his own sick prophecy, resurrecting what he thinks is the body of Christ. The cops catch the killer, lose him, and eventually, a showdown right out of "Seven."
The plot is very good, and very complicated for a straight to video suspense release. Mulcahy shows some incredible directing chops, although you swear David Fincher had his hands in this. Chicago becomes the Rainy City, as most of the action takes place in a downpour. Lambert plays a typical bitter detective who is still grieving the loss of his son in an accident. The character has been done before, but Lambert shows some very good emotions and his character is smart, not just running around blowing things up. This might be because Lambert also coproduced and cowrote this, giving himself plenty of moments.
He also gives himself plenty of leaps in logic, as his Cajun cop singlehandedly solves the case as if by divine intervention. He comes up with breaks in the case by concentrating and pacing, reading magazines, and making change for a coworker. The film is about twenty minutes too long, and the finale involves putting a newborn baby in peril that represents one of the lowest points in serial killer cinema next to Hannibal Lecter feeding the little girl a "snack" on the plane.
This film is unrelentingly dark, and this works for most of the film. The gore is very heavy and very disturbing, and the film is suspenseful in the way "Seven" was.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Too many clichés
Take some of the most popular horror/thriller cop movies, add plenty of water, with only the slightest pinch of acting, mix in a blender. Read more
Published on July 13 2004 by W. Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars So twisted. So demented. Get it!
"Resurrection" was a surprise film that was on cable. After watching it, I had to own it. The plot is great, the characters are superb. Read more
Published on May 3 2004 by isawcher08_04_04
5.0 out of 5 stars Resurrection is equal to Seven
This movie is one of the best, most gursome ones ever. It is a perfect match for Seven, i admit there are some similar things but i think the story is great. Read more
Published on June 21 2002
1.0 out of 5 stars Derivative trash
The most compelling thing about this tripe is how shamelessly it rips off 'Seven.' On every level it is relentlessly derivative - the story structure and rhythm, the lighting, the... Read more
Published on May 31 2002 by Steven Reynolds
2.0 out of 5 stars It could have been sooo good
Depressive homicide detectivce (Christopher Lambert) is after a serial killer who removes young male's limbs to rebuild (literally) the body of christ. Read more
Published on Oct. 14 2001 by "movie_freak"
5.0 out of 5 stars Unfairly overlooked!
This classic 'cat and mouse' thriller has a detective (Christopher Lambert) trying to catch a serial killer before he kills again. They have no motive, no clues, and a time limit. Read more
Published on Sept. 20 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars S6X
Despite the title of this review, this movie isn't just another se7en rip off. It's a good movie in it's own right. Yes, it has a sick serial killer and two cops. Read more
Published on Sept. 16 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars Kept me on the edge of my seat.
But I still wonder, why does Chirstopher Lambert pick the movies he does? He can be a great blockbuster star. Read more
Published on Aug. 16 2001 by "haryuu_no_hanekata"
4.0 out of 5 stars Resurrection vs. Se7en !
The very first thing that strikes you when you watch this movie is that it reminds you of the MASTER PIECE Se7en! Read more
Published on June 20 2001 by Hassaan Abdeen
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