Return Of Swamp Thing

Directed By: Jim Wynorski Starring: Louis Jourdan

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Everyone's favorite muck-encrusted plant-man is back in this tongue-in-cheek action-adventure, based on the award-winning DC comic series. Determined to solve the mysterious death of her mother, beautiful horticulturist Abigail Arcane (Spin City's Heather Locklear) visits her stepfather, Dr. Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan), in his high-tech laboratory. Unfortunately Arcane is bent on taking her life for the creation of his immortality serum. Coming to her rescue is the former Dr. Alex Holland, now Swamp Thing, who sweeps her away to the heart of the bayou where they soon fall head over heels in love. But their romance goes awry when Arcane ruthlessly hunts down these unlikely lovers with a fiendish array of weaponry! Chock full of witty dialogue, dazzling stunt work and striking special effects, this outrageous action-comedy monster mash also features cult favorites Sarah Douglas (Superman II) and scream queen Monique Gabrielle.

Specifications

Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 206650907
UPC 883929007615
UPC 14 00883929007615
Format DVD
Release Date 4/1/2008
Rating Rating
Keywords
Campy
Monsters
Mystery
Plants
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Beautiful horticulturalist Abigail visits her stepfather determined to solve the mystery death of her mother. He wants her dead for the creation of his immortality serum. But Swamp Thing comes to her rescue and the two become an unlikely pair of lovers, hunted by the insane Dr. Arcane.
Directors
Jim Wynorski
Actors
Louis Jourdan
Cast & Crew
Bernie Wrightson - Based On Comic Books By
Charles Mitchell - Executive Producer
Chuck Cirino - Original Music By
Grant Morris - Screenplay
Heather Locklear - Actor
Jim Wynorski - Director
Len Wein - Based On Comic Books By
Leslie Rosenthal - Editor
Louis Jourdan - Actor
Monique Gabrielle - Actor
Neil Cuthbert - Screenplay
Robb Wilson King - Production Designer
Robert E. Warner - Producer
Sarah Douglas - Actor
Zoran Hochstatter - Cinematographer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1989
Catalog ID 1000036696
UPC 00883929007615
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 88 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review The Return of Swamp Thing is scientific hokum without the fun. Second attempt to film the DC Comics character will disappoint all but the youngest critters...They may be entertained by watching crossbred creatures squirm helplessly or buy into the Swamp Thing's (Dick Durock) instant love for Heather Locklear. He's a plant; she's a vegetarian...Pic is set against a backdrop of evil where Dr Arcane (Louis Jourdan) has turned the disco-looking basement of his ante-bellum mansion into a mutant lab inhabited by failed experiments as he tries to discover the genetic equivalent of the Fountain of Youth...The Swamp Thing escaped, but most of his more unfortunate distant cousins of the Petri dish have not, like the cockroach/man stuck on his back flailing his legs while Drs Lana Zurrell and Rochelle (Sarah Douglas and Ace Mask, respectively) lament another misfire...Locklear arrives at the scene to confront Jourdan, her evil stepfather, who has never quite adequately explained her mother's mysterious death...It doesn't take a genius to figure out Mom's fate, though it takes the dense Locklear character an hour and a half.
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ReviewRating 5
Features
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Locklear,Heather
Music Format DVD
Quotes
Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World Campy fun.
Michael Stailey, DVD Verdict ...a comically engaging romp...one of the cheesiest, tongue-in-cheek, superhero action comedies of the 1980s.

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