Bart was a soldier who got killed in Iraq. The night after his funeral, he wakes up in his grave, crawls out and heads to the house of his best friend Joey, totally confused about what happened. Joey, also rather intimidated about Bart standing in front of his door, is shocked, but lets Bart in and the two start thinking about what could be going on. When Bart’s body falls down on the floor at dawn, only to reawaken the next evening, Joey has figured it all out: Bart is a revenant, an articulate zombie who needs to drink blood to prevent his body from decomposing.
Night after night they head into town for some fun, but Bart needs blood in order to stay in reasonable shape so Joey comes up with an idea: kill the scum of the town. It’s a win-win situation for everyone: nobody will whine about drug dealers and murderers disappearing, and Bart gets all the blood he needs!
Sound and Vision:
The Revenant is made on a rather small budget but still the looks of the movie on blu-ray are rather good. The black “blood” that gets spilled from Bart’s mouth each time he eats normal food looks inky and there’s still enough detail present to make it not look like just a blurb. There’s some grain here and there, but overall the level of detail is nice, the image is pretty sharp and we didn’t spot too many compression errors. Definitely not top quality, but for a budget release, not too bad either.
The sound is pretty much of the same quality. Nothing special but definitely not bad either. We found there to be some punch lacking in the overall score, and the movie is pretty much front-focused, but dialogues are always understandable and well articulated.
– Deleted Scenes
– Making of The Revenant
– Behind the Scenes
– The Cast
– The Director
– The Special Effects team
If you’re looking for a fun zombie movie that combines some of the comedy found in Shaun of the Dead with dialogue similar to such found in many Tarantino movies, then The Revenant will probably be something for you.
Just imagine you come back to life and still have some sense in your brain but have to drink blood to keep your body from decomposing. What would you do? Well, that’s exactly what The Revenant describes and it does it in a rather funny and relaxed way, while still having just enough action present to keep you watching. The pace is a bit on the slow side, and some of the plot twists aren’t always as great as they could have been, but this is easily the best zombie comedy since Shaun of the Dead.