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Dead Heat [Divimax]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 01/27/2004
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Although many genre filmmakers have managed to blend horror and humor with great success, movies employing this formula often run the risk of both elements canceling each other out, resulting in a horror comedy that is neither scary nor funny. Alas, Dead Heat is a textbook example of this kind of failure. It details the weird misadventures of a pair of mismatched L.A. cops -- the straitlaced and by-the-book Roger Mortis (Treat Williams) and wisecracking loose cannon Doug Bigelow (muscle-headed Saturday Night Live alum Joe Piscopo). Their quest is to reach the heart of a sinister crime ring that employs indestructible undead henchmen. In a strange twist, their inept handling of the case results in both cops -- first Williams, then Piscopo -- being killed in action and subsequently reanimated in a secret laboratory managed by the barely seen Vincent Price (whose walk-on role is more entertaining than the combined performances of the two leads). The potential for "splatstick" comedy in the mode of Evil Dead 2 or Peter Jackson's Bad Taste is defeated by two major obstacles: first, the painfully unfunny mugging of Piscopo, who was unwisely allowed to ad-lib much of his performance; and second, the @MPAA's trimming of several minutes from Steve Johnson's sensational makeup effects in order to avoid the dreaded X rating -- including a clever scene involving a zombie go-go girl played by Linnea Quigley. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Side #1 --

1. Main Titles [1:36]
2. Cash and Dash [5:40]
3. One More Chance [2:35]
4. Fanciful Conclusions [3:35]
5. Sulfathiazole [3:46]
6. No Admittance [4:06]
7. "It's Great to Be Alive!" [8:00]
8. Good Cop, Bad Cop [6:04]
9. Live Cop, Dead Cop [3:40]
10. Chinese Food Attack [6:34]
11. A Six Hour Lifetime [4:29]
12. Rapid Decomposition [3:13]
13. Cemetery Code [2:31]
14. Doug Forgot the TV [5:43]
15. BODYDOC Revenge [4:08]
16. Ambulance Joyride [3:51]
17. Buying Off God [2:27]
18. Product Demonstration [2:31]
19. "Kill This Guy, Would You?" [5:39]
20. End Credits [3:13]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: January 27, 2004
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Anchor Bay
  • Length: 84 minutes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Format: Wide Screen Enhanced (16x9)
  • Discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • UPC: 013131224498
  • Product ID: 2330880
  • Genre: Comedy, Horror

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