Resurrection – Die Auferstehung (1999)64K
Resurrection – Die Auferstehung: Directed by Russell Mulcahy. With Mike Anscombe, Jeff J.J. Authors, Patrick Chilvers, David Cronenberg. Chicago homicide detectives Prudhome and Hollingsworth are assigned to investigate a murder. Both become entangled in the plot of a serial killer whose goal is to recreate the body of Christ.
“Given the opportunity of clambering to the top of the directorial heap on the back of the magnificent Highlander, Mr. Mulcahy instead managed to shoot down his own chances by unwisely having any association at all with the not-quite-so-well-received sequel. Nevertheless, Resurrection, while not exactly a triple-A title, shows that the old dogu0026#39;s still got a few tricks up his sleeve – even if they are being deployed on straight-to-TV efforts these days.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWith old chum Chris Lambert (a man equally cursed in his career choices, and looking very old all of a sudden) on board, the scene is set for another shameless reworking of Seven – which might be an obvious comment to make, but that doesnu0026#39;t make it any less true. While the deadly sins are replaced with the names of apostles, the relentless rain, gloom and gritty gore are still there in force, and the plotu0026#39;s just as threadbare.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBut! That still doesnu0026#39;t make it a bad film, as such. Itu0026#39;s decently performed and nicely shot, with a few nifty camera tricks thrown in to break up the free-roaming NYPD Blue feel of the general proceedings, and there are one or two genuinely effective twists encountered along the way (with some glaringly obvious ones to balance them out, unfortunately).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSo itu0026#39;s worth catching, as long as youu0026#39;re not expecting mould-breaking brilliance. One of Lambertu0026#39;s better films, certainly, and an example of the sort of high production values he should be aiming for. So sit back and enjoy… all in all, itu0026#39;s better than you might expect.”