Watch: Resurrection 1999 123movies, Full Movie Online – Detective Prudhomme and his partner are assigned to investigate the murder of a man whose arm was severed. After 2 more victims with missing body parts turn up, the detectives realize they’re after a serial killer. Even worse, he’s using the body parts to reconstruct the body of Christ…
Plot: A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.
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Resurrection is a Se7en clone (complete with your standard copious rain) with no brains but lotsa guts. Instead of the seven deadly sins, the killer targets people named after apostles — five (5) apostles to be exact; I guess the full dozen would have taken too long a time.
Additionally, the villain harvests different body parts from his victims in order to “rebuild the boy of Christ.” Rebuild? Jesus was crucified, not hanged, drawn and quartered; why would his body need rebuilding? (now, if it were any of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, that’d be another story).
About halfway through the movie, the killer sends Det. John Prudhomme (Christopher Lambert) a tape; part of it is broadcast on the news, and some lady living in an apartment building recognizes the voice as belonging to one of her neighbors, who “seems like a very nice guy, but I bet a lot of those serial killers are like that.”
In a twist that would be clever if it weren’t so stupid, the neighbor turns out to be a blind man whom the real killer paid to make the tape. Really. So, according to this dumb broad, “a lot of those serial killers” are “nice guys”, and blind? Maybe she thought he was just pretending, but either way isn’t this the kind of detail that might strike a witness as odd enough to at least, you know, mention it to the police?
All this nonsense will eventually pay off, however; patient viewers will be rewarded with one of the sickest, most blasphemous visuals visuals ever to grace a horror film, followed by one of the silliest. The former occurs when the almost finished FrankenChrist is unveiled.
I say ‘almost finished’ because, for some reason, the killer needs the heart of a baby born after midnight on Easter to a woman named Mary. Everybody got that? Good. Let me see if I can get this straight. The bad guy wants to “rebuild” the body of Christ on time for Resurrection Sunday — implying, like everything else, an adult JC — but he’s going to give it a Baby Jesus heart?
This is all madness and no method, but it leads to the second unforgettable (though for very different reasons) image: the killer holding a rubber baby, threatening to drop it from the hospital roof, and Lambert (who in real life can’t see a thing without his glasses) catching it in midair.
Look, I hate cops as much as the next guy, but the ineptitude of every single policeman in this film is just so infuriating. _Resurrection_ could probably have been interesting, the logline certainly made it sound like it was going to be, but it was so surface level. Honestly the motivation that’s in the descriptor for this movie was so easy to miss I’m not sure that they really explored it at all. I know _Se7en_ was popular and all, but people didn’t like that movie just because it had a murder tableau, it actually had good story and characters in it too. _Resurrection_ does not.
_Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._
One of Lambert’s best!
We all him as the original Highlander and as Rayden in the first Mortal Kombat film, but Christopher Lambert has been around for awhile and has made a pretty impressive number of films (however the quality of many of them is not that impressive). Though many of his films lack something to be desired he has made some classics and he always brings in a solid “Lambert” performance and every now and then he brings in a performance that even surpasses that. Resurrection happens to be one of those performances.
The film itself is actually quite good and it is a bit of a shame that it did not get a wide release in theaters, but unfortunately Lambert just can’t bring ’em in anymore (however he is a staple in the straight to video market). The film is a gritty detective story (so NO SWORDS guys) in the style of SEVEN and re-teams Lambert with his Highlander director, Russell Mulcahy. What is interesting here is that the film is co-written and conceived by Lambert, which I think is a first for him (though I’m not sure). What makes this significant is that, Lambert gets to branch out a little and play a character with a little more depth. Which I’m sure is something he’s been longing to do since GREYSTOKE. Another interesting thing about the film is that it has genius/director David Cronenberg acting in a small part as a priest(That’s what I’m waiting for, the Crononberg/Lambert, Director/Actor team-up).
The film is well shot and acted. It is suspenseful and even a little more thought provoking than the average suspense/mystery. It has a twist that I believe works pretty well.
Well in other words, the film is good. See it if you can.
What, that wasn’t a joke?
A precinct already working hard fitting every cliché of these genres(psychological thriller, cop crime investigative flick) into just one 100-ish minute picture is hit by several brutal murders where limbs are missing, and Lambert(who lost his daughter… son, I’m sorry, she… he… looks… uhm, great… anyway, he died in one of those ridiculously contrived sequences that only happen in this type of movie, and that could, by the way, easily have been avoided by the introduction of common sense… oh, and if you think that will pay off, don’t hold your breath, it’s a cheap setup with minimal payoff) is brought in for his experience with decapitations and paint-by-numbers plots. You can figure out the basics of where this goes, everyone talks in Hollywood Dialog(and immediately after, dramatically turn to walk away, signifying how deeply they feel about how lazily this is supposed to conjure up emotion(with that said, this does make you care about some of what we see… though at least once it utterly betrays whatever confidence they might have earned for that)… did I mention that the villain has impeccable luck in where he hides is a regular occurrence(planning…does…not…cover… it)?), for every good performance there is at least two that are over the top, but still, this is a cool enough concept(I will not reveal what the endgame is… though I will say that I don’t know where the bad guy got it from, nor what his motive was, and there wouldn’t have been a film if it had been slightly different, and less random…), it keeps to a fast pace(you’re not bored…it does help to MST3K it), there are chilling bits(helped by the impeccably done practical FX) and, directed by the usually dependably visually interesting Russell Mulcahy, it’s nicely filmed and edited, except for when the cameraman gets zoom-happy in a desperate attempt to increase the tension(which is successfully built here and there), the tracking shots(typically doing a semicircle on a character, so they can remain in place and still do a powerful change of position) that are so fast and start and end so suddenly, I’ve nicknamed them Whiplash-pans, and it, gradually, using the “nausea-vision” filter excessively. The DVD comes with trailers for Elizabeth and Rounders. There is a lot of strong language, a moderate amount of bloody, gory, disturbing violence and a little full frontal nudity of both genders in this. I recommend this to big fans of this kind of thing, as it gets the job done and has solid production values. 6/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min), 1 hr 43 min (103 min) (Germany), 1 hr 45 min (105 min) (Argentina)
Genre Crime, Drama, Horror
Director Russell Mulcahy
Writer Brad Mirman, Christopher Lambert
Actors Christopher Lambert, Mike Anscombe, Jeff J.J. Authors
Country Canada, United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Toronto, Canada
Film Length 3,070 m (Spain)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm