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Everything Actioncast: Darkman (1990)

This week on the Everything Actioncast, Zach and Chris attempt to answer the question “Who is Darkman?” as they dive into Sam Raimi’s 1990 cult classic superhero movie.

Getting released on 4K this week from Shout Factory, Darkman stars Liam Neeson as Dr. Peyton Westlake, a scientist trying to develop a synthetic skin replacement who is attacked by the sinister Robert Durant (Larry Drake) and his henchmen.  Left with a body that is mostly burned, Peyton seeks his revenge by using his synthetic skin technology to impersonate the gang members and try to pick them off one by one.  He’s also trying to figure out a way to make the synthetic skin last longer than 99 minutes in daylight so he can reunite with his girlfriend Julie Hastings (Frances McDormand) with a mask of his former self.

Zach and Chris talk about the over-the-top Sam Raimi touches (especially the carnival date scene), the awesome helicopter stunt, Darkman’s impressive impression skills, radical medical treatments that turn patients into rage fueled superhumans, and more.  Along with this week’s 4K release, you can also stream Darkman on AMC+ or rent it from Amazon, Apple, Google and more.

Next week we’re talking about David Lynch’s Dune as we prepare for the sci-fi epic of Dune Part 2.

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