Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995)

Our review of the direct-to-video, Sam Raimi-free and Liam Neeson-free sequel to Darkman. Of the entire original cast, only the main villain returns for this outing…despite his death in the first movie…this is gonna hurt, isn’t it?






5 responses to “Darkman II: The Return of Durant (1995)”

  1. Filip Önell Avatar
    Filip Önell

    There was an attempt at a Darkman TV series. You can find the pilot on youtube.

    It makes no sense for Darkman to be walking around with his own face. Peyton Westlake is dead.

    Arnold Vosloo’s face should have been an new identity…

    1. David DeMoss Avatar
      David DeMoss

      Yeah, I thought about carrying on and talking about that even-more-cash-starved thing…but if I’m going to review Sam Rami-inspired TV shows, I’d much rather do M.A.N.T.I.S. (Besides, the public demands it.)

      1. rizzo Avatar

        Yes the public definitely does demand a M.A.N.T.I.S. review!

  2. Dr. Rosenrosen Avatar

    Hey man, great video. Good breakdown of what is always a peculiar beast – the straight to video sequel. I have the Darkman trilogy but only because it came in a pretty box like that for $7.99. I personally always feel conflicted about Raimi’s non ED work because I know how many of them SHOULD have starred Bruce Campbell and ended up not starring him. Stupid cocking studios.

    Anyway, great work man, love your videos and thanks for the comments on the blog, I wish I was as eloquent and able to type like you.

    1. David DeMoss Avatar
      David DeMoss

      You’re quite welcome – and for everyone else, the Good Doctor runs a very nice film podcast – one could call it a Podcast from the After Movie Diner – that you should all download as often as possible.

      Thanks for the words. Would’ve commented on your review of this material if I weren’t already stewing in them to such an absurd degree as is. But while we share an appreciation of The Almighty Bruce, I’ll content to my dying day that Liam Neeson owned this role, and no matter the actor, I’ll forever be comparing them to his original portrayal…and finding them wanting. Like Chris Reeve’s Superman, Kevin Conroy’s Batman, or Sean Connery’s James Bond.

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