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[Random Cool] 1992 Academy Award Winning Effects Work From ‘Death Becomes Her’!!

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Update: We’ve added a second video below that explains how Catherine Bell was selected as Meryl Streep’s body double to allow them to work out how to create the on-screen effect of Meryl’s body getting younger and tighter beneath her clothing.

One of the highest grossing zombie movies of all time ($149 million worldwide) is Robert Zemeckis incredibly underrated 1992 horror comedy Death Becomes Her, which starred Meryl Streep as a woman learning of an immortality treatment that she sees as a way to outdo her long-time rival (played by Goldie Hawn). Bruce Willis stars as the doctor mixed in the mess. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies that has been on and off of Netflix the past year.

When you love something, you always want more, which is why DVD and Blu-ray extras are so widely cherished. Thanks to StudioADI, we’re celebrating the film’s 20th anniversary by going behind-the-scenes of the building and shooting the various animatronic duplicates of Meryl Streep!

This Academy-Award winning film (Best Visual Effects 1993) showcases the first use of silicone as an animatronic skin for a feature film (with beautifully subtle coloring by Gino Acevedo). Enjoy!

  • frankstark

    you should also post the video of them doing the makeup to the unfilmed 1997 version of i am legend that would of been directed by ridley scott

  • Evil_Flip

    Did I just see a cast of Meryl Streep’s boobs!!!!

  • Catastrophe

    I LOVE this movie. Definitely one of the best horror comedies ever made (even if it does lean more towards the comedy side). Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep and even Bruce Willis are all laugh riots in Death Becomes Her. I just wish this movie would come to blu-ray already.

  • HMH

    Love this flick. Needs a better release.

  • ThunderDragoon

    I used to watch this movie all the time as a kid. I love it so much. Glad to see it here. :D

  • djblack1313

    i too love this movie! Meryl’s opening intended to be tacky song/performance of “I See Me” is brilliant! LOL.