The Atomic Brain/Love After Death/The Incredible Petrified World [DVD]
- SKU: 5767128
- Release Date: 09/16/2003
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- Digitally remastered!
- Original theatrical trailers for The Atomic Brain (As Monstrosity) and The Incredible Petrified World!
- Alternate opening title sequence from The Atomic Brain's TV version!
- Bonus Shriek-O-Matic horror trailers for: Back From the Dead, Curse of the Living Corpse, Frozen Alive, The Hands of Orlac, Monster a Go-Go, and Terrified!
- Ghastly gallery of ghoulish comic cover art with music by The Dead Elvi!
Often tagged "The Incredible Petrified Movie," this science-fiction mistake was created by one of the more unsung "heroes" of bad moviemaking, Jerry Warren, a Hollywood "auteur" comparable to the legendary Edward D. Woods, Jr.. This time, Jerry depicts a group of divers "stranded" in some underwater caverns when their diving bell malfunctions. While the intrepid little group of two men and an equal number of women (including erstwhile "Lois Lane," Phyllis Coates) scamper about beneath the surface, Professor Millard Wyman (John Carradine) works feverishly on solid ground to find a new diving apparatus that may reach them before an underwater source of oxygen runs out. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi
The Atomic Brain
This weird, morbid little sci-fi thriller stars Marjorie Eaton as a filthy-rich but decrepit old widow who has devoted much of her wealth to funding the dubious (to say the least) scientific research of Frank Gerstle, who has constructed a mad lab in the widow's basement in order to perfect a technique in which an infusion of atomic energy (or something) will enable him to transfer the widow's brain into a young and sexy physique. To this end, three subjects are solicited through a want ad (under the pretense of employing a housekeeper). The three young women, all of different nationalities (represented by horrendous accents), are subjected to the old woman's scrutiny, until she selects the prime candidate... as the others become fodder for the doctor's pet projects. Needless to say, things don't turn out quite as planned: people are burned, torn apart by man-beasts, and get their eyes ripped out -- one poor lass even winds up with the brain of a cat. This has a certain perverse charm and is competently directed (excepting some boring stretches) by Joseph V. Mascelli -- who, in spite of his work on this film and Ray Dennis Steckler's The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies, would later publish a well-known book on cinematography. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
Love After Death
In this Argentine crime/fantasy/sex drama, a timid but rich young man (Guillermo de Cordova) is buried alive by his scheming wife and her lover, a criminal doctor. He manages to dig himself out, but the experience unhinges him mentally and turns him into a voyeur. He decides to try to become a rapist but can't quite manage it. Among the strange people he meets are old voyeur lesbians and a transvestite exotic dancer. The American distributor of this film apparently decided it wasn't sexy enough, and shot an explicit lesbian scene that featured future porn star Jennifer Welles. ~ Brian Gusse, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Maurice Bernard - Ingol
- John Carradine - Dr. Wyman
- Robert Clarke - Craig Randall
- Phyllis Coates - Dale Marshall
- Lloyd Nelson - Radioman