Doctor Butcher M.D./Zombie Holocaust [2 Discs] [DVD] [English] [1979]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Disc 1: Doctor Butcher M.D. -
  • Butchery & ballyhoo - interview with Terry Levene (Aquarius Releasing)
  • Down on the deuce - nostalgic tour of 42nd street with Chris Poggiali (Temple of Schlock) and filmmaker Roy Frumkes
  • Tales that will tear your heart out - Roy Frumkes' segment of an unfinished anthology film
  • The butcher mobile - interview with gore gazette editor and butcher mobile barker Rick Sullivan
  • Cutting Doctor Butcher - interview with editor Jim Markovic
  • Illustrated essay - "Experiments with a male caucasian brain (...and other memories of 42nd street)" by Gary Hertz
  • Theatrical & video trailers
  • Disc 2: Zombie Holocaust -
  • Voodoo man - interview with star Ian McCullock
  • Blood of the zombies - interview with FX master Rosario Prestopino
  • Neurosurgery Italian style - interview with FX artist Maurizio Trani
  • Filmmaker Enzo G. Castellari remembers his father/director Marino Girolami
  • Interview with actress Sherryl Buchanan
  • New York locations then vs. now - a look at the Big Apple locales as they are today
  • Ian McCulloch sings 'Down By the River'
  • Trailers

Synopsis

Zombie Holocaust
A team of scientists and explorers follow a trail of pilfered corpses to the Pacific-island domain of a hand-wringing mad doctor (Donald O'Brien) who performs bizarre, tortuous experiments on living and dead specimens in his jungle laboratory. After a drastic reduction in the size of the team thanks to the Doc and his zombie hordes, the survivors try for a desperate getaway -- but not before the cannibals capture, strip and body-paint the team's requisite buxom blonde (Alexandra Della Colli). A suitable "B"-side to Lucio Fulci's own island-themed gore epic Zombie, Francesco Martino's Dr. Butcher, M.D. (an abbreviation for "Medical Deviate" according to the lurid promotional materials) is actually a composite of two separate films. The pre-credits prologue is cobbled together from bits of an unreleased film entitled Tales That Tear Your Heart Out which were tacked on to Martino's cut, originally titled Queen of the Cannibals, by American distributor Aquarius Films. The end result is completely senseless, but fun for gore-hounds, who are treated to impromptu surgical tortures, zombie gut-munching and death-by-outboard-motor. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Ian McCullough - Peter
  • Sherry Buchanan
    Sherry Buchanan - Kelly
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    Donald O'Brien
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    Walter Patriarca
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