The Diabolical Doctor Z [DVD] [1964]

This dark, surrealistic horror film from cult filmmaker Jesus Franco is perhaps best-remembered for its images of the lethal Miss Muerte (Estella Blain) luring victims with razor-sharp fingernails while clad in a skull-mask and a revealing bodysuit. The real star of the film is Mabel Karr, portraying Irma von Zimmer, daughter of a mad scientist whose public humiliation led to his fatal heart attack. Vowing revenge, Irma uses her father's mind-control techniques to possess Miss Muerte, a nightclub performer. The hypnotized dancer murders the doctors whom Irma blames for her father's death, slicing their throats with her poisoned nails, until police Inspector Tanner (Franco) and Miss Muerte's boyfriend (Fernando Montes) track her down. One of Franco's most entertaining films, Miss Muerte is a great improvement over the similar El Secreto del Dr. Orloff, released the previous year.
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Overview

Special Features

  • new 16:9 digital anamorphic transfer
  • Documentary o director Jess Franco
  • Alternative credits sequenece
  • Theatrical trailer/Audio clips
  • Exclusive gallery of rare stills and posters
  • Extensive productions notes and biographies
  • Optional French/English Language Choices
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Mondo Macabro previews

Synopsis

The Diabolical Doctor Z
This dark, surrealistic horror film from cult filmmaker Jesus Franco is perhaps best-remembered for its images of the lethal Miss Muerte (Estella Blain) luring victims with razor-sharp fingernails while clad in a skull-mask and a revealing bodysuit. The real star of the film is Mabel Karr, portraying Irma von Zimmer, daughter of a mad scientist whose public humiliation led to his fatal heart attack. Vowing revenge, Irma uses her father's mind-control techniques to possess Miss Muerte, a nightclub performer. The hypnotized dancer murders the doctors whom Irma blames for her father's death, slicing their throats with her poisoned nails, until police Inspector Tanner (Franco) and Miss Muerte's boyfriend (Fernando Montes) track her down. One of Franco's most entertaining films, Miss Muerte is a great improvement over the similar El Secreto del Dr. Orloff, released the previous year. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Image coming soon
    Estella Blain - Nadia
  • Howard Vernon
    Howard Vernon - Vikass
  • Mabel Karr
    Mabel Karr - Irma
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    Guy Mairesse
  • Image coming soon
    Albeto Dalbes
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