The Brain That Wouldn't Die
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- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 19, 2002
- Originally Released: 1962
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- English Mono
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Adele Lamont, Virginia Leith, Leslie Daniel & Jason Evers|
|Directed by||Joseph Green|
|Written by||Joseph Green|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 81 ratings.
Is not something you will be saying through out this movie! It was awesome in my opinion and this is definately something you will want to watch again and again. Though you are pretty sure on how it will end it is still full of all that classic horror goodness that you don't see anymore. A tragic love story that is spured on by greed and the advance of science.
Brilliance comes once in a lifetime. And as research indicates, the team behind this film didnt really go on to make much of anything else.
The Brain's brilliance comes not from a poorly written, poorly delivered script but from the combination of the 2 converging on somewhat serious bioethical issues.
Banned in the British gov't for indecency, this movie's got it all. A suave young doctor steals arms and legs from amutation operations and experiments, until one day "THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT!" His hot nurse/fiance is decapticated, driving him to the point of final madness!
I love this movie. Severed heads, arms and cat-fighting strippers... What more could you ask for in a cheap flick? Virginia Leith is wonderfully demented as the disembodied head. If you love old campy horror films don't miss this one.
Even as drive-in trash, I feel any plural number of stars is far too generous for "The Brain that wouldn't die", which, at the last moment the ending credits label "the HEAD that wouldn't die". Make up you're mind movie! Is it a brain or a head?
This suicidally grim movie begins simply enough. A man speeds over heeding an urgent call and kills his girlfriend in a car crash, so he naturally takes her head to the lab and keeps her alive with a pan of magic neck juice.
He then goes about following the tune of sleazy music to search for some poor tramp to steal the body off for his wife, going on the apparent assumption that they can then live happily ever after.
Meanwhile back at the farm, the severed head apparently wants only to die and developes a friendship with a frankenstien-esque monster locked in a closet.
In the climactic scene the evil scientist stands over with his neck DIRECTLY in front of the slot on the monsters door where it can reach out and strangle him in one of the most pathetic attack scenes in all time. It then goes on to set the place on fire so the head can finally die, albeit much slower and more painfully than she hoped, and the monster takes a bite of the scientist, spits it out, and lumbers off with the girl who was to be the body-donor for the man's wife.
This story wraps up with the wonderful moral: Never trust anybody. Ever.
The matter of suspension of disbelife is always an issue in dealing with sci-fi or horror genres and there is a lot to suspend when you watch The Brain That Would Not Die. Firstly it's not so much just a brain as it is a whole head. And it seems that if you get your head cut off and manage to live you develope amazing psychic powers-sort of the remnant senses overcompensating theory.
Good print. Fun to watch.
This is a GREAT print of this wacky, tacky drive-in classic! The movie's as good as the cover!
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- UPC: 089218405494
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