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John Grissmer, USA, 1977, Arrow Films, Horror

“A demented version of Pygmalion, with a dash of FRANKENSTEIN and EYES WITHOUT A FACE thrown in.” -- The Bloody Pit of Horror

He lost the face of the woman he love...so he gave it to someone else. T.V. staple Robert Lansing (Star Trek, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone) stars as a deranged surgeon in this exemplary slice of Southern-fried gothic from BLOOD RAGE director John Grissmer and celebrated cinematographer Edward Lachman (KEN PARK, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES).

Lansing plays Dr. Phillip Reynolds, a man whose daughter Heather (Judith Chapman, As the World Turns, General Hospital) has run away from home a year prior following the suspicious death of her boyfriend. When he happens across a young woman one night, her face beaten beyond recognition, the unhinged Reynolds sees his opportunity to put his trusty scalpel to use -- hatching a plan to “reconstruct” her face in the image of his missing daughter, and so claim her sizeable inheritance.

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Details

  • 95 min.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1

Formats

  • DCP
  • Blu-ray

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