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Horrors of Malformed Men (1969)
Rating: 18
Director: Teruo Ishii
Starring:
Country: Japan

Label: Synapse

Current Stock: 2
Price: £14.00


Brief Synopsis/Write-up:

After escaping from an asylum, young medical student Hirosuke assumes the identity of a dead man in order to solve the mystery of a weird doppleganger whose picture he sees in the newspaper. Traveling to faraway Panorama Island, he discovers a mad scientist surgically remaking normal human beings into misshapen monsters but that is only the beginning. Hirosuke soon learns the horrible truth about the island and his own family s shameful past, and finds himself plunged into the depths of incest, murder, and madness.

 

Details:

Format: DVD
Region/TV Standard: Region 1/NTSC
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 99 mins
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Anamorphic
Case Type: Standard

Extra Features:


• Audio commentary by film critic Mark Schilling
• MALFORMED MEMORIES, an all-new, half-hour documentary featuring interviews with cult film directors and Ishii fans Shinya Tsukamoto (TETSUO THE IRON MAN) and Minoru Kawasaki (THE CALAMARI WRESTLER), plus comments from Teruo Ishii himself
• ISHII IN ITALIA, the director’s 2003 visit to the Far East Film Festival
• Original Japanese theatrical trailer
• Teruo Ishii poster gallery
• Director and writer biographies
• Liner notes by Japanese film writers Patrick Macias, Tomo Machiyama and Jasper Sharp
• Reversible cover with original Japanese poster artwork

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