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Brain of Blood (1971)

GP | | Horror, Sci-Fi | August 1971 (USA)
Amir, the benevolent ruler of Kalid, is dying, but there is hope. Freshly deceased, he is flown to the United States where Dr. Trenton transplants his brain into the body of a simpleton in ... See full summary »

Director:

Al Adamson

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Samuel M. Sherman (story), Joe Van Rodgers (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Grant Williams ... Bob
Kent Taylor ... Dr. Trenton
John Bloom ... Gor
Regina Carrol ... Tracy
Vicki Volante Vicki Volante ... Katherine
Angelo Rossitto ... Dorro
Reed Hadley ... Amir
Zandor Vorkov ... Mohammed
Richard Smedley Richard Smedley ... Angel
Gus Peters ... Charlie
Margo Hope ... Pale Girl
Bruce Kimball Bruce Kimball ... Jim
Irv Saunders Irv Saunders ... Victim (as Ervin Saunders)
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Amir, the benevolent ruler of Kalid, is dying, but there is hope. Freshly deceased, he is flown to the United States where Dr. Trenton transplants his brain into the body of a simpleton in a classic "assistant got the wrong kind of body" plot line. Dr. Trenton has a few nefarious plot twists of his own in mind, and then there's the thing with the dwarf and the women chained in the basement. It's up to Amir's friend Bob and wife Tracey to try and salvage this tale. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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August 1971 (USA) See more »

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The Undying Brain See more »

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Philippines See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Passable trash entertainment from Al Adamson.
20 October 2018 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

After Amir (Reed Hadley), the beloved ruler of fictional country Kalid (represented by a postcard picture of the Taj Mahal), dies of cancer, his most loyal followers keep the death a secret, shipping their leader's body to the United States where Dr. Trenton (Kent Taylor) has been hired to perform a revolutionary operation: transplant Amir's brain into a new, healthy body.

You know that you're in serious schlock territory when the movie's mad scientist's assistants are a sadistic dwarf (played with glee by diminutive Hollywood legend Angelo Rossito) and a hulking disfigured man-child called Gor (John Bloom).

Directed by z-grade film-maker Al Adamson, Brain of Blood is cheap and cheerful trash that doesn't attempt to be anything but. Fans of such tawdry nonsense will no doubt be delighted by the movie's more exploitative elements, which include a grisly brain transplant and a couple of young, unwilling, female blood donors shackled in a dank cellar, but even seasoned trash addicts might struggle with the latter half of the film as Adamson runs out of ideas and merely treads water until the end.

4.5 out of 10, generously rounded up to 5 for Dr. Trenton's hand-held 'brain-zapper' which looks like it is straight out of a 1930s Flash Gordon serial.


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