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Corruption (1968)

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A doctor goes to extreme lengths--even murder--to restore the badly burned face of his fiance.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sir John Rowan
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Lynn Nolan
Noel Trevarthen ...
Steve Harris
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Val Nolan
David Lodge ...
Groper
Anthony Booth ...
Mike Orme
Wendy Varnals ...
Terry
...
Rik
Vanessa Howard ...
Kate
Marian Collins ...
Girl in the Flat (International version)
Jan Waters ...
Girl in the Flat (UK version)
Phillip Manikum ...
Georgie
Alexandra Dane ...
Sandy
Valerie Van Ost ...
Girl in the Train
Diana Ashley ...
Claire
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A surgeon discovers that he can restore the beauty to his girlfriend's scarred face by murdering other women and extracting fluids from their pituitary gland. However, the effects only last for a short time, so he has to kill more and more women. It is ultimately a killing spree which ends with considerable death and disaster. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

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This is not a woman's picture! No women will be allowed in alone! See more »

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December 1968 (UK)  »

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Carnage  »

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Foreign versions of this film replaced Jan Waters in the role of the first victim with Marian Collins, who played the murder scene topless. See more »

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excellent Peter Cushing and good flick
26 July 2012 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

This is one of those UK lost flicks that is really worth hunting down. It's so rare that a flick with the legendary Peter Cushing never had a proper release after the VHS rage. And again he gives a perfect performance as Sir John Rowan a surgeon.

When John got into a fight with a photographer picturing his wife suddenly one of the spots falls on her face. Heavily burned he feels guilty and discovers that he can restore the scarred face of his girlfriend by murdering other women and extracting fluids from their pituitary gland. Sadly the effect of repairing the face doesn't goes on forever and he has to kill again. But he got mixed emotions about it.

There are two versions of this flick around, both are hard to get, the first one the normal version and the second one the uncut strong version. The latter I saw and it is in the first killing, the whore, that there are differences. In the normal, cut, version you only see a knife and some dolls when he is killing the whore but in the strong version she goes naked and is stabbed to death and beheaded by the surgeon. And for the time being I can understand that it was rather gruesome.

All acting was good and some faces did make it, for the horror buffs Billy Murray (Rik) will be recognized in Doghouse (2009) and Dead Cert (2010). A rather good example of British horror worth hunting down, if you will ever find it....

Gore 1/5 Nudity 1/5 Effects 2/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5


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