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Blackenstein (1973)

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Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who ... See full summary »

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Dr. Stein
Ivory Stone ...
Dr. Winifred Walker
Joe De Sue ...
Eddie Turner (as Joe DeSue)
Roosevelt Jackson ...
Malcomb
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Eleanor
Nick Bolin ...
Bruno Stragor
Karin Lind ...
Hospital Supervisor
Yvonne Robinson ...
Hospital Receptionist
John Dennis ...
Hospital Attendant (as Bob Brophy)
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Couple in Bed
Gerald Soucie ...
Couple in Bed (as Jerry Soucie)
Beverly Haggerty ...
Couple in Car
Daniel Fauré ...
Couple in Car (as Daniel Faure)
Andy C ...
Nightclub Comedian (as Andy 'C')
Cardella Di Milo ...
Nightclub Singer (as Cardella DeMilo)
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Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiance) switches Eddie's DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer. Written by Scott Murdock <scott@blairlake.com>

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The set used for Dr. Stein's lab uses items from Universal's original Frankenstein (1931). See more »

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The ranks of the policemen are listed incorrectly in the credits. James Cousar is listed as Police Sgt. 'Jackson', although he plays Police Lieutenant Jim Jackson. Don Brodie is simply listed as Police Lieutenant, although he plays Police Captain Tucker in the film. See more »

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The end credits roll in reverse: downwards instead of the usual upwards. See more »

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Divertimento No. 17, K. 334, v. Menuetto
(uncredited)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Fritz Reiner
Plays during the dinner scene with Dr. Walker and Dr. Stein at 0:08:05.
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Badenstein
29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Blackenstein (1973)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

A black man has his arms and legs blown off in Vietnam but Dr. Stein puts him back together again using his DNA potion. However, a crazy assistant injects him with another potion, which turns him into a monster. Whenever you hear the title BLACKENSTEIN it's usually followed by "worst movie ever made" or something to that nature. In all honesty I was rather disappointed that the movie didn't live up to its bad reputation. Yes, it's a very bad movie but it's not nearly as bad as hundreds of other horror movies out there and I'd say if you're a fan of drive-in cheese from the 70s then you'll probably find yourself either smiling or laughing at this picture. Being blaxploitation, it's mostly dumb white people being killed by the monster but the stereotypes are rather hilarious. The monster looks very stupid but the death scenes are rather brutal, although the special effects are a joke. Considering how "poor" the movie is I was surprised at how much graphic violence they threw in but it's better than nothing. I would tell you how the monster dies at the end but you really need to see if for yourself as it's reason enough to check the film out.


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