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The Body Shop (1972)

X | | Horror, Sci-Fi | June 1972 (USA)
Emminent plastic surgeon and mad scientist Don Brandon loses his wife Anitra - pinup model and social butterfly - in a tragic accident. He and his faithful humpbacked and drooling assistant... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
J.G. Patterson Jr. ...
Dr. Brandon (as Don Brandon)
Jenny Driggers ...
Roy Mehaffey ...
Linda Faile ...
Girl in the Trunk
Jan Benfield ...
Jeannine Aber ...
Candy Furr ...
Vickie O'Neal ...
Company Corpse
Jerry Kearns ...
Old Man in Truck
Ken Sigmon ...
Max (Truck Driver)
Linda Lindsey ...
Bill Nevins ...
Joe B. Lamb ...
Chris Allen ...
Howard Stewart ...


Emminent plastic surgeon and mad scientist Don Brandon loses his wife Anitra - pinup model and social butterfly - in a tragic accident. He and his faithful humpbacked and drooling assistant Igor - oops, I mean Greg - busy themselves experimenting with re-animation experiments. Once ready, the good Doctor begins luring young women back to the lab with hypnosis in order to gather select parts to create a New and Improved Anitra. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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June 1972 (USA)  »

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Anitra  »

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The script actually contains pages saying a scene was to be improvised with absolutely no other direction. See more »


Near the end of the film, the slate is visible in one shot, indicating that the number of takes filmed for that scene were insufficient and the filmmakers were forced to use the slate shot to pad out the dialogue. If you look close enough, you can see that the working title of the film was "Anitra". See more »


Dr. Don Brandon: Hands on a woman are more...most important. It's the delicate feminine hand that brings out the true femininity.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Bloodsucking Freaks (2010) See more »

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Funny, and touching if you are in a weird mood
29 August 2002 | by (hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Towards the 2nd half of the film we see the good doctor in love with his creation. I was feeling quite torn about a girl at the time and could almost understand why the doctor felt such strung emotions. Sure, perhaps he goes to far when he puts a cleaver through Igor's hump in a jealous rage, but that's what he did.

Yes this movie is gorey and that's the real strong point. Watch this film if you are into amputations and operations that pretty young girls will not survive.

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