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The Immortalizer (1990)

A crazed scientist sends out his mutant creations to kidnap young, beautiful men and women to bring back to his lab so he can transplant their brains into the bodies of old, wealthy people.

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(screenplay) (as Mark M. Nelsen)
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Ron Ray ...
Dr. Divine
Chris Crone ...
Gregg
Clarke Lindsley ...
Dr. Price
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Nurse Blaine
Steve Jamieson ...
Dr. Timmons
Greg Joujon-Roche ...
Darrell
Rebekka Armstrong ...
June (as Bekki Armstrong)
Cynthia Chase ...
Celia
Bob Verne ...
Lyle
Terry Miller ...
Bandy
Brian David Zola ...
Bubba
Raye Hollitt ...
Queenie
Bo Byers ...
Sheriff Gantry
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Agnes
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Julie McClaren
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A crazed scientist sends out his mutant creations to kidnap young, beautiful men and women to bring back to his lab so he can transplant their brains into the bodies of old, wealthy people.

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If you're thinking of plastic surgery... Dr. Devine would like to change your mind!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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29 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Dr. Immortalizer  »

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Melody Patterson's final film. See more »

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Spoofed in The People Under the Stairs (1991) See more »

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23 February 2006 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

THE IMMORTALIZER was, uh, interesting. It certainly didn't kill me during its hour and a half duration, but it didn't impress me much either. A group of kids are abducted in an alley by musclehead mutants (in a scene featuring cinema's least convincing head crushing sound effect) and taken to a fancy house in the suburbs. Here Dr. Divine and his team are performing brain transplants for his rich old patients so they can have young bodies again. Hey, this was quietly remade with a big budget a few years later as FREEJACK! Who knew that when you transplant an old person's brain into a different body that their new voice will sound exactly like their old voice? With all this talk of pineal glands and the use of a glowing green serum, you can almost see visions of FROM BEYOND and RE-ANIMATOR dancing in the producers' heads. But the production literally doesn't have the guts to pull it off. I've never understood why, when someone is making a low budget horror film, that they don't pack it to the edge of the frame with gore. The acting is uniformly terrible, with the only good performance coming from Clarke Lindsley as the assistant Dr. Price. He has a nice evil laugh. The only other thing of note about THE IMMORTALIZER is that it features lots of old people doing their own stunts. Seriously, most of the cast takes some serious bumps for old folks.


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