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Blackenstein (1973)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1973 (USA)
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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William A. Levey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hart ... Dr. Stein
Ivory Stone Ivory Stone ... Dr. Winifred Walker
Joe De Sue Joe De Sue ... Eddie Turner (as Joe DeSue)
Roosevelt Jackson Roosevelt Jackson ... Malcomb
Andrea King ... Eleanor
Nick Bolin Nick Bolin ... Bruno Stragor
Karin Lind Karin Lind ... Hospital Supervisor
Yvonne Robinson Yvonne Robinson ... Hospital Receptionist
John Dennis ... Hospital Attendant (as Bob Brophy)
Liz Renay ... Couple in Bed
Gerald Soucie Gerald Soucie ... Couple in Bed (as Jerry Soucie)
Beverly Haggerty Beverly Haggerty ... Couple in Car
Daniel Fauré Daniel Fauré ... Couple in Car (as Daniel Faure)
Andy C Andy C ... Nightclub Comedian (as Andy 'C')
Cardella Di Milo 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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To Stop This Mutha Takes One Bad Brutha See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Frankenstein See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Eddie's arms and legs were blown off by a land mine. When he is unloaded from the ambulance at Dr. Stein's home, his legs and feet are clearly visible underneath the sheet. See more »

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

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Referenced in Jigureul jikyeora! (2003) See more »

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I Can't Find No One to Love Me
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Cardella Di Milo
plays during opening credits
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Don't blame Sam !!!!
23 September 1999 | by Mark_D-2See all my reviews

After the huge success of "Blacula", Sam Arkoff made plans for a similar knock-off called "Blackenstein". In the meanwhile, write-producer Frank Salteri decides to beat him to the proverbial punch by taking the Black Frankenstein concept, dashing out something resembling a script, gathering together a considerably less than stellar cast (including ex-mob moll Liz Renay and a couple of 40's has-beens who appear to have needed some extra bucks to pay the phone bill that month), and spending what appears to be about $30, slaps out one of the worst pieces of cinematic drek to have ever played inside the confines of a movie theater. If the wooden acting and laughably inept gore effects don't get you, how about the inappropriate musical and stand-up comedy routines (such as they are), or the long-shot camera work during crucial scenes, or how the title character shuffles about with his arms outstretched, just like every parody of Frankenstein you've ever seen.

For years, Sam Arkoff has taken the blame for this cinematic blunder. Sam: A lot of people owe you a hell of a big apology!!!!


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