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The Immortalizer (1989)

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

Director:

Joel Bender

Writer:

Mark M. Nelson (screenplay) (as Mark M. Nelsen)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Ray Ron Ray ... Dr. Divine
Chris Crone Chris Crone ... Gregg
Clarke Lindsley Clarke Lindsley ... Dr. Price
Melody Patterson ... Nurse Blaine
Steve Jamieson Steve Jamieson ... Dr. Timmons
Greg Joujon-Roche Greg Joujon-Roche ... Darrell
Rebekka Armstrong Rebekka Armstrong ... June (as Bekki Armstrong)
Cynthia Chase Cynthia Chase ... Celia
Bob Verne Bob Verne ... Lyle
Terry Miller Terry Miller ... Bandy
Brian David Zola Brian David Zola ... Bubba
Raye Hollitt Raye Hollitt ... Queenie
Bo Byers Bo Byers ... Sheriff Gantry
Elmarie Wendel ... Agnes
Karen Moore ... 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 replace their brains with those of old, wealthy people.

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

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Immortalizer See more »

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Film West See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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Melody Patterson's final film. See more »

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Featured in Beyond Belief: The Mutations (1997) See more »

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He'll make you look like a million dollars.
2 February 2019 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

How's this for a hokey premise?: a mad surgeon and his team are transplanting the brains of rich, elderly clients into the healthy young bodies of kidnap victims. Not all of the abductees take to the procedure, which involves an injection of luminous green goop (a la Re-animator) to the base of the skull, and become cannibalistic mutants with superhuman strength.

Sounds like a lot of schlocky B-movie fun, doesn't it, and it would have been had they crammed the film with wall-to-wall messy gore and gratuitous nudity: we get a couple of cheezy brain transplants, a glimpse of Rebecca Armstrong's boobs, and Cynthia Chase naked from behind, but it's not nearly enough to recommend the film to fans of trashy horror. For the most part, it's dull filler, with protagonist Gregg (Chris Crone) escaping the house where he and his pals are being held, trying to convince an unbelieving cop (Bo Byers) of his predicament, and then launching his own investigation/rescue mission with the help of nosey neighbour Agnes (Elmarie Wendel).

There's a not totally unexpected but still enjoyable twist at the end where unsuspecting surgeon Dr. Timmons (Steve Jamieson) is betrayed by his evil boss Dr. Divine (Ron Ray), but I imagine all but the most avid purveyors of low-budget tosh would have given up by then.

3.5/10, rounded down for having the post operative transplant patients talk with their old voices, which is just plain dumb.


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