Dr. Volk (Bob Bancroft) quotes poetry from Byron and William Blake. See more »
(at around 55 mins) Dr. Volk plays a phonograph record, setting the needle to the record before turning the switch that starts up the turntable The gritty sounds of the record are heard before the turntable starts revolving. See more »
Mr. George is going to shave you. If you move, he'll slit your throat. Understand?
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Pretty Boy Finds His Way Into a Mad Doctor's Cage...
A young man (Stephen Weigand) finds himself held captive by a mysterious doctor (Bob Bancroft) and his brutish henchman (Brendan Kelly).
The opening scene uses the POV camera that, frankly, never works in any film and comes across just as annoying here. Luckily, it is brief. And even more luckily, it never really comes back. (The opening is referenced later, but it is less obnoxious.)
This film has aspects of "Human Centipede", or really any mad scientist movie. Like "Centipede", the doctor has an unwilling victim whom he wishes to transform into something superior. I would dare say the centipede is more disturbing, but the transformation here is more drastic. (I cannot actually say what it is without giving away the plot, but I will say once you catch on the film gets a lot more interesting.)
Overall, I give this a modest recommendation. Certainly not among the best films out there, but it is well produced and the acting is above average (the mad doctor is spot on). If you have other things to see, see them first... but this is better than you might expect.
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