Trash-fiends, take note: Scream Factory will be unleashing a high-def version of a vintage classic in December when they release a blu-ray version of The Brain That Wouldn’t Die. This infamous b-movie fave from the early ’60s is a mad scientist tale that involves a severed head kept alive, strippers and a mutant experiment behind a locked door. Scream Factory’s new disc will feature the uncut version of this film and an array of extras, including the famous MST3K version of the film. Read on for all sci-fi sleaze details, including cover art and a breakdown of the extras…
SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS
A film by Joseph Green
THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE
Starring Herb Evers, Virginia Leith and Leslie Daniel
SPECIAL BLU-RAY™ EDITION DEBUTS ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES
DECEMBER 22, 2015 FROM SCREAM FACTORY™
Medical science leaps light years into the future in the 1962 sci-fi cult classic THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE, starring Herb Evers (Escape from the Planet of the Apes, 1971), Virginia Leith (Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire) and Leslie Daniel (Johnny Yuma). Directed by Joseph Green, this campy sci-fi/horror classic explores the strange world of transplants, cloning and mutant regeneration. On December 22, 2015, SCREAM FACTORY™ will release the special Blu-ray™ edition of THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE on home entertainment shelves. Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this definitive home entertainment release features uncut version of this movie classic and includes parts of the brain surgery scene that were missing from previous releases, plus insightful bonus content.
A must-have for movie collectors and sci-fi/horror enthusiasts to complete their movie library, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE Blu-ray edition is available for pre-order at:
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THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE Blu-ray™ Edition
NEW High Definition (1080p) transfer from the negative – restored to its uncut version (1.66:1)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode – THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE (in Standard Definition)
NEW Audio Commentary with film historian and author Steve Haberman and writer Tony Sasso
Alternate Scene from the International Cut
Strangely relevant in today’s ethically challenged world, this movie presents a truly psycho surgery case and is “one of the great sci-fi sleaze classics” (Starlog).
When Dr. Bill Cortner loses his sweetheart, Jan, in a car accident, he refuses to give up hope for her life. Scooping up her decapitated head, he brings it back to the lab for resuscitation. But keeping her head alive is one thing – finding her a new body is quite another. So while the mad doctor is out looking for spare parts, she’s stuck at home going out of her mind – literally! And nothing will stop her from getting revenge on the man who is keeping her as a trophy girlfriend!
“THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE”
Starring HERB EVERS, VIRGINIA LEITH, LESLIE DANIEL
Story by REX CARLTON and JOSEPH GREEN
Screenplay by JOSEPH GREEN Directed by JOSEPH GREEN
Produced by REX CARLTON
An AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL Release
High-Definition Widescreen (1.66:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono/1962/Not Rated/81 mins./Region A/Subtitles: English