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Atomic Brain

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This weird, morbid little sci-fi thriller stars Marjorie Eaton as a filthy-rich but decrepit old widow who has devoted much of her wealth to funding the dubious (to say the least) scientific research of Frank Gerstle, who has constructed a mad lab in the widow's basement in order to perfect a technique in which an infusion of atomic energy (or something) will enable him to transfer the widow's brain into a young and sexy physique. To this end, three subjects are solicited through a want ad (under the pretense of ...
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Overview

This weird, morbid little sci-fi thriller stars Marjorie Eaton as a filthy-rich but decrepit old widow who has devoted much of her wealth to funding the dubious (to say the least) scientific research of Frank Gerstle, who has constructed a mad lab in the widow's basement in order to perfect a technique in which an infusion of atomic energy (or something) will enable him to transfer the widow's brain into a young and sexy physique. To this end, three subjects are solicited through a want ad (under the pretense of employing a housekeeper). The three young women, all of different nationalities (represented by horrendous accents), are subjected to the old woman's scrutiny, until she selects the prime candidate... as the others become fodder for the doctor's pet projects. Needless to say, things don't turn out quite as planned: people are burned, torn apart by man-beasts, and get their eyes ripped out -- one poor lass even winds up with the brain of a cat. This has a certain perverse charm and is competently directed (excepting some boring stretches) by Joseph V. Mascelli -- who, in spite of his work on this film and Ray Dennis Steckler's The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies, would later publish a well-known book on cinematography.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/2003
  • UPC: 089218414397
  • Original Release: 1964
  • Rating:

  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:12:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,654

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frank Gerstle Doctor
Erika Peters Nina
Judy Bamber Bee
Marjorie Eaton Hazel
Frank Fowler Victor
Margie Fisco Zombie
Susanne Loret
Albert Lup
Lisa Lang
Xeres the cat
Technical Credits
Anton Giulio Majano Director
Joseph Mascelli Director
Alberto Bevilacqua Screenwriter
Gino de Santis Screenwriter
Dean Dillman Jr. Producer, Screenwriter
Sue Dwiggins Associate Producer, Screenwriter
Jack Pollexfen Producer
Vi Russell Screenwriter
Sue Swiggens Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [10:35]
2. Chapter 2 [10:04]
3. Chapter 3 [10:10]
4. Chapter 4 [10:18]
5. Chapter 5 [10:54]
6. Chapter 6 [12:46]
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Side #1 --
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