Crimson

Crimson

Director: Juan Fortuny, Oliver Matthews, Jacinto Molina, Silvia Solar

Cast: Juan Fortuny, Oliver Matthews, Jacinto Molina, Silvia Solar

     
 

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In this Spanish horror/crime drama, a gangster is shot in the head during a jewel robbery. His accomplices take him to a doctor, who tells them that his brain is destroyed and he needs a transplant. They murder a rival gangster known as "The Sadist" and the doctor transplants his brain into the head of the wounded robber.

Overview

In this Spanish horror/crime drama, a gangster is shot in the head during a jewel robbery. His accomplices take him to a doctor, who tells them that his brain is destroyed and he needs a transplant. They murder a rival gangster known as "The Sadist" and the doctor transplants his brain into the head of the wounded robber.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Fred Beldin
Yet another grotesque Paul Naschy vehicle, Crimson is a hybrid crime thriller and sci-fi story that delivers all the dismemberments, medical atrocities, and beheadings so common to the Spanish horror star's films. This time our hero is the leader of a bumbling gang of thieves who ends up badly wounded during a robbery gone wrong. Naschy spends most of the film unconscious with gauze wrapped around his head, waiting for an experimental brain transplant. Meanwhile, his henchmen murder an archrival for use as a donor, bicker for a while over who should decapitate the specimen, then finally just lay the corpse on a railroad track and wait for a train to do the work. Naschy eventually revives to rage half-heartedly against the unnatural experiment performed upon him, but mostly he just holds his noggin and moans about his brain. Crimson is full of memorable moments, such as a dour gangster walking directly on stage to calmly question a frugging go-go dancer, and the requisite clumsy dubbing and inappropriate music score take the viewer into a cracked universe that will either amuse or confuse, depending on disposition. The conclusion finds Naschy stumbling around with a syringe sticking out of his neck, and anyone who is still with Crimson by this point won't be disappointed.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2016
UPC:
0738329206956
Original Release:
1973
Rating:
NR
Source:
Redemption
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
29,996

Special Features

Standard 89-minute version and the complete, more sexually explicit 98-minute version; Audio commentary by horror film historian Richard Harland Smith

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crimson
1. Chapter 1 [14:46]
2. Chapter 2 [9:57]
3. Chapter 3 [14:02]
4. Chapter 4 [10:38]
5. Chapter 5 [15:41]
6. Chapter 6 [9:03]
7. Chapter 7 [9:59]
8. Chapter 8 [5:16]
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8

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