Diabolical Doctor Z

The Diabolical Doctor Z

Director: Jesùs Franco, Estella Blain, Howard Vernon, Mabel Karr

Cast: Jesùs Franco, Estella Blain, Howard Vernon, Mabel Karr

     
 

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This dark, surrealistic horror film from cult filmmaker Jesus Franco is perhaps best-remembered for its images of the lethal Miss Muerte (Estella Blain) luring victims with razor-sharp fingernails while clad in a skull-mask and a revealing bodysuit. The real star of the film is Mabel Karr, portraying Irma von Zimmer, daughter of a mad scientist whose public

Overview

This dark, surrealistic horror film from cult filmmaker Jesus Franco is perhaps best-remembered for its images of the lethal Miss Muerte (Estella Blain) luring victims with razor-sharp fingernails while clad in a skull-mask and a revealing bodysuit. The real star of the film is Mabel Karr, portraying Irma von Zimmer, daughter of a mad scientist whose public humiliation led to his fatal heart attack. Vowing revenge, Irma uses her father's mind-control techniques to possess Miss Muerte, a nightclub performer. The hypnotized dancer murders the doctors whom Irma blames for her father's death, slicing their throats with her poisoned nails, until police Inspector Tanner (Franco) and Miss Muerte's boyfriend (Fernando Montes) track her down. One of Franco's most entertaining films, Miss Muerte is a great improvement over the similar El Secreto del Dr. Orloff, released the previous year.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2003
UPC:
0843276010195
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mondo Macabre
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:24:00
Sales rank:
36,008

Special Features

new 16:9 digital anamorphic transfer; Documentary o director Jess Franco; Alternative credits sequenece; Theatrical trailer/Audio clips; Exclusive gallery of rare stills and posters; Extensive productions notes and biographies; Optional French/English Language Choices; Optional English Subtitles; Mondo Macabro previews

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Diabolical Doctor Z
1. A Man Escaped & Credits [:02]
2. Testament of Dr Z [8:34]
3. Meet Miss Death [5:36]
4. Female Hitchhiker [4:01]
5. Devious Machine of Dr Z [7:17]
6. A Woman of Fire and Blood [7:55]
7. Night Train to Murder [9:36]
8. Enter Inspector Tanner [10:09]
9. Blonde in the Bar [5:57]
10. Blonde on the Road [10:19]
11. Philippe to the Rescue [6:42]
12. Inspector Tanner Wakes Up [4:56]

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