Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield

Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield

Director: Michael Feifer Cast: Kane Hodder, Adrienne Frantz, Michael Berryman

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Friday the 13th mainstay Kane Hodder stars as the true-life serial killer whose unspeakable atrocities inspired such classic horror films as Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in director Michael Feifer's disturbing frightener. Rural Wisconsin was a quiet place until the man they called "The Butcher of Plainfield" began his rapid descent into madness. In the months that followed mysterious murders and a series of shocking grave robberies would make headlines all across the country. With this film, fans can finally find out just what it was that transformed a timid, child-like farmer into one of the most abhorrent figures on the annals of American crime.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/06/2007
UPC: 0012236210566
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 34,166

Special Features

Audio commentary; Deleted scenes; Still gallery; Trailers; Scene selection; 16x9 widescreen; 5.1 surround sound, 2.0 stereo audio; English closed captions; Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield
1. Main Titles/Wisconsin 1957 [4:28]
2. Possible Homicide [6:12]
3. Momma's House [2:52]
4. Empty Vessels [4:21]
5. Sweet Heart [3:42]
6. Something Borrowed [2:32]
7. Sam's Tavern [7:07]
8. Plainfield Police [5:09]
9. Watch Yourself [3:47]
10. Dirty Hands [3:54]
11. The Butcher [5:28]
12. Press Conference [3:57]
13. Crash [6:31]
14. Dr. Gein [3:26]
15. Raid [5:39]
16. Trophy [7:15]
17. Manhunt [6:22]
18. Together/End Credits [7:18]

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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While this edition of Ed Gein was produced with a higher budget than the one with Steve Railsback, it takes way too much artistic license. In fact, other than the name of the protagonist in the title role, and his habits of murder, grave robbing, and use of his victims' bodies everything else was pure fiction. Especially how the role of Ed Gein was cast. Instead of the scowling hulk in this film, the real life Ed was a dimunative man always with a smile and cheery disposition. This movie, though technically well made, was a complete farce and waste.
Noblecloth More than 1 year ago
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield is a horrible movie. The acting was mediocre. The special effects were good. The story, however, stunk. Ed Gein was not portrayed as he really was and the story itself did not follow the actual events of Gein's life. I do not recommend this movie and advise against purchasing it.