The cult 1974 horror film, THE FREAKMAKER is getting the Blu-ray special edition treatment via DiabolikDVD. The film stars Donald Pleasence and is available for purchase now via the online retailer. Get all the disc details down below.
DiabolikDVD will release on Blu-ray Jack Cardiff’s film The Freakmaker (1974), starring Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris, Julie Ege, and Michael Dunn. The release will be available for purchase on February 10 at the online retailer.
Not satisfied with the pace of natural selection in driving evolution, a deranged biologist decides to create his own genetically engineered mutations. With the promise of using his experiments to “cure” them, Dr. Nolter (Pleasence) enlists members of the local Freakshow to help him kidnap students from a nearby college to use as human guinea pigs.
Using the same techniques that he developed mixing the DNA of plants and animals, he begins crossbreeding plants and humans with unpredictable results. One by one his failed experiments are cast off to the circus until the freaks have had enough and seek their bloody revenge.
Starring Donald Pleasence (Escape From New York, Halloween, Wake In Fright), Tom Baker (Golden Voyage Of Sinbad and Dr Who’s popular 4th doctor), exploitation great Brad Harris (Kommissar X) and Michael Dunn (Best Supporting Actor nominee for Ship of Fools).
For this release, writer / producer Robert D Weinbach restored his archival 35mm print for a vivid new master!
Along with the new transfer the disc presents English SDH subtitles for the first time on home video, a Featurette about the making of the film, a Commentary with Producer/Writer Robert D Weinbach and actor Brad Harris, an Audio Interview with Jack Cardiff, a Trailer and TV Spot, and a Still Gallery with Basil Kirchin’s eerie score isolated.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- NEW RESTORATION OF THE FILM
- New Scan from an archival 35mm print framed at 1:66:1 Featurette
- Commentary with Producer/Writer Robert D Weinbach and actor Brad Harris.
- Audio Interview with Jack Cardiff
- Trailer and TV Spot
- Still Gallery with Isolated Score
- Optional English SDH Subtitles