Over forty years after Todd Browning’s FREAKS shocked audiences,
director Jack Cardiff (Award winning cinematographer of Black Narcissus,
The Red Shoes, and African Queen) and writer / producer Robert D. Weinbach
return to the circus sideshow
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.
Blu-Ray All Region
New Scan from an archival 35mm print framed at 1:66:1
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
English SDH Subtitles
Running Time Approx 92m
The initial, limited release includes 2 double sided postcards featuring new and vintage poster art for the film plus a Slipcover with a reproduction of the original, hand painted Art by Mike Tommyrot (Instagram: @miketommyrot) inspired by the European VHS cover DR OF EVIL and the art of Basil Gogos!