ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST/DOCTOR BUTCHER M.D.

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ZOMBIE HOLOCAUST/DOCTOR BUTCHER M.D. REVIEWED

“Zombie Holocaust” is a cannibal movie. But, it’s also a zombie movie designed to cash in on the Romero/Fulci craze of that period. The plot of this one takes almost an hour to really get going. But, story driven narratives are a pain to sell for genre fans. Ian McCulloch gets a fine opportunity to overact. Check out the special features to hear him belt out a jaunty tune. That being said, it’s easily the lesser of the 1978-1981 zombie films.

“Doctor Butcher M.D.” is the recut Grindhouse version that says screw most of the plot. You get more with the cannibal tribe and a ton more mature material. The film moves at a far quicker clip and most of the plot pace issues are addressed. This is the best I’ve seen Doctor Butcher look and that’s because Severin has found a ton of footage that was recently discovered in NYC and Rome. While it doesn’t enhance the story, it makes the presentation far more clear.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Featurette: Butchery & Ballyhoo: Interview with Aquarius Releasing’s Terry Levine
  • Featurette: Down On The Deuce: Nostalgic Tour Of 42nd Street With Temple Of Shock’s Chris Poggiali and Filmmaker Roy Frumkes
  • Roy Frumkes’ Segment Of Unfinished Anthology Film ‘Tales That Will Tear Your Heart Out’
  • Featurette: The Butcher Mobile: Interview with Gore Gazette Editor & Butcher Mobile Barker Rick Sullivan
  • Featurette: Cutting Doctor Butcher: Interview with Editor Jim Markovic
  • Illustrated Essay: Experiments With A Male Caucasian Brain (…and other memories of 42nd Street) by Gary Hertz
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Video Release Trailer 1
  • Video Release Trailer 2
  • Featurette: Voodoo Man: Interview With Star Ian McCulloch
  • Featurette: Blood Of The Zombies: Interview With FX Master Rosario Prestopino
  • Featurette: Filmmaker Enzo Castellari Remembers His Father Director Marino Girolami
  • Featurette: Sherry Holocaust: Interview With Actress Sherryl Buchanan
  • Featurette: Neurosurgery Italian Style -Interview With FX Artist Maurizio Trani
  • Featurette: New York Filming Locations Then Vs. Now. A look at the Big Apple locales as they are today
  • Audio Bonus: Ian McCulloch Sings Down By The River
  • International Trailer
  • German Trailer

A/V STATS

  • 1.85:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 7/26/16

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