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4.0 out of 5 stars Hell hath no fury like a woman decapitated., 9 July 2012
This review is from: THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE (DVD)
I've always been a fan of these old B-movies from the 50's and 60's. Not that I'm old enough to have seen them first time around, I just remember watching them on the TV as kid in the 80's and they are most likely to blame for why I am such a big horror fan today.

The Brain That Wouldn't Die borrows ideas from Frankenstein, only this time around it's a surgeon by the name of Dr. Bill Cortner who's doing the experimenting. Bill proves that his experiments are successful by restoring life to a man who just died on an operating table but his real dream is to be able to replace damaged or diseased limbs with new ones, thanks to his `special compound.' Although at this point I did wonder if he'd just invented really good glue.

On his way to his country house (which doubles as his secret lab) he loses control of his car and crashes. Although he gets out fairly unscathed, his fiancée isn't so lucky but that's not going to stop the good Dr as hetakes her decapitated head back to his lab' in order to keep it alive via the aforementioned special compound.
Bills fiancée isn't best pleased with being an experiment and almost her first thought upon awakening is to vow revenge, with the help of...whatever that mysterious thing is in the laboratory closet.

There is a fault on the DVD (this is on the Cayman Classics release) where there's no picture or sound for around a minute but otherwise everything else appears fine (don't know if this happens on all of them or just mine) and I don't think there's actually anything missing from the film despite the fault. In addition the DVD is about as `bare bones' as you can possibly get as the only option on the menu screen is to play the movie, not even a chapter select. Still, I can't really complain as I did only pay £1 for it and everything else (picture/sound quality) are acceptable.

On the whole I really like this movie and think that it is a notch above a lot of the other of this type of film that were made in this era.
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