- Uncensored Edition
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Liner Notes
- Rare Behind-The-Scenes Photos
- Rated: Unrated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: August 1, 2000
- Originally Released: 1962
- Label: Synapse Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes/Outtakes
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Liner Notes: by Bryan Senn
- Rare Behind the Scenes Photos
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Alive... Without A Body... Fed By An Unspeakable Horror From Hell!
Dr. Bill Cortner is a surgeon like his father. After reviving a patient using experimental techniques, his father is nervous: "Don't try to play God," he warns him. But, Dr. Cortner obviously isn't listening. He is obsessed with performing surgical transplants and continues to experiment with amputated limbs he steals from the local hospital.
While driving to his secret mountain laboratory to tend to an emergency, Cortner's recklessness causes an accident and his car careens off the road, killing his fiancee. Not one to pass up the opportunity, Cortner steals her decapitated head from the burning wreckage and tries to keep it alive long enough to find a suitable body to reattach it to. As the doctor stalks women and searches for a new body, Jan's decapitated head stays alive in a tray - telepathically communicating with something locked away in the laboratory closet and plotting her revenge on the doctor for not letting her die in peace.
Previous home video releases of this classic film were butchered TV prints, but Synapse Films is proud to present The Brain That Wouldn't Die in its original uncut form, containing all of the extra gory footage! An obvious inspiration for such films as Re-Animator and even Steve Martin's The Man With Two Brains, The Brain That Wouldn't Die is classic cult entertainment and a treat for all horror film fans!
A boorish doctor who has devised a way to bring the dead back to life gets into a car accident and kills his beautiful fiancee; he takes her severed head back to the lab with him and keeps it alive in a tray of serum. She is unhappy with the situation and begs him to let her die, but he embarks upon a search for the perfect body for his amour, visiting strip clubs and streetwalkers and scouring the city. Meanwhile, the fiancee discovers that a side effect of her current status is telepathy, and she begins to communicate with the doctor's "mistake," which is held captive in a locked room off the lab. With the monster's help, the bodyless woman manages to save the life of the doctor's chosen victim and burn the lab down in the process.
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