The Awful Dr. Orlof

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DVD Features:

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1962
  • Label: Redemption
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Mastered in HD from an archival 35 mm print
    • French with optional English subtitles
    • English dubbed
    • Audio commentary by Tim Lucas, critic and co-editor of Video Watchdog
    • "The Horror of Orlof," a 16-minute interview with Jess Franco, directed by David Gregory, produced by Elijah Drenner
    • "The Young Dr. Orlof Chronicles," a 19-minute documentary by Daniel Gouyette on the making of the film
    • "Jess! What are you doing now'" an 8-minute homage to Jess Franco by Daniel Gouyette, featuring interviews with Franco's friends and collaborators
    • Photo gallery
    • Theatrical trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

A.V. Club - 08/21/2013
"[The movie] put Franco on the cinematic map, and is often said to be Spain's first horror film. Shot in luxurious black and white..." -- Grade: B+

Product Description:

Jess Franco's first major film is an atmospheric, well-photographed, amazingly lurid little masterpiece that deserves serious attention from horror fans. The brilliant, cacophonic jazz score and unusual camera angles work to create a real feeling of menace, and there's rich attention paid to period detail, and eerie lighting. The English version is even well dubbed. This was a big hit for Franco, and he followed it with a sequel, DR. ORLOFF'S MONSTER, in 1964.

Plot Keywords:

Cult Film | Killer | Mad Doctor | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • This movie was part of a craze in Europe for plastic surgery related horror films, launched by Georges Franju's EYES WITHOUT A FACE, AKA THE HORROR CHAMBER OF DR. FAUSTUS (1959). Franco's film is also a homage to the Edgar Wallace book DARK EYES OF LONDON, which features a character named Dr. Orloff sending his blind henchman out on missions of murder.
  • Filmed in Spain.
  • Director Franco wrote the screenplay under the psuedonymn David Kuhne. He also appears in a scene as the piano player.

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  • Sales Rank: 132,147
  • UPC: 738329118129
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