- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: January 26, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Legend Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Commentary by Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy & Bill Corbett of MST3K!
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
You asked for more voodoo and we deliver, with a RiffTrax exclusive*, Voodoo Man
. Young women are vanishing somewhere on the road that leads to the creepy old house of a deranged bachelor (Bela Lugosi) and his two lonely assistants. Remarkably, no one thinks to question the deranged bachelor and his two lonely assistants, so the disappearances just keep stacking up. Until one day when the blandest man alive ("Ralph", appropriately enough) uses his remarkable ability to run out of gas at just the right time and discovers their plot. The highlight for most people will be the most shameful performance of John Carradine's career as a thin, mincing idiot, and the most shameful performance of George Zucco's career (they must have had a bet going) as a voodoo priest/gas station clerk.
The stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax.com Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett return to the loving (and needle tracked) arms of Bela Lugosi as Voodoo Man.
*Once thought lost, our crack staff found it in the caves at Nag Hammadi. Except for one, very brief moment it's a great print, too, and you literally can't find it anywhere else!
Though no more expensive or ambitious than any of his earlier Sam Katzman-produced vehicles, Bela Lugosi's VOODOO MAN is perhaps the best of the batch, if only because of its quirky supporting cast and casually offbeat dialogue. Lugosi plays Dr. Marlowe, a practioner of voodoo who kidnaps nubile young ladies and places them in a state of suspended animation. He hopes that this practice will somehow restore his zombiefied wife (Ellen Hall) to her normal self. But when he abducts Betty (Wanda McKay), the girlfriend of screenwriter Ralph (Michael Ames), Marlowe's little scheme begins to unravel. Aiding and abetting Marlowe in collecting unwary females is gas-station attendant Nicrolas (George Zucco), while the doctor's retarded handyman Job (John Carradine, who has the film's best and most amusing scenes) dutifully looks after the quick-frozen cuties. When it's all over, Ralph enthusiastically suggests to his studio boss S. K. (not the real Sam Katzman, but reasonable facsimile John Ince) that the story of Marlowe and his voodoo-practicing cohorts would make a great film vehicle for Bela Lugosi! Best line: Lugosi calmly explaining that his wife seems so pale because "she has been dead for twenty-two years now."