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CAV Distribution - Mondo Macabro


Studio: Mondo Macabro | Pre-Order Date: 10/10/23 | Street Date: 11/14/2023
Number of Discs: 1 | Production Year: 1984
Director: Jess Franco
Starring: Antonio Mayans, Howard Vernon, Tony Skios, Rocio Freixas

Format: Blu-ray | Cat #: MDO282 | UPC: 843276028299 | SRP: $29.95
Audio Format: Dolby Digital Mono | Screen Format: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Language: Spanish | Subtitles: English

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With his 1962 film The Awful Dr Orlof, director Jess Franco laid the ground work for the Spanish horror boom that was to follow later in that decade. The film’s mixture of sex, surgery and gothic horror was a game changer in many ways. 20 years on, he revisited his classic to create this chilling and macabre follow up.

The Sinister Dr. Orloff features the original doctor - played by Howard Vernon - with Antonio Mayans as his son, Alfred. The film is set amongst the bright neon lights and gaudy tourist attractions of Alicante, on Spain’s Costa Blanca. Alfred Orloff cruises the bustling nighttime streets, seeking out women, whom he takes back to his empty apartment. There he drugs them and has his blind brother, Andros, carry them off to a secret laboratory where Orloff has created a bizarre mind transference machine, hoping to transplant the consciousness of the captive women into the body of his comatose mother.

Orloff’s father becomes aware that his son is starting to enjoy these murderous night games and decides that he must stop the deadly experiments that are being conducted in his name. But when Inspector Tanner’s wife becomes the next victim, events take a tragic and unexpected turn. This is the film’s first ever US release and a world premiere on Blu-ray.


Brand new 4k transfer from film negative, digitally restored
Interview with actor Antonio Mayans
Interview with writer Stephen Thrower
Audio commentary from Troy Howarth and Nathaniel Thompson
Optional subtitles


“Agreeably sleazy, gratuitously garish reprisal of the Orloff legend” Weirdling Wolf, IMDB

 “This is on my top ten Jess Franco movies from now on” Ninja Dixon

 “Softcore sex and nudity as gateways into pure dreams. A realm where humor and horror can erupt at any moment. “ Dakota Noot, Letterboxd


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