DiabolikDVD and Vidcrest is releasing Director Jack Cardiff’s little-known gruesome shocker, The Freakmaker (1974) on an all-region limited edition Blu-ray.
Not satisfied with the pace of natural selection in driving evolution, a deranged botanist decides to create his own genetically engineered Mutations! With the promise of using his experiments to “cure” them, Dr. Nolter (Donald Pleasence) enlists members of the local Freakshow to help him kidnap students from a nearby college to use as human guinea pigs!
Using the same techniques that he developed mixing the DNA of plants and animals, he begins crossbreeding plants and humans with unpredictable results. One by one his failed experiments are cast off to the circus until the freaks have had enough and seek their bloody revenge.
This updated take on Todd Browning’s FREAKS is Directed by award winning director / cinematographer Jack Cardiff (African Queen, , Red Shoes) and features a stellar cast including Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris and Michael Dunn.
Limited Edition Blu-Ray includes 2 double sided postcards featuring new and vintage poster art for the film plus a limited edition Slipcover with a reproduction of the original, hand painted Art by Mike Tommyrot (Instagram: @miketommyrot) inspired by the vintage European VHS cover DR OF EVIL and the art of Basil Gogos!
**** The first 200 Orders for “THE FREAKMAKER” will also include an “Extra Special Collector’s Bonus” – A Limited Edition CD of Producer, Robert Weinbach’s multi award winning film, “SHIVER” based on the New York Times, best selling novel by Brian Harper – starring “scream queen”, Danielle Harris (“Halloween”), Casper Van Dien (“Starship Troopers”) and John Jarratt (“Wolf Creek”), directed by multi film fest winner, Julian Richards (“the Last Horror Movie”). The CD features excerpts from legendary, Emmy nominated, composer, Richard Band’s “(Re-Animator”) haunting “Shiver” score including classic jazz interpretations by international jazz sensations, Laura Weinbach and Cheryl Conley, the Mills Brothers and others, plus a dynamic, powerful dramatization of the novel’s prologue from the “killer’s point of view” and a special “Trailer” for the film. *****
Release date: February 10, 2020
Genre: Horror / Sci-fi
Disc and film details
- Director: Jack Cardiff
- Cast: Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris
- Country: UK
- Production Year: 1974
- Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc + 1 CD (CD: first 200 orders only)
- Region: Free
- Run Time: 92 minutes
- Formats: Color / 2K / 1.66:1
- Audio: English
- Subtitle: English
- AKA: The Mutations
- Studio: DiabolikDVD / Vidcrest
- Blu-Ray All Region
- New Scan from an archival 35mm print framed at 1.66:1
- Commentary with Producer/Writer Robert D Weinbach and actor Brad Harris.
- Audio Interview with Jack Cardiff
- Trailer and TV Spot
- Still Gallery with Isolated Score
- English SDH Subtitles
The Freakmaker (1974) trailer
Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.