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Released 1968
Distributor Columbia

In the tradition of The Corpse Vanishes and Eyes Without a Face, this sleazoid classic casts Peter Cushing as a mad Swinging Sixties London surgeon who dismembers screaming women for their pituitary glands to restore the beauty of his disfigured fiancee. Despite the sordid surroundings Cushing gives his usual all-out performance. A longer, even scuzzier Continental version exists under the title The Laser Killer.

About Edgar Wright

Writer-director Edgar Wright is best known for Spaced, the BAFTA-nominated tv series he created with Simon Pegg for Britain’s C-4, as well as the feature films:  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Hot Fuzz (2007) and the zombie romantic-comedy Shaun Of The Dead (2004). The latter earned Wright a BAFTA nomination along with a Bram Stoker and a British Independent Film Award.  He co-wrote the screenplay for The Adventures of Tintin, executive produced Attack the Block, and directed The World’s End which has been lauded as one of the best films of 2013. His 2017 heist-cum-musical crime thriller Baby Driver has a 94% Fresh rating on the dreaded Rotten Tomatoes site and is his most successful boxoffice entry to date.