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Corruption

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.