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Night of the Bloody Apes / Feast of Flesh (Special Edition) (1972)

Gerardo Cepeda , Juan Fava , René Cardona , Jerald Intrator  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Gerardo Cepeda, Juan Fava, Norma Lazareno, Carlos López Moctezuma, Agustín Martínez Solares (II)
  • Directors: René Cardona, Jerald Intrator
  • Format: Anamorphic, Black & White, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 24, 2002
  • Run Time: 154 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006FMC2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,766 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Night of the Bloody Apes / Feast of Flesh (Special Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 3 Minutes of Gory Outtakes from "Night of the Bloody Apes"
  • Theatrical trailers and TV spots for "Night of the Bloody Apes" and "Feast of Flesh," Plus Bonus Schlock-Around-the-Clock Trailers for "Face of the Screaming Werewolf," "The Flesh Eaters," "Flesh Feast," "Invasion of the Flesh Hunters," "Blood Spattered Bride/I Dismember Mama," "Shiver Shudder Show," "Tender Flesh," "Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory/Corridors of Blood" and more
  • A Gorilla goes gaga for a Stripper in the Burlesque Novelty Short Subject "Gorilla and the Maiden"
  • Rita Martinez, "Champion of Mexico," takes on Clara Mortensen in the Wrestling She-Babe Short Subject "The World's Champtionship Women's Wrestling Contest"
  • Girls meet the Apeman in the 1920's Nickelodeon Nudie Short Subject "Artists' Paradise"
  • Two Apes battle for B-Movie Supremacy in the Hairy Short Subject "White Gorilla"
  • Ghastly Gallery of Ghoulish Comic Cover Art with Horror Audio Rarities

Editorial Reviews

Night of the Bloody Apes (1972, 84 min.) - It's a sex-crazed monkey man looking for love! Informed that son Julio will die of heart disease, Dr. Krellman does what any good mad doctor would do: give Julio the heart of a gorilla. Oops. Somehow the frail young man turns into a "horrible half beast, half man" with a muscleman's body and a monkey's face (sort of), embarking on a hilarious frenzy of over-the-top gore and gratuitous nudity as he attacks women and mutilates men. Daddy then surgically swaps Julio's simian heart with one taken from, yes, a female wrestler. Double oops. With eye-popping footage of an open-heart surgery and periodic wallowing in women's wrestling, "Night of the Bloody Apes" is a cockamamie cult fave so berserk it's brilliant. "Feast of Flesh" (1967, 70 min.) - A crackpot sadist with a monster mask and claws stabs people with syringes and transforms women into zonked-out love slaves, making the swingers of a South American beach resort into his very own Feast of Flesh. Also known as "The Deadly Organ," it's more twisted madness from the director of "The Curious Dr. Humpp!"

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4.0 out of 5 stars Blood and Gore Galore! October 3, 2004
Night of the Bloody Apes is a ham-fistedly made concoction of sex, wrestling, gorillas and gore with footage of actual open-heart surgery tossed in for good measure. Making a long story short, Dr. Krellman replaces the bad heart of his son Julio with that of a gorilla. The primate's heart proves to be too "powerful" and transforms our boy into a rampaging ape-like thing. The good doctor, realizing his folly, then replaces the damnable organ with the heart of a female masked wrestler. I had high hopes at this point that Julio would change into a transgender-masked-wrestling-ape-like thing, but regrettably we only get to look at the silly chimp get-up some more.

As a monkey-man Julio terrorizes the city, raping women and disemboweling men. Not a banana in sight, so blood and intestines will have to do. Giving in to the idea that all gorilla movies are spawned from King Kong, director Cardona deliberately carries out a similar fate and finale atop a lofty structure mid-city (sans the airplanes and helicopters - no money for that!). Julio the beast is brought down by gunfire, our heroine is returned safely to her boyfriend and all is well, the happiest of the happy.

Night of the Bloody Apes is less than compelling in the narrative department and even a might dull in places. The lengthy trailer would be plenty for most but I'm a glutton for punishment and only the full 84 minutes will suffice. While shoddy and ill-paced, `Apes attempts to make up for its short-comings by bombarding the viewer with its bevy of (un) redeemable qualities: gobs of make-shift gore, nudity and wrestling all interspersed with a deadpan delivery that approaches the surreal, perfect for those late night viewings, in a bewildering sort of way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mexican horror double feature, extra queso por favor! September 9, 2004
Chiller Theatre and Something Weird video got together to do this kick-butt combo of two absurd Mexican horror movies from the late 60's. Both are very low-budget campfests with moments of brutality and weirdness that will appeal to depraved horror addicts like myself.

I remember Night of the Bloody Apes from video rental days (sheds sentimental tear). A doctor transplants the heart of a gorilla into his son's chest to save him from a disease, and guess what? His son Julio turns into a monkey-faced maniac who rampages the Mexican streets attacking people, especially voluptuous women. This film will satisfy even the most jaded sleazemonger, delivering some extreme (for the time) gore scenes and some nudity, and, of course, tons of ridiculous dubbed dialogue. Great party movie, especially considering you get (deep breath) Mexican lady wrestling as well! If that doesn't convince you, consider the fact that the heart transplant scenes feature actual surgery scenes inserted in a gratuitous, amateurish manner, and WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??! GET IT!!!

Next, we are blessed with the black & white Feast of Flesh, another Mexican horror film clocking in at a tight 70 minutes. There's no wasted time here as a masked psycho tears the clothes off of women and stabs them with syringes. The hip young people in the film dance to cool tunes, wonder who the killer is, dance to cool tunes, go the beach, dance to cool tunes...at one point, right after finding a body, a couple says a couple worried lines about the killings, and the next second is TWISTIN' THE NIGHT AWAY TO COOL TUNES!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Night of the man in an ape mask November 6, 2004
Another of those lovely 70's Video nasties that were banned in the UK in the early 80's and watching this today you gotta wonder why? Man in Ape mask goes round raping and killing young ladies, a sub-plot involving a female wrestler and one has to say the worst scalping ever commited to celluloid (It's a wig god damn it!!) all of this in mind the film is hilarious in every department, the only contentious scenes are those of real life heart surgery which if you've ever watched ER will come as no surprise or shock to anyone and the whole film is so deliciously camp, how this ever got viewed as being depraved and shocking is lost on me. Apparently theres a xxx version made for mexican porno theatres floating around but i have yet spoken or heard of anyone thats actually seen it. This is the most complete version available and if like myself your an avid horror historian or just want to have a good giggle my advice is buy the dvd then seek professional help. Happy monkey-ing.
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This Something Weird double feature asks a question that has troubled science for some time: if you were to take the heart of a gorilla and transplant it into the heart of a young man suffering from leukemia what would happen? (a) He would lead a normal, productive life; (b) He would die because of tissue incompatibility; (c) He would suffer severe brain damage because the transplanted heart would not be up to the task; or (d) He would become a monster who kills men and rips the clothes off of women. If you said (d) you would be correct, especially if you explained that because the gorilla's heart was so strong if would cause a transformation whereby the young man's head would become ape like while the rest of him still looked human, but really bulked up (which would facilitate the aforementioned killing and ripping). Anyhow, that is the "science" behind the 1968 Mexican flick "Night of the Bloody Apes" ("La Horripilante bestia humana," which would be "The Grisly Human Beast" instead of "La noche de los Monos Sangrientos") although, to be perfectly clear, there is only one ape who over several nights makes a lot of other people bloody (we know this will be film with lots of blood because red paint is poured throughout the opening credits).

This strange chain of events begins when Lucy Ossorio (Norman Lazareno), a masked female wrestler who dresses up like a devil throws her opponent out of the ring and into the hospital. Meanwhile, Dr. Krallman (José Elías Moreno) learns his son, Julio (Agustín Martínez Solares) is dying. So the doctor and his faithful servant, Goyo (Carlos López Moctezuma), steal a gorilla and perform the operation (be prepared to see a heart cut out of a chest; twice, actually).
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