The Mad Butcher
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Buono plays Otto Lehman, a butcher by trade, who, up until recently, had been locked away in a Vienna mental institution for beating on an annoying customer with a few pounds of liver (it was either the nut farm or jail). I say `recently' because Otto has been pronounced cured by his doctor (and he's got the certificate to prove it), ready to be released back into society, into the arms of his incessantly nagging, overbearing wife Hanna (Polesello). Upon returning to his butcher shop, he finds things in a state of filthy disarray, as Hanna's fat, hairy, incompetent, mole-like brother has been fumbling along in Otto's absence. Otto quickly begins to set things in order, and we see he hasn't lost his touch with the cleaver. Ah, nothing like seeing a true artesian practicing his craft.Read more ›
The title of the film, "The Mad Butcher," makes it sound like the viewer is in for a healthy dose of good old fashioned '70s gore. Nope. We get hardly a splash of the red stuff in Zurli's campy film. What we do get is Victor Buono, who I last saw creeping through the darkness that is "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane," as the titular character in a comedy as black as pitch. Buono plays Otto Lehman, an Austrian butcher of fastidious character whose assault on a customer due to a mental lapse sent him to the local laughing academy for a spell. Now he's out with a clean bill of health from his shrink and ready to resume his duties at the butcher's shop.Read more ›
The women are pretty hot too. If you like to see them go through a hand cranked meat grinder while still screaming then do so! After the butcher prepares his sausages he peddles them on the street and gives one every morning to a flatfoot walking his beat! Nice movie to watch on a first date with a nice Catholic girl.
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I recall seeing this on an old VHS many moons ago (it may have been under its alternate title MEAT IS MEAT). Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by MARK C. BALE
Seriously, the only reason I bought this is because in my Senior year in high School, I wrote a story sort of like this, but mine is WAY better! Read morePublished on October 29, 2008 by Pumpkin Man
Absolutely painful. It keeps just enough of your interest to keep you waiting for a payoff that never comes. Read morePublished on March 22, 2008 by Dirk "Duke" Richter
The Mad Butcher (originally titled `Meat Is Meat'), was released in 1971, according to the copy I saw. Read morePublished on January 19, 2008 by Kindle Customer
watching this old horror flick was very entertaining and nostalgic!
these are the kind of old cult clasics I really enjoy seeing, the picture and sound quality was... Read more
This film, completely devoid of both gore and convincing english dubbing, is one of the positively worst pieces of scrap film I have ever seen!! Read morePublished on April 23, 2002 by Derek C. Dehaas
The Mad Butcher. Winner of 6 oscars in 1972. Victor Buono gives a stunnng performance as Otto Lehman, the horribly named main character of the story. Read morePublished on February 10, 2002 by Anthony Romano