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The Flesh Eaters

3.9 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

If you can't stand the sight of flesh being stripped from the human body, please leave the room! This early gore classic has all the elements; beautiful babes, a mad scientist, and millions of carnivorous water spores. Directed by Jack Curtis.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Christopher Drake (III), Arnold Drake, Rita Floyd, Warren Houston, Martin Kosleck
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Dark Sky Films
  • DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A2XC3A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,486 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Flesh Eaters" on IMDb

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By Charles Phelps on October 31, 2005
Format: DVD
As an avid fan of this movie, I have multiple versions of it ranging from the original Monterey VHS tape, various "boot" VHS tapes and DVDs, and finally both the MPI Dark Sky DVD (sold here) and a Retromedia review copy DVD direct from the source. Here are the findings based on independant research, viewing various versions, the Arnold Drake/Tom Weaver/Fred Olen Ray interview on the Retro disc, and from just flat out watching both DVDs side by side thanks to 2 DVD players, split screen, and lots of patience from my wife:

The MPI/Dark Sky DVD being sold here is Jack Curtis' original print/edit. This same version was sold to TV in a very slightly edited version that was later released by Monterey Home Video in the 80's. This is NOT the slightly edited TV print. It IS the whole (original) shootin' match.

The Retromedia copy is the theatrical print/edit that basically had about 4 minutes of "insert" shots added by theatrical distributor Michael Ripps because I suppose he didn't think the film was shocking enough! For "artistic" reasons (or more likely to accomdate the extra footage and keep the running time around 86 minutes), Ripps also re-edited some of the scenes to remove roughly 4 minutes of footage from Jack Curtis' cut. Although touted as the "uncut" version, it is not uncut.

The MPI/Dark Sky DVD print IS missing the following compared to the Retro version:

1) A 2 second insert shot of a bloody hand in the opening sequence.

2) A 1.5 second insert shot of a white sign advertising "SEAPLANE CHARTER FLIGHTS" that was added to cover a scene edit.

3) A 4 second replacement shot with a close-up of "Bartell" twisting a knife into "Miss Winters".
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Apparently there may be a couple of different version of the film The Flesh Eaters (1964) floating around, but this is the only one I've ever seen, so it's the only one I can comment on...I do want to take a moment to thank another Amazon reviewer named Charles, who very clearly, and appreciatively, delineated the differences between the DVD version that was originally supposed to be released, versus the version that eventually was released. Written by Arnold Drake (Who Killed Teddy Bear), and directed by Jack Curtis, whom some may know through the late 60s animated series Speed Racer (English version) as the voices of Pops Racer, Lionel Racer, Inspector Detector, and others, the film features perennial silver screen Nazi villain Martin Kosleck (Bomber's Moon, 36 Hours, Morituri) and daytime soaper Byron Sanders ("The Doctors", "Search for Tomorrow"), who, apparently, was the model for Salvador Dali's oil painting "The Crucifixion". Also appearing is Barbara Wilkin (I Saw What You Did), Rita Morley ("The Edge of Night"), and Ray Tudor, whose only other film credit is a movie titled Five the Hard Way (1969), better known to Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans as The Sidehackers, featuring the indomitable Ross Hagen, who doesn't not appear in this film.

The movie opens on a young couple frolicking on a good-sized boat. They end up going for a swim, followed by some ominous, yet kookie sound effects...that can't be good...and it isn't, for the couple, at least. Next we're at a seaport somewhere in New York City (see the Empire State Building in the skyline?) and we meet a hunky, granite jawed, all American charter sea pilot named Grant Murdoch (Sanders).
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into grisly cinema. A group of people get stranded on an island, surrounded by a sea of voracious flesh-eating organisms. The mad scientist with them experiments on these organisms, and on the people he's stranded with. He finally causes the organisms to mutate into a giant, gelatinous creature, whose appetites have magnified. The erstwhile survivors figure out how to eliminate the mutation, thus saving themselves from death.

I saw this when I was but a wee lassie. It is truly a grotesque and horrifying film (well, most of it is, anyway). The scene with the scientist feeding the flesh-eaters to the Gilligan wannabe is truly horrible. It is a forgotten classic in the genre of 60's horror films. This film pushed the envelope, broke some barriers in what could be considered some really graphic bloody violence in horror. This was no spoof, no men-in-suits walking carrots movie. This is a real blend of suspense and horror, and well worth the investment.
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"The Flesh Eaters" starts out with the proverbial scantily clad young couple frolicking on the water in a boat. The guy playfully snatches off the girl's bikini top. In an attempt to cover herself she jumps in the water, he dives in after her, but he doesn't surface. A few seconds later she starts screaming as we see her flesh being eaten away. Then the film's title appears. "The Flesh Eaters" can be called one of the first true "gore" films. Released in 1962, shot in black & white, it's the definitive "drive-in" movie. It can be described as "Outbreak" meets "Gilligan's Island". The story starts with a hunky hired charter pilot (Byron Sanders) flying a middle-aged alcoholic actress (Rita Morley) and her young pretty assistant (Barbara Wilkin) to an engagement in Provincetown. The plane develops engine trouble (naturally), and makes an emergency water landing by a seemingly deserted island (naturally). Soon they discover the island does have one human resident, a marine biologist named Prof. Bartell (Martin Kosleck). Shortly after, they stumble upon a human skeleton washed up on shore. The skeleton is holding a bikini top in its hand. Hmmmmm. Where did that come from? Eventually they all realize there is something deadly in the water. The rest of the script is rather predictable, so there's no need for a *SPOILER ALERT*. Since there are only four people on the island, and it's a 90 minute film, a few incidental characters are brought in to provide the flesh eating victims in the interim. So we're introduced to a beatnik castaway who just happens to float his raft to shore, as well as the guy delivering supplies to the island.Read more ›
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