The Flesh Eaters
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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".Read more ›
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).Read more ›
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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oh, man, just watched jack curtis' 1964 opus, the flesh eaters, a movie whose title forced george romero to alter the original title for night of the living dead. Read morePublished 9 months ago by bugman
A classic film. One of favorite late-night cult films to watch. Try it. It's better than you think.Published 10 months ago by Seafood Licorice
Despite the surprisingly good cinematography and a better-than-average cast, "The Flesh Eaters" (1964) is deadly dull exploitation fodder. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Scott T. Rivers
The Flesh Eaters is an old fashioned drive in monster movie, the kind I grew watching on TV. The movie is a bit gorier than most at the time, but nothing unduly shocking by... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Arthur Daigle
I had not seen this since I was a teenager, and the memories came flooding back. Filmed beautifully, acting was very good, and the extras made it worthwhile. Read morePublished on December 14, 2013 by Frank J. Altschul
Interesting plot. Over the top acting. Predectiable script. Just the thing for a rainy Saturday afternoon (or a late Saturday night).Published on September 24, 2013 by James Scanlon
I've been on a search for the worst movie ever made. I don't consider Plan Nine from Outer Space to even be close. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by BD King
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