The Freakmaker (1974) (LE Slipcovered) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

The Freakmaker (1974) (LE Slipcovered) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

The Freakmaker (1974) (LE Slipcovered) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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The Freakmaker (1974) (LE Slipcovered) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Jack Cardiff
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris

Not satisfied with the pace of natural selection in driving evolution, a deranged biologist decides to create his own genetically engineered Mutations ! With the promise of using his experiments to “cure” them, Dr. Nolter (Pleasence) enlists members of the local Freakshow to help him kidnap students from a nearby college to use as human guinea pigs!

The Freakmaker comes to us by way of exclusive Blu-ray from DiabolikDVD! This is a movie that is a bit of a brooding one but it packs some very creepy stuff and often times it dwells on some creepy thing. In this movie, we have our leading bad guy played by Donald Pleasence. He has a group of freaks working for him and he’s doing experiments combining DNA of both humans and plants, so he’s always in need of people to do these experiments on. That’s where his group comes into play and as he does weird stuff to some good looking people we often find ourselves wondering if anyone will stop him or if he will continue to slowly keep this madness going. So, yes, it’s a slower moving movie but it’s one that has some interesting things going on in it and those things are what keeps you around.

If you don’t mind a movie that really tries to let things dwell a bit and you are a sucker for a mood and atmosphere, then you should be able to have a good and creepy time with what The Freakmaker has to offer up. Plus, I’m always under the understanding that anything with Donald Pleasence in it is a good thing and he does a find job here in this eerie role of the movie’s villain. This version comes with a slipcase that you can only get here. It also comes with some nice postcards inside the case that are double-sided as well. Mix all of that with a solid flick and a nice-looking transfer and you have a release I’d say you should get, especially if you are into collector editions or Donald Pleasence movies.


  • New Scan from an archival 35mm print framed at 1:66
  • Commentary with Producer/Writer Robert D Weinbach and actor Brad Harris.
  • Audio Interview with Jack Cardiff
  • Trailer and TV Spot
  • Still Gallery with Isolated Score
  • English SDH Subtitles

Quality of Transfer: 88%

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