MARCA DEL MURETO with English Subtitles!
SCAR OF DEATH
[La Marca Del Mureto] (1961)
also known as THE MARK OF THE DEAD
starring: Fernando Casanova · Sonia Furio · Rosa Maria Gallardo · Aurora
Alvardo · Guillermo Sosa
CREATURE OF THE LIVING DEAD
[Edited and Restructured USA English Version]
director: Jerry Warren (new footage)
[bogus credits for USA release:]
Rock Madison · Ann Wells · George Todd · Willard Gross · Bruno Ve Sota
· Lloyd Nelson
story begins in the late 19th Century. Dr Malthus has discovered the
secret of eternal life. But it as to do with creating a serum from the
blood of [dying] young women. Authorities are not sympathetic to his
behavior. Dr Malthus is arrested, convicted and hanged in the gallows.
Seventy years later, his great grandson Dr Gonzalo Malthus moves into
the old house and discovers the secret laboratory with a book of instructions
for unlocking the mystery of life. In fact, young Dr Malthus learns
grandfather was executed with the serum still in his veins and - if
infused with newly retrieved female blood - he could be rejuvenated.
Gonzalo invades the family mausoleum, digs up grandpa, kidnaps a young
woman, and embarks on a journey into personal madness.
in the '60s, American producer/director Jerry Warren (INCREDIBLE
PETRIFIED WORLD) would
purchase Mexican films for a few bucks, add English language, and release
them to American television and the Drive-In market. In the beginning,
he had the good sense not make many changes to the original film (i.e.,
VS THE VAMPIRE WOMEN) but then later he went on a 'creative'
frenzy, sometimes removing half the Mexican footage, and replacing it
with new scenes featuring American B actors. He often changed the storyline
with his newly written English dialogue.
film is a glaring example of Jerry Warren at his worst! He cut 46 minutes
from the original movie, replaced it with 32 minutes of absurdly awful
newly-shot footage that whisks the narrative into vastly unintended
territory. In short, he took a remarkable good Mexican horror film and
now, is the completely UNCUT original version
(80 minutes with English subtitles) plus the barely recognizable Jerry
Warren version (71 minutes English language).
Two movies on one
DVD: A Mexican film (80 min) with English subtitles plus
the edited, re-imagined American version (71 min) in English language;
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Extras include theatrical trailer.
Violence and Sexual
for Mature Audiences