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Horror of the Malformed Men Update

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Here is the DVD cover and a press release for Teruo Ishii's little-seen but highly anticipated Horror of the Malformed Men.

Press Release - Cult film fans around the world can finally rejoice, for the greatest hidden treasure of cult cinema is coming in a fully uncut, completely re-mastered edition. Director Teruo Ishii's astonishing Horrors of Malformed Men, long suppressed in its home country, is making its worldwide home video debut in a supplement-laden DVD from Synapse Films. After escaping from an asylum, young medical student Hirosuke assumes the identity of a dead man in order to solve the mystery of a weird doppelganger whose picture he sees in the newspaper. Traveling to faraway Panorama Island, he discovers a mad scientist surgically remaking normal human beings into misshapen monsters but that is only the beginning. Hirosuke soon learns the horrible truth about the island and his own family's shameful past, and finds himself plunged into the depths of incest, murder, and madness.

- New, fully restored anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) transfer mastered in High Definition
- Japanese language with newly-translated, removable English subtitles
- Audio commentary by film critic and 2003 Ishii retrospective programmer Mark Schilling
- New documentary featurette on the film, featuring interviews with cult film directors and Ishii fans Shinya Tsukamoto (Tetsuo the Iron Man) and Minoru Kawasaki (The Calamari Wrestler)
- Ishii's video introduction from the 2003 Far East Film Festival
- Original Japanese theatrical trailer
- Teruo Ishii and Edogawa Rampo biographies, plus poster galleries and trailers from other Ishii and Rampo films
- Reversible cover with original Japanese poster artwork
- MORE Extras TBA!


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