The Dismembered (Blu-ray)

The Dismembered (Blu-ray)

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After a daring jewelry heist, a trio of thieves hold up in an old dark house inhabited by a motley bunch of restless ghosts that only want to dispatch their new guests in the most horrible manner possible – that is if they can get to them before the spirits of an unruly group of dismembered corpses from the nearby cemetery!  The unusual regional horror-comedy directed by Ralph S. Hirshorn was filmed in Philadelphia, PA in 1962, and makes its debut on home video for the first time ever on a fully restored Blu-ray mastered in 4K from the director’s only surviving 16mm print.  THE DISMEMBERED (aka. OSWALD, YOU BOTCHED IT AGAIN) plays like a cross between Roger Corman and Casper the Friendly Ghost, and evokes the era of American International Pictures and the independent drive-in “B” movie.

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Specs for THE DISMEMBERED are as follows:

Feature Specifications and Extras:

• Transferred & digitally mastered in 4K from the director’s only 16mm film print

• Sound digitally remastered from the original optical tracks

• Audio commentary with director Ralph S. Hirshorn and Andrew Repasky McElhinney (CHRONICLE OF CORPSES)

• THE END OF SUMMER (1959) – 11 minute short film by Ralph S. Hirshorn

• Liners notes by Dan Buskirk ( film critic and host of the Fun 2 Know podcast)
•Trailers for Garagehouse Pictures releases

• Art by Stephen Romano

• All regions

1962 / 65 mins. / B&W / Mono / 1.66:1 / Not Rated