Two Restored Versions Of The Most Notorious Blaxpoitation Shocker
Of Them All...
And The Most Insane Backstory Ever.
You may have heard of this infamous Blaxploitation/Horror hybrid,
but the real story is even more bizarre: In 1973,
criminal-lawyer-turned-wannabe-monster-movie-mogul Frank R. Saletri wrote
and produced this grindhouse hit about a Black soldier mortally wounded in
Vietnam transformed into a rampaging monster by an L.A. mad scientist.
Almost a decade later, Seletri himself would be murdered gangland-style in
a crime that remains debated - and unsolved - to this day. John Hart (TV's
"The Lone Ranger"), '40s Hollywood starlet Andrea King (THE BEAST
WITH FIVE FINGERS) and even former mob moll/stripper Liz Renay (DESPERATE
LIVING) star in this jaw-dropper directed by William A. Levey (THE HAPPY
HOOKER GOES TO WASHINGTON), now restored with all-new Special Features that
spotlight the entire twisted saga!
Theatrical Release Version (78 Minutes) and Video Release
Version (87 Minutes)
Monster Kid: Interview With Writer / Producer Frank R.
Saletri's Sister, June Kirk
Archive News Broadcast On The Murder Of Writer / Producer Frank
Producers / Directors / Actors Ken Osborne And Robert Dix
Remember Writer / Producer Frank R. Saletri
Bill Created Blackenstein: Interview With Creature Designer