L’Orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock

In House of the Ju-Ju Queen, Paprika Chips on September 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Title: L’Orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock (The Horrible Secret of Dr. Hichcock)
Production: Italy 1962
Director: Riccardo Freda
Cast: Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli
Run Time: 85min
Circulation: PAL DVDr
Generation/Source: DVD Master
Language: Italian, English
Subtitles: English

A maca project about which he says: “I give you the fruits of a labor of love, and I do mean LABOR. This is probably my favorite Italian gothic horror film, and deserves a wider audience. Until now, it’s only been available in the US on terrible bootlegs at trade shows and such. I recently nabbed the gorgeous Italian DVD release from another tracker, where the poster was kind enough to add English fansubs. I decided to go one better, and rip the audio from my shitty bootleg VHS I bought about 10 years ago. Little did I know what I was getting into. The DVD is PAL; the VHS is NTSC; some shots go on longer on the DVD; some go on longer on the VHS, etc…
After 12 long hours of stretching audio, compressing audio, clipping audio, adding audio, and giving myself a nervous breakdown, here is a pretty damn seamless disc featuring your choice of Italian or English soundtracks, plus soft English subs.
The film itself is sick as hell, with Robert Fleming as a pervy doctor who likes to fondle female corpses in the morgue, and give his wives injections to bring about near-death so he can get his jollies at home, too. When he accidentally gives wife #1 too much, Barbara Steele becomes #2…
PLEASE NOTE: There’s a scene near the beginning of the English audio where you hear double sound for just a second or two; that was on the actual VHS and isn’t my doing. I have no idea why it was like that. Maybe whoever made the bootleg had their own sound problems.


“The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered. Several years later he remarries and returns. Discovering that his still beloved first wife is alive but insane and prematurely aged, he plans to use the blood of his new bride to rejuvenate and heal her.” ~imdb


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