Blu-ray, DVD Release: Shanks

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 28, 2013

Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95

Studio: Olive Films

Marcel Marceau is Shanks.

Starring world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau in a dual role, the bizarre 1974 cult horror-fantasy film Shanks is the final movie directed by William Castle, the equally renowned gimmick-loving horror filmmaker who produced Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby just a few years earlier.

Malcolm Shanks (Marceau) is a sad deaf and mute man living with his cruel sister (Tsilla Chelton) and her husband (Philippe Clay), who delight in making him miserable. His only pleasure, it seems, is in making and controlling puppets. This talent that earns him a job as a lab assistant to an weird professor (also Marceau) who is working on ways to re-animate dead bodies with electrodes and manipulating their bodies as if they were on strings. When the professor suddenly dies one night, Shanks gets the idea to apply their experimental results to a human body,

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