(Chano Urueta, 1962) Release date: 31 October 2023 Standard Edition Blu-ray
One of the most notorious films to emerge from Mexico’s horror-film boom, The Brainiac (El barón del terror) is a terrifying tale of vengeance across the centuries.
In 1661, the Inquisition sentences Baron Vitelius d’Estera (Abel Salazar) to be burned at the stake for his sorcery. Three hundred years later, the Baron returns to Mexico City on a comet, to exact a peculiar form of vengeance upon the descendants of his tormentors... by sucking out their brains!
From director Chano Urueta (The Witch’s Mirror), this outrageous Mexican variation on monster-movie conventions is a firm favourite amongst cult-film fans.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
High Definition remaster
Original Spanish mono soundtrack
Alternative English mono soundtrack
Audio commentary and brain nibbling with publisher of From Parts Unknown and screenwriter of Los campeones de la Lucha Libre, Keith J Rainville (2023)
¡Qué viva Chano! (2023, 24 mins): academic, author and film scholar Eduardo de la Vega Alfaro discusses the upbringing and unique path of avant-garde, multi-talented iconoclast Chano Urueta
Original Spanish-language theatrical trailer
Image galleries: rare fotovela contemporary to the film release, with new accompanying English translation, and promotional and publicity material
New and improved English translation subtitles for the Spanish soundtrack
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing