"Her brain kept alive by experimental science." The folks at Scream Factory will take viewers back to the mad doctor's lab with their upcoming Blu-ray debut of Joseph Green's The Brain That Wouldn't Die. Ahead of the Blu-ray's December 22nd release, we have a look at the cover art and list of special features.

Press Release: Medical science leaps light years into the future in the 1962 sci-fi cult classic THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE, starring Herb Evers (Escape from the Planet of the Apes, 1971), Virginia Leith (Stanley Kubrick’s Fear and Desire) and Leslie Daniel (Johnny Yuma). Directed by Joseph Green, this campy sci-fi/horror classic explores the strange world of transplants, cloning and mutant regeneration. On December 22, 2015, SCREAM FACTORY™ will release the special Blu-ray™ edition of THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE on home entertainment shelves.  Available for the first time on Blu-ray, this definitive home entertainment release features uncut version of this movie classic and includes parts of the brain surgery scene that were missing from previous releases, plus insightful bonus content. 

A must-have for movie collectors and sci-fi/horror enthusiasts to complete their movie library, THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE Blu-ray edition is available for pre-order at:



*** Avid movie collectors please take note: those who order THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE Blu-ray directly from ShoutFactory.com and get it shipped two weeks early.


Special Features:

  • NEW High Definition (1080p) transfer from the negative – restored to its uncut version (1.66:1)
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode - THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE (in Standard Definition)
  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian and author Steve Haberman and writer Tony Sasso
  • Alternate Scene from the International Cut
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Strangely relevant in today's ethically challenged world, this movie presents a truly psycho surgery case and is "one of the great sci-fi sleaze classics" (Starlog).

When Dr. Bill Cortner loses his sweetheart, Jan, in a car accident, he refuses to give up hope for her life. Scooping up her decapitated head, he brings it back to the lab for resuscitation. But keeping her head alive is one thing – finding her a new body is quite another. So while the mad doctor is out looking for spare parts, she's stuck at home going out of her mind – literally! And nothing will stop her from getting revenge on the man who is keeping her as a trophy girlfriend! 




Screenplay by JOSEPH GREEN Directed by JOSEPH GREEN

Produced by REX CARLTON


High-Definition Widescreen (1.66:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono/1962/Not Rated/81 mins./Region A/Subtitles: English

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About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Scream Factory™, Westchester Films, Inc., Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

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