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Friday, June 4, 2010

The Thing With 2 Heads (1972)


  • Ray Milland
  • Roosevelt Grier
  • Don Marshall
  • Roger Perry
  • Chelsea Brown
The Thing with Two Heads is a remarkable movie. The plot is, in a word, ludicrous. Ray Milland is nothing short of brilliant, and Rosey Grier holds his own. As far as I know, the movie was shot without going over the budget. One infers that Milland and Grier were able to keep straight faces during the shooting; this alone stands as testament to their professionalism as actors. The aforementioned plot is reason enough to watch this movie, which, despite understandably high expectations, will not disappoint. I rarely watch a movie more than once. The Thing with Two Heads is an exception. It's hard to say what I like best about the movie. The interchanges between Milland and Grier are humorous; they would almost qualify as banter. The special effects are unpretentious, even sublime. The movie may seem dated (it becomes quickly obvious that the shooting took place in the early 70's), but this only adds to its charm. I recommend its viewing highly.

Link to soundtrack review.
Various Artist - The Thing With Two Heads (1972)


soulbrotha said...

I LOVE this movie. One of my favorites as a kid but never got to see it more than a couple of times. Thank you!

P.S. My friend always talks about a movie called Ebony, Ivory & Jade. Any chance you have that? It sounds like a hoot the way he describes it.

Anonymous said...

In that last picture, she's probably thinking "Freak what?"

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