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Friday, June 4, 2010

The Thing With 2 Heads (1972)


Despite his deteriorating health, incredibly rich and deeply racist brain surgeon Maxwell Kirshner (Ray Milland) plans to be around for a very long time. What better way to achieve his goal than to transplant his still cognitive noggin onto the body of a healthy human being? Having performed similar experimental surgeries on animals, Maxwell convinces his colleagues to perform the groundbreaking and unsanctioned medical procedure on him – the first successful head-graft. With his body in rapid decline, Maxwell’s head is transplanted onto the first available body. And that would be death row inmate Jack Moss (Rosey Grier). Did we forget to mention that Jack Moss is black?


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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