Night of the Bloody Apes

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Directed by: René Cardona
Country: Mexico, USA 1968
Running Time: 80 minutes + Extras
Other Titles: El horripilante bestia humana / Horror y sexo / Korang, la Terrificante Bestia Umana
Region: All

One of the original banned video nasties of the 1980s, now issued UNCUT for the first time!

The mother of all Mexploitation finally arrives in the UK, uncut for the very first time!

Featured on the Director of Public Prosecution's original 39-title 'video nasties' list, at last you can see what all the fuss is about in this gore-geous new 16:9 transfer.

René Cardona Sr - patriarch of Mexico’s number one genre film-making dynasty - delivers this wonderfully silly tale of a dying young man given the heart of a gorilla to keep him alive. Unfortunately the man transforms into a murderous ape-like monster and goes on a girly hunt. Not one to be put-off, the surgeon (his father) tries again - this time with the heart of a female wrestler. This medical-horror-sci-fi masterpiece was written by René and his son René (who, incidentally, had a son called René), neither of whom had even a cursory knowledge of either medicine or science. This makes it w-a-a-y-yy more enjoyable….

No surprise then that this was filmed in just three weeks (in May 1968), largely in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park. While already chock full of gratuitous nudity and femmes-in-peril, US film-maker Jerald Intrator ("Orgy at Lil’s Place", "Satan in High Heels") decided to improve on things by adding close-up, super-gory footage of open-heart surgery. He even filmed some new material to spice up the monster’s attacks with sanguinary make-up effects and even more nudity.

  • 1.66:1 Widescreen transfer enhanced for 16x9 TVs
  • English Mono 2.0
  • Spanish Mono 2.0
  • Optional English/Spanish Audio
  • Subtitles for Both Audio Spanish and English Audio Tracks
  • Two TV Spots
  • Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide - Introduction
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Image Gallery
  • Hidden Easter Egg


Jose Elias Moreno, Carlos Lopez Moctezuma, Norma Lazareno, Agustin Mtz. Solares, Armando Silvestre, Javier Rizo, Noelia Noel, Gerardo Cepeda, Gina Morett.

Product CodeNUC0017

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