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The Grindhouse - The Curious Dr. Humpp

Wow, last week's Grindhouse feature was a huge success! The Deadly Weapons trailer has been viewed over 111,000 times as of this writing.

This week we head down to Argentina for a peek at La Venganza del Sexo, or as the American distributor retitled it, The Curious Dr. Humpp.

The Curious Dr. Humpp was shot in two weeks in Argentina in 1967 by director Emilio Vieyra. The American distributor, attempting to play off the notoriety of the banned Swedish film I am Curious (Yellow), retitled the movie from the original translation The Revenge of Sex, and added seventeen and a half minutes of softcore sex scenes that were shot in New York.

Released in "Hot" and "Cool" versions, the basic plot centers on Dr. Humpp, a henpecked scientist ordered around by a disembodied brain in a jar. This brain screams at him to kidnap couples and force them to have sex so he can drain a fluid from their bodies during the act. This fluid apparently keeps Dr. Humpp from turning into a monster. Oh yeah, there's also a wrinkled-faced giant with a blinking light in his head, and an extraordinary amount of pubic hair on display.

The Curious Dr. Humpp contains possibly one of the greatest "mad scientist" style lines of dialog ever: "Sex dominates the world, and now I dominate sex!"

WARNING: This trailer is very NSFW!

Something Weird Video has done an excellent job with the DVD reissue of The Curious Dr. Humpp, so check it out. UPDATE: Big thanks to Violet Blue for featuring us on Fleshbot!

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3 Comments

I remember seeing this YEARS ago on a grainy VHS tape back in the late 80s. It was recorded off some TV station out west and was HEAVILY edited.

I'm glad to hear that portions of my twisted sad past are coming back to haunt me and make me hide under the covers again - only this time, on DVD.

I give this release a "Nice!" for anyone who picks it up and maybe gets the joke of it.

I wouldn't call it grindhouse so much as a quickie release, but whatever people need to pigeonhole it as... works for them, I guess.

OK, I've got A CHALLENGE for a reader out there - there's a movie that keeps bubbling up in the back of my brain like so much mental bile - and if you can help me remember the title of it, I'll send you a 5-pack of Cohiba Cuban cigars, FedEx or Overnight.

The two vivid scenes I remember from this 70s show goes like this:
1) A young couple go to visit (or are stranded) at a farmhouse. One of the farm folk gets a little too close to the lady and puts his face into the barbed wire fence, thus ripping his face open.
2)One of the farm folk says to the couple don't go near the one room at the end of the hall, the crazy Uncle is up there. The lady goes up to the peephole (that is lined with spikes) and looks in and WHAM! Crazy Uncle is RIGHT THERE, jumping around and slamming against the door, all shot in some weird wild sped-up fisheyed two-second flash.

Now help me here, and the cigars are yours if you can get me to get this shit out of my head once and for all!

Thanks!

said Johnny Chicago on February 17, 2006 1:06 AM.

One man's "quickie release" is another man's grindhouse, I guess.

I'm stumped on your movie, even though there is something familiar about the scenes you describe. If you can give any more details or scenes it might help jog the memory...

And if anyone has any special requests for future grindhouse trailers, post 'em and I'll see what I can do.

said TheMuggler on February 17, 2006 10:26 PM.

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