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DR. BUTCHER M.D. - 4 Slimes
Rated R
Copyright 1981 Paragon Video Production/Aquarius Releasing
Reviewed by Warren H. on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Dr. Lorrie - Pretty lady doctor who may also be a cannibal (never fully explained).
  • George - Ineffective bodyguard who needs to shave; cannibals eat him.
  • Susan - George's reporter girlfriend; Dr. Butcher removes her brain.
  • Dr. Chandler - The hero(?) who needs to work on his beer gut.
  • Moloto - Dr. Butcher's hefty assistant.
  • Dr. O'Brero - A.k.a. Dr. Butcher, M.D.; performs amazing medical feats like transsexual brain transplantation.
  • Porters - Get eaten by cannibals.
  • The Mulattos - Cannibals.

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The Plot: 

This movie is everywhere! Not only is it a psycho-doctor movie, it's also cannibal movie and a zombie movie! At the outset, it seems that somebody is sawing up corpses at the hospital where Dr. Lorrie works. The culprit is a cannibal from the island of Keeto in the far off land of Mulatto. Dr. Lorrie, Dr. Chandler, George, and Susan set off to meet with Dr. O'Brero, who lives on Keeto. The movie really picks up at this point, with the cannibals killing and devouring people left and right, much to Dr. Chandler's annoyance. He's annoyed at the people who get eaten, I mean, not the cannibals. The group also runs into some zombies. Turns out that Dr. O'Brero is actually Dr. Butcher! He's been bringing the dead back to life on Keeto for years. He transplants Susan's brain into a man's body and creates a transsexual zombie! Dr. Lorrie brings the cannibals under her control and everything ends ambiguously. All in all, I loved this movie. Around the thirty minute mark or so, the action is almost nonstop with somebody getting cannibalized (or worse) every five minutes. The gore is of the highest quality and is portrayed very well. All this is highlighted by what appears to be actual tropical locations (in most scenes). This movie must be seen in its unrated format to be appreciated, though.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Sawing through a human arm makes a sound just like an eraser on paper.
  • Never EVER laugh during anatomy class.
  • A scalpel cuts right through a ribcage.
  • The FBI regularly pawns off its dirty work to the World Health Organization.
  • It takes about five seconds to completely cannibalize someone.
  • Being a porter on an expedition to an island populated by cannibals is a job with no future.
  • People who get cannibalized are beneath the contempt of beer-gutted British men.
  • Jungles are chock-full of pine trees, maple trees, and blackberry bushes.
  • Transsexual brain transplants are vital medical research.
  • A scarf makes a great lasso.
  • Human scalps increase male potency.
  • Being a human sacrifice is fun.
  • Human vocal cords look sort of like a pea dipped in ketchup.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 2 mins - What's all this about?
  • 3 mins - I think that's a real cadaver he's sawing on.
  • 10 mins - Why does meat loaf merit scary music? Oh, it's a hand. Then Dr. Lorrie is a cannibal?
  • 12 mins - Hey, the arm came right off that mannequin -- uh -- person.
  • 23 mins - Full frontal nudity!
  • 24 mins - The maggot eaten head isn't upsetting anyone, but that symbol is?
  • 28 mins - Oh well, somebody died. Everybody get some sleep.
  • 30 mins - Mutilated corpse!
  • 31 mins - Bury your friend and be quick about it?
  • 34 mins - Ouch! Porter gets impaled by a spike trap.
  • 35 mins - RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST A PORTER!
  • 38 mins - Ouch! Machete to the skull!
  • 39 mins - Ouch! Spear in the gut!
  • 40 mins - He lassoed her with a scarf.
  • 41 mins - Ouch! George gets disemboweled!
  • 35 mins - RANDOM ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST EYEBALLS!
  • 43 mins - Zombies?
  • 46 mins - Argh! Stop this music!
  • 52 mins - Ouch! Boat propeller to the face!
  • 53 mins - The "jungle" looks like the woods behind somebody's house.
  • 59 mins - Ouch! Vocal cord removal!
  • 62 mins - Yeah, doc, that's some real important research you're doing...
  • 65 mins - Dr. Butcher rants.
  • 69 mins - Just whose blurred vision is that, anyway?
  • 70 mins - Dr. Lorrie seems to be enjoying her sacrifice.
  • 74 mins - Uh, that's the knife from her apartment. How did it get here?
  • 75 mins - Whoa! You can see her private area!
  • 77 mins - Ouch! Scalpel to the throat!
  • 78 mins - Ouch! His crotch is on fire!


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Re: Dr. Butcher M.D.
Reply #1. Posted on December 13, 2006, 11:51:40 PM by Menard
It could have been better, a lot better. I don't see where the reviewer comes off as describing Ian McCulloch as beer-bellied. The so-called zombies in the movie are more appropriately automatons (Frankenstein's monster) and not undead as they are killed by the cannibals. The so-called uncut version only includes scenes at the beginning of the film which were removed to reduce the running time; the gore content of both cuts is the same and I prefer the Doctor Butcher M.D. version over the Zombie Holocaust version as it moves along better in the early stages of the film without losing any of the story. I get the impression that the reviewer did not pay that much attention to the movie they were reviewing, and, if they did, they should go back and do it again.
Re: Dr. Butcher M.D.
Reply #2. Posted on December 14, 2006, 01:31:13 AM by akiratubo
I own a copy and have watched it many times, thank you very much.  My enjoyment and opinion of the movie have not lessened at all.  It's great from beginning to end.

Ian McCulloch does have a gut in this movie, especially compared to the way he was only a few years earlier in "Zombie".  His character is such an a***ole, I love it.  "Bury your friend and be quick about it!" bwahaha
Re: Dr. Butcher M.D.
Reply #3. Posted on December 14, 2006, 06:28:44 AM by Menard
There was only one year between the making of Doctor Butcher M.D. and Zombie; they actually used some of the same set. Not only am I puzzled by the perception that Ian McCulloch has a beer belly in this one, by why even dwell on it (multiple times) if he did.

As for the movie, it is thoroughly enjoyable for multiple viewings. Even though I would choose Zombie as my favorite zombie movie, Doctor Butcher M.D. is just right behind it.

As I have put it in statements and reviews about this film before; in what other movie can you find zombies, cannibals, a mad doctor, Alexandra Delli Colli getting body painted, a mannequin leaping to its death, and in a tropical locale? It is bad, it is good, it is gory, and fun is to be had all the way through.
Re: Dr. Butcher M.D.
Reply #4. Posted on January 03, 2007, 11:31:20 PM by Torgo
I like the extra (and completely unrelated) scenes that were put on the American version.

The grave stone that has the name Snuff Maximus on it has always been a personal favorite of mine.
Re: Dr. Butcher M.D.
Reply #5. Posted on January 24, 2011, 04:44:24 AM by Eric11384
I have tertiary syphilis.

Bluesad
Re: Dr. Butcher M.D.
Reply #6. Posted on May 09, 2013, 04:12:56 AM by Trevor
I bought this a few years ago and it was entitled Zombie Cannibal Holocaust: all in all, not a bad movie with some good makeup effects. That propeller to the face...... yikes!  Buggedout
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