Yes, film fans…the film that is so bad it is great, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die!, has passed into the public domain! That means you can stream it on Google Video here or download it from the Internet Archive to your own computer here.
Of course, the brilliant send up by the folks at MST3K of this film is pure comedic gold. Order from Amazon, NOW!, here.
1962 was a killer year for films so it is easy to see how this film could be lost among so many other pearls. Here is a list of the films that were released that year:
Lawrence of Arabia
The Music Man
Mutiny on the Bounty
To Kill a Mockingbird
Birdman of Alcatraz (a heavily sanitized film version of one, for real sick dude by Burt Lancaster)
Days of Wine and Roses
Long Days Journey Into Night
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Billy Budd (young Terence Stamp in the key role)
The Miracle Worker (Patty Duke’s stand out role)
The Manchurian Candidate (an uneven John Frankenheimer film that still outshines most every other director on his worst day)
The Longest Day (with one of the longest top of line array of film stars)
Gigot (stunning performance by Jackie Gleason and a highly under rated film)
And perhaps the most long lasting effect on Hollywood that year with the Scientific award going to Ralph Chapman for his advanced Chapman Crane.