Blu-ray, DVD Release: Dementia

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: April 26, 2022
Price: DVD $13.29, Blu-ray $19.89
Studio: Cohen Media / Kino Lorber

John J. Parker’s Dementia is a 1950s-style foray into the mind of psycho-sexual madness.  It’s truly a unique and utterly bizarre 1955 horror-mystery film.

Set entirely in a nocturnal twilight zone that blends dream imagery with the cinematic stylings of film noir, Dementia follows the tormented existence of a young woman haunted by the horrors of her youth, which transformed her into a stiletto-wielding, man-hating beatnik.

Accompanied by George Antheil’s sci-fi score, the camera follows a “Gamin” (Adrienne Barrett) on a surreal sleepwalk through B-movie hell, populated by prostitutes, pimps, and would-be molesters – all photographed by William Thompson (Plan 9 From Outer Space).

Two years after its original release, a narration track of foreboding psychobabble (diabolically spoken by Ed McMahon) was added and the title was changed to the more sensational Daughter of Horror. This edition presents the original cut of Dementia, digitally remastered from the 35mm negative, as well as the complete Daughter of Horror (from a 35MM print), and the original theatrical trailer.

Special Features: -The complete feature recut and re-released as Daughter of Horror -Trailer

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.