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CAV Distribution - Mondo Macabro


Studio: Mondo Macabro | Pre-Order Date: 5/19/23 | Street Date: 6/13/23
Number of Discs: 1 | Production Year: 1989
Director: Stephen Sayadian
Starring: Madeleine Reynal, Fox Harris, Laura Albert, Jennifer Balgobin, John Durbin

Format: Blu-ray | Cat #: MDO268 | UPC: 843276026899 | SRP: $29.95
Audio Format: DTS-HD MA 2.0 Stereo | Screen Format: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Language: English | Subtitles: English

Media Links: BD Cover Art | Watch Trailer


As sexually deranged as it is stylistically unhinged, this psychedelic surrealist neo-noir reworking of the 1920 German expressionist classic features Laura Albert as Mrs Van Houten, a woman whose libido is dangerously out of control. There’s only one place for her: the Caligari Insane Asylum.

Madeleine Reynal plays Dr Caligari, the granddaughter of the original Doctor, whose own experiments in psychosexual therapy have led her to the brink of a radical treatment involving hormonal exchange. Having drugged and imprisoned Mrs Van Houten’s sexually repressed husband, Caligari sets out to extract the brain fluid of an incurably nymphomaniac Mrs Van Houten and inject them into the head of a cannibalistic serial killer (John Durbin) addicted to electroconvulsive therapy. What could possibly go wrong?

With eye-popping set design from Stephen Sayadian (Night Dreams, Café Flesh), a luscious synth score courtesy of Mitchell Froom, not to mention acid-tongued dialogue written by Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight), Dr Caligari drops a dirty bomb on Reagan era family values. Mining high art in bad taste, it parodies both mass media and pop culture through a roll call of staged citations and quotations exquisitely framed and sexually charged.


- Audio commentary with writer, director Stephen Sayadian.
- Interview with Stephen Sayadian.
- Interview with Madeleine Reynal (Dr Caligari).
- Interview with Laura Albert
- Interview with Jerry Stahl (co-writer).
- Original theatrical trailer.
- Isolated Music and Effects track.


“One of the kinkiest artifacts ever to come out of Orange County” Mark Chalon Smith, Los Angeles Times

“I highly recommend you search this film out” Michael Sullivan,

“A WILD time in EVERY sense of the word. 1989's 'Dr. Caligari' is quite literally everything I could want in a movie and more” Daniel Heaton, Letterboxed

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