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Ian Jane
01-30-2013, 11:11 AM
Has anyone seen this obscure low budget French slasher/horror picture from 1983?

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Diabolik (http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Horror-%5Bsl%5D-Thriller/Ogroff-Mad-Mutilator-DVD-(Artus-Films)-(PAL-Region-2).html) has it in stock and describes it as:

"Armed with no money but lots of passion, Norbert Moutier took to the French woods with the intention of making a French answer to the likes of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th. What emerged was Ogroff - The Mad Mutilator, a no-budget, but effective gore filled movie about a crazy woodsman who brutally kills anyone that enters his forest!"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzsZ-iZTg_U

It looks like it might be terrible in the best possible way...

bgart13
01-30-2013, 02:03 PM
I've got it. Somewhat similar to another French movie, DEVIL STORY. It's somehow got Howard Vernon in it too!

Koukol
01-30-2013, 02:22 PM
It has it's charms.
Imagine a film with very little dialogue made by amatuers with a super 8 camera where they then dub in music and the odd scream in after.
Basically extend this clip to an hour or so and there you have it.

BTW~the picture quality on the DVD is the same as the clip.

I would love to know how they got Howard Vernon in the film.

sukebanboy
01-30-2013, 08:04 PM
LOVE the title "MAD MUTILATOR".....

I mean, what other kind is there????:biggrin:

Alex K.
01-30-2013, 08:17 PM
I believe it was shot on VHS and converted to 8MM. If you like 'So bad it's good Violent Shit-esque' movies then I'd recommend it. The gore is pretty decent and the directions the nonsensical plot takes rivals Don't Go in the Woods.

Toyboy
01-30-2013, 10:24 PM
That clip sold me. I didn't realize this was so old...man...he sure takes his time terrorizing that dude before sawing his leg off and showing it to him.

Ian Jane
01-31-2013, 11:39 AM
Yeah he's in no hurry. When I first saw this at Diabolik I thought it was another recent SOV cheapie - the fact that it's an 80s movie is what piqued my interest.

Ian Jane
01-31-2013, 11:42 AM
I guess it's also been released as Blood Zone and just as Mad Mutilator? More like RAD Mutilator. I'm buying this now.

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Alex K.
01-31-2013, 11:50 AM
Maybe you should watch The Rad Mutilator while playing Rad Racer on the NES.

Ian Jane
01-31-2013, 12:00 PM
I think my head would explode if I did it. I just ordered that DVD though, so maybe.

Koukol
01-31-2013, 04:43 PM
[QUOTE=Ian Jane;52114]I guess it's also been released as Blood Zone and just as Mad Mutilator? More like RAD Mutilator. I'm buying this now.

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Wow!
I wish the film looked this good.

Ian Jane
03-03-2013, 08:25 PM
Ok, finally got around to watching this, it had been sitting in the 'to watch' pile for a few weeks now. And.... WTF? haha. I dug it. Obviously made with very little money but lots of passion, it's a hodge podge of ideas and scenes from other, better, movies but it's weird enough to work. I spent most of the movie saying to my wife 'where the Hell is Howard Vernon?' but was pleased when he did show up. What a goofy, quirky, weird, messy fun 87 minutes of lunacy this was. I'm very happy to have this in my collection. I can see watching this again, possibly curled up in bed with a nice sexy axe between my legs.

Jared A.
03-04-2013, 07:31 PM
Ok, finally got around to watching this, it had been sitting in the 'to watch' pile for a few weeks now. And.... WTF? haha. I dug it. Obviously made with very little money but lots of passion, it's a hodge podge of ideas and scenes from other, better, movies but it's weird enough to work. I spent most of the movie saying to my wife 'where the Hell is Howard Vernon?' but was pleased when he did show up. What a goofy, quirky, weird, messy fun 87 minutes of lunacy this was. I'm very happy to have this in my collection. I can see watching this again, possibly curled up in bed with a nice sexy axe between my legs.

This sums it up very well. I liked it too. Watched it as the 2nd half of a unlikely double feature with WAKE IN FRIGHT, by which time I was thoroughly inebriated. I loved it! Though the details as to why are a little bit blurry ...

Ian Jane
11-25-2016, 10:47 AM
http://videonomicon.com/news/

Norbert Moutier's 1983 blood-soaked Super 8mm-lensed OGROFF (aka MAD MUTILATOR), considered to be the first French slasher film, is making its official North American debut on DVD (and VHS) from us fine folks at Videonomicon with improved subtitles and remastered picture! Street date is December 20th, 2016, with pre-orders starting Friday November 25th!

For Ogroff, the mad lumberjack, the war is not over yet. Having suffered trepanation and ablated in one eye during the war Ogroff continues the fight by brutally killing anyone who enters the forest where he now resides. That is until one woman catches his eye and things get even weirder! Friends, families, kids, cars – no one and no thing is safe from the Mad Mutilator!

DVD Specs:
Limited to 600 copies, with two completely different reversible cover options featuring new and original artwork (Cover A – 300 copies, Cover B – 300 copies)!
Two versions of the movie: 2016 Colour Graded Remaster & Original Tape Transfer!
Subtitle options: English, French, Spanish!
Stills Gallery!
Original Home Video Trailer!
DVD-ROM Content!
Includes liner notes featuring writings and reviews by Andy Bolus and Joseph A. Ziemba!
New cover artwork by Steak Mtn. (Cover A) and Jon Vaughn (Cover B)!
For complete release details, visit the individual release pages for the DVD and VHS!

Matt H.
11-25-2016, 04:42 PM
I've got a pretty nice PAL DVD of this, but I am interested in seeing the new remaster. With that said, I think part of the film's charm is the poor tape transfer that we're familiar with.

Ian Jane
12-20-2016, 02:23 PM
The Videonomicon release is available now.

Some comparisons between their transfer and the old one here:

http://videonomicon.com/first-french-slasher-film-ogroff-mad-mutilator-out-now/

Ian Jane
12-20-2016, 02:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDoZNVQuwpY

Matt H.
12-20-2016, 02:35 PM
The Videonomicon release is available now.

Some comparisons between their transfer and the old one here:

http://videonomicon.com/first-french-slasher-film-ogroff-mad-mutilator-out-now/

Not seeing a huge difference there - looks like some minor colour correction - but it's the thought that counts!

Ian Jane
12-01-2017, 04:25 PM
"Mad Mutilator" a.k.a "Ogroff". A film by Norbert Moutier, music by Jean Richard (1983)

... in double-feature with "Trepanator", directed by Norbert Moutier, music by Patrick Giordano (1992).

Pre-orders will start January, 5th,

Release date : April 2018.

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http://theomegaproductionsrecords.com/

Mark C.
12-05-2017, 05:33 AM
I have a unopened dvd of this film still sitting in my 'to watch' pile.

Alex K.
12-05-2017, 09:40 AM
You have to move this to the top of your watch pile dude.

Ian Jane
12-05-2017, 10:34 AM
Yeah, it's great. If you're at all interested in really low budget slashers, this is a must see. Even if you're not that interested in low budget slashers, take the time to watch it. It's from another planet.

Mark C.
12-06-2017, 03:25 AM
I will get on it then, I bought it when it first came out and there no excuse for that other than the 'to watch' pile grows more than shrinks.