As if the subjects and minions of the Tenebrous Empire needed another reason to believe that Jess Franco is a living legend, "The Diabolical Doctor Z" marks a bold CHECK in that director's favor. Like "the Awful Doctor Orlof," this film takes a meager budget and stretches it to its fullest through the use of ingenious cinematography, clever editing, and a wild storyline.
"Doctor Z" hits all the right exploitation cinema notes. We're treated to mad science, revenge, far-out go-go dancing, ghoulish surgery, and settings steeped in gothic goodness. Add in a smattering of sexiness and a killer robot as well as a plot that moves along at a refreshing clip and you're in for a very fine eighty-three minutes.
Enjoy a Flickr gallery of stills from "the Diabolical Dr. Z" here.