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BRAIN DEAD (1990)

BRAIN DEAD <span>(1990)</span> artwork

BRAIN DEAD (1990)

Approx. Running minutes 82

Release dates 28/09/2020, 01/09/1990

Ratings Info gory images, strong language

Genre(s) Thriller, Science Fiction

Director(s) Adam Simon

Cast includes Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort, Patricia Charbonneau, Nicholas Pryor, George Kennedy

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 18/09/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

BRAIN DEAD is a 1990 US sci-fi thriller in which a businessman asks his neurosurgeon friend to help him extract information from the mind of a mathematical genius who is now being held in a psychiatric hospital.

Injury detail

Gory sequences include close-up images of an electrical probe being applied to and inserted into the exposed, bloody brain of a psychiatric patient. People experience disturbing hallucinations including images of murder victims covered in blood, with occasional gory wound detail. In another hallucination, a man digs his fingers into a stitched surgical wound and pulls off the top of his own scalp.

Language

There is use of strong language (‘f**k’, ‘c**ksucker’). Milder terms include ‘shit’, ‘piss’, ‘bastard’, ‘ass’ and ‘son of a bitch’.

There are outdated depictions of psychiatric patients, as well as infrequent use of discriminatory language including ‘nuts’ and ‘lost his marbles’. One brief sequence shows a man being forced to undergo electroconvulsive therapy, and a hallucination sequence shows patients locked in cages in an old-fashioned mental asylum.

Details

Title
BRAIN DEAD
Year
1990
Formats
DVD
Distributor(s)
MGM/UA Video Ltd,101 Films Limited
Classified date(s)
25/08/2020
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZV093849

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