Transmutations (1985)

Genres - Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Release Date - Apr 18, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This is a standard sci-fi horror-thriller that mixes romance together with lumpy underground mutants and a pivotal mad scientist doing dirty deals with a gangland boss. The boss's former fair maiden ("maiden" only in the vaguest of definitions), happens to have been kidnapped from a brothel and is held hostage by the underground lumpies. It seems the unbalanced Dr. Savary (the late Denholm Elliott) has concocted a potion that will make dreams come true -- and leave ugly physical distortions in the process. When a former hitman is hired to save the kidnappee before the boss goon blasts away the mutant-dreamers, the end results are not what the drug lord expects.

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disfigurement, experiment, search, underground [counterculture], drugs, gangster, kidnapping, mad-scientist, monster, mutant, prostitute/prostitution, rampage, rescue, revenge