Hands of A Stranger

The hands of a murderer are grafted onto the wrists of an injured pianist with horrific results.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: October 7, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1962
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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User Ratings: 167
Rating: 2.5/4 -- Body, mind, soul -- can one exist without the others? Is the 'self' determined by one or a combination of all three? These age-old questions are examined more directly in even B horrors, such as 'Hands of a Stranger,' than in most other entertainments. Full Review
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Sep 9, 2013
Rating: B- -- Adequate chiller before it loses its tune. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Sep 10, 2012

Description by OLDIES.com:

Famous concert pianist Vernon Paris' (James Stapleton) hands are crushed in a car accident. An ambitious doctor (Paul Lukather) grafts new hands on him in a revolutionary experimental operation. Unbeknownst to Paris, these hands belonged to a killer and they begin to take over his life, forcing him to commit heinous acts and murder. A chilling remake of the classic horror tale Hands Of Orlac, this grippng version is ghastly in its nightmarish tone as the pianist's sanity unravels and his evil hands become uncontrollable.

Product Description:

When a pianist's hands are destroyed he receives a transplant of human hands, (once belonging to a murder victim.) Much to the bewilderment of the pianist, these new hands decide to take control and gain vengeance for their past owner's death. See "Hands of Orlac" for an interesting comparison.


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  • Sales Rank: 44,408
  • UPC: 089218423993
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