The Thing With Two Heads! 1972 film ‘Starring’ Roosevelt Grier & Ray Milland. ‘A rich but racist man is dying and hatches an elaborate scheme for transplanting his head onto another man’s body. His health deteriorates rapidly, and doctors are forced to transplant his head onto the only available candidate: a black man from death row.’ The Thing With Two Heads; Trailer. Rated PG. 1972I am so glad this film popped up on LiveLeak, it brought so many memories flooding back. Quick Dit: Mid 80’s era. 40 CDO RM deployed to Otterburn Ranges for a fortnight’s live firing package. Each evening after supper there would be a clatter-clatter (reel to reel) film shown in the main dining hall. Every one was ready and seated to watch Gallipoli The lights dimmed; a cheer went out; and there before our eyes in full Technicolor appeared ‘The Thing With Two Heads?’ Some clown had switched the films and ripped us off! Second Parachute Regiment as it happened, who were now watching Gallipoli instead, as they had placed an expressive note inside one of the cans admitting guilt… Barstewards!
The cheers turned to groans, as the innocent volunteer ‘projectionist’ fell under a hail of beer tins. With nothing else to do (days of pre-digital) the majority of us remained seated and watched stupefied as the ‘epic’ rolled on, and on. I have never heard so much raucous laughter in all of my life… The film was so painfully awful to watch, yet hilarious at the same time due to its clichés and story line. For those amongst you who may well have missed this classic – fear not!
“Ladies & Gentlemen, as well as children accompanied by a responsible adult; I present to you the film in full.” The Thing With Two Heads Yours Aye.