Corman bought the film cheap while in Europe. Coppolla reworked the Russian script into something supposedly pallatable to the American audience, added some garish monster so they could put it on the poster, reused footage to give it more length and recieved his first screen credit. Heaven forbid someone should do that to his film! But this sort of hacking was not unusual at the time as Corman fans know. Still, this DVD does have a decent transfer of the Corman version.
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