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« on: July 02, 2008, 04:33:00 PM »

Reader review by Greg Smalley.  Hitler did not die at the end of World War II.  He fled to South America like any other disposable despot.  The defeated Nazi megalomaniac might only be a head in a jar, but he still wants to take over the world.


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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 04:11:25 AM »

Reader review by Greg Smalley.  Hitler did not die at the end of World War II.  He fled to South America like any other disposable despot.  The defeated Nazi megalomaniac might only be a head in a jar, but he still wants to take over the world.

 BounceGiggle TeddyR I loved the "disposable despot" ~ I can think of a few leaders who need to be chucked away just that way.

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 11:03:17 AM »

Hahaha, surely this was the inspiration for the head-in-a-jar bit on Futurama!

(... so if I like Futurama, does that mean I would enjoy this movie? Seems logical. Only one way to find out; I'm off to Netflix! yeehaw!)

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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 02:45:34 PM »

I'd never heard of this film until my brother brought it home for me a few years back. It truly is awful in a way that no other movie has ever been since, yet at the same time it's a great thing to have in your collection just so people can say, "what is that?" To this day, whenever I'm out with my brother and friends and the topic turns to movies, he always says "tell them about your collection TongueOut " and this is the first title he names. It is an odd badge indeed Lookingup

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008, 05:46:32 PM »

This is a favorite of mine -- I especially love the Hitler actor screaming "Mach Schnell!!  Mach Schnell!!" over and over again to no discernable purpose.  Also how the actor playing Hitler had to stick his head through the seatcushions of the car set in order to be the "talking head in the jar".
I love also how the sound drops away completely from the Mandora side of the phone conversation at the very end -- They lost the soundtrack, but ran it anyway!!
For years I had a nicely packaged "Cinema de Caca" VHS copy of this, with nice Gothic lettering, etc.  Long gone.
Yeah, the backwards swastika is a hoot and a holler -- The only scene in the film to have some tension or something vaguely threatening to watch, and they get the insignia wrong!!
Lots of head-shaking laughs in this one, and, yes, the very very fake head of Hitler on fire is a wonderful thing to observe.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 03:16:24 AM »

A severely-curtailed version of this aired on the terrific bad-movie show "The Canned Film Festival" with Laraine Newman. The movies they mocked had to be chopped waaaaay down because the show only ran for an hour. That remains the only version of "They Saved Hitler's Brain" that I can tolerate. (God, I still miss that show--and it's been a couple of decades.)
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008, 01:41:43 AM »

They saved Hitler's Brain - again!

look here:,,3463061,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-ger-1023-rdf

Just read they gonna attach it back on. I presume he will be screaming "Mach schnell" while they're at it....


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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2008, 08:12:51 PM »

This is one of those movies where EVERYTHING is wrong, somehow.  Ever single little detail of this movie is just off.  Truly something to behold.

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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 12:58:39 PM »

This may be the only cult movie my mother has seen, but I haven't!  She saw it on the late night show back in either the '70s or early '80s, and used to tell me about how bad it was.  This was slightly before the advent of VHS, so I was so envious I didn't get to see it.

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