Movies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of #15

‘They Saved Hitler’s Brain’ (1968).

Mein Fuhrer, mein Fuhrer, mein Kingdom for mein Fuhrer. As outlandish as this high concept horror/sci-fi flick already sounds, I kind of wish that a simple typo would convert this into ‘They Saved Hitler’s Brian‘, a movie about Hitler’s (not real by the way) half brother Brian Hitler. Anyway, on with the plot. Some Nazi science boffins, not satisfied with curing the common cold, have kept Hitler’s brain and head alive on a small tropical island for some apartment reason. History goes out the window here as most people with half a brain (let alone one that’s been kept alive) know that Hitler and the misses, Eva Braun, swallowed cyanide pills and shot themselves in the head. Good riddance and bad science – Hitler’s brain would have been mashed potato by the time that bullet passed through it. But that’s semantics I guess. As it turns out ‘They Saved Hitler’s Brian Brain‘ was once a short 60 min flick called ‘The Mad Men of Mandoras‘ which was transformed into the aforementioned ‘Movie You’ve Probably Never Heard Of’ for its US TV release (with about 30 mins of added  footage to-boot). Hilariously the origianl movie and the US added scenes are made SEVEN years apart, meaning that the final film makes less sense that you can possibly imagine. In the mean time there are secret agensts, sexy encounters, mustached latino dudes, and of course Hitler’s severed talking head (in a jar, always on steps, so that the actor’s body has somewhere to go).

Because I’m They Saved Hitler’s Brain, and I’m awesome

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2 thoughts on “Movies You’ve Probably Never Heard Of #15

  1. Chad M. says:

    “Sure, everyone’s in favor of saving Hitler’s brain, but when you want to put it in the body of a great white shark you’ve gone too far!” Ah, what a cheesy film.

  2. It seems weird to me that there exist people who don’t know about the existence of “They Saved Hitler’s Brain,” but I suppose its true. In some alternative history novel I once read (“The Man in the High Castle?” “Fatherland?” Another one?), where Germany was victorious in the Second World War, they briefly mentioned a film called “They Saved Stalin’s Brain.”

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