Frankenstein's Army 2013 R CC

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Watch Now While It's in Theaters. In the dying days of WWII, a battalion of Russian soldiers is lured into the secret lab of a deranged scientist and forced to face off against an army of horrific flesh-and-metal war machines.

Starring:
Robert Gwilym, Hon Ping Tang
Runtime:
1 hour 25 minutes

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Frankenstein's Army

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Action, Horror
Director Richard Raaphorst
Starring Robert Gwilym, Hon Ping Tang
Supporting actors Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry, Joshua Sasse, Mark Stevenson, Andrei Zayats, Karel Roden, Klaus Lucas, Cristina Catalina, Jan de Lukowicz, Zdenek Barinka, Jan Mrkvicka, Linda Balabanova, Tereza Slavickova, Ivana Lokajová, Boris Bocev, Izabella Kisova, Emanuela Marie Maslova, Emma Cerná
Studio Dark Sky Films
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The monsters are pretty cool looking and the acting is good.
Derohn Thomas
+Great acting from the Mad Doctor +One of the best horror films I have ever seen.
D E S T R O Y E R 2037
From the title and the plot alone, you can't take a movie like this too serious.
The Piper at the Gates

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Harlem Champ on October 5, 2013
Format: DVD
I just now got up off of my couch to come and write this. After watching Frankenstein's Army, I lay on my couch and stared at my ceiling and talked out loud to myself at intervals, every minute or so..
I've watched hundreds of horror films. Believe me, i have seen so many; Indie, 80's, The French films (which have a knack for disturbing me so after "Inside" i said no more, LOL) and 'some' Hollywood flicks. I have an affinity for the 70's where heavy atmosphere and suspense was a staple of that era in horror movies, e.g; "Magic", "Death dream" and "Black Christmas". You see, Im not the teenager i once was, growing up in the 80's, so i cant handle aimless, plotless brutality and graphic violence any more, although the 80's stuff had suspense and plot as well as gore. Yes I might be a bit weak nowadays as far as what i can stomach and enjoy, thats why i wouldn't watch the Human Centipede or even a film like Martyrs, even if the latter is said to be very good. Im not judging these films I just get PTS very easily, BUT, this was not the case for this flick, the savage happenings here, served a purpose, which is to draw you into this insane world..
Frankensteins Army was one of those brilliant nightmares that kept my heart beating hard beneath my ribcage as if i had just smoked a joint of "too-powerful weed" all to myself in one sitting.
The monsters were nightmares. Creeping, clanking, crushing metal nightmares.. Jesus. The camera view of the film was key, it definitely puts you into that chaos, too damned real. The violence was there, but aside from mine-carts and rooms of thousands of body parts, it wasn't so graphic that it became overwhelming.
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Format: Blu-ray
When you're going to make a movie and call it "Frankenstein's Army," you'd better be willing to serve up something that lives up to the title! Director Richard Raaphorst draws from the real life experimentation conducted by Nazi scientists to create a movie that goes bat guano crazy with the idea. And I mean that as a huge compliment. The film may not have an intricate plot or complex characterizations, but I doubt anyone approaching "Frankenstein's Army" is expecting a thoughtful drama. What it does present is an elaborate and macabre world of engineered monsters that are both scary and funny. It is like a vision of steampunk technology combined with biological carnage, and it makes this film a visceral sensation. The movie combines over-the-top acting, unsettling visuals, and deranged humor to create something that feels startlingly fresh. Perhaps this isn't a great movie, but I admire the thought and creativity that went behind these fantastic monsters. And at the end of the day, if you fall for these creations than you'll get swept up into the experience. If you don't like the "army," you won't like the movie. Simple as that.

The film employs the increasingly tiring "found footage" style of filmmaking, meaning that one of the characters is holding the camera that records the action. Although this is a less expensive way to shoot a movie, it can become problematic when the camera needs to film a sequence where it doesn't make sense for the character to stand there and do so. Surprisingly, "Frankenstein's Army" actually handles this tricky technique quite well. The film is a historical document following a band of Russian soldiers as they traverse across German territory in World War II.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By G. Greeson on July 26, 2013
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If you are a true fan of Practical Effects and Gore you will enjoy this film. I enjoyed seeing all of the different creations. It feels like you are along for the ride through a psychotic house of horrors! The first 20 minutes or so are slower, but it gets crazy after that. Watch it if you want a fun, disturbing, bloody, good time like they used to make in the 1980's.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By takeahippietolunch on September 19, 2013
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WOW! Every once in a while a movie comes along that afterwards I kinda wonder "did I really just see what I think I saw?". This was one of those movies. As a horror fan who grew up in the 60's and 70's I remember what films were like before all the CGI technologies came about and this movie is a great example of how to make a freaky and entertaining movie the old fashioned way. This is horror at it's best!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Gera on August 2, 2013
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Though I'm not particularly a fan of found-footage movies, this one kept it period (WW2) accurate, and made sense for the plot. Though what really sucked me in, and the main factor I'm buying this on DVD when it releases: the MONSTERS! The creature design and costuming is TOP NOTCH! No CGI bull or easy way out effects. These guys really put their heart and soul into the production, and IT SHOWS! You can't find that kind of determination and love in films very often anymore, and it's a shame. But with Frankenstein's Army, it's a fun all-practical creature costuming extravaganza!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By NoNeedForAName on March 4, 2014
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I thought that this movie looked really cool from the trailers, and it was. My only wish was that there were more monsters! The ones that were in the movie were pretty cool but I just wanted more! It's also pretty awesome how there are no CG effects...it's all real.
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