A Jar of Nazis

They Saved Hitler's Brain

They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1968) boasts one of the best sci-fi movie titles of all time. However, it wasn’t Hitler’s brain they saved, but rather his whole head from the neck up. And the head is alive, stored safely in a glass jar, not unlike where you’d put jellybeans or oatmeal raisin cookies.

They Saved Hitler's Brain

For the first hour +, the done-on-the-cheap movie (adapted from the 1963 feature film, Madmen of Mondoras) is nothing more than spy vs. spy, with people shooting each other and traveling to South America (where Hitler’s noggin is shelved) to shoot at each other some more.

They Saved Hitler's Brain

Everyone’s trying to gain possession of Hitler’s glowering face and rolling eyes. He can talk, but only has one line. (He mostly just makes facial emojis.) Not sure why his notorious upper lip goatee remains neatly trimmed; it’s not like you could take the head to a barbershop for a little off the top. Heh. Maybe they change the movie’s title to They Shaved Hitler’s Brain.

Hitler's Brain

So how did Hitler survive, even though the fake news said he committed suicide like a sniveling b*tch in 1945? A team of doctors surgically removed his head as Allied Forces were closing in so that Hitler could fall back and regroup his Nazi efforts to once again try and take over the world.

They Saved Hitler's Brain

Preparing to detonate a gas bomb that would kill everybody in Mondoras (that’s just plain mean), the head jar, sitting in the back seat of a car driven by his loyal followers, is being relentlessly pursued by the opposing team. A few well tossed hand grenades later brings the display case face to a candle melt-y end. Is the movie over at this point? Nope — there’s few celebratory smooches and even a what-the-heck-let’s-get-married cap to put on this head.

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