Professor Dowell and his assistant surgeon Dr. Kern are working on the resurrection of the dead. Dr. Kern kills Dowell in a set up car accident. Professor Dowell's head is now kept alive ... See full summary »
Professor Dowell and his assistant surgeon Dr. Kern are working on the resurrection of the dead. Dr. Kern kills Dowell in a set up car accident. Professor Dowell's head is now kept alive and used by Dr. Kern for extraction of scientific secrets. Next - the living head of a killed woman gets a body of a young woman. That body belongs to the girlfriend of Dowell's son. Dr. Kern is anxious to announce himself as the inventor. But Dowell's son helps his father's head to get in front of the cameras. The head of professor Dowell tells all and dies. Written by
As I have found with many foreign films, they often lose something in the translation, and "Professor Dowell's Testament" is no exception. Interesting because of the Russian actors and locations, the film is somewhat disjointed, but certainly is not an intellectual insult like so many Hollywood low budget horrors. The visuals are interesting, and perhaps influenced other films with similar immortality themes. I believe most viewers will find the film to be dated, slow, and boring. With that in mind, only curious film buffs, and those who enjoy curiosities, should expect even marginal entertainment. All others would be advised to avoid. - MERK
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