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Zaveshchaniye professora Douelya (1984)

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 »

Director:

Leonid Menaker
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Cast

Credited cast:
Olgert Kroders ... Professor Dowell
Igor Vasilev ... Doctor Kern
Valentina Titova
Natalya Sayko ... Angelika / Eve
Aleksey Bobrov Aleksey Bobrov
Nikolay Lavrov ... Police detective
Aleksandr Porokhovshchikov
Ernst Romanov
Bob Chuprov-Tsymba ... (as Boris Tsymba)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ermengeld Konovalov Ermengeld Konovalov
Tito Romalio Tito Romalio
Petr Shelokhonov ... Businessman
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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 Steve Shelokhonov

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science | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

October 1984 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Testament of Professor Dowell See more »

Filming Locations:

Black Sea, Russia See more »

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Production Co:

Lenfilm Studio See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Russian "Re-Animator" .........
5 July 2009 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

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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