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Published on Apr 13, 2008
The provenance of this disturbing film from the late 40's is, at best, cloudy. While the narrator appears to be British the footage itself is clearly from the Soviet Union, as indicated by the Cryllic characters visible on the medical equipment, clocks, and doorways.
The film itself documents several animal reanimation experiments, euphamistically referred to as "revival", beginning with individual organs and moving on to body parts and, eventually, a dead dog. Several sequences, in particular the undead head of a dog devoid of a body, are made even more chilling by the dry, matter-of-fact narration.
The film seems to confirm speculation that Soviet forces seized several of the scientists involved in the Nazi reanimation efforts during the chaos of the post-war years.