October 5th, 2014: Frankenstein’s Army (2013)

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Cast and Crew: Richard Raaphorst (Director); Chris W. Mitchell and Miguel Tejada-Flores (Writers); Karel Roden, Joshua Sasse, Robert Gwilym, Alexander Mercury, and Luke Newberry

What It’s About: Toward the end of WWII, a small band of Russian soldiers push into eastern Germany on a rescue mission for stranded forces. It turns out that the German troops awaiting them are anything but standard. What’s going on in this secluded village, and where are the Russians who needed their help?

Why Watch It Today?: On this day in 1944, the Russian Army began the Memel Offensive. Memel was the last remaining territory that Nazi Germany had acquired “peacefully”, and the attack led to a lengthy siege that tied up German forces on the Eastern front. This led directly to the operations that finally brought the Russians into Germany.

Other Options: Phenomena, Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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