Hot off the heels of it’s critically acclaimed theatrical release, Richard Raaphorst’s highly buzzed-about debut film, Frankenstein’s Army comes to Blu-ray and DVD from MPI/Dark Sky Films on September 10, 2013.
“In the dying days of World War II, a battalion of Russian soldiers find themselves lost in enemy territory in eastern Germany. One soldier (Alexander Mercury, The Golden Compass) has been ordered to make a propaganda film as the squadron makes its way across the wintry landscape, and what follows is a thrilling mix of found-footage shocks and classic horror. Stumbling upon a village decimated by an unseen terror, the Russians are lured into the secret lab of deranged scientist Viktor (Hellboy’s Karel Roden). Viktor has unearthed the journals of the legendary Dr. Victor Frankenstein and has used them to assemble an army of supersoldiers stitched together from the body parts of fallen Germans – a desperate Hitler’s last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.”
Leaderless and faced with dissension in their dwindling ranks, the Russians must find the courage to face down this fearsome new brigade of flesh-and-metal “zombots” – or die trying. A nightmarish fantasy thrill ride unlike any other, Richard Raaphorst’s Frankenstein’s Army, which was filmed at abandoned World War II sites in Prague and throughout Europe, is said to be a delirious plunge into the darkest depths of insanity.
The MPI/Dark Sky Films theatrical release was an Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and features make-up effects from the masters who worked on the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. It co-stars Joshua Sasse (Rogue), Andrei Zayats (X-Men: First Class), Luke Newberry (Quartet) and Robert Gwilym (The Bible).
Extras on the Blu-ray and DVD include:
- Making-Of Featurette: revealing all facets of the filmmaking process. This 31 minute featurette uncovers everything from Richard Raaphorst’s creature designs, to the film’s pre-production process, to the actual creature creation by the Unreal FX team.
Director Richard Raaphorst
Cinematographer Bart Beekman
Production Designer Jinrich Koci
Unreal FX Team
The Frankestein’s Army Actors
Five incredible creature spots:
Burnt Match Man Creature Spot
Mosquito Man Creature Spot
Propellerhead Creature Spot
Teddy Bear Woman Creature Spot
Razor Teeth Creature Spot