Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Iron Sky: The First Four Minutes

Hotly anticipated sci-fi comedy Iron Sky, which has already divided critics at this year’s Berlinale Film Festival, will soon be coming to UK cinema screens. To whet the appetites of potential viewers, the first four minutes of the film were posted online. On YouTube, the opening has currently received almost 500,000 views.

Asked to recommend a favourite but little known horror movie, comedian and film buff Mark Gatiss amused an audience at a Q&A session by plugging a film he called ‘Nazis On Ice’. He was talking about The Frozen Dead, a British sci-fi horror from 1966, in which a mad scientist freezes the decapitated heads of Nazi war criminals until he can find bodies to attach them to, thereby reviving the Third Reich.

The return of the killer Nazi has been a recurring theme in novels, films and television shows for quite some time. However, it has perhaps never been attempted on such a grand scale as in Timo Vuorensola’s Iron Sky, otherwise known as ‘Nazis In Space’...

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