Egads, this movie will creep you out. It's got all the things that make a good cheesy horror flick: the somewhat believable plot with just the right number of twists, the pinch of gruesome (but not too terribly gory) gross-out stuff, and the "I'm-Not-Going-To-Take-This-Crazy-Stuff-Lying-Down" chick (who, in the case of this movie, is portrayed by actress Franka Potente) who discovers that some of the students in her med school program at Heidelberg University are doing some unauthorized experimentations and surgeries on random -- and sometimes not-so-random -- young people.
Because this is a German film, the DVD offers viewers the option of watching the film in the original language (with subtitles) as well as in dubbed over English and French. Having watched the film both ways, I can easily suggest that it's a far superior experience if you watch it with subtitles as the translation isn't precise in some areas. The DVD also includes your standard fare of extras -- nothing too exciting to write home about, though.
QUICK TAKE: $$$ Average price
. Compared to new releases ... it may seem a little steep. But considering that it is a movie less than five years old, imported from Germany, and that it includes a bevy of extras, the price is pretty fair.
VERDICT: **** For fans only!
Sometimes when people hear "foreign movie" they either make the assumption it's going to be better or far worse than their American counterparts. I'm happy to say that this movie falls into the former category. Anatomy is not going to rival American classics like Psycho, but for uber-fans of Potente and Furmann, Anatomy does offer a nice alternative to purchasing Scream or I Know What You Did Last Summer to round out your dvd collection with a little cheesy horror.