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One kiss.

A child who drowns when a character throws her into a lake, although it's clear that he doesn't intend to hurt her. Her actual death is not shown, though her father carries her body through his village.

A man threatens the monster with a torch and whips him while he's chained in a cellar.

A doctor is strangled. A man is hanged.

A mob of villagers hunts down a monster and chases him into a windmill. They set fire to the windmill, and the monster is shown trapped inside under debris.

Various scenes of fighting, scuffling, attempted strangulation.

Some may consider it profane for Dr.Frankenstein to shout in the Name of God now I know what it feels like to be God

A gravedigger smokes a pipe. A man smokes a cigarette. Characters drink champagne and wine. A sick man is given brandy to drink as a remedy.

There is a scene where the monster picks up a little girl and drops her into the lake, causing her to drown. Her father carries her body through his village.

BBFC - (PG): mild horror, violence.

Argentina:13 / Australia:SOA (original rating) / Australia:M (re-rating) (1984) / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Canada:(Banned) (Quebec) (original rating) / Finland:K-15 (2004) / Germany:16 / Iceland:16 / Norway:16 (video rating) / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:13 / Sweden:11 / UK:A (original rating) (cut) / UK:PG (video rating) (2002) / UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (cinema version) (cut) / USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) / USA:TV-PG (TV rating) / USA:Approved (certificate #3809-R re-release)

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