We watch Baron Frankenstein escaping from the guillotine and going to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies. Written by
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In correspondence from Hammer to the BBFC dated 30 July 1958, Hammer executives say that per the BBFC's request, the shot from "Reel 2" of Frankenstein dropping Karl's brain from a pan into a jar of fluid had been removed from the final print. This brief moment was a point of contention with the BBFC ever since the film had been submitted for certification during the script stage. However, the scene has existed in all known prints of the film ever since its distribution, even on Columbia's Super 8mm digest version. See more »
When Gerda leaves her boyfriend she is attacked by Karl after she descends a flight of steps. Half way down the steps is a bright yellow, 20th century, metal mesh litter bin attached to the wall. See more »
Direct sequel to "Curse of Frankenstein" is just as good. Dr. Frankenstein escapes the guillotine, changes his name to Dr. Stein, moves to another town and begins his experiments again. Naturally things go all wrong.
The story moves quickly and is very interesting, the color cinematography is just simply superb, the set design is exquisite and the acting is all good. Peter Cushing gives another great portrayal as the Baron--it's a wonder this man never got the praise he deserved, he was an excellent actor. Also Michael Gwynn gives a good performance as a result of the doctor's experiments.
It's not really scary and there's no real monster, but the plot is so interesting you don't really care! Well worth watching. A must see for the color alone.
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