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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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Peter Cushing's face appears during a very short sequence instead of Oscar Quitack's. This has been confirmed by Cushing himself and may be some kind of private joke. See more »
Doctor Victor Stein:
It should have been perfect. I made it to be perfect. If the brain hadn't been damaged, my work would have been hailed as the greatest scientific achievement of all time. Frankenstein would have been accepted as a genius of science. Instead, he was sent to the guillotine. I swore I would have my revenge. They will never be rid of me!
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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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