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Release Date:
17 March 1974 (USA) See more »
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We dare you to see... See more »
Plot:
In Serbia, Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness and their two children. He dreams of a super-race... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Better than BLOOD FOR DRACULA -- Udo Kier is tops (laughs) See more (83 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joe Dallesandro ... Nicholas, the stableboy
Monique van Vooren ... Baroness Katrin Frankenstein

Udo Kier ... Baron Frankenstein
Arno Juerging ... Otto, the Baron's assistant
Dalila Di Lazzaro ... Female Monster
Srdjan Zelenovic ... Sacha / Male Monster
Nicoletta Elmi ... Monica, the Baron's daughter
Marco Liofredi ... Erik, the Baron's son
Liù Bosisio ... Olga, the maid
Fiorella Masselli ... Large prostitute
Cristina Gaioni ... Farmer, Nicholas' girlfriend
Rosita Torosh ... Sonia, the prostitute
Carla Mancini ... Farmer
Imelde Marani ... Blonde prostitute
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miomir Aleksic ... Other male monster (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Morrissey 
Antonio Margheriti (credited on some italian prints for quota purposes)
 
Writing credits
Paul Morrissey (writer)

Tonino Guerra  uncredited
Pat Hackett  uncredited
Mary Shelley  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Andrew Braunsberg .... producer
Louis Peraino .... producer (uncredited)
Carlo Ponti .... producer (uncredited)
Jean Yanne .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Claudio Gizzi 
 
Cinematography by
Luigi Kuveiller 
 
Film Editing by
Jed Johnson (credited in US print)
Franca Silvi 
 
Production Design by
Enrico Job 
 
Art Direction by
Gianni Giovagnoni 
 
Makeup Department
Mario Di Salvio .... makeup artist
Paolo Franceschi .... hair stylist
Antonio Margheriti .... special makeup effects
 
Production Management
Mara Blasetti .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paolo Pietrangeli .... first assistant director
Antonio Margheriti .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... dubbing mixer
Roberto Arcangeli .... sound special effects
Piero Fondi .... boom operator
Carlo Palmieri .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Carlo Rambaldi .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Robert V. Bernier .... technical consultant: Spacevision-3D
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paolo Pettini .... still photographer
Ubaldo Terzano .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Benito Persico .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Loretta Mattioli .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Maurizio Anticoli .... accountant
Vasco Mafera .... first production assistant
Paul Morrissey .... supervising director (on Italian prints)
Silvia Petroni .... continuity
Andy Warhol .... presents
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Andy Warhol's Frankenstein" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for bizarre violence and sexuality, and for language (re-release: 1992)
Runtime:
95 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (1995) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1975) (uncut) | France:-16 | Germany:18 (DVD rating) | New Zealand:R18 | New Zealand:(Banned) (original rating) | Norway:18 (re-rating) (1989) | Norway:(Banned) (1980-1989) | Sweden:15 (heavily cut) | Sweden:15 (uncut: dvd release) | UK:18 | USA:X | USA:X (original rating) | USA:R (re-release: 1992) | USA:R (cut) (1975) | West Germany:18 (nf)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
According to Luigi Cozzi, Antonio Margheriti allowed his friend producer to use his name as the official Italian director of this film in order to keep financial help from the state. However, this trick led to a costly prosecution for both Margheriti and the producer.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the two children escape through through the small hole, the boy goes in with one leg first, though on the other side he appears head first.See more »
Quotes:
Baron Frankenstein:[holding up his severed hand] It's all your fault!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in American Nightmare (2002) (V)See more »

FAQ

The ending.. What happens?
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22 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Better than BLOOD FOR DRACULA -- Udo Kier is tops (laughs), 6 November 2003
Author: macabro357 from U.S.

This is clearly the superior of the two films that Paul Morrissey filmed at Cinecitta studios (Rome) during the early 1970s. It's the typical Frankenstein story with the Morrissey's spin on it.

And I suspect that it has a lot to do with Antonio Margheriti being involved since he is famous in Italian horror circles for the gore effects he brings to films. Especially the scene where the male monster (Srdjan Zelenovic) rips open his stomach sutures, exposing his organs in an act of suicide. Very anatomically correct.

Udo Kier is probably the best reason to see this film, however. His hammy acting skills are tops! His version of Frankenstein is so demented, I guess the German accent adds a lot to it. Usually it's an American or English actor who plays Frankenstein so having a real life German (speaking in English, of course) adds to the atmosphere.

And of course Joe Dallesandro's New York accent sounds totally out of place here, just as it did in BLOOD FOR DRACULA. He sounds like a male hustler hanging out in Times Square instead of an Italian stable boy

Also hideous is Monique Van Vooren as Baroness. Good gawd, the Dallesandro character must have been real hard-up in order to sleep with that old hag.

Still, it has decent atmosphere and the Criterion DVD uses a widescreen print that looks crystal along with production stills of the movie, secondary commentary track by Morrissey who has some revealing comments about the film, and some silly, pseudo-intellectual commentary by Maurice Yakowar that a trashy film like this doesn't deserve.

Worth seeing mostly for Kier's presence.

6 out of 10

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