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Frankenstein Island (1981)

When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein's ancestor carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons.

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Cast

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Dr. Paul Hadley
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Jocko
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Clay Jayson
Robert Christopher ...
Mark Eden
Tain Bodkin ...
Curtis Ryan
Patrick O'Neil ...
Dino
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The Colonel
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Katherine Victor ...
Sheila Frankenstein von Helsing (as Kathrin Victor)
George Mitchell ...
Dr. von Helsing
Dana Norbeck ...
Jungle Girl
Laurel Johnson ...
Jungle Girl
Richard Banks ...
Angus
James Webb
Marla Conner ...
Jungle Girl
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When a hot-air balloon crashes on a remote island, the crew discovers Dr. Frankenstein's ancestor carrying on the family work, along with a race of mutants and a population of Amazons. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The power is 7,000,000 volts--it's alive!

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27 November 1981 (USA)  »

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Frankenstein's Island  »

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This would be the final film project for Jerry Warren. See more »

Quotes

Balloonist #2: [incredulously] Did you ever hear of a tornado at sea?
Balloonist #1: Well, that's what Doc called it. Sounded like his balloon's being torn apart! Whatever the number, it got him real good and surrounded.
Balloonist #2: Surrounded?
Balloonist #1: The water, man! The ocean! Anyway you shake it, those poor devils either ended up on it, in it or under it!
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Remake of Teenage Zombies (1960) See more »

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A masterpiece of incoherence.
12 August 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Briefly speaking, nothing in this movie makes any sense at all, either on the level of overall plot or of individual scenes or even lines. This would have to be one of the most relentlessly stupid movies ever made. As soon as it looks like something is remotely intelligible, the actors and director seem to do their utmost to bring in yet another non sequitur.

The dialogue seems to have been written by someone who's never actually heard a conversation between people before, and acted by people who've never participated in one.

However, it's extremely amusing. This is an extraordinarily bad movie, but that's not because it's boring. The pink lunchbox, the contact lenses with white-out on them, the rubber skulls, the guy who keeps laughing constantly for no reason, the suburban living room in the middle of the deserted island, the power that attacks your arm when you "mix the particular place, not here but on the outside" (that is, say the name of a city)... champagne cinema.

You could do much worse than track a copy down - but beware - some video copies have the goofiest scenes edited out!


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