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The Bride (1985)

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After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".

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Frankenstein
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Eva
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Viktor
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Rinaldo
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Mrs. Baumann
Alexei Sayle ...
Magar
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Bela
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Countess (as Veruschka)
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Dr. Zahlus
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Josef
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Paulus (as Tim Spall)
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Andy de la Tour ...
Priest (as Andrew de la Tour)
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After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva".

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Sting was top first billed and Jennifer Beals second billed on this movie, as reflected in the closing credits, and press and promotional materials, yet during the opening credits, Beals is the first cast member's name to appear, with Sting's name not billed until the end of the opening principal cast's credits. See more »

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Clerval: The trouble with free women Charles, is they're free to despise us. It's a risk I find unacceptable.
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Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Worthwhile rethinking of a classic film; absorbing and beautiful, if inert...
28 October 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

The beautiful young ward of Baron Charles Frankenstein tires of being his student and rebels against his strict tutelage, unaware that she was indeed brought to life by the mad doctor--sewn together from corpses--and that a male counterpart to whom she was intended is roaming the countryside. Director Franc Roddam and screenwriter Lloyd Fonvielle's underrated, well-paced rethinking of 1935's "The Bride of Frankenstein" hasn't much intrinsic spirit, though it does have lyrical scenes and an absorbing narrative which qualify it as a fascinating misfire. As the Baron, rock star Sting poses sufficiently and glowers moodily, though he's all on one-note; Jennifer Beals is somewhat better as his charge--with feminist leanings--and a number of her scenes (such as her first run-in with a cat, and her dialogue with a derelict traveler) are quite beguiling; Beals however can't escape her ineffectual delivery (a non-musical sing-song), and though Roddam's close-ups of her are very pretty, she doesn't have much going on underneath (it's beauty without mystery). Clancy Brown is the sympathetic star here playing Frankenstein's initial creation, and his relationship with happy-go-lucky dwarf David Rappaport is marvelous. A better film than many critics gave it credit for being, "The Bride" is surprisingly ambitious and yet it isn't paced like a tableaux "epic". Roddam is careful but also spry, and once the plot takes hold, coupled with the handsome settings, it makes for a rather grand experience. **1/2 from ****


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