The Bride (1985)

PG-13  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Romance  |  16 August 1985 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Baumann
Countess (as Veruschka)
Quentin Crisp ...
Dr. Zahlus
Paulus (as Tim Spall)
Ken Campbell ...
Andy de la Tour ...
Priest (as Andrew de la Tour)


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

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16 August 1985 (USA)  »

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A Prometida  »

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$3,600,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The tower was a set construction especially built for the movie and was not a real building that stood adjacent to the French château. Director Franc Roddam states on his audio-commentary that the tower was around 100 feet tall and weighed around 100 tonnes. Crew personnel positioned the tall tower a dozen feet to the left of Roddam's intended position so it couldn't topple-over into the car park. This location, Roddam says, ruined his composition, and insisted that the set be moved back a dozen feet to the right. As such, two helicopters had to be brought in to achieve this and move the tall and heavy tower set. See more »


Eva: You can do what you like! You can take apart the body you put together, you can take away the life you gave me, but you cannot have me. Not ever. Not even if you murder me and raise me up a thousand thousand times, you cannot have me.
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Spoofed in Mistress Frankenstein (2000) See more »


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Interesting but goes nowhere!
12 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As far as characters go, "The Bride" goes into depth with its subplots about both Frankenstein's monster and of course the bride of the monster, both trying to adapt to society in general, while Dr. Frankenstein keeps the bride in the dark about her true origins. Meanwhile, the "monster", later renamed Viktor, meets a midget which starts a subplot reminiscent of "Of Mice and Men" with a freakshow/carnival setting, and to be honest, this keeps going for some time.

Too long, actually. It feels like the movie is merely treading water and next time the story gets moving is not long before it comes to an end.

It would have been better if it had been considerably shorter actually.

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