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The Bride -- Dr. Frankenstein builds the perfect woman - and lives to regret it - in this tantalizing marriage of horror, romance and unbridled passion.

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Director:
Writer:
Lloyd Fonvielle (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 August 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Here Comes . . .The BRIDE See more »
Plot:
After years of research, the doctor finally succeeds in creating the perfect woman, who gets the name "Eva". | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Great Gothic Romance-Not a Horror Film See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sting ... Frankenstein

Jennifer Beals ... Eva

Anthony Higgins ... Clerval

Clancy Brown ... Viktor

David Rappaport ... Rinaldo

Geraldine Page ... Mrs. Baumann
Alexei Sayle ... Magar

Phil Daniels ... Bela

Veruschka von Lehndorff ... Countess (as Veruschka)
Quentin Crisp ... Dr. Zahlus

Cary Elwes ... Josef

Timothy Spall ... Paulus (as Tim Spall)
Ken Campbell ... Pedlar

Guy Rolfe ... Count
Andy de la Tour ... Priest (as Andrew de la Tour)

Tony Haygarth ... Tavern Keeper
Matthew Guinness ... 1st Patron
Tony Brutus ... 2nd Patron
Gary Shail ... 1st Circus Hand
Carl Chase ... 2nd Circus Hand
Bernard Padden ... Houseboy
Janine Duvitski ... Serving Girl
John Sharp ... Bailiff
Jack Birkett ... Blind Man
Gerry Crampton ... Gentleman
Fenella Fletcher ... Masked Lady
Joe Kaye ... Groom
Harold Coyne ... Butler
Stromboli ... Circus Performer
Karen Furness ... Circus Performer

John Alexander ... Circus Performer
Jacqueline Russell ... Circus Performer
Tod Cody ... Circus Performer
Laurence Temple ... Circus Performer
Gerard Naprous ... Circus Performer
Vera De Vel ... Circus Performer
Sally Oultram ... Circus Performer
Joëlle Baland ... Circus Performer (as Joel Baland)
Miss Irta ... Circus Performer
Andy Barrat ... Circus Ringmaster (as Andy Barratt)
Annie Roddam ... Countess's Daughter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Fielder ... Circus Man (uncredited)

Frank Jakeman ... Circus Roustabout (uncredited)

Directed by
Franc Roddam 
 
Writing credits
Lloyd Fonvielle (screenplay)

Mary Shelley  novel "Frankenstein" (uncredited)

Produced by
Keith Addis .... executive producer
Victor Drai .... producer
Lloyd Fonvielle .... associate producer
Chris Kenny .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen H. Burum (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Ellis 
 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
Michael Seymour 
 
Art Direction by
Bryan Graves (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Tessa Davies 
 
Costume Design by
Shirley Russell 
 
Makeup Department
Tricia Cameron .... assistant hairdresser
Sallie Evans .... assistant makeup artist
Sarah Monzani .... head of makeup
Aaron Sherman .... prosthetics creator
Maralyn Sherman .... prosthetics creator
Maureen Stephenson .... assistant makeup artist
Chris Taylor .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Bernard Mazauric .... production manager
Ted Morley .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Brock .... second assistant director
Laurent Brégeat .... assistant director: France (as Laurent Bregeat)
Patrick Clayton .... first assistant director
Callum McDougall .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Andrew Ackland-Snow .... draughtsman
Bruce Bigg .... property master
Roy Evans .... construction manager
Robin Heinson .... painter
Martin Hitchcock .... set designer
Damien Lanfranchi .... art director: France
David McHenry .... assistant art director
Grahame Ménage .... scenic artist
Brian Read .... prop buyer
James Whiting .... laboratory designer (as Jim Whiting)
 
Sound Department
Peter Bond .... footsteps/dialogue editor
John Ireland .... sound editor
David John .... sound mixer
Matthew Launay .... sound assistant
Grethe Mitchell .... assistant dubbing editor
Hugh Strain .... dubbing mixer
Len Tremble .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Peter Fern .... special effects technician
Peter Hutchinson .... special effects supervisor
Stephen Hutchinson .... special effects trainee
Kevin Mathews .... special effects wire technician
Peter Skehan .... special effects technician
Bob Wiesinger .... wire specialist
 
Stunts
Roy Alon .... stunts
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator
Dorothy Ford .... stunts
Tony Friel .... stunt double: Rinaldo
Nick Gillard .... stunts
Dinny Powell .... stunts
Denise Ryan .... stunts
Alan Stuart .... stunts
Malcolm Weaver .... stunts
Jason White .... stunt performer
Jason White .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Budd .... camera assistant
John Clarke .... best boy
Tony Cridlin .... key grip
W.C. 'Chunky' Huse .... key grip: Grip House (as Chunky Huse)
Simon Mills .... camera loader
John Palmer .... camera operator
Bob Penn .... still photographer
Dave Ridout .... electrician
Ronnie Fox Rogers .... second camera operator
Laurie Shane .... gaffer
Carlos Melville .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joyce Gallie .... additional casting
Pamela Guest .... casting assistant
Caroline Mazauric .... extras casting
Sally Osoba .... assistant casting: UK (as Sally Wignall)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Breed .... wardrobe mistress
Janet Macklam .... wardrobe assistant
Don Mothersill .... wardrobe assistant
Richard Pointing .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Paul Hodgson .... first assistant editor
Christopher Young .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Robin Clarke .... music editor
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
Dick Lewzey .... music mixer
Michel Mention .... orchestrator
Christopher Palmer .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Andy Birmingham .... production accountant
Carina Cooper .... assistant: Mr. Roddam
Robin Demetriou .... catering supervisor
Michèle Girot .... production accountant: France
Joanna Gollins .... location manager
Pauline Granby .... assistant accountant
Yvonne Heeks .... assistant accountant
Cheryl Leigh .... script supervisor
Don Levy .... publicist
Derek Lyons .... stand-in
Marilyse Morgan .... production coordinator
Christine Raspillère .... location manager
Patricia Reid-Douglas .... production secretary: France (as Patricia Reid)
Antoine Sabarros .... location manager
Dena Vincent .... contact: London
Lisa M. Violé .... assistant to producer (as Lisa Violé)
John Styles .... punch & judy advisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
Australia:114 min | USA:118 min
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Color (Rankcolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Franc Roddam conducted re-shoots for the film's ending but couldn't do them to the level he wanted.See more »
Quotes:
Eva:A woman should do as she pleases, just like a man. You taught me that.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Frankenstein Rising (2010)See more »
Soundtrack:
Eine Kleine NachtsmusikSee more »

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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A Great Gothic Romance-Not a Horror Film, 18 April 2005
Author: aimless-46 from Kentucky

"The Bride" is more Thomas Hardy than Mary Shelley, and more Gothic romance than horror. Director Franc Roddam points out (on his DVD commentary) that he wanted to make a very different version of the old story by eliminating almost all elements of horror; so only the first ten minutes qualify as authentic horror.

Roddam does not discuss the illogic of making a film devoid of the very elements its "target audience" was interested in seeing, but we already know that "The Bride" had a very poor showing at the box office. This target audience disconnect was most likely the cause. Nor does he comment on the failure to market the film to another audience segment; those interested in Gothic period pieces.

It is especially cool that 20 years later the film is finally being discovered by this other audience and they are finding it a beautifully photographed example of their genre that emphasizes story-line and atmosphere over blood and gore.

Even the much criticized casting of inexperienced leads Jennifer Beals and Sting (although both look great in period costume) takes on a different dimension when the film is re-classified into the Gothic genre. Suddenly you see that it was the director who was responsible for the apparent lack of chemistry between the two stars, particularly Beals lack of passion in the scenes they share. Roddam wanted these performances from his actors to advance his story; they are not not a reflection of inexperience or talent limitation. Which is not to say that Sting will ever be mistaken for a great acting talent but Beals has been unjustly criticized for a shallow performance when she simply gave Roddam what he wanted from her character Eva. Eva is only learning how to feel as the film progresses and when the events have all played out you realize that her emotionless attitude was meant to convey the indifference she felt toward her creator.

I highly recommend this movie as Roddam is an excellent stylistic director and has made a very good and very original Gothic romance. The fantastic production design unifies what are two stories as Roddam cuts back and forth between the Baron (Sting) teaching his creation Eva (Beals) while David Rappaport as Rinaldo teaches his other creation Victor, played by Clancy Brown. There is a psychic link between the two creations which will result in a interesting plot twist.

Roddam has created a visually gorgeous film that has held up much better than the 1980's mainstream features that outperformed it at the box office. Don't be scared away by the negative comments, if you know what to expect (gothic romance not horror) almost any fan of films will enjoy "The Bride". I recommend the DVD, it was made from a flawless print and the widescreen presentation really showcases both the top-notch photography and the terrific work of the production designer.

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