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Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

The ultimate weapon which was meant to be safe for the mankind produces global side effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine Rabett ...
Michael Hutchence ...
Catherine Corman ...
William Geiger ...
Lab Technician
Mickey Knox ...
General Reade
Myriam Cyr ...
Information Officer
Computer Voice (voice)
Cynthia Allison ...
Isabella Rocchietta ...
Matt Cassidy ...
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The ultimate weapon which was meant to be safe for the mankind produces global side effects including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are zapped from the year 2031 to 1817's Switzerland where he finds Dr Victor Frankenstein and his contemporaries. Written by Kimmo Ketolainen <kk@iki.fi>

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Release Date:

2 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein perdido en el tiempo  »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)

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The futuristic car that Dr. Buchanan drives is a 1988 ItalDesign Aztek concept car. See more »


When Dr. Buchanan (John Hurt) runs across the three slaughtered sheep in the woods at the beginning, closer inspection reveals that not only are they still alive, but asleep and breathing, and the supposed entrails are actually placed strategically on the sheep and not coming out from inside them. See more »


Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin: Percy and Byron preach free love. I practice it.
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24 November 2002 | by (MI) – See all my reviews

I first saw this little known early ninties title on HBO not long after its release. I must say I found it to be quite memorable, with excellent performances by John Hurt and Raul Julia as well as Bridget Fonda. I love the 1800 settings in Geneva (actually filmed in Italy) and the way Hurt slipped back in time and found where he was. (according to his car "we are alone") so cool. The monster was real creepy and he actually talks. All in all, a very good movie I highly recommend. As of this writing, its not out on DVD that I am aware of but if it does come out, it will definately be worthy of my collection.

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