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Writers (WGA):
Brian Aldiss (novel)
Roger Corman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
2 November 1990 (USA) See more »
The ultimate weapon which was meant to be safe for the mankind produces global side effects including time slides and disappearances... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Hurt ... Dr. Joe Buchanan / Narrator

Raul Julia ... Dr. Victor Frankenstein

Nick Brimble ... The Monster

Bridget Fonda ... Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
Catherine Rabett ... Elizabeth Levenza, Victor's Fiancee

Jason Patric ... Lord George Gordon Byron
Michael Hutchence ... Percy Byshee Shelley
Catherine Corman ... Justine Moritz, Woman tried & condemmed as a witch
William Geiger ... Lab Technician
Mickey Knox ... General Reade
Myriam Cyr ... Information Officer
Terri Treas ... Buchanan's car (voice)
Cynthia Allison ... Newswoman
Isabella Rocchietta ... Dorrie
Matt Cassidy ... Boy #1
Hauck Bjorck ... Boy #2
Olga Angelo ... Girl #2
Geoffrey Copleston ... Secheron Innkeeper
John Karlsen ... Parson
Donald Hodson ... Old Man
Bruce McGuire ... Prosecutor
Grady Clarkson ... Judge
Andrew Newton ... Head Juror
Paul Weston ... Watchman
Christopher Robertson ... Urchin #2
Peter Goetz ... Man #1

Nick Gillard ... Man #2 / Man #3
Cyrus Elias ... Werner, Levenza's Butler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ian Whittaker ... Stablehand (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roger Corman 
Writing credits
Brian Aldiss (novel) (as Brian W. Aldiss)

Roger Corman (screenplay) and
F.X. Feeney (screenplay)

Produced by
Jay Cassidy .... associate producer
Roger Corman .... producer
Kobi Jaeger .... producer
Laura J. Medina .... associate producer
Thom Mount .... producer
Original Music by
Carl Davis 
Cinematography by
Armando Nannuzzi 
Michael Scott 
Film Editing by
Mary Bauer 
Jay Cassidy  (as Jay Lash Cassidy)
Casting by
Caro Jones 
Production Design by
Enrico Tovaglieri 
Set Decoration by
Ennio Michettoni 
Costume Design by
Franca Zucchelli 
Makeup Department
Guiliana DeCarli .... makeup artist
Nick Dudman .... special makeup effects
Richard Glass .... standby contact lens optician
Romana Piolanti .... hair stylist
Suzanne Reynolds .... prosthetic makeup
Production Management
Luciano Balducci .... unit production manager
Bruno Mancinelli .... unit manager
Laura J. Medina .... unit production manager
Jeremy Stanford .... unit production manager: Los Angeles
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simona Bares .... third assistant director
Tony Brandt .... first assistant director
Thierry Notz .... second unit director
Mauro Sacripanti .... second assistant director
Art Department
Barbara Anne Bock .... storyboard artist
Keith Crossley .... storyboard artist
Giuseppe Mancarella .... property master
Gary Randall .... production designer: second unit
Sound Department
Gary Alper .... sound mixer
Stefano Bausano .... boom operator
Harry Cohen .... digital sound effects designer
Terry Fiyalko .... dialogue editor
Tim Gedemer .... digital sound effects editor
Lewis Goldstein .... adr editor (as Lew Goldstein)
Greg Hodge .... digital sound effects editor
George Johnsen .... post-production sound supervisor
Patrick Johnston .... post-production sound supervisor
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist
Tanya McGinnis-Potvin .... foley recordist (as Tanya McGinnis)
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Katie Rowe .... foley artist
Ann Scibelli .... digital sound effects editor
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Vaughn .... foley editor
Special Effects by
Renato Agostini .... set special effects
Visual Effects by
Syd Dutton .... visual effects
Bruno George .... optical effects
Bret Mixon .... rotoscoping
Mark Sawicki .... matte photography
Robert Stromberg .... matte artist
Bill Taylor .... visual effects
David S. Williams Jr. .... optical effects
Corrado Burletta .... stunts
Domenico Cianfriglia .... stunts
Giovanni Cianfriglia .... stunts
Steve Dent .... stunts
Nick Gillard .... stunts
Chrissy Monk .... stunts
Marco Stefanelli .... stunts
Paul Weston .... stunt coordinator
Silvano Zuddas .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Tommaso Borgstrom .... assistant camera
Domenico Cavaliere .... gaffer
Ronnie Dennis .... first assistant camera
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer
Franco Rosignoli .... assistant camera
Guido Sagramoso .... assistant camera
Mario Tessarin .... key grip
Hans Visser .... camera operator
Casting Department
John Leamer .... additional casting (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Phil Hetos .... color timer
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Music Department
Carl Davis .... conductor
Peter Fuchs .... score recordist
Robert Hathaway .... music editor
Nic Raine .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Alessandro Gatti .... transportation captain
Other crew
Thomas 'Doc' Boguski .... production coordinator: USA
Robert C. Campion .... production controller
Clarita Di Giovanni .... script supervisor
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist
Roberto Gallarati .... location manager
Anne Nevin .... production coordinator
Raymond Tricker .... prosthetic mould designer
Ian Whittaker .... animatronics engineer
Wharton Winstead .... assistant to producer

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Additional Details

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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The title is a reference to both the full title of Mary Shelley's original novel ("Frankenstein - or, The Modern Prometheus") and to Percy Bysshe Shelley's lyrical drama "Prometheus Unbound".See more »
Anachronisms: When Dr. Buchanan meets up with Lord Byron in the grounds at his estate, quite visible in the background is a car driving across a bridge. Buchanan wasn't the only person, it seems, to own a car in 1817.See more »
The Monster:You think that you have killed me. But I will be with you forever. I am unbound.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
An astonishing achievement, 27 October 2011
Author: slywlf-1 from Catskills NY, United States

First I must admit I have never been a Corman fan - all that spurting blood just never appealed to me. Yet something drew me to this, despite that concern, and I am not sorry I followed my hunch and rented this so many years ago. I tend to read the book either before or instead of watching movies, and Shelly wrote one amazing story. As much as I loved them, Karloff's movies had next to nothing besides the names to do with the book. As far as I am concerned, even though the story clearly does not precisely follow Shelly's tale, it is by far truest to the underlying depth of the book, and quite possibly the only film version that captures her primary theme of personal responsibility. The acting all around was good, especially considering some of the stretches required, and I quite enjoyed the special effects. Without going to wild extremes they were subtly effective and quite haunting. There were, of course, a few of Corman's trademark touches, but they fit the story so well even I could find no objection. As of this writing I have just watched this for the fifth time - quite a record considering I am still not really a Corman fan ;-)

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