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Writers (WGA):
Brian Aldiss (novel)
Roger Corman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
2 November 1990 (USA) See more »
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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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85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Shot in seven weeks.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Dr. Victor Frankenstein:Sins? What sins? I am a scientist - I cannot sin. She MUST die! The truth is too unbearable.See more »
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17 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Not bad, actually decent enough, considering the theme, 17 July 2004
Author: Grann-Bach ( from Denmark

I have to admit, I enjoyed this film, and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. This is only the second Roger Corman film I've seen so far, and therefore I can only really compare it to the other film I saw by him, The Terror. I can clearly recognize the directing style, and basic film-making style, but I must say that this is better than The Terror. The plot is pretty good, and fairly interesting, and more original than most other films dealing with Frankenstein. It has a decent enough pace; I wasn't bored for the 90 minutes it lasted. The script is fairly good too, a good twist on the original Frankenstein story, though I guess some fans of the original story wouldn't like the various changes. The acting is good enough, both John Hurt and Raul Julia gives pretty good performances, and the rest of the cast is decent. The characters are fairly well-written and credible. The film has a fairly bad name, it seems; yes, the monster does look more like the result of genetic mutation or something similar, rather than a creature built together by human bodies, and, arguably, the film has several violent scenes that seem to be there mainly to add violence rather than substance to the film, but apart from that, the film is pretty good, at least worth a watch, if only one watch. The effects are decent enough, at least for a film from 1990. The makeup effects and such were also pretty good, I must say that the monster's face, especially the eyes, did send a chill through my spine, the first time he was shown. I liked the various science fiction aspects of the film, and the social commentary was very good, too. The ending was a little weird, but it was a fairly good climax. All in all, a decent enough science fiction/horror drama, and worth one watch, if you can catch it for free. I recommend it to fans of Roger Corman and open-minded fans of Frankenstein and/or horror films in general; just be prepared that it won't be an incredible or very memorable film, just an entertaining 90 minutes, if you're into violent movies without any real purpose. 6/10

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