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The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (1973)

La maldición de Frankenstein (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 31 May 1973 (France)
Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Morpho are killed just as they bring their creation to life. The monster is taken by Cagliostro and he now controls the monster and plans to have it mate and create the perfect master race.

Director:

Jesús Franco (as Jess Franco)

Writers:

Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as Jess Franco), Jesús Franco (story)
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Cast overview:
Alberto Dalbés ... Doctor Seward (as Alberto Dalbes)
Dennis Price ... Doctor Frankenstein (as Denis Price)
Howard Vernon ... Cagliostro
Beatriz Savón Beatriz Savón ... Vera Frankenstein
Anne Libert ... Melisa
Fernando Bilbao ... Monstruo
Carmen Yazalde ... Madame Orloff (as Britt Nichols)
Luis Barboo ... Caronte
Daniel White Daniel White ... Tanner (as Daniel Gerome)
Doris Thomas Doris Thomas ... Abigail (as Doris Tom)
Lina Romay ... Esmeralda (in version "La maldición de Frankenstein")
Jesús Franco ... Morpho (as J. Franco)
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Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Morpho are killed just as they bring their creation to life. The monster is taken by Cagliostro and he now controls the monster and plans to have it mate and create the perfect master race.

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Film debut of Lina Romay. See more »

Quotes

Melisa: Melisa speaks to you on behalf of her great master Cagliostro. Cagliostro created me and half of me is a bird. He meant for me to be his own daughter, but I am blind and therefore unworthy. Cagliostro now transmits the words he wishes you to hear through the fabulous creature that I am. Listen to the master speak these words to you: "I have accorded you the privilege of rising from your graves. But I cannot prevent your flesh from rotting. Originally, I started creating with nature's materials,...
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Alternate Versions

The Dutch video version (released on Sunrise tapes) called De Verdoemis Van Frankenstein is derived from the 'Hot' version however is missing (due to print damage) the demise of Dennis Price's Frankenstein. See more »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Jess still has a lot to teach us.
21 August 2005 | by mido505See all my reviews

To all of you out there who think that the likes of Steven Soderbergh and David O. Russell epitomize independent film-making: go rent this film and let the scales fall from your eyes. Made during director Jess Franco's amazing early 70's period, post Harry Alan Towers and pre-porno, The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein is a surrealist masterpiece, poetic, perverse, comic, and mesmerizing. Shot for next to nothing on location in Portugal, the film is full of evocative, wide-angle, hand held imagery that must have appeared jaw-droppingly innovative at the time, and still astounds today. Daniel White's atonal, experimental score skillfully enhances the film's nightmarish languor, and the roles, particularly Anne Libert's blind cannibalistic Bird Woman, and Howard Vernon's strangely sexy Cagliostro, are performed with aplomb and conviction. You won't soon forget the scenes of white-shrouded undead gliding through a mist-laden forest, the strange, red-lit shots of Cagliostro's acolytes blithely staring at cruel tableaux orchestrated for their perverse amusement, or a shrieking, silver-skinned Frankenstein's monster relentlessly whipping a man and a woman tied together over a bed of spikes. Anyone who doubts Jess Franco's talent should rent this DVD, and then ponder the pettifogging morass that independent cinema has become.


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Language:

French

Release Date:

31 May 1973 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

| (as "The Curse of Frankenstein") | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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