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La maldición de Frankenstein (1973)

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.

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Doctor Seward (as Alberto Dalbes)
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Doctor Frankenstein (as Denis Price)
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Beatriz Savón ...
Vera Frankenstein
Anne Libert ...
Fernando Bilbao ...
Monstruo
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Madame Orloff (as Britt Nichols)
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Caronte
Daniel White ...
Tanner (as Daniel Gerome)
Doris Thomas ...
Abigail (as Doris Tom)
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Esmeralda (in version "La maldición de Frankenstein")
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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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The Rites of Frankenstein  »

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2.35 : 1
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Film debut of Lina Romay. See more »

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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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Totally delirious take on BRIDE OF FRANKSTEIN: 100 Proof Jess Franco
23 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Cagliostro (Howard Vernon) and his bird woman creation, Melissa (Anne Libert) work tirelessly to create a female mate for the silver skinned creature created by Dr. Frankenstein (Dennis Price).

A wild ride deep into Jess Franco terrain. This is an unhinged, no-budget attempt to redo the Universal horror motifs in the style of Italian Erotic Comics. It works, at least in the nude/uncovered version, simply because Franco and his cast immediately go way over the top and stay there: ratty set design, the silver skinned monster who looks like the confused survivor of a spray painting attack, the nude whipping scene, the mysterious sect led by the perverse, totalitarian Cagliostro, Melissa-the flesh eating human vulture who predicts pleasure and death, are typical "Jess Franco" elements, but this time he stages them with such Sadean glee that those who "get it" will be utterly transfixed while those who hate will cite it as another file in the case against the director. It's a long way from James Whale...

The version made for Spain contains additional scenes featuring Lina Romay as a gypsy and omits all of the outrageous nudity which is so essential to Franco's aesthetic (or anti-aesthetic). The score is an iconoclastic collection of sonic blasts, jarring cues and odd sounds.


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