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Flesh for Frankenstein (1973)

Baron Frankenstein creates two "zombies" - one male, one female - planning to mate them in order to create a master race.

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Paul Morrissey
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe Dallesandro ... Nicholas, the stableboy
Monique van Vooren ... Baroness Katrin Frankenstein
Udo Kier ... Baron Frankenstein
Arno Jürging ... Otto, the Baron's assistant
Dalila Di Lazzaro ... Female Monster
Srdjan Zelenovic Srdjan Zelenovic ... Sacha / Male Monster
Nicoletta Elmi ... Monica, the Baron's daughter
Marco Liofredi Marco Liofredi ... Erik, the Baron's son
Liù Bosisio Liù Bosisio ... Olga, the maid
Fiorella Masselli Fiorella Masselli ... Large prostitute
Cristina Gaioni ... Farmer, Nicholas' girlfriend
Rosita Torosh ... Sonia, the prostitute
Carla Mancini Carla Mancini ... Farmer
Imelde Marani Imelde Marani ... Blonde prostitute
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Storyline

In Serbia, Baron Frankenstein lives with the Baroness and their two children. He dreams of a super-race, returning Serbia to its grand connections to ancient Greece. In his laboratory, assisted by Otto, he builds a desirable female body, but needs a male who will be super-body and super-lover. He thinks he has found just the right brain to go with a body he's built, but he's made an error, taking the head of a asexual ascetic. Meanwhile, the Baroness has her lusts, and she fastens on Nicholas, a friend of the dead lad. Can the Baron pull off his grand plan? He brings the two zombies together to mate. Meanwhile, Nicholas tries to free his dead friend. What about the Baron's children? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bizarre violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 March 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Andy Warhol's Frankenstein See more »

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The gory special effects are an early example of the work of Carlo Rambaldi who would later go on to create E.T. See more »

Goofs

When Frankenstein "shocks" life into his creatures, him and Otto are touching the bodies with bare hands, yet they do not seem to be receiving any of the electricity. See more »

Quotes

Baron Frankenstein: Two girls? One man? He must be very powerful!
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Alternate Versions

Video prints of are badly edited to secure an R-rating. Much of the sex and gratuitous violence Paul Morrissey put in the film for satirical purposes was cut out. The X-rated director's cut, with notable additions of blood and spilling guts, is available on Criterion's laser disc edition. See more »

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Version of Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990) See more »

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Udo at his best
19 June 2004 | by Krug StilloSee all my reviews

To begin honestly, FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN isn't for all tastes. However, the film and brother, BLOOD FOR Dracula, are great treats to genuine horror movie buffs. Surprisingly, for some reason the latter, as offensive as the former was not listed as a 'Video Nasty'. These two films were made back to back (a la Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions) and by the same cast and crew and exploited Andy Warhol's name for distribution.

If you have a fondness for cheesy, funny and gory decadence, then you'll love this film. Plus Udo Kier is and Arno Juerging are great in their roles. The fabulous line – To know Death Otto, you first have to f**k life in the gall bladder – was a bloomer influenced by Last Tango in Paris, but was so funny, director (Paul Morrisey) left it in.

As a passing note, I remember seeing both Ace Ventura and Blade in the cinema for the first time and loudly saying 'It's UDO!' when he appeared.


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