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Frankenstein (1984)

A scientist who is obsessed with creating life finally does it, with tragic results.

Director:

James Ormerod

Writer:

Victor Gialanella (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Powell ... Victor Frankenstein
David Warner ... Creature
Carrie Fisher ... Elizabeth
John Gielgud ... De Lacey
Michael Cochrane ... Henry Clervell
Susan Wooldridge ... Justine
Terence Alexander ... Alphonse Frankenstein
Graham McGrath ... William Frankenstein
Edward Judd ... Metz
James Coyle James Coyle ... Scholz
Arnold Peters Arnold Peters ... Busch
Roberta Taylor ... Gerta
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A scientist who is obsessed with creating life finally does it, with tragic results.

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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein kommer tilbake See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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FRANKENSTEIN {TV} (James Ormerod, 1984) **1/2
2 November 2013 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

Mary Shelley's horror perennial has attracted numerous talents to it over the years: this one is no exception, but the end result is largely unsatisfying and oddly forgettable! Robert Powell and David Warner (as creator and creature respectively) complement each other quite well, especially in their thoughtful (as opposed to physical) final confrontation. The latter's burnt look (while not fitted with bolts in the sides of his neck a' la the classic monster make-up, he is still brought to life via electrical charges) seems to be derived from Christopher Lee's messy visage in THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1957), while also looking forward to Robert De Niro's in MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN (1994). Carrie Fisher feels out-of-place here as Elizabeth, John Gielgud is wasted as the blind hermit, and Edward Judd turns up in yet another unrecognizable character role as a procurer of Frankenstein's specimens. The essence of the tale is there, to be sure (in spite of the low-key approach)…though, at a mere 73 minutes, it comes off as rushed – with the film's visuals also proving unappetizingly drab!


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