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Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

The ultimate weapon, which was meant to be safe for humankind, produces global side-effects, including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Corman

Writers:

Brian Aldiss (novel) (as Brian W. Aldiss), Roger Corman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hurt ... Buchanan
Raul Julia ... Victor Frankenstein
Nick Brimble ... The Monster
Bridget Fonda ... Mary
Catherine Rabett Catherine Rabett ... Elizabeth
Jason Patric ... Lord Byron
Michael Hutchence ... Percy Shelley
Catherine Corman Catherine Corman ... Justine Moritz
William Geiger William Geiger ... Lab Technician
Mickey Knox ... General Reade
Myriam Cyr ... Information Officer
Terri Treas ... Computer Voice (voice)
Cynthia Allison Cynthia Allison ... Newswoman
Isabella Rocchietta Isabella Rocchietta ... Dorrie
Matt Cassidy Matt Cassidy ... Boy #1
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Storyline

The ultimate weapon, which was meant to be safe for humankind, produces global side-effects, including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are transported from the year 2031 to 1817's Switzerland, where he finds Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his contemporaries. Written by Kimmo Ketolainen <kk@iki.fi>

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein perdido en el tiempo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,017, 4 November 1990

Gross USA:

$334,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$334,748
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Mount Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "futuristic" car that Dr. Buchanan (Sir John Hurt) drives, is a 1988 ItalDesign Aztek concept car. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Buchanan: Meet...My monster!
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese Laserdisc release features 2 scenes of violence cut from U.S. theatrical & video prints: A shot of a man's heart pulled out (Side A at 34 min 11 seconds) and a graphic shot of a woman's chest ripped open (Side B at 13 min 4 seconds). See more »

Connections

Version of Life Without Soul (1915) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Not bad, actually decent enough, considering the theme
17 July 2004 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

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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