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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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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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)

Gross USA:

$334,748
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Mount Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Hurt plays a scientist who goes back in time and meets Mary Godwin (before she marries and takes the name Shelley), Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron. In Jim Jarmusch's 2013 film "Only Lovers Left Alive," he plays Shakespearian-era poet Christopher Marlowe, depicted as a vampire. One of his vampire companions in that film is friends with Byron and Shelley and talks about them at great length. He also refers to Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Godwin's mother, as "tasty." 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

The Monster: You think that you have killed me. But I will be with you forever. I am unbound.
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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 Matinee Theatre: Frankenstein (1957) See more »

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roger Corman returns as director
29 October 2006 | by vampi1960See all my reviews

as a die hard Gothic horror movie fan i try to watch all the versions of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein,some great some really bad.when i heard that roger corman was going to direct this i was excited,roger corman has'nt directed a movie in a very long time so i knew this was going to be quite special.with Raul Julia,john hurt,Bridgett Fonda,and Jason Patric in the cast,its a big budget production,the story is kind of bizarre,what if Mary Shelly's Frankenstein was based on a true story? well this kind hearted but well meaning mad scientist(hurt)gets sent back to the past with his futuristic talking car(like kit from knight-rider)and meets Mary Shelly(Fonda)and Dr Frankenstein(Julia)and his monster(nick brimble)this movie was based on the novel of the same name.its got a hauntingly good score,everything works,i liked Frankenstein unbound,i believe Mary Shelly would be proud.I'm glad roger corman directed this,he did a great job.8 out of 10.


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