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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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4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Edward Neumeier did re-writes on the script. He is not credited in this movie and on many of the posters. But the British quad poster does credit him as "Ed Neumeier" in the writing credits. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Buchanan meets up with Lord Byron in the grounds at his estate, quite visible in the background is a car driving across a bridge. Buchanan wasn't the only person, it seems, to own a car in 1817. See more »

Quotes

The Monster: What am I that you must destroy me?
Buchanan: An abomination, in the eyes of God.
The Monster: Then what are you?
Buchanan: I am...Frankenstein!
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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 Victor Frankenstein (2015) See more »

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Not bad
24 November 2002 | by sgt619-1See all my reviews

I first saw this little known early ninties title on HBO not long after its release. I must say I found it to be quite memorable, with excellent performances by John Hurt and Raul Julia as well as Bridget Fonda. I love the 1800 settings in Geneva (actually filmed in Italy) and the way Hurt slipped back in time and found where he was. (according to his car "we are alone") so cool. The monster was real creepy and he actually talks. All in all, a very good movie I highly recommend. As of this writing, its not out on DVD that I am aware of but if it does come out, it will definately be worthy of my collection.


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