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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 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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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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Trivia

Nick Brimble received an "introducing" credit, despite having been in eight theatrical movies, both U.K. and U.S. productions, as well many high profile television dramas. 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 Frankenstein (1931) See more »

User Reviews

An astonishing achievement
27 October 2011 | by slywlf54See all my reviews

First I must admit I have never been a Corman fan - all that spurting blood just never appealed to me. Yet something drew me to this, despite that concern, and I am not sorry I followed my hunch and rented this so many years ago. I tend to read the book either before or instead of watching movies, and Shelly wrote one amazing story. As much as I loved them, Karloff's movies had next to nothing besides the names to do with the book. As far as I am concerned, even though the story clearly does not precisely follow Shelly's tale, it is by far truest to the underlying depth of the book, and quite possibly the only film version that captures her primary theme of personal responsibility. The acting all around was good, especially considering some of the stretches required, and I quite enjoyed the special effects. Without going to wild extremes they were subtly effective and quite haunting. There were, of course, a few of Corman's trademark touches, but they fit the story so well even I could find no objection. As of this writing I have just watched this for the fifth time - quite a record considering I am still not really a Corman fan ;-)


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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)

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

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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