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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Buchanan
... Victor Frankenstein
... The Monster
... Mary
Catherine Rabett ... Elizabeth
... Lord Byron
... Percy Shelley
Catherine Corman ... Justine Moritz
William Geiger ... Lab Technician
... General Reade
... Information Officer
... Computer Voice (voice)
Cynthia Allison ... Newswoman
Isabella Rocchietta ... Dorrie
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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2 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein perdido en el tiempo  »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)

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$334,748
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This is Roger Corman's first directing assignment since 1971, when he directed Von Richthofen and Brown (1971). See more »

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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 »

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Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin: Percy and Byron preach free love. I practice it.
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Version of Life Without Soul (1915) See more »

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Unbound metaphors
17 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is fun B-Movie that follows the infinite that science can unleash. It has all the matinée and B-movie markings but don't let that eclipse the philosophy of a wise tale: Science Unbound will not be controlled by its maker, the scientist like a parent or artist can not keep a leash on its creation. For a great review of the film check out: "Sight & Sound" International Film Quarterly. Winter. 1990/91. Volume 60 No 1. Richard Combs article breaks down the review into four parts: 1.The Atom, New & Improved 2.There are parts of me in all my films. But which parts? 3. There are no eyes in the Unconscious 4. Who is God maybe?

But a lot of people don't seem to care for this film, so be your own judge. I would rather not judge and just enjoy a story about Frankenstein that is way more entertaining than a lot of highly ranked movies on this database.


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