In 1794, in the Arctic Sea, Captain Robert Walton is a man obsessed to reach the North Pole, pushing his crew to exhaustion. When his ship hits an iceberg, it is stranded in the ice. Out of the blue, Captain Walton and his men overhear a dreadful cry and they see a stranger coming to the ship. He introduces himself as Victor Frankenstein and he tells the Captain the story of his life since he was a little boy in Geneva. Victor is a barilliant student, and in love with his stepsister Elizabeth, an orphan that was raised by his father Baron Victor von Frankenstein. In 1793, Victor moves to Ingolstadt to study at the university, and he promises to get married to Elizabeth. At the university, Victor befriends Henry Clerval, who becomes his best friend. Victor gets close to Professor Waldman and decides to create life to cheat death, but Waldman advises him that he should not try this experiment, since the result would be an abomination. When Waldman dies, Victor steals his notes and tries...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The film takes place in 1773, 1785, 1788, 1793, and 1794. See more »
During the movie, the scars on the monster's chin and lip change. First his lip is split, later it's healed, but now he has other wounds on his chin. Than his lip and chin are healed, with no scars. But later you see big scars on both his chin and lip. See more »
You gave me these emotions, but you didn't tell me how to use them. Now two people are dead because of us. Why?
There was something at work in my soul which I do not understand.
And what of my soul? Do I have one? Or was that a part you left out?
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There is a workprint circulating which contains gore which was cut to earn an "R" rating, as well as other scenes, including the Fay Ripley scene and the re-animated dog scene. See more »
If Boris Karloff were still alive today and watched this version of the classic novel, he would probably die of a heart attack or have nightmares for weeks!
After playing gangsters and police officers in so many of his movies, it's nice to see Robert DeNiro stretching as an actor by playing the sad, neglected creation of Dr. Frankenstein. He does a wonderful job, as does Kenneth Branagh as the doctor.
I've only seen snippets of the 1931 film, but today it would look so cheap compared to this one.
Bravo Kenneth, you've done it again!
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