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Rasuto Furankenshutain (1991)

This 1992 Japanese film tells the story of a scientist who sets out to create the new "super Adam and Eve", humans who cannot be controlled by their emotions. Of course, the end result it ... See full summary »

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Takeshi Kawamura
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Credited cast:
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto
Yoshio Harada
Juro Kara Juro Kara
Takeshi Kawamura Takeshi Kawamura
Satoshi Koji Satoshi Koji
Rie Kondoh Rie Kondoh
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka
Masahiko Shimada Masahiko Shimada
Michi Yamamura Michi Yamamura ... (as Michiko Yamamura)
Kimiko Yo
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This 1992 Japanese film tells the story of a scientist who sets out to create the new "super Adam and Eve", humans who cannot be controlled by their emotions. Of course, the end result it not exactly what the good doctor expects. Written by Leo Urbina

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

20 April 1991 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Frankenstein See more »

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A Great Film, Period. Certainly One of the Best Re-inventions of Frankenstein
8 October 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

This modern tale of an attempt to build a creature is one of the best "horror" films ever made, even if its not a horror film but something else entirely. Certainly its on my short list of all time great films.

This film was introduced to me by someone who told me "I have this film that probably one of the best films you'll ever see. It will move you and touch you and make you think, but if I told you what it is and told you how its done you will think its the stupidest thing on the face of it and you won't watch it." Intrigued I asked what did he mean, and he said, "Well its a Frankenstein story, with a very goofy sort of edge, but which uses it to its advantage." My ears perked up, and I being a trusting soul took the tape and watched it. I was blown away.

The plot concerns a mad scientist attempting to make a new Adam and Eve in the wake of a suicidal plague that is ravaging the world. Locked up in his lab his experiments go differently then either he or we expect. Some of it is silly (The bolts in the neck, the wrestling moves...), all of it is touching and thought provoking.

I can not recommend this movie enough. If you are willing to take the film on its terms and allow it to tell its story then I urge you to seek this film out and see it. This is an undiscovered gem that will stay with you forever.

15 out of 10 and then some.


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