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Boris Karloff stars as the screen's most memorable monster in what many consider to be the greatest horror film ever made. Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster (Karloff) out of lifeless body parts. It's director James Whale's adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel blended with Karloff's compassionate portrayal of a creature groping for identity that makes Frankenstein a masterpiece not only of the genre, but for all time.
As far as I am concerned this is the grandaddy of the modern horror flick and sequelization, a masterpiece, and elegantly laid the groundwork for bride, also a masterpiece. Read morePublished 8 days ago by elliot lewis
A wonderful classic horror film... this is a must see for all sci-fi horror movie fans!
Who is the evil one in the film? Read more
I'm somewhat bias about my review of FRANKENSTEIN. I was a very young boy when I saw it. I loved it then, and I loved it recently when I watched it. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Michael Bramblett
Boris was the best. His features were made for horror films and I for one am glad he was during my era. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DG1939
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|Frankenstein Video Transfer||
I agree. I intend to read the DVD review sites to determine what, if anything, is improved/added to this release compared to the last one. Let's face it, I buy DVDs because I like the movie. Consequently the only thing a review site can do for me is guide me to the best video transfer with the... Read More
Aug 10, 2006 by TELZALL | See all 4 posts
|Should I upgrade from the '99 release?||
"Is it enhanced for 16:9 TVs?"
Nearly all movies before the 1960s, including "Frankenstein", were shot in 1.33:1 (4:3). So it wouldn't (or shouldn't) be enhanced for 16:9 TVs. In order to "enhance" it for 16:9 TVs they would have to shave off picture from the top... Read More
Mar 18, 2009 by Pressed Rat | See all 2 posts
|Which Version to Buy?||
Go with the Legacy version, which contains all 6 Universal Frankenstein movies. He can also see the monster in action in the film House of Dracula, which is included on the Dracula Legacy collection. Enjoy!
Jun 20, 2007 by Thomas G. Morrison | See all 4 posts
|Universal's Frankenstien and Marvel's Incredible Hulk -- The Same?||
You are definitely on the right track in your comparisons ... Stan Lee has said in interviews that his Hulk character was a combination of Frankenstein's 'monster' as well as the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde story. I consider both Universal's early films and Marvel's 60's creations as Classic!
Oct 16, 2009 by Jose Juan Rodriguez | See all 3 posts
|Director James Whale||
Yes, Universal Home Video really needs to do a boxed-set "James Whale Collection." They need to bring "The Old Dark House" home, and the original version of "Waterloo Bridge" deserves to be seen again. Give Whale the respect he's long overdue Universal, and do it...
Aug 6, 2006 by R. Monteith | See all 2 posts