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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein [Blu-ray] (1994)

Robert De Niro , Kenneth Branagh , Kenneth Branagh  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Aidan Quinn
  • Directors: Kenneth Branagh
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 6, 2009
  • Run Time: 123 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,754 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter. The terrifying story of Frankenstein's monster is given a modern twist in Branagh's lush adaptation. 1994/color/123 min/R.

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108 of 118 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Monster Mash June 29, 2002
Maybe I have deplorable tastes, but I liked Branagh's version of "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein." In fact, I watched it twice in a row just to make sure. Yep, despite the generally negative critical reviews of this film, I like this version of Shelley's immortal classic a lot.
What sold me on "Frankenstein" was the relative faithfulness to the spirit of the book. (I say relative, because bringing a novel to the screen involves some necessary alteration. The two media are different.)
Shelley's hastily-written tale pits Man and Science against God and Nature. Surprise, surprise, Man loses. Branagh is believable as the obsessed and arrogant Frankenstein who stops at nothing, risks everything to beat Death. Robert DiNiro is absolutely the most true Frankenstein's monster ever depicted on screen.
The scene where Frankenstein brings the monster to life is thrilling. The set looks right, the scheme of reanimation is brilliant. It's my favorite scene in the film.
There is a lot that is excessive and frankly over the top in the film, but to me that added to the Nineteenth Century feel and pacing. Romantic literature can be huge--because Romanticism exaggerates and dramatizes the heroic and tragic. This film captures that sensibility.
If you look at any of the other attempts to film Shelley's novel, you might agree with me that they don't come close to doing justice to the novel (for example, the old black and white film, which is not one of my favorites, and the more recent flop "The Bride".) This version comes very close, perhaps as close as a film can come to Shelley's masterpiece.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Version Of The Immortal Tale June 17, 2006
Both one of the most horror-oriented and one of the most thought-provoking versions of the often-filmed tale, "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" brings together a great cast - spearheaded by Robert DeNiro as the Monster and Kenneth Brannagh as Victor Von Frankenstein - for a big, epic production. It features stunning visual imagery and grand atmosphere, and some truly haunting quotes from the Monster. The Monster is perhaps the best developed here of all his screen appearances, a brilliant and sensitive soul being consumed by the rage and darkness inside his artificial being. Rarely has the picture of a monster's brutality being shaped by the world it's found itself thrust into been handled so brilliantly, and the overall attributes of the creature this brutality grows in - superhuman strength, a slowly emerging genius intellect, powerful emotions the creature has never had the chance to learn to control (having been 'born' fully grown), unnatural resistance to injury and heightened endurance, etc. - makes for a frightening force. Victor Von Frankenstein's portrayal is not one of a man who conciously chose to ignore the moral considerations and responsibilities of what he's doing, but a man upon whom such concerns simply never dawned for a second, until he's face to face with the consequences of his actions and it's too late for second thoughts. This has been said of the Frankenstein tale time and time again, but it continues to hold up: this story gets more eerily relevant to the modern world with each passing year.

It's among the career highlights for everyone involved, and with not only heavyweights DeNiro and Brannagh onboard but also such excellent talent as Helena Bonham Carter, John Cleese (in a rare non-comedic role), Francis Ford Coppola and Frank Darabont (director of "The Green Mile" and "Buried Alive", among others), that's saying a lot. Excellnt movie; one of 1994's best
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49 of 60 people found the following review helpful
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a masterful motion picture. While it does take a few liberties with Shelley's classic novel, it does a wonderful job of capturing the essence of the original story, specifically the humanity of the creature. While a little over-the-top at times and surprisingly gory, this film forcefully echoes Shelley's philosophical, moral, and ethical questions, and by so doing redefines the creature in its original image. What I have always found to be the most crucial scenes in the story are here displayed in all of their troubling glory, and perhaps it is the heightened intellectual nature of this film that explains why a surprisingly large number of people find disappointment where I find stimulating triumph. There are enough horror-laden scenes to capture the attention of the general horror lover, but the real substance of this story, for those who prefer their monster to serve as a complicated, amoral representation of man himself, is ambrosia for those who are more fascinated by the questions Frankenstein raises than by the horrors he unleashes.
The inspiration for young Victor Frankenstein's obsession with conquering death is delineated pretty clearly, given its most intense emotional charge by the death of his doting mother while giving birth to his little brother. His time at university is a little rushed, however, strangely incorporating the influence of a mentor whose work Victor vows to complete; where the older doctor halted his studies out of fear, Victor will push over the brink without hesitation. Victor's lab is a bit overdone, featuring all manner of miscellaneous gizmos, vials, and wossnames that look impressive with blue bolts of electricity (not generated by lightning, by the way) pulsing through them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Used as a teaching tool.
My students were amazed at the true story of Frankenstein and his creature. They had only know the Halloween they know the truth
Published 14 hours ago by Jacki Roma
4.0 out of 5 stars This movie totatly Deserves to be called Mary shelley's Frankenstein
This film brings to life the scorching brilliance of Mary Shelley's book. Now sure this film might "tweak" some parts of the book, but only to the right degree. Read more
Published 25 days ago by AirTank
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best, if not the best
This version of Frankenstein is the best since the original. It's engrossing. You empathize with the Monster's feelings, his longing for love and his pain.
Published 1 month ago by Peppermint Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars movie
It was a great movie, I enjoyed it the quality was good and the arrival time was perfect. Thanks Again
Published 2 months ago by Catherine
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Frankenstein EVER!!!
I can't say enough. Great acting for everyone in it, and I don't normally even like Robert De Niro. Keeps you on the edge of your seat but my wife thought it was a bit gruesome at... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Unsatisfied
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
I purchased this DVD for a college class. This video really helped me make an "A" in my college course which I had to pass. Read more
Published 3 months ago by kathleen
5.0 out of 5 stars Frankenstein
By far, my favorite version of Frankenstein. Originally watched it because we read a review that it was the truest version closest to the original book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Andrews
5.0 out of 5 stars Frankenstein at it's Finest!!
Beautiful movie that was played with Robert De Niro and Tim Burton's wife
It is very sad and romantic in an very dark way.
Published 4 months ago by Teawithoutsugar
4.0 out of 5 stars Great interpretation of Shelley's novel; true to the story
I ordered this as a supplemental resource in my 12th grade English class. Because this film follows Shelley's Frankenstein so closely (much closer than other films), I was able to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Erica Crenshaw
4.0 out of 5 stars The definitive version of the book so far; recommended.
Superior. This movie is the truest to the book (which you should read. I was amazed the old black and white Frankenstein had almost NOTHING in common with the actual story). Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jraptor
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Mine's widescreen, so I checked the DVD and the listings here to see what's up. It's the earlier of two DVD releases, a flipper with full screen on one side and widescreen on the other. I hadn't been aware that there were two, so I guess I was damned lucky when I picked this one up used for... Read more
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