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

Robert De Niro , Kenneth Branagh , Kenneth Branagh  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Aidan Quinn
  • Directors: Kenneth Branagh
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • 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: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002JOUNDY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,021 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Aidan Quinn, Ian Holm and John Cleese star in Branagh's acclaimed adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. True to the original, here is the story of a young doctor whose obsession with death leads him to create a life. But his "creature" crafted from the bodies of convicts and the brain of a brilliant scientist, is a hideous mockery of humanity. And when the creature realizes he will never be accepted by men, he seeks revenge on Dr. Frankenstein and his family. An inspired adaptation that's emotionally complex and truly terrifying.

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115 of 125 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Monster Mash June 29, 2002
Format:DVD
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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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Version Of The Immortal Tale June 17, 2006
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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
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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 Frankenstein's Monster
This is a touching adaption of Frankenstein. I love the clothing of the time period, as well as the overall atmosphere. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Leo Foxx
3.0 out of 5 stars More closely reflects the book as originally written, but ...
More closely reflects the book as originally written, but still takes some ... grave... liberties with the story. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This movie did not follow the book. Had a graphic birth scene--to graphic for high school boys.
Published 5 days ago by Debbie Hummingbird
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great movie, thank you!
Published 10 days ago by Matthew
5.0 out of 5 stars Both movies are the best film adaptations done thus far
This movie is a must have for hard core horror fans. For me, Kenneth Branagh's version of Mary Shelley's Franenstein is right up there with Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 rendition... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Levi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
EXCELLENT
Published 14 days ago by Wayne K. Branch
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I bought it for my mom and she loved it!!! She was able to relive her teen years
Published 25 days ago by giselle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thank you!
Published 27 days ago by Sergio
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love it and it is excellent!
Published 29 days ago by jonathan fung
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my favorite film rendition of Frankenstein
This is my favorite film rendition of Frankenstein. Robert De Niro is so good in this! He really brings the creature character from the book to life.
Published 1 month ago by Honesty
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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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