The Revenge of Frankenstein
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(Mar 26, 2012)
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Jimmy Sangster's script abandons all the history attached to the previous films and focuses on many of the issues that drove Mary Shelly's classic novel. He also focuses on the driven, obsessed Baron Frankenstein. Clearly this script (or film) had an impact on Christopher Isherwood's Frankenstein: The True Story filmed two decades later. Peter Cushing gives a skilled, sharp performance and, as usual, he is the film's secret weapon. He could play the phone book and make it interesting. This is one of his best performances in a genre film. Francis Mathews also gives a sharp performance as a doctor that becomes Dr. Stein's pupil.
The DVD looks stunning given the age of the negative. The colors are rich and the wide screen image has been preserved. The extras include the original trailer and production stills from the film. A running commentary from a Hammer film historian or someone involved in the production of the film would have been interesting. Perhaps that will happen when the next generation of high definition DVDs are available. Regardless, this is a fine film that has finally become available again for the first time in years. Snap it up while you can before this disappears as so often happens to Hammer films on video.
I like the course Hammer took with the Frankenstein films. They focused on the "real monster" instead of resurrecting the same creature over and over. Cushing is always a pleasure to watch and he plays the role perfectly. The picture quality on the DVD is very good and is presented in widescreen format. There are some very minor scratches, etc. visible here and there, but they are minor and I doubt the film has ever looked this good. Colors are fairly sharp and clear, though not quite as good as the Warner release of "Curse". The sound is crisp and audible with virtually no hissing. There are virtually no extras on the disc save for a couple of stills and a trailer.
If you are looking to start a Hammer library, this disc should be high on your list just behind the aforementioned "Curse of Frankenstein" and "Horror of Dracula".
Peter Cushing is simply amazing as Baron Frankenstein aka Dr. Stein. He portrays a 'softer' side to Stein in this movie compared to Curse as in Curse he was all evil, there really was no redemptive feature to him in his pursuit of 'manufacturing' life and playing God.Read more ›
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Baron Victor Frankenstein was sentenced to death but escapes the guillotine! Now he wants revenge! He is back at his work under an alias Dr. Stein. A young man named Dr. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Louise
A must pleasant surprise, "The Revenge of Frankenstein" is surely one of Terence Fisher's best films. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Edgar Soberon Torchia
This is the sequel to Hammer Films' first "Frankenstein" film, centering on the adventures of the creator rather than the created. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Toni V. Sweeney
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Anything by Fischer.Product quality top rate. Collector of all classic horror? Buy it!Published 13 months ago by Bobby Wilkins
I love this movie , it arrived on December 18, 2014. I still love these old classics.Published 13 months ago by Charles R. Thomas