Frankenstein

Overview

The made-for-cable Frankenstein was originally intended as the pilot for a weekly series based on Frankenstein: The Prodigal Son, a novel by Dean Koontz and Kevin Anderson. The story is set in modern-day New Orleans, the home of demented scientist Dr. Victor Helios (Thomas Kretschmann). Helios is in fact the original Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who has kept himself alive these past 200 years by a series of diabolical genetic experiments. During the same two centuries, Frankenstein has managed to keep alive the ...
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Overview

The made-for-cable Frankenstein was originally intended as the pilot for a weekly series based on Frankenstein: The Prodigal Son, a novel by Dean Koontz and Kevin Anderson. The story is set in modern-day New Orleans, the home of demented scientist Dr. Victor Helios (Thomas Kretschmann). Helios is in fact the original Dr. Victor Frankenstein, who has kept himself alive these past 200 years by a series of diabolical genetic experiments. During the same two centuries, Frankenstein has managed to keep alive the original Frankenstein's monster, and has also created dozens of other synthetic humans, capable of reinvigorating themselves whenever they are "killed." Of course, the doctor's experiments require that a number of innocent people unwillingly give up their own lives -- and when the bodies start piling up in the Big Easy, detective Carson O'Connor (Parker Posey) and Michael Sloane (Adam Goldberg) start putting the clues together. Ironically, in this story it is Frankenstein who is the villain (in standard serial-killer fashion he tantalizes the cops by planting cryptic clues), while the doctor's main monster is the nominal hero, and a good-looking one at that. Dissatisfied with the finished product, Koontz and Anderson took their names off Frankenstein, as did the project's original executive producer, Martin Scorsese. The unsold pilot film made its USA network bow on October 10, 2004.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; "Monsters and Mayhem: Inside the Making of Frankenstein," a 30-minute featurette (includes interviews with cast, crew, filmmakers, and producers); Audio commentary with director Marcus Nispel; Trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/13/2005
  • UPC: 031398167570
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 53,637

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Parker Posey Carson O'Connor
Vincent Perez Deucalion
Thomas Kretschmann Dr. Victor Helios
Adam Goldberg Michael Sloane
Ivana Milicevic Erika
Michael Madsen Detective Harker
Technical Credits
Marcus Nispel Director, Producer
Angelo Badalamenti Score Composer
Greg Blair Production Designer
Normand Corbeil Score Composer
Jay Friedkin Editor
Leslie Keel Art Director
Tony Krantz Executive Producer
Daniel Pearl Cinematographer
Martin Scorsese Executive Producer
John Shiban Executive Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 --
1. Start [8:01]
2. Heartless [5:49]
3. Maker [6:06]
4. Vision [3:45]
5. Evolution [8:02]
6. Crisis of Mind [6:16]
7. The Unknown [6:12]
8. Best Hope [8:26]
9. The Surgeon [7:18]
10. Man in Crisis [6:23]
11. Death Wish [10:40]
12. Credits [8:59]
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Menu

Disc #1 --
   Play Movie
   Set Up
      Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
      Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Monsters & Mayhem: Inside the Making of Frankenstein
      Audio Commentary With Director Marcus Nispel: On
      Audio Commentary With Director Marcus Nispel: Off
      Trailers
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