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Frankenstein: The True Story
     

Frankenstein: The True Story

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Director: Jack Smight

Cast: Tom Baker, John Gielgud, Clarissa Kaye

 
Per its title, Jack Smight's Frankenstein: The True Story, strives for greater faithfulness to Mary Shelley's novel than prior versions. Thus, as in the book, Dr. Frankenstein's (Leonard Whiting) creation is no monster, but a handsome young man of high intelligence (Michael Sarrazin). In fact, the doctor and his creature are the

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Per its title, Jack Smight's Frankenstein: The True Story, strives for greater faithfulness to Mary Shelley's novel than prior versions. Thus, as in the book, Dr. Frankenstein's (Leonard Whiting) creation is no monster, but a handsome young man of high intelligence (Michael Sarrazin). In fact, the doctor and his creature are the best of friends until the latter's body begins to deteriorate. This sends the creature over the bend into insanity, prompting Frankenstein -- with the help of his evil mentor, Dr. Polidori (James Mason), a character not in the Shelley novel -- to try, try again to create a viable synthetic human. The film ends more or less as the novel does, with the outcast Frankenstein and his creature expiring in the frozen wastes of Antarctica. Adapted for television by Christopher Isherwood, Frankenstein: The True Story was originally telecast in two parts on November 30 and December 1, 1973.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2006
UPC:
0025193168528
Original Release:
1973
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
3:03:00
Sales rank:
9,183

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Frankenstein: The True Story
1. Preview/Main Titles [9:26]
2. A Death in the Family [3:53]
3. Bedside Manner [9:46]
4. Living Flesh [6:59]
5. Unexpected Visitor [9:05]
6. Scientific Phenomenon [9:18]
7. A New Experiment [8:35]
8. Guest of Honor [11:55]
9. The Hand of Polldorl [10:16]
10. "Figaro" [5:20]
11. Falling Apart [7:26]
12. Hide and Seek [13:18]
13. Reversed Process [12:09]
14. The Creation of Eve [8:26]
15. Excellent Imitation [12:07]
16. A Deep Sleep [7:08]
17. Pupper on a String [9:45]
18. Delusions of Madness [4:01]
19. Unpleasant Scene [10:38]
20. Storm at Sea [6:56]
21. Uncharted Wilderness [7:26]
22. Ene Titles [1:12]

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Frankenstein: The True Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One can "feel" for the "monster" as the natural decay processes take over...great version of the story!!