Frankenstein: The True Story

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2006
  • UPC: 025193168528
  • Original Release: 1973
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 3:03:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 39,928

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Baker Sea Captain
John Gielgud Chief Constable (Police)
Clarissa Kaye
Margaret Leighton Lady Fanshawe
James Mason Dr. Polidori
Michael Sarrazin The Creature
Leonard Whiting Dr. Victor Frankenstein
David McCallum Dr. Henry Clerval
Agnes Moorehead Mrs Blair
Nicola Pagett Elizabeth
Ralph Richardson Mr Lacey
Jane Seymour Agatha/Prima
Michael Wilding Sir Richard Fanshawe
Technical Credits
Jack Smight Director
Christopher Isherwood Screenwriter
Gil Melle Score Composer
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Believable "Monster" -- A must see!

    One can "feel" for the "monster" as the natural decay processes take over...great version of the story!!

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