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Revenge of Frankenstein
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The Revenge of Frankenstein

Director: Terence Fisher

Cast: Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Eunice Gayson

 
Good thing Peter Cushing didn't mind playing Dr. Frankenstein, even though the plot in this one is fairly good, it's the acting that really could be better. The DVD is remastered in glorious High Definition, which makes the film look great, and it's released in widescreen, to the delight of film fans everywhere. The audio is Digitally Mastered and is in English and

Overview

Good thing Peter Cushing didn't mind playing Dr. Frankenstein, even though the plot in this one is fairly good, it's the acting that really could be better. The DVD is remastered in glorious High Definition, which makes the film look great, and it's released in widescreen, to the delight of film fans everywhere. The audio is Digitally Mastered and is in English and Japanese with English, French and Japanese subtitles. There are no special features on this one, so hopefully you really love Cushing or just B-movies.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Considered by some to be the best Frankenstein film, The Revenge of Frankenstein will nevertheless be a disappointment to those for whom the name is synonymous with the monster rather than the doctor who created it. Those who are not in tune with Hammer Studios' somewhat gory take on the horror genre may also have some problems with Revenge. And, as is often the case with horror films, there are some moments in the screenplay that strain credulity or come across as overly manipulative. Those caveats aside, there's a great deal to praise in Revenge, starting with Peter Cushing's masterful take on the title character. Cushing captures all the contradictory facets of the character, managing to be both subtle and over the top and remaining believable at both extremes. His Frankenstein is both diabolical and tender; he reconciles the disdain and contempt he feels for the elite and the indifference he feels for the poor who are mere suppliers of body parts with the genuine feeling of concern he displays for members of his inner circle. Cushing gets grand support from Michael Gwynn's sympathetic monster and Francis Matthews' intelligent comrade. Terence Fisher directs with a superb mixture of irony and manipulation; the ball scene in which Gwynn's cry for help exposes Frankenstein is a true gem. Jack Asher's lighting is sumptuously atmospheric, and the production design gives the impression of lushness, despite some obvious budgetary considerations. The Revenge of Frankenstein is not for all gothic horror fans, but many will find it one of the pinnacles of the genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/13/2002
UPC:
0043396078734
Original Release:
1958
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:29:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Remastered in high definition; Widescreen presentation; Audio: English; Subtitles: English, French; Photo gallery; Theatrical trailer; Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Cushing Dr. Victor Stein
Francis Matthews Dr. Hans Kleve
Eunice Gayson Margaret
Michael Gwynn Karl
Lionel Jeffries Fritz
Oscar Quitak Karl Dwarf
Richard Wordsworth Up Patient
Charles Lloyd Pack President
John Stuart Inspector
Arnold Diamond Molke
Michael Ripper Kurt
John Welsh Bergman
Ian Whittaker Boy
George Woodbridge Janitor

Technical Credits
Terence Fisher Director
Jack Asher Cinematographer
Alfred Cox Editor
Anthony Hinds Producer
H. Hurford Janes Screenwriter
Phil Leakey Makeup
Bernard Robinson Production Designer
Leonard Salzedo Score Composer
Jimmy Sangster Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [1:51]
2. The Guillotine [1:32]
3. Two Graverobbers [2:04]
4. The Cemetery [3:05]
5. The Medical Council [1:54]
6. Dr. Stein, the Countess & Vera [2:54]
7. The Poor Hospital [3:59]
8. Dr. Kleve [5:29]
9. Dr. Stein's Laboratory [6:03]
10. Karl the Brain Donor [2:14]
11. Margaret Konrad [4:34]
12. The Operation [2:06]
13. Karl Awakens [1:43]
14. Feeding Otto [1:30]
15. Taking Karl to the Hospital [2:55]
16. "Can You Hear Me?" [2:48]
17. Answering Karl's Questions [4:03]
18. Borrowing the Master Key [4:27]
19. Making His Escape [3:01]
20. Karl Returns [1:57]
21. One Good Beating Deserves Another [3:29]
22. The Stable [4:28]
23. "There's Been a Murder." [4:02]
24. The Recital [3:42]
25. Digging Up Proof [4:52]
26. Ungrateful Patients [:32]
27. "You Know What to Do." [2:24]
28. Dr. Franck [3:53]

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