The Bride

The Bride

Director: Franc Roddam Cast: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins

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The Bride

The Frankenstein story gets a 1980s update with director Franc Roddam's monstrous vision in The Bride. This time rock legend Sting is the insane Dr. Frankenstein and Flashdance actress Jennifer Beals is the newly created mate for his monster (Clancy Brown). Featuring 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, Columbia has done a very nice job on this transfer. There is a minimal amount of grain present in the picture, and the colors and blacks are both bright and solid. Edge enhancement in the picture is kept very low, as is any shimmer or digital artifacting. Although not a perfect reference quality transfer, The Bride looks better than one might expect. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese. The Bride certainly might have benefited from a Dolby 5.1 remix, but as it stands, this audio track sounds very good. Sounds are directional (from front speakers) and dialogue is clear and concise without any distortion. Composer Maurice Jarre's lush score and the booming sound effects are also mixed very evenly. Also included are English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean subtitles. The Bride has been fitted with a few extra features that makes this disc above average, including an audio commentary by the director. Also included are filmographies of stars Sting and Jennifer Beals, as well as theatrical trailers for The Bride, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. While this may not be the most jam-packed DVD on the market, The Bride still electrifies with good video/audio portions and some well-done extra features.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/11/2001
UPC: 0043396059245
Original Release: 1985
Rating: PG13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:59:00

Special Features

Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Widescreen presentation; Audio: English 2-channel [Dolby Surround], French, Spanish, Portuguese; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Director's commentary; Theatrical trailer; Filmographies; Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sting Frankenstein
Jennifer Beals Eva
Anthony Higgins Clerval
Clancy Brown Viktor
David Rappaport Rinaldo
Geraldine Page Mrs. Baumann
Alexei Sayle Magar
Phil Daniels Bela
Veruschka Countess
Quentin Crisp Dr. Zahlus
Cary Elwes Josef
Andy Barrett Circus Ringmaster
Ken Campbell Pedlar
Ellen Chenoweth Actor
Vera de Vel Circus Performer
Joey Kaye Groom
Andrew dela Tour Priest
Timothy Spall Paulus
Guy Rolfe Count
Anthony Haygarth Tavern keeper
Matthew Guinness Patron
Tony Brutus Patron
Gary Shail Circus Hand
Carl Chase Circus Hand
Bernard Padden Houseboy
Janine Duvitski Serving Girl
John Sharp Bailiff
Jack Birkett Blind Man
Gerry Crampton Gentleman
Fenella Fletcher Masked Lady
Harold Coyne Butler
Stromboli Circus Performer
Karen Furness Circus Performer
Tod Cody Circus Performer
John Alexander Circus Performer
Jacqueline Russell Circus Performer
Laurence Temple Circus Performer
Gerard Naprous Circus Performer
Sally Oultram Circus Performer
Joel Baland Circus Performer
Miss Irta Circus Performer
Annie Roddam Countess' Daughter

Technical Credits
Franc Roddam Director
Keith Addis Producer
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Gerry Crampton Stunts
Tessa Davies Set Decoration/Design
Victor Drai Producer
Michael Ellis Editor
Lloyd Fonvielle Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Bryan Graves Art Director
Maurice Jarre Score Composer
Chris Kenny Co-producer
Damien Lanfranchi Art Director
Sarah Monzani Makeup
Shirley Russell Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Seymour Production Designer
Jim Whiting Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Bride
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:16]
2. Creating a mate [13:04]
3. Rinaldo [4:20]
4. Clerval [1:46]
5. "I Shall call you Eva." [3:39]
6. Campfire chat [6:48]
7. Ale...good! [5:20]
8. Viktor & Venice [4:21]
9. Budapest [4:15]
10. Mr. Magar [1:57]
11. Rinaldo's act [2:29]
12. The monastery [3:17]
13. "I want to go home." [2:06]
14. fear of flying [3:29]
15. The Lady Eva [4:54]
16. Woman of his dreams [2:08]
17. Josef [:22]
18. Eva questions the Baron [4:06]
19. "It's been cut!" [2:03]
20. Rinaldo avenged [6:01]
21. "Do I know you?" [1:23]
22. Baubles for a lady [4:46]
23. The snow ball [4:16]
24. Captured [7:01]
25. Interrupted tryst [3:49]
26. The mystery is solved [2:29]
27. To the death [7:25]
28. Beauty & the Beast [:47]

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