Sunday 16 March 2014

Frankenstein: The True Story Short Review

4 stars for this excellent blast from the past.Frankenstein cover
Frankenstein: The True Story was first released in 1973 as a two part mini-series. It is based on the novel by Mary Shelley and was adapted for the screen by Christopher Isherwood (Cabaret) and Don Bachardy.
This is an interesting version of the story, which does bear many similarities to the original story and with no shortage of renowned actors involved, it was always sure to be a hit.
Frankenstein Victor and ClervalVictor Frankenstein (Leonard Whiting - Romeo and Juliet, 1968) is distraught at the death of his brother and vows to his fiancee, Elizabeth (Nicola Pagett - Anna Karenina) that he will gain power over life and death.
After a chance meeting with Dr. Henry Clerval (David McCallum - The Invisible Man, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), a surgeon who is researching just that very thing, they begin to work together to reanimate a human male.
Read the rest of the review over at Road Rash Reviews

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