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Frankenstein [DVD Boxset] [75th Anniversary Edition - 2 - Disc Set]

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  • DVD
  • 2 discs
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • FRANKENSTEIN is James Whale's first stylish, expressionist film (INVISIBLE MAN, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN) to grace the Universal horror cycle of the 1930s and 1940s (DRACULA, THE MUMMY). Scientist Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and his hunchbacked assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye), embark on an unholy mission by stealing a body from a graveyard and a human brain from a medical college. Unbeknownst to Frankenstein, however, Fritz takes a violent and murderous abnormal brain. Henry's strange letters about his experiments worry his fiance, Elizabeth (Mae Clark), and friends Victor (John Boles) and Dr. Waldman (Edward Van Sloan). They arrive at Frankenstein's laboratory to find the spectacular scene of creation under way--and Frankenstein intoxicated with his own godlike power.

    FRANKENSTEIN is in many ways the original horror classic, virtually creating the genre itself, leading to numerous sequels and myriad imitators. Whale's ability to give humanity to the Monster is one of the film's most stunning successes.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 31021

  • Credits
    Boris Karloff, William Henry Pratt, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Frederick Kerr, Lionel Belmore, Michael Mark, Marilyn Harris, Arletta Duncan, Pauline Moore, Francis Ford
  • Critic Reviews
    "The granddaddy of the horror genre..."
    Premiere

    "The best of the Universal monster movies, it boasts a fragile beauty."
    Total Film

    "A complete reimagining of the Mary Shelley novel, Whale's version makes the monster an object of both terror and pity..."
    New York Times

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