Mary Shelley's Frankenstein [P&S] [DVD] [1994]

  • SKU: 3441519
  • Release Date: 07/29/1998
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (12 out of 13)

Special Features


  • Scene Selections
  • Theatrical Trailers

Synopsis


Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Director Kenneth Branagh's interpretation of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel stars Robert DeNiro as a terrifying monster created in an obsessive attempt to defeat death and stretch the limits of medicine in the early 19th century. With the use of flashback, a dying Dr. Viktor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh) divulges a tale of gruesome terror to a sea captain (Aidan Quinn): As a medical student, the rebellious Frankenstein elaborates on the work of a brilliant scientist (John Cleese), successfully bringing to life a "man" assembled from the body parts of corpses. Upon realizing the destructive consequences of his experiment, Dr. Frankenstein abandons the creature and attempts to return to a normal life with his medical partner, Henry (Tom Hulce), and his fiancée (and adopted sister), Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter). In the meantime, the nameless creature struggles with loneliness and rejection from society until he sets out to track down his creator in search of one of two things: a bride to keep him company or revenge. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) was produced by Francis Ford Coppola, who previously directed and produced monster-drama Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). ~ Lisa Kropiewnicki, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Robert De Niro
    Robert De Niro - Creature
  • Kenneth Branagh
    Kenneth Branagh - Dr. Frankenstein
  • Tom Hulce
    Tom Hulce - Henry Clavell
  • Helena Bonham Carter
    Helena Bonham Carter - Elizabeth
  • Aidan Quinn
    Aidan Quinn - Walton



Customer rating

4.1
93%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Advertised as Widescreen. Not Widescreen

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    Antknee9
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    Only giving 1 star because Best Buy advertises as Widescreen and Full screen. The movie is in full screen only. Otherwise a good movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic Dinero film

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    mikkey
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    This movie is a Mary Shelly masterpiece , starring Robert Dinero.I really thought the movie was great ,and it showed dineros, versatile acting ability, rather than , what he normally is cast in movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic retelling

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    Bloodcrazy
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    A tale as old as time, as a TV movie. This is a true accounting of the book, although the bringing to life part is unique to this movie. Well acted and shot, highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's Fair to Average

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    FergieFerg
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    This version of the movie is a bit dated but it was great to see well-known actors [Branagh and De Niro] in roles I had never considered for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Could have been better

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    aphexgag
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    Meh. I hadn't seen this movie in years so decided to pick it up. Kinda goofy I thought. Not scary at all. I'll stick with Dracula!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie

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    Matt2050
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    This version of Frankenstein is amazing. Love everything from the music to the costumes to the acting and effects.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not the usual version of the story.

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    Gipper74
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    I thought a slow start - got better as it continued. A new twist on the story line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    Dave
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    Always liked this movie kind of forgotten but glad I seen it on sale and blu ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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