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

Kenneth Branagh's forceful adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein comes to DVD with a superb widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while Spanish, French, and a second English soundtrack have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are accessible in all three of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include theatrical trailers. The strong picture and sound quality, coupled with the inexpensive list price, make this a disc worth looking at.
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Special Features

  • Full screen and widescreen formats
  • Languages: English [2-channel and 5.1 Dolby Digital], Spanish, French
  • Scene selections
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • 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

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