The Bride of Frankenstein [Blu-ray] [1935]

  • SKU: 4601105
  • Release Date: 09/17/2013
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (58 out of 59)

    Special Features


    • She's Alive! Creating The Bride of Frankenstein
    • The Bride of Frankenstein archives
    • Feature Commentary with film historian Scott MacQueen
    • 100 years of Universal: Restoring the classics
    • Trailer gallery

    Synopsis


    The Bride of Frankenstein
    This greatest of all Frankenstein movies begins during a raging thunderstorm. Warm and cozy inside their palatial villa, Lord Byron (Gavin Gordon), Percy Shelley (Douglas Walton), and Shelley's wife Mary (Elsa Lanchester) engage in morbidly sparkling conversation. The wicked Byron mockingly chastises Mary for frightening the literary world with her recent novel Frankenstein, but Mary insists that her horror tale preached a valuable moral, that man was not meant to dabble in the works of God. Moreover, Mary adds that her story did not end with the death of Frankenstein's monster, whereupon she tells the enthralled Byron and Shelley what happened next. Surviving the windmill fire that brought the original 1931 Frankenstein to a close, the Monster (Boris Karloff) quickly revives and goes on another rampage of death and destruction. Meanwhile, his ailing creator Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) discovers that his former mentor, the demented Doctor Praetorius (Ernst Thesiger), plans to create another life-sized monster -- this time a woman! After a wild and wooly "creation" sequence, the bandages are unwrapped, and the Bride of the Monster (Elsa Lanchester again) emerges. Alas, the Monster's tender efforts to connect with his new Mate are rewarded only by her revulsion and hoarse screams. "She hate me," he growls, "Just like others!" Wonderfully acted and directed, The Bride of Frankenstein is further enhanced by the vivid Franz Waxman musical score; even the film's occasional lapses in logic and continuity (it was trimmed from 90 to 75 minutes after the first preview) are oddly endearing. Director James Whale was memorably embodied by Ian McKellen in the Oscar-winning 1998 biopic Gods and Monsters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Boris Karloff
      Boris Karloff - The Monster
    • Colin Clive
      Colin Clive - Henry Frankenstein
    • Valerie Hobson
      Valerie Hobson - Elizabeth Frankenstein
    • Elsa Lanchester
      Elsa Lanchester - Mary Shelley/The Bride
    • Image coming soon
      Ernst Thesiger - Dr. Septimus Pretorius



    Customer rating

    4.8
    99%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      better than the first

      Posted
      prlwctd

      Like The Godfather Part II & Aliens, this is a rare case of a sequel being better than its predecessor. The Monster (Boris Karloff again) survived the climatic fire at the end of the first film. As his creator Henry (Colin Clive) recovers at home, his former mentor Dr. Pretorious (Ernest Thesiger) petitions him to take his triumph further by making a female creature. At the same time, the Monster is roaming the countryside evading the lynch mobs when he comes upon a blind man who teaches him to speak. Eventually these two story threads come together wonderfully with the creation of the title character (Elsa Lanchester, who also plays Mary Shelley in the film's charming prologue).

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Still A Treat

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      BigRonDawg
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      In an effort to expand my personal Universal Horror Collection I just had to get this classic from James Whale. Much like the Godfather 2, this sequel exceeds the original in almost every aspect. I am very pleased with the presentation and bonus features. Every horror fan should have this as part of their collection.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The CITIZEN KANE of horror films!

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      mormovies
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      BRIDE is one of the greatest examples of mid-30's filmmaking and the presents the horror fantasy genre at its best. The camera work and music score are astounding and the cast is superb, especially Karloff in a truly Oscar worthy performance. An critical selection for any serious film collection. Own it on blu-ray and on Ultra-Violet!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Art for the Bride

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      Alan
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      Alex Ross’s art for the cover of this steelbook is a masterpiece. It perfectly captures the mood and tone of the film. Great restoration of the classic film with fun features about the history of the film and its creature and even info on Universal Studios.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bride of dealstine

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      Xdagninox
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      Alex Ross is one of the most acclaimed artists out there. The Universal monsters are some of the most celebrated characters in pop culture history.. this is both in one! Loaded with special features on the disc and out; this is a must buy Best Buy!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic film gets Amazing packaging

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      damianz
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      Must see Universal Monster Movie Classic. Alex Ross out does himself on the artwork, and Best Buy outdid themselves with the packaging for the Steelbooks. Usually there is always a chance of the steelbook being damaged. this was well preserved.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing new artwork update to a classic

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      Bryan
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      + Amazing new artwork by Comic Legend Alex Ross updating the cover + Gotta love the steelbook packaging + Classic film restored presented in HD glory - None.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful Steelbook

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      thejokerha13
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      When I saw the Alex Ross Steelbooks, I just had to have them. They are so amazing, specially all together. Beautiful artwork, and the movies look stunning in HD. Plus bonus, these steels come with a clear slipcover for protection.

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