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Victor Frankenstein [DVD] [2015]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (509 out of 585)

    Special Features


    • Galleries (production design, production photography and behind-the-scenes)
    • The making of Victor Frankenstein 7-part documentary
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Victor Frankenstein
    This reimagining of the Frankenstein mythos focuses on Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), the assistant of Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy). When the mad scientist builds an undead creature that soon becomes a grave danger, it's up to Igor to save Frankenstein from both the monster and himself. Written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and directed by Paul McGuigan. ~ Tom Ciampoli, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Daniel Radcliffe
      Daniel Radcliffe - Igor
    • James McAvoy
      James McAvoy - Victor Frankenstein
    • Jessica Brown Findlay
      Jessica Brown Findlay - Lorelei
    • Andrew Scott
      Andrew Scott - Roderick Turpin
    • Freddie Fox
      Freddie Fox - Finnegan



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 585 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Victor Frankenstein bluray

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      Baymax
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      I give it 3.5 stars. I don't typically like my sci-fi movies too dark, unlike other people these days, and I was not sure if this one was dark or played for laughs prior to watching it. Frankenstein movies can go either way. So that was the reason I was a little hesitant about getting it. Otherwise I wanted to watch Daniel Radcliffe in something new, and I liked the Victorian look of it. Well, the movie is mostly serious but it has its funny moments. Daniel Radcliffe is fun to watch as Igor, who is not the "yes master" servant generally envisioned, and James McAvoy is great at playing mad man Victor Frankenstein and he's fun to watch, too. So although it's a little gory (but not too bad), I thought it was a pretty good movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Victor Frankenstein

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      JOHNNYANGEL2010
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      Perhaps because I suffered through a less convincing "update" of this venerable tale, 2014's largely flaccid I, Frankenstein 3D, Victor Frankenstein didn't strike me as being quite as bad as initial critical assessments at the time of its theatrical release had led me to believe. The film has more than its fair share of problems, but it also has some exciting sequences and the basic premise is decent enough, even if the realization of that premise repeatedly stumbles. Fans of the cast or those entranced by Shelley's source novel may want to check this out as a rental if nothing else. Technical merits are generally strong for those considering a purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Suprsingly good

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      JasonTheBoyWonder
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      The directing seems very Guy Ritchie a la Sherlock Holmes, but in a good way. Story told from the perspective of Igor, and casts Victor in an idealistic light. Throughout the story there are questionable parts, such as why someone who walked bent over for so long could walk normally, all of a sudden, in one of the early scenes... but if you get over these minor flaws the story seems good overall. I would certainly watch it again, and a second in the series would be interesting if they keep the same style and charm.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not your usual Frankenstein

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      Walrus
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      The Frankenstein story has been done so many times that it's hard to come up with something new. This one does it. It tells the story of a circus hunchback who is cured by the good doctor, becomes his assistant , given the name Igor (pronounced EE-gore), and then becomes Victor's partner. The movie is done through Igor's eyes and this gives it a fresh look. Both male leads (James McAvoy & Daniel Radcliffe) are excellent. The story has romance, action and a cool looking monster.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not for classic monster enthusiasts

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      DNS69
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      A refreshing take on the old classic. Man's irrational attempt to control nature gone horribly wrong!! It's a solid storyline, but could definitely use more action!! More monster, less creator. The finale leaves you wishing that you had spent your time watching Robert Downey Jr. play Sherlock Holmes,,,,,,,AGAIN!! It is a fun ride at times, but not really worth the time. I picked up my copy for $3.99, and I wouldn't pay another dime......

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better Then I Expected

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      bigbaddave777
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      This was one of those movies that when I heard it was coming out, I wasn't expecting much from it... after hearing it wasn't to bad I decided to give it a try anyway. As it turns out the movie really wasn't that bad. Essentially its a retelling of the classic tale that we are all familiar with. While another one of those movies that will never win an Oscar, if you are in the mood for something a little different, this might be worth checking out!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exciting adaptation of the Frankenstein story

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      Aoshi00
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      The actors were all great in the roles, especially Daniel Radcliffe and Igor and James McAvoy as the eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein. The set pieces, effects, and action were all very grand. The story concentrated more on the interaction btwn Igor and Victor rather than on the Frankenstein monster himself, yet still a good and exciting version. Although the ending felt a little rushed. If you're a fan, it is definitely worth to check this out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN WON'T DISAPPOINT

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      pallacod
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      What is wonderful about this adaptation of Mary Shelley's original tale of Frankenstein is that it's a fresh new look at the classic story. The performamces are wonderful, the film is awesome to look at, and one will long remember this new way of telling the classic tale of the obsession with the creation of new life. The original masterpiece was the greatest, but this adaptation doesn;t take a back seat. It tells the story in a whole new way.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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