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Old November 26 2008, 02:59 AM   #16
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Re: Best Frankinstien Movie

"Bride of . . . " is the best, but "Frankenstein: The True Story" is worth checking out, despite the terribly misleading title. (It is no more a faithful adaptation of the original novel than the Karloff films.)

Also, I think "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" is underrated, even though Robert DeNiro was miscast as the monster.
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Old November 26 2008, 04:07 AM   #17
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I sometimes dream of the film adaptation of Michael Bishop's Brittle Innings that never came to be (the Frankenstein Monster is a minor league first baseman in Georgia during World War II), but I'll settle for The Bride of Frankenstein.

Like Greg, I also think that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is rather underrated.
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Old November 28 2008, 08:53 AM   #18
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Re: Best Frankinstien Movie

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...but "Frankenstein: The True Story" is worth checking out, despite the terribly misleading title. (It is no more a faithful adaptation of the original novel than the Karloff films.)
This one gets my vote. I watched it on its original (only?) U.S. TV airing on consecutive nights, but it seems, unfortunately, that the 2x90-minute production was later edited together into a single piece with several sections removed and the complete version is no longer available. This I think unfortunate. It was beautifully done, with an excellent cast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franken...The_True_Story
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Old November 28 2008, 09:19 AM   #19
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Also, I think "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" is underrated, even though Robert DeNiro was miscast as the monster.
Agreed on both counts. It was nowhere near as bad as the "critics" made it out to be, but DiNiro was one of those Branagh casting choices that was more bizarre than anything else.

Whale's Frankenstein gets my vote, though. I don't think I've ever seen Bride.
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Old November 28 2008, 06:14 PM   #20
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...but "Frankenstein: The True Story" is worth checking out, despite the terribly misleading title. (It is no more a faithful adaptation of the original novel than the Karloff films.)
This one gets my vote. I watched it on its original (only?) U.S. TV airing on consecutive nights, but it seems, unfortunately, that the 2x90-minute production was later edited together into a single piece with several sections removed and the complete version is no longer available. This I think unfortunate. It was beautifully done, with an excellent cast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franken...The_True_Story
Did you click on that link? I did, then clicked on the imdb.com link at the bottom, from there the merchandising link to amazon.com, and it shows the original version available on dvd, complete and unedited.
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Old November 28 2008, 06:15 PM   #21
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Whale's Frankenstein gets my vote, though. I don't think I've ever seen Bride.
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That's why Bride doesn't have your vote. See it, and that'll change.
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Old November 29 2008, 01:03 AM   #22
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It's pronounced, "Fronk-un-steen". :P

Another vote for Young Frankenstein here!
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Old November 29 2008, 01:42 AM   #23
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Frankenstein - 1931
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Old November 29 2008, 03:16 PM   #24
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I'm going to vote for a movie that hasn't gotten made yet: Guillermo del Toro's Frankenstein. -Dan
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Old November 29 2008, 04:39 PM   #25
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I'm going to vote for a movie that hasn't gotten made yet: Guillermo del Toro's Frankenstein. -Dan
It has been made, just not released yet
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Old November 29 2008, 08:16 PM   #26
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The Frankenstein-themed Weird Science episode "Searching for Boris Karloff" is pretty fun, and a free watch on Hulu. :-P
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Old December 1 2008, 03:11 AM   #27
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I'm going to vote for a movie that hasn't gotten made yet: Guillermo del Toro's Frankenstein. -Dan
It has been made, just not released yet
It has?! I checked on IMDB, but didn't see mention of it. -Dan
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Old December 1 2008, 05:13 AM   #28
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Bride of Frankenstein (1935). MSF was too choppy and self-indulgent.
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Old December 1 2008, 06:23 AM   #29
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I'm going to vote for a movie that hasn't gotten made yet: Guillermo del Toro's Frankenstein. -Dan
It has been made, just not released yet
It has?! I checked on IMDB, but didn't see mention of it. -Dan
Crap, I meant The Wolfman, how the hell did I get that mixed up??
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Old December 1 2008, 06:36 PM   #30
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Hello

can each of you recommend 1 movie each as your best Frankenstien Movie..

Please include IMDB links and no spoilers

No Humourous Ones
I believe, like most everyone, that the original is the best but i would
highly recommend you check this old one as well. In my research of 70's movies, 'Frankenstein: The True Story' was a really good remake and slant to the original.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070074/

Here is a link and reviews of all Frankenstein movies made.

http://members.aon.at/frankenstein/f...-truestory.htm
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