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31 May 1973 (France) See more »
Dr. Frankenstein and his assistant Morpho are killed just as they bring their creation to life. The monster is taken by Cagliostro and he now controls the monster and plans to have it mate and create the perfect master race. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alberto Dalbés ... Doctor Seward (as Alberto Dalbes)

Dennis Price ... Doctor Frankenstein (as Denis Price)

Howard Vernon ... Cagliostro
Beatriz Savón ... Vera Frankenstein
Anne Libert ... Melisa
Fernando Bilbao ... Monstruo
Carmen Yazalde ... Madame Orloff (as Britt Nichols)

Luis Barboo ... Caronte
Daniel White ... Tanner (as Daniel Gerome)
Doris Thomas ... Abigail (as Doris Tom)

Lina Romay ... Esmeralda (in version "La maldición de Frankenstein")

Jesús Franco ... Morpho (as J. Franco)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eduardo Calvo ... Dr. Frankenstein (uncredited) (voice: Spanish version)
Eduarda Pimenta ... Asistente de Vera Frankenstein (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as Jess Franco)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jesús Franco  screenplay (as Jess Franco)
Jesús Franco  story
Mary Shelley  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Arturo Marcos .... executive producer
Original Music by
Vladimir Cosma 
Vincent Gemignani  (as Vincent Geminiani)
Robert Hermel 
Armando Sciascia  (as H. Tical)
Daniel White  (as Daniel Whitte)
Cinematography by
Raúl Artigot (director of photography) (as Raul Artigot)
Film Editing by
Roberto Fandiño 
Production Design by
Jean d'Eaubonne 
Set Decoration by
J. de Alberto 
Makeup Department
Monique Adélaïde .... makeup artist
Production Management
Victor Dacosta .... production manager (as Victor De Costa)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José Antonio Arévalo .... assistant director
Robert de Nesle .... assistant director
Other crew
Nicole Guettard .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"La Malediction de Frankenstein" - France (director's cut)
"Les expériences érotiques de Frankenstein" - France
"The Curse of Frankenstein" -
"The Erotic Adventures of Frankenstein" - Canada (English title) (dubbed version)
"The Erotic Experiences of Frankenstein" - Australia (theatrical title)
"The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein" - UK
"The Rites of Frankenstein" - USA (DVD box title)
"Das Blutgericht der gequälten Frauen" - West Germany
"De verdoemnis van Frankenstein" - Netherlands (informal literal title)
"Drácula, Prisioneiro de Frankenstein" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Eine Jungfrau in den Krallen von Frankenstein" - Germany (DVD title)
"La maledizione di Frankenstein" - Italy
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94 min | Netherlands:71 min (25 fps) (as "The Curse of Frankenstein") | Spain:85 min | 82 min (DVD) | France:74 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Film debut of Lina Romay.See more »
Melisa:Melisa speaks to you on behalf of her great master Cagliostro. Cagliostro created me and half of me is a bird. He meant for me to be his own daughter, but I am blind and therefore unworthy. Cagliostro now transmits the words he wishes you to hear through the fabulous creature that I am...
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Frankenstein as told by the Marquis de Sade, 17 April 2001
Author: Chris-773 from Manchester, England

Once upon a time, I viewed a copy of Jess Franco's Virgin among the Living Dead. I thought the movie was slow, boring and utterly pointless. Henceforth, I made it my firm resolution to avoid any movie directed by Jess Franco again. However after catching "the Awful Dr Orloff" on tv I have over the years become an admirer of his unique filmic style and now suprisingly claim that Jess Franco can be considered an Auteur of Euro-trash cinema.

The Erotic rites of Frankenstein is a very hard movie to track down. As far as I know it has never been released in the UK or America. Therefore, I was lucky enough to obtain a good widescreen copy on VHS from a car-boot sale. (These thing's always turn up in carboot sales!) The movie is a very imaginative and bizarre reinterpretation of Shelley's classic horror tale with and overtly sexual subtext.

Dr Frankenstein finally bestows the gift of speech upon his creation. Unfortunately his triumph is short lived when he is attacked by a weird naked vulture woman who tears him to shreds in his laboratory. Vera Frankenstein investigating his death reanimates her fathers corpse and discovers that his murderer is none other than Cagliostro the Wizard who has stolen the monster to aid his plans for world domination. Vera sets out to revenge her father but alas falls into the clutches of the wicked and very perverse Cagliostro....

This film contains many odd scenes and speeches from the characters. The oft mentioned scene of a bare chested and silver skinned Monster mercilessly whipping a naked couple over a spiked floor is suprising to say the least. The naked vulture woman's attack and slaughter of several naked men too is unexpected. As is the appearance of zombies at Cagliostro's castle. For once in a Frankenstein film it is the Doctor himself who is reanimated not less than three times and eventually becomes his own monster.

I enjoyed this movie - Franco's obsessions with S&M and naked women provide a spice to a very tired tale.

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