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Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

The ultimate weapon, which was meant to be safe for humankind, produces global side-effects, including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are ... See full summary »

Director:

Roger Corman

Writers:

Brian Aldiss (novel) (as Brian W. Aldiss), Roger Corman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hurt ... Buchanan
Raul Julia ... Victor Frankenstein
Nick Brimble ... The Monster
Bridget Fonda ... Mary
Catherine Rabett Catherine Rabett ... Elizabeth
Jason Patric ... Lord Byron
Michael Hutchence ... Percy Shelley
Catherine Corman Catherine Corman ... Justine Moritz
William Geiger William Geiger ... Lab Technician
Mickey Knox ... General Reade
Myriam Cyr ... Information Officer
Terri Treas ... Computer Voice (voice)
Cynthia Allison Cynthia Allison ... Newswoman
Isabella Rocchietta Isabella Rocchietta ... Dorrie
Matt Cassidy Matt Cassidy ... Boy #1
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Storyline

The ultimate weapon, which was meant to be safe for humankind, produces global side-effects, including time slides and disappearances. The scientist behind the project and his car are transported from the year 2031 to 1817's Switzerland, where he finds Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his contemporaries. Written by Kimmo Ketolainen <kk@iki.fi>

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein perdido en el tiempo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$334,748
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Company Credits

Production Co:

The Mount Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "futuristic" car that Dr. Buchanan (Sir John Hurt) drives, is a 1988 ItalDesign Aztek concept car. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Buchanan meets up with Lord Byron in the grounds at his estate, quite visible in the background is a car driving across a bridge. Buchanan wasn't the only person, it seems, to own a car in 1817. See more »

Quotes

The Monster: You think that you have killed me. But I will be with you forever. I am unbound.
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Alternate Versions

The Japanese Laserdisc release features 2 scenes of violence cut from U.S. theatrical & video prints: A shot of a man's heart pulled out (Side A at 34 min 11 seconds) and a graphic shot of a woman's chest ripped open (Side B at 13 min 4 seconds). See more »

Connections

Version of Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) See more »

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Roger Corman again after twenty years without direction and making a special horror film
10 January 2006 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film narrates as a scientist(John Hurt) of the future is converted in a time traveler .Thus he accidentally returns to 1816 and near of a lagoon Swiss he knows to Lord Byron(Jason Patrick),his lover Mary Shelley(Bridget Fonda) and Percy Shelley;but also to Baron Frankenstein(Raul Julia) and his monster(Nick Brimble).The Baron has created a terrifying monster and cannot ultimately control him but he develops a taste for a bride and he begins a killing spree.The monster is really terrifying,he's vengeful and craving of blood.

A sci-fi movie version of the legendary terror story.Lots of horror images and the picture's entertained with no being too creepy.Good performance by John Hurt and Raul Julia and great supporting cast and with several powerful sequences . Besides the film has great loads of blood and gore ,the filmmaker retains a fascination with the decapitated members.Some of the typical elements as the monster's bride,the madness and electric storm on the tower remains still similar way.Excellent atmosphere provided by cinematographers Armando Nannuzzi and Michael Scott. Film is based on Brian Aldiss novel(Artificial intelligence). The motion picture is regularly directed by Roger Corman but there are gaps in the plot and is a little slow moving. Rating : Average but amused


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