August 31, 2004
Columbia TriStar Home Video
- Dolby Surround
- Closed Captioned
- Runtime: 123 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in Spanish, Spanish
Victor Frankenstein stumbles aboard a ship stranded in the Arctic waters and recounts his tragic story...
After his mother dies in childbirth, leaving behind two boys and an adopted daughter, Victor travels from Geneva to Ingolstadt to study medicine. There, he befriends the aging Dr. Waldman, who reveals a past attempt to reanimate a corpse. When Waldman is murdered, Victor steals his journals, and sets out to bring life from death. A creature emerges from this effort, a creature, alive but revolting, who escapes. Victor falls ill, believing the creature must have died from sickness.
Victor returns to Geneva to marry his beloved sister, but the creature is anything but dead. Instead he's been hunted down by townspeople, driven away from society and painfully alone -- and now he seeks revenge on Victor by murdering his wife.
A lush and fairly accurate treatment of Mary Shelley's famous novel about a man who creates another man without taking responsibility for his creation. Academy Award Nominations: Best Makeup.
Prints by Technicolor.
Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification.