I want Frankenstein:The True Story on dvd

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  1. Mike Rogers

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    I would like to see the original 4hr presentation
    of Frankenstein:The True Story on dvd.It was,briefly..
    on vhs a few years ago.I saw it once on tv and it scared
    the living crap out of me.Michael Sarrazin's portrayal was
    one of the best ever given for the Monster role(along with
    Boris Karloff,of course!)
     
  2. Brett C

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  3. Robert Saccone

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    I remember seeing this when it was first on tv in 1974 when I was 8. This would be great to have and I would finally be able to get rid of my 25 year old VHS copy. I never found this version to be very scarey, just a very cerebral version of the story.
     
  4. Ronald Epstein

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    Wait a sec....

    Is this the one where Frankenstein starts
    out as a handsome creature and slowly becomes
    ugly?

    It was a TV movie. I remember it as a kid.

    If this is the one....oh boy! I would give
    anything to see this released on DVD -- just to
    see it again.
     
  5. Cees Alons

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    Yes, Ron, that's the one. It's high on my list too. I would order it in a second if it was announced.

    It has a stellar cast, with James Mason and the ever beautiful Jane Seymour.
    But also David McCallum, Michael Sarrazin, Michael Wilding, Agnes Moorehead, Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, to mention a few.


    Cees
     
  6. Jack Briggs

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    I enjoyed this one, too. And since it was broadcast on NBC-TV, shouldn't we move this little thread to the new section? Please advise, Ron and Cees! [​IMG]
     
  7. Ronald Epstein

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    Moving it to TV.
     
  8. Brian W.

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    Oh, I loved this when I was a kid. I was in third grade when it was broadcast, I think. This is the one with the crawling hand that they poured acid on, and it dissolved. And Dr. Frankenstein called Michael Sarazzin "Beautiful," that was his name.

    I found out this was actually also released theatrically in Europe, in a shorter, alternate cut, with some alternate scenes, apparently.

    It appears Universal may own the rights to this -- they were the original production company, NBC TV was the distributor.
     
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    Yet another Universal title that doesnt see the light of day on DVD. They must not want my money, cause id buy it too.
     
  10. Jim Dalton

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    One of the movies I continually look to see if it is released yet.
     
  11. BrianM

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    Is this the one where the Lady Creature squeezes a cat and licks its blood (or liver) off her hands. If it is the one I'm thinking of that scene gave me nightmares for years. I'd buy this in a second.
     
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    I would want this too simply because Agnes Moorehead is in it and I believe it was her last time to be on film.
     
  13. Paul_Scott

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    yeah, this film has stuck with me all thru the years too- even though i was about the same age as Ron the first and only time i saw it.

    would love to see this again, also.
    [sarcasm]if Universal does own this-it's a shame they don't have any other, major creature feature theatrical events they could tie it in with [/sarcasm].
     
  14. RobinO

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    Me too, Me too!
    I remember this movie from when I was very young and was just looking for it on vhs before finding this website. It would be a great one to have on DVD.

    Robin
     
  15. EdHonauer

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    If you go to the IMDB page for this and look at the forum section there's a guy selling a copy on DVD. A fanboot of the full uncut version. Very pricey, though!
     
  16. Joe Karlosi

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    I have a copy on VHS from GoodTimes, but unfortunately it's the shorter version (the box says 122 minutes). Count me in as wanting this one on DVD, in all its full glory.
     
  17. Linda Thompson

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    I remember seeing -- and loving -- this movie in its original network showing... I would definitely shell out for it on DVD without a second thought.
     

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