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Frankenstein (1931) tinted green?

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#1 of 4 PaulKTF


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Posted August 22 2007 - 01:31 PM

I seem to remember reading on the IMDB that Frankenstein (1931) was tinted green for its premire. I re-checked the IMDB and now I cant' find that fact listed there (maybe someone deleted it because it isn't true?).

Does anyone know if this is true? If so, do any green tinted prints survive? Thanks.

#2 of 4 ScottR



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Posted August 22 2007 - 02:28 PM

Only a few prints were done this way and they stopped doing this because, while it made the monster looked good, it made everyone else look terrible.

#3 of 4 R-T-C Tim

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Posted August 23 2007 - 12:06 AM

I have actually watched the film with a green tint by fiddling with my television settings. It looks very good for a bit, but after a few minutes you don't really notice it any more.
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#4 of 4 Jack Theakston

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Posted August 23 2007 - 03:14 PM

I don't know if FRANKENSTEIN was tinted green on its initial release, but I can confirm that DRACULA was indeed tinted "Verdante" (Kodak's deeper green color in their Sonochrome pre-tinted stocks) as indicated by the original lab slugs.
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