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Press Release Scream Factory Press Release: Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) (Blu-ray)

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    Ronald Epstein

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    Screen Shot 2019-12-06 at 11.53.03 AM.

    The legendary tale was once told in an epic 2-part TV miniseries in 1973’s FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY. Coming to Blu-ray for the first time on March 24th!

    Featuring an incredible cast, including Jane Seymour, Agnes Moorehead, Michael Sarrazin, James Mason and Leonard Whiting, this film faithfully retells Mary Shelley's unforgettable story. Victor Frankenstein's medical experimentations result with the shocking discovery that he can revive the dead. But when the creature he brings forth becomes a killer, is anyone safe? Find out in this gruesome, heart-pounding thriller created by legendary talents such as screenwriter Christopher Isherwood and makeup artist Roy Ashton.

    Key art will be reversible as shown, with the newly illustrated art (the left image, courtesy of Mark Maddox) front facing.

    Extras to be announced on a later date. Pre-order now @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/frankenstein-the-true-story?product_id=7325


    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link. As an Amazon Associate HTF earns from qualifying purchases

     
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  2. Ronald Epstein

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    This is another great film!

    I only have fond memories of it because I first saw it on TV as a kid and loved it.

    I revisited it on DVD a few years back, loved the first part, but felt it went kind of off-beat towards the end.

    Still, a day one purchase!
     
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    Been waiting for this for some time.

    have had the DVD for years.

    Got my hopes up a few years ago when a French release came out, but that ended up (based on reports) being a bad SD upscale. (Although I did like the artwork for the case)

    Shout/Scream have done well in the past, so hopefully this lives up to their reputation. Listed runtime indicates this is original mini-series, and not the cut overseas theatrical version.
     
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    Wow, day one purchase for me as well. I wrote about this tv-movie when the French release was announced:

     
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    Does this season include scenes in the Arctic?
     
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    I was 12 when I saw this on TV, and it gave me nightmares. I have the DVD on the shelf, and have not watched it. I think I would like to see how it looks on Blu; but, I'll wait for the price to come down.
     
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    If you are asking if this mini-series has scenes set in the arctic, that would be yes.

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    I have had the DVD as well. While I am looking forward to getting it on Blu-Ray the DVD is still very watchable.
     
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    The reason I asked is because this series was bragging about being true to the novel, and the arctic does occur in the novel.
     
  10. Ronald Epstein

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    Thank you for supporting HTF when you preorder using the link below. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link. As an Amazon Associate HTF earns from qualifying purchases

     
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    Well, "true to the novel" is a relative description at best. The show maybe comes closer to the book than most films, and it does include settings (like the arctic) that traditionally have been ignored on screen, but it also takes its own detours. This is especially true of its handling of The Creature.

    Even so, it ranks very near the top of my list of adaptations. It is so good that it convinced my mother (who normally disdained anything "horror") to read the book!
     
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    There was a book ... Shelly, you can't be serious ;) !
     
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    SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS

    FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY
    Starring James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour,
    Nicola Pagett, and Michael Sarrazin
    HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CULT CLASSIC UNLEASHES ON BLU-RAY™
    MARCH 24, 2020 FROM SCREAM FACTORY™
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    Get ready to experience the horror and suspense of the timeless Frankenstein story. On March 24, 2020, SCREAM FACTORY™ will unleash the epic horror classic FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY on Blu-ray. Directed by Jack Smight (The Twilight Zone,Damnation Alley) and teleplay by Christopher Isherwood (A Single Man, Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, this gruesome, heart-pounding thriller features an incredible cast, including James Mason (Child’s Play, Lolita), Leonard Whiting (Romeo & Juliet), David McCallum (NCIS, The Man from U.N.C.L.E), Jane Seymour (Live and Let Die, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman), Nicola Pagett (An Awfully Big Adventure), Michael Sarrazin (The Sweet Ride, The Outer Limits), and Agnes Moorehead (Bewitched, Citizen Kane). FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY retells Mary Shelley’s unforgettable story. Victor Frankenstein’s medical experiments result in the shocking discovery that he can revive the dead. But when the creature he brings forth becomes a killer, is anyone safe?

    A must-have for collectors of cult classics and horror enthusiasts, this definitive Blu-ray features insightful bonus content, including new interviews with Jane Seymour, Leonard Whiting, a conversation with writer Don Bachardy, new audio commentary with film historian Sam Irvin, and a new 2K scan of the original film elements. Preorder is available now at ShoutFactory.com

    FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY Blu-ray
    Special Features:
    • NEW 2K scan of the original film elements to the 2-part 3 hr. and 6 min. version including the introduction by actor James Mason
    • NEW Audio Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Sam Irvin
    • NEW Off with Her Head - an interview with actress Jane Seymour
    • NEW Victor’s Story – an interview with actor Leonard Whiting
    • NEW Frankenstein’s Diary – a conversation with writer Don Bachardy


    1080p 1.33:1, Not Rated, Region A, DTS-HD Master Audio, SDH
    Feature Running Time: +/- 183 Minutes
     

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