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Frankenstein: The True Story

Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

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Release Date: Nov 30, 1973 Wide

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Per its title, Jack Smight's Frankenstein: The True Story, strives for greater faithfulness to Mary Shelley's novel than prior versions. Thus, as in the book, Dr. Frankenstein's (Leonard Whiting) creation is no monster, but a handsome young man of high intelligence (Michael Sarrazin). In fact, the doctor and his creature are the best of friends until the latter's body begins to deteriorate. This sends the creature over the bend into insanity, prompting Frankenstein -- with the help of his evil

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A mess.

February 7, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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Keeping in mind that this is a 1973 'Universal Television' version of the story, this was an exceptional (and more realistic) telling of it.

If you are able to look past the chessy special effects and (mostly) bad make-up, what you get is a very cerebral (no pun intended) and complex look at a story that is usually told in a very superficial and shallow manner.

I was pleasantly surprised.
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