Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (1990)

Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound




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Legendary low-budget mogul Roger Corman made a somewhat inauspicious return to the director's chair for the first time in nearly twenty years (unless one counts his uncredited participation in "pickup" shoots for several New World Pictures productions) for this quaint sci-fi/horror outing, based on the popular novel by Brian Aldiss. Opening in the year 2031, the story begins with scientist Joseph Buchanan (John Hurt) working on a top-secret military project that creates a rift in time in space, … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: F. X. Feeney, Roger Corman, F.X. Feeney, Michael Miner, Ed Neumeier
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On DVD: Sep 5, 2006
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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as Parson

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Critic Reviews for Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | November 2, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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about what you'd expect from Roger Corman... without the boobs

September 7, 2005
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound


I like this different look into the Frankenstein story. It's a little cheap but good.

Jason Spencer

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Frankenstein was always my most favorite of the old school Universal monsters. He tried hard to not be a monster. He fought against his nature. And he was created out of man's blind ambition and science. And while this version takes a very odd and interesting turn where the monster is more in the background and man's blind ambition is more of what is the true monster it keeps the original story and theme. Oh, and there is time travel as well. Both John Hurt and Raul Julia gives wonderful performances, and the rest of the cast is decent. Every time I see a movie with Julia it really shows what the world of cinema lost when he died. The characters are fairly well-written. The film has a fairly bad name since the monster does look more like the result of genetic mutation rather than a creature built together by human bodies. The film has several violent scenes ala Corman style that seem to be there mainly to add violence rather than substance to the film, but apart from that, the film is pretty good, at least worth a watch, if only one watch.

Michael Vanderpoel

Something like this might look terrible but... this was actually pretty darn good. Might type more laters.

Bill H

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