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La Figlia di Frankenstein (Lady Frankenstein)(Daughter of Frankenstein) Reviews

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March 2, 2009
Lady Frankenstein plays like a Hammer film without any thought behind it other than to inject some eroticism into an old story like frankenstein, something that Hammer does much better itself in some of its 70s films. Still, Lady Frankenstein is enjoyable in a campy, laughable kind of way.
½ December 16, 2008
Poor Joseph Cotten (as the Baron)...even if this is one of the best ITALIAN SEXY-HORROR from 70s, it is pretty unconvincing...to see Micky Hargitay as a policemen...said all!!! For good luck Rosalba Neri she's a nasty bitch and gives some hot erotic scenes.
½ September 9, 2008
Personally, I like any film where a woman convinces a nebbish guy to kill someone so she can transplant his brain into the corpse of his victim. Still, despite the set-up's premise, the film screws it up with bad acting (even the guy who plays Frankenstein's monster looks like he's trying to get the movie as fast as possible) and bad creature effects.
July 31, 2008
Just watched this...supposed to be a disc of Attack of the Giant Leeches. It's a bad B movie, but not THAT terrible in terms of how the movie worked.
½ July 26, 2008
Boring and cheaply made with particularly bad sets and score. The cast is pretty bad as well, but Joseph Cotten does fine. Dumb.
July 6, 2008
it's a pretty rough movie to sit through...everything is so terrible that the only way to sit through this without falling asleep is to sit back and make fun of everything....but even that isn't as fun as it is with most movies.
½ May 27, 2008
Serviceable Italian horror-porn, but what's not to like about that?
May 7, 2008
The closest thing to Frankenstein porn out there. Which is mostly wrong. Poor Joseph Cotten.
April 15, 2008
Not a great film by any means: stiffly performed, low budget schlock at best, it's still oddly entertaining and curiously memorable.
½ April 12, 2008
so fabulously disgustingly terrible, it is unbelievable. this movie advertises itself as a 'sexy-scary-monster' movie, yet it is absolutely none of those things. just bad. bad acting, bad writing, bad cinematography, bad directing, bad, bad, bad...
½ April 8, 2008
i hated this movie. its just slow and boring and no redeeming values about it.
March 3, 2008
interesting take on the Frankenstein story though any lass who wants my brain , but in a hunky mutes body i gotta question!
January 17, 2008
When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall's life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor's daughter.
November 14, 2007
Wonderfully daft cult Eurohorror flick. At times a bit too talky for my liking, but in exchange you get some other scenes that'll have you howl with excitment... or derision. LOL
November 2, 2007
At face value, this flick is pretty crappy. It doesn't look all that magnificient as far as cinematography or makeup are concerned, but that doesn't matter, since the pure camp value of this flick totally makes up for that. This is such a fun movie to watch, and it just reeks of 70s horror cinema.
November 1, 2007
well written by mel wellescould be mor graghics back then,?
½ December 26, 2006
Lady Frankenstein (aka "Daughter of Frankenstein")
Starring: Sara Bey, Joseph Cotton, Paul Muller, Mickey Hargitay, and Paul Whiteman
Directors: Mel Welles and Aureliano Luppi


Tania Frankenstein (Bey) proves psychopathy is an inherited trait when she continues and perfects her dead father's work in reanimation and monster-making... by creating her perfect mate, using the body of a hunky (but retarded) handyman, and the brain of her father's former assistant (Muller).

"Lady Frankenstein" is a fast-paced--once it gets started... it opens rather slow--decidedly sleazy mild twist on the typical Frankenstein film. (Monsters are created, monsters run amuk, and torch-weilding villagers burn the castle down.) The twist here is that Frankenstein (played with class above this movie's station by Joseph Cotton) dies at the end of the first act, leaving his twisted daughter in charge of the murder and mayhem. Boy, does she rise to the challenge.

This film is most remarkable for the most disturbing sex scene I've seen so far on film with Tania Frankenstein having an orgasm as her lover is being murdered under her. Twisted stuff... but in perfect keeping with the overall tone of the film. It is also remarkable for having just about the lamest-looking monster of any featured in a Frankenstein film. (Yes, even lamer than the non-monster in "Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter"... what we have hear looks like the Toxic Avenger's retarded country counsin.)

Decently acted, and featuring better music, camera work, and sets than many films of this kind, "Lady Frankenstein" might be worth a look if my comments above haven't warned you off.
½ April 19, 2006
Well, here we have a nice little Italian film starring Joseph Cotten --

wha? :eek:

Yup. Okay. Here's the lowdown: Dr. Frankenstein (Joseph Cotten, obviously in need of a quick paycheck) is doing the 'creating life' schtick. He's brokered a deal with a sleazy graverobber (as opposed to a 'fancy' one) for bodies. Also, daddy's little girl (aka Lady Frankenstein) decides that she wants to be just like him.

(Obviously, never went to a "Take your daughter to work" Day)

So Daddy-stein puts the brain and heart or stone-cold killer into the body of his man-made behemoth. Said monster promptly goes berzerk killing Daddy-stein.

(I guess it sounded good on paper):rolleyes:

So does Lady Stein get dissuaded after seeing Daddy turned into Joseph Cotten-balls? HELL, NO! She decides to take on daddy's work and falls for the aging assistant at the sme time (all together: EWWW!):p

Of course, Lady F decides his brain should go into a nice brawny handyman body - purely for 'scientific purposes'.

The downside to all this is that Daddy's monster is kinda peeved that he's a blasphemy of science and all that and decides to kill everyone who put him together: from the graverobbers to Lady F herself.

There are a lot of jump cuts. The film is overexposed (giving it a whitewash look). Like most Italian films starring English-speaking actors; the stars are definitely speaking English but the rest of the cast has to be dubbed from the original Italian (did this really work out for them?). Of course, that isn't always an issue since the music sometimes actually drowns out the dialogue. Further, the action is almost glacial.

On the plus side, there is some gratuitious nudity to wake the guys up on occassion (this is an Italian film, after all).

Oh, almost forgot - nominee for best screen name ever: Herbert Fux (who plays the graverobber).

I really tried to like this movie and with a title like "Lady Frankenstein" it should be right up my alley. Alas, it seems to drown in it's own pretentiousness - an attempt to make a Hammer film but without the Hammer quality.

Fun rating - 3 (probably a '2' but the nudity helps - not particularly entertaining; really for Euro-horror fans only)

Interesting rating - 2 (not really worth any effort - if you stumble across it for $1 or less ... well you get what you pay for)

Total rating - 3
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