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The Revenge Of Frankenstein/The Curse Of The Mummy's Tomb [VHS]

Peter Cushing , Francis Matthews , Terence Fisher    Suitable for 15 years and over   VHS Tape
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Eunice Gayson, Michael Gwynn, John Welsh
  • Directors: Terence Fisher
  • Writers: George Baxt, Hurford Janes, Jimmy Sangster
  • Producers: Anthony Hinds, Anthony Nelson Keys, Michael Carreras
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Columbia Tristar
  • VHS Release Date: 21 May 1996
  • Run Time: 164 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CNER
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 258,911 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Revenge of Frankenstein was an inevitability after Hammer Films had made an international star of Peter Cushing in The Curse of this sequel-rich franchise. The plot here is a braver twist on the story than the many follow-ups would take. The Creature doesn't make its presence known until the final reel, up to which point the only sense of lurking menace comes from Cushing's deliciously mannered performance as a disguised Dr Stein. A new name and a new town is a gamble sure to fail, and circumstances almost immediately conspire against the deceit. Also rattling around the brilliantly lit studio sets are Eunice Gayson and Francis Matthews, while Michael Gwynn gives everything he's got in stiff competition to predecessor Christopher Lee in the Creature role. It's subtle and simply screams out for enfranchisement--so of course Hammer dutifully made another five in the series.

On the DVD: The Revenge of Frankenstein comes with mono sound (all you're going to get from Hammer and 1958), but the 1.66:1 ratio is a treat. You also get a trailer (and a surprise additional movie trailer) plus 10 photos. --Paul Tonks

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In 'The Revenge of Frankenstein', a sequel to 'The Curse of Frankenstein' (1957), the Baron (Peter Cushing) escapes the guillotine only to take on a new identity in a new town. He works in a local hospital, but his apparent kindness to his charges masks his true motives: harvesting their body parts in order to create a new monster. In 'The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb', a sequel to 'The Mummy' (1959), a mummy escapes from his pharoah's tomb after a gang try to break into it, and he goes on the rampage in London in search of them.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Hammer Horror Classic 1 Nov 2010
By Colin Smith "keep on running" TOP 500 REVIEWER
This great Hammer horror is possibly the best Frankenstein movie ever made.

The film takes up from where the previous Hammer Frankenstein movie, "The Curse Of Frankenstein" left off.
Having escaped the gallows, Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) is now working under the new name of "Dr Stein" and is blackmailed into accepting the assistance of Dr Hans Kleve (Francis Matthews) who knows the Baron's true identity, and joins the Baron in his charity work at a clinic, helping down and outs.
Trouble is, the Baron helps himself to their limbs for his latest creation, with various amputees left filling the ward.

The normal appearing "Monster" (played by Michael Gwynn) is eventually unstrapped from his bed in an isolated room whilst recuperating by a woman volunteer at the clinic (Eunice Gayson) and then he escapes, eventually to murder twice after being attacked himself.
Eventually, when the authorities and patients get wind of who "Dr Stein" really is, the patients turn on him, and the badly wounded Baron leaves his salvation in the hands of Hans, with a nice twist at the end.

This excellent movie holds your attention throughout, because its nicely paced and never sags, so put your feet up, have some assorted snacks ready, and enjoy.

Both the colour widescreen picture and sound quality are excellent, with various subtitle languages, including English.

The extras include film trailers and a photo gallery.
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5.0 out of 5 stars There's always time for the important things... 18 Jun 2007
After escaping the guillotine, Baron Victor Frankenstein relocates to a nearby town and sets about transplanting his crippled assistant's brain into a healthy new body. But once again, things don't go according to the Baron's plan, and his clean-limbed `new man' is soon committing brutal murders and battling cannibalistic urges...
Quick to capitalise on the runaway success of 1957's The Curse of Frankenstein, Hammer wasted no time at all in producing The Revenge of Frankenstein, which was shot back-to-back with Horror of Dracula (1958), and in my opinion ranks as one of the very finest horror movies the Bray team made; it is easily the best of Peter Cushing's six Frankenstein pictures, and surely has to rate as the most underrated cinematic take on Mary Shelley's over-filmed novel. Although a first-rate Hammer horror, The Revenge of Frankenstein is more notable for being a vicious black comedy, and it must be regarded as one of the most unique and memorable British films of the 1950s, featuring perhaps the greatest performance of Cushing's career, in which he transforms the fanatical, cold-blooded killer of the earlier movie into a multi-layered, sympathetic, and all-too-human monster. Jimmy Sangster's witty script is certainly the best thing he ever wrote, Terence Fisher's direction is again typically fine, and there are a couple of excellent supporting turns from Michael Gwynn as the hapless Creature and The Quatermass Xperiment's Richard Wordsworth as a malingering porter at Frankenstein's hospital. Containing some brilliant lines, wonderful scares, and capped by a great twist ending, The Revenge of Frankenstein is truly one of the unsung classics of British cinema.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Probably The Best Frankenstein 25 Sep 2002
Format:VHS Tape
Out of all the Hammer Frankenstein films, this is probably the best. A great script and great acting from Peter Cushing and Francis Matthews hold the film together until its climax when the doctor is supposedly killed by the inmates of the hospital which he runs. Overall, its a great production. Fine acting support from Michael Gwynn; Eunice Gayson; Richard Wordsworth and Oscar Quitak, with a great script by Jimmy Sangster. Very atmospheric from first to last, it is clearly one of Hammer's best efforts. Picture and sound are rather good too. Should be seen on DVD though. As for the Curse of the Mummy's Tomb, bit of a shame really. Still, its a good buy as a double purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars He burned his own body! 14 Jan 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This is another fine example of Hammer Horror in their prime.
Revenge continues where Curse finished- and although the beginning of the film is slightly confusing, all is revealed later on.

The great Peter Cushing once again plays the Baron to perfection, and he is blackmailed and helped on by a fellow doctor which always became the norm in these films.

The colours are rich, and though there isn't any gore or frights the acting and dialogue is enough to draw one into this film.

There's a nice twist at the end- and although this probably wasn't as good as Curse or Destroyed, Revenge is a worthy additon to your collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Help me Frankenstein! 4 Nov 2012
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The Revenge of Frankenstein is directed by Terence Fisher and written by Jimmy Sangster. it stars Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Eunice Grayson, Oscar Quitak, Michael Gwynn, John Welsh and Lionel Jeffries. Music is by Leonard Salzedo and cinematography by Jack Asher.

Baron Victor Frankenstein (Cushing), sentenced to death, escapes execution by the guillotine and moves to the town of Carlsbruck. Under the alias of Dr. Stein, Frankenstein sets himself up as a successful physician, but still stung by his treatment from his so called peers, he has plans to still create medical history...

The Curse of Frankenstein didn't need a sequel, it stands on its own as a wonderful reinvention of the Frankenstein legend and it was a big hit for Hammer Film Productions. But a sequel did come and how delightful it is to find that it not only pulses with everything that was great about Hammer when they were on form, but that it also didn't go for the easy cop out route and follow the same formula of its predecessor.

The returning presence of Fisher, Sangster, Asher and Cushing is very reassuring, and there is nothing samey here, because Sangster comes up with a story that puts the man Frankenstein as the focus, his medical dalliance this time is to put the brain of a deformed man into a perfect body. This gives the Frankenstein legend a unique twist whilst offering up ponderings about vanity and scientific advancements, while there's also a deft observation of the class divide, with the good/bad doctor perched Jekyll and Hyde like on either side of the social structure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
hammer films are the best as this proved. well known cast and a good storyline.
Published 24 days ago by dunc
5.0 out of 5 stars Top-Notch Hammer
One of the true Hammer classics. When they were on form, they offered genuinely first-rate entertainment. Pity they went into such a bad decline after around 1967/68. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A.J.Bradley
4.0 out of 5 stars back to my youth good hammer horror
Remember it from many years ago and this one not often shown on the tv . The baron (Peter Cushing of course ) up to his usual tricks of body building meeting with the usual... Read more
Published 9 months ago by c b
5.0 out of 5 stars very good
excellent entertainment for all ages. good value. i would recommend this product as is funny and keep the adults happy in a rainy day, when they cannot go out.
Published 16 months ago by R. Y. Otto
5.0 out of 5 stars Cushing is the new Karloff
This comment was made by a critic and the best thing that happened to Hammer was to have an actor of Cushing's caliber in the Frankenstein films. Read more
Published 17 months ago by nick h 132
5.0 out of 5 stars Close to a classic
Peter Cushing puts in a great performance here as the mad doctor. He's escaping his notoriety at the start of this and of course his "work" creeps into matters again. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Jasper
4.0 out of 5 stars Innovative twist on a familiar tale
Following right on the heels of the sublime "Dracula", Terence Fisher and Peter Cushing would work together to deliver the sequel to "The Curse of Frankenstein", aptly titled "The... Read more
Published on 2 Mar 2012 by Autonome
4.0 out of 5 stars revenge
this is a really good sequal the acting is good the sets are also ok not as grand as the original,the only criticism is that the monster is a bloke pulling a face. Read more
Published on 24 Feb 2012 by jed
4.0 out of 5 stars Franck 'n' Stein
Hammer's second film in their "Frankenstein" cycle carries on from where "The Curse Of Frankenstein" left off with Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) facing the guillotine for... Read more
Published on 16 April 2010 by Jeremy W. Newbould
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Hammer sequel
Warning!May contain spoilers!
This, the second in Hammer's long running Frankenstein series, starts off where The Curse Of Frankenstein finished, with the Baron on his way to... Read more
Published on 9 Oct 2008 by Mr. Jonathon T. Beckett
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