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4.0 out of 5 stars Science Unbound, 10 Jun. 2007
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This review is from: Frankenstein Unbound [VHS] [1991] (VHS Tape)
Joseph Buchanan enters the past through a gateway in a cloud during a storm. He is transported together with his "knightrider" type car back to the early nineteenth century. He hides the car and goes to explore, wandering into a "dracula" type scenario with people going about their ordinary daily business in a small village. Firstly, he meets Victor Frankenstein in an Inn and starts to discuss his work, much to Frankenstein's amazement, as his work is "unknown". Then, Buchanan meets Mary (not yet married to Percy Shelley) at a witch trial. She is surprised that he knows her book as she has only written a few chapters and is unpublished. Later, she goes for a ride in his "electric carriage".

In essence the film is similar to a dream with historical fact blended with Mary Shelley's fictional monster creation. I remembered it as not being too horrific, but watching it again I noted that there are some gruesome scenes when the monster gets to work.

The general theme is similar to that in most time travelling movies, in that someone is transported through time, takes a while to realize what is happening and spends the rest of the movie trying to return to their own time. However, it is not lighthearted despite the impression I may have given at the beginning of this review and there is a moral about the arrogance of science running through it.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Scary But Still A Great Film!, 18 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Frankenstein Unbound [VHS] [1991] (VHS Tape)
I am not a fan of fantasy or Sci-fi films and i never have been, however to 'Frankenstein Unbound' i can make an acception. I'm not quite sure what exactly it is but i am always drawn to this film whenever it's on TV i see it at a video store. Maybe it's because it was the first eighteen rated film i ever watched, i don't know, but what i do know is that it's a pretty good little film.
Judging by the front cover, it looks really scary but i can assure you it's not in the least bit scary, and to be honest i can't quite understand why it has been given an eighteen certificate. Ok, there is a little bit of violence in it but nothing that bad.
It's basically about a proffesor who is accidentally sent back in time from 2031 to the year 1817, while working on a revolutionary military weopon. There, he finds a man by the name of Dr Frankenstein who is obsessed with creating a new life. The professor realises that Frankenstein's monster must be destroyed, and so he makes a plan to use his new weopon to transport the creature into a new time.
Every time i watch this film i try and tr to make sense of the ending but i just can't. After the professor has taken Dr Frankenstein and his monster to a new time and destroyed them, the film just leaves him wandering around what looks like the north pole, and we never know if he gets back home or dies or whatever. But i guess thats what 'cliffhangers' are all about.
Frankenstein Unbound provides quite a refeshing change to the old Frankenstein novel and because it actually takes us back into the time when the book was written, we get to see the whole Frankenstein thing from a different angle and perspective.
The acting generally good, especially from John Hurt who seems to be on top form as the scientist who, like Dr Frankenstein, creates his very own monster, but in the form of a new military weopon which has terrible side effects.
Overall this is a good little film which is a real treat for Sci-fi fans, but if you are thinking of buying this film because you think that it is scary they i would say don't bother because it's not scary at all and you may find that you are bitterly dissappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the service was very good, 16 April 2013
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i thought it was very good quality and watching iwill be telling my friends all about it thanks so much
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Sept. 2014
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I LIKED THE MOVIE SO MUCH; I BOUGHT THE BOOK.
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