Learn more Download now Browse your favorite restaurants Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Learn more Learn more Shop Kindle Learn More Pre-order now Shop now Learn more

Customer Review

on 14 October 2013
A castle bathed in shadows situated over a sulphur pit, a laboratory in ruins, an increasingly demented scientist forever in his father's shadow, a one-armed police inspector, a hunchback with a broken neck and a desire for vengeance on those who broke it, victims with 'burst hearts', a village forever in fog, an angry mob with pitchforks - it can only be a Universal horror film, the last of the 1930's cycle (before a revival in the early 1940's). Basil Rathbone stars as Wolf Frankenstein (he's actually first on the cast list above Boris Karloff) who returns to his castle and finds the monster (Boris Karloff) in a coma. It is then revived but only Ygor (Bela Lugosi) can control it and he uses the monster to assassinate his enemies. Karloff's third and final appearance as the monster, he is much less sympathetic than before which is maybe the reason he decided this would be his last. Originally slated to have been made in colour, test footage suggested it wouldn't work and black and white was used instead. Actually, this was a good thing as Rowland Lee's direction makes clever use of shadows and the fog machine is in overdrive. Excellent performances all round and a special mention goes to 5 year old Donnie Dunagan as Frankenstein's son.
|0Comment|Report abuse| Permalink
What's this?

What are product links?

In the text of your review, you can link directly to any product offered on Amazon.com. To insert a product link, follow these steps:
1. Find the product you want to reference on Amazon.com
2. Copy the web address of the product
3. Click Insert product link
4. Paste the web address in the box
5. Click Select
6. Selecting the item displayed will insert text that looks like this: [[ASIN:014312854XHamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)]]
7. When your review is displayed on Amazon.com, this text will be transformed into a hyperlink, like this:Hamlet (The Pelican Shakespeare)

You are limited to 10 product links in your review, and your link text may not be longer than 256 characters.

Product Details

3.9 out of 5 stars
£18.99+ £1.26 shipping