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Good film, great extras,
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This review is from: The Curse of Frankenstein (Blu-ray + DVD)  (Blu-ray)
The older I get the more I appreciate The Curse of Frankenstein.
As a younger viewer, I was disappointed by the lack of gore (even with the "eyeball scene" reinstated it still only gets a 12 certificate these days) and action.
Now I appreciate the wonderful performances and awesome gothic settings.
The film still looks good, although the first minute or two seems to have a redded out screen on my disc (DVD doesn't have same issue), this also happens very briefly once later in the film - but it didn't spoil my enjoyment.
Most people interested in this will have seen it a million times, and it's the extras which appeals to many.
It seems to have been glossed over that you actually get a complete film as an extra.
The Terrance Fisher sci-fi Four Sided Triangle is a quaint little film.The themes have much in common with Frankenstein and it unfolds into a nice love story/tragedy with sci-fi/horror undertones - definitely worth a look.
The Tales Of Frankenstein TV pilot is also fun - despite the awful monster make-up, it's rain-soaked atmosphere smells of the old Universal films and it unfolds into a nice little moral tale.
The World Of Hammer explores the Frankenstein films of Hammer nicely, with Oliver Reed providing first-rate voice over. But it does seem to miss out Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed for some reason.
Life With Sir is utterly heartbreaking - it made me cry. Peter Cushing's secretary remembers his life with his wife and his death too - watch it and you will be moved.
The new Frankenstein Reborn: The Making Of A Hammer Classic is also a wonderful behind the scenes look at the film and interviews some of those connected with the movie.
So all in all it's a very nice package.