Frankenstein The True Story (1973) – Coming Soon From Fabulous Films


Fabulous Films in the UK are to release Frankenstein The True Story on Blu-ray with a bunch of great special features.

In 19th Century England, Dr Victor Frankenstein, bitter over his brother’s death, voices his wish that men could have power over life and death. Following a chance encounter with Dr Henry Clerval, a surgeon experimenting in this very field, they begin to work together. Victor achieves the impossible, the creation of life, but with it comes unforeseen and unimaginable terror.

Having finished The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola and John Boorman, having wrapped up Deliverance were both keen to direct Frankenstein: The True Story as a theatrical release but it was decided to keep it as a made-for-television movie directed by Jack Smight.

The film features an all-star cast led by James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour, Michael Sarrazin, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson and Tom Baker.

Presented for the first time in high definition and featuring some incredible bonus material and stunning new artwork by Graham Humphreys, Frankenstein: The True Story is one of the most acclaimed versions of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece.

  • Extras: Film Introduction from James Mason; Off with Her Head – An Interview with Jane Seymour; Victor’s Story- An Interview with Actor Leonard Whiting; Frankenstein’s Diary- A Conversation with Writer Don Bachardy; A Double-Sided Fold Out Poster of the All-New Graham Humphreys Artwork.

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