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Frankenstein: The True Story

Synopsis
This made-for- television film, which was first broadcast in 1973, was co-scripted by Christoper Isherwood, and features a heavyweight cast, including John Gielgud, James Mason and Ralph Richardson. Less faithful to the original novel than the title suggests, the film, is nonetheless a serious exploration of the psychological, ethical and scientific themes in Mary Shelley’s book, especially in its subtle portrayal of the relationship between the doctor and his creation.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2014
Subjects
Literature
Keywords
Shelley, Mary; Literary adaptation

Credits

Director
Jack Smight
Writer
Mary Shelley
Composer
Gil Melle
Adaptor for Television
Christopher Isherwood; Don Bachardy
Cast
Clarissa Kaye 
David McCallum 
James Mason 
Jane Seymour 
John Gielgud 
Leonard Whiting 
Margaret Leighton 
Michael Sarrazin 
Nicola Pagett 
Ralph Richardson 
Tom Baker 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
181 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Second Sight Films Ltd

Email
info@secondsightfilms.co.uk
Web
http://www.secondsightfilms.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8977 0553
Fax
020 8977 1470
Address
16 Connaught Road
Teddington
London
TW11 0PS
Notes
A UK DVD distributor of celebrated classics and cult cinema from around the world, as well as some television titles. Sale via retail outlets.

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