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Friday, 7 August 2015

Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

The Baron’s continued fascination for creating life boils down to ‘the soul is the goal’. He wants to understand the spark of life. It was only a matter of time before he created something that had bumps in all the correct places, but to Hammer’s credit they did it in an unexpected way.
Ironically, one of the most powerful openings of the entire Frankenstein series may be part of the reason that many people dislike the fourth entry. Pitching the emotional content so high at the beginning means it has no choice but to subsequently fall to lesser levels. They’re furnished with a few unusual aspects, though, the most apparent being the court scene. Beneath that there’s commentary on what’s beautiful vs what isn't, even going so far as to make us wonder if any part of death can be equated with beauty.

3 magical sciences out of 5

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