Frankenstein / Bride of Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection

1931 NR 2h 25m DVD

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Frankenstein / Bride of Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection

1931 NR 2h 25m DVD
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In Frankenstein, a mad scientist (Colin Clive) creates a monster (the inimitable Boris Karloff) but errs by giving him a criminal brain. In Bride of Frankenstein, the superior and very witty sequel to Frankenstein, the monster (Karloff) gets his own made-to-order (almost!) bride (Elsa Lanchester). Both classic Universal films were directed by legendary horrormeister James Whale, who set the bar very high for all to follow.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital Mono
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
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Reviews

age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although this horror movie is tame by today's standards, it does deal with issues of life and death and scientific ethics. Also, there are some killings, including a child who is drowned when a monster throws her into a lake. Younger children might be frightened by the monster, themes of grave-robbing, and the laboratory scenes. Still, older kids accustomed to modern-day horror's fast pace and stylized violence may find the film too "old-school" for their tastes.

Sexual Content

A man and a woman kiss.

Violence

Relatively mild violence compared with today's horror flicks. However, killings include a child who drowns when a character throws her into a lake, although it's clear that he doesn't intend to hurt her. Her actual death is not shown, though her father carries her body through his village. A man threatens the monster with a torch and whips him while he's chained in a cellar. A doctor is strangled, a man is hanged. A mob of villagers hunts down a monster and chases him into a windmill. They set fire to the windmill, and the monster is shown trapped inside under debris. Various scenes of fighting, scuffling, attempted strangulation.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

A scientist recklessly experiments with life and death by artificially bringing to life a man he has fashioned from various body parts. Two characters steal corpses and body parts from graves, the gallows, and a medical college.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A gravedigger smokes a pipe. A man smokes a cigarette. Characters drink champagne and wine. A sick man is given brandy to drink as a remedy.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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