Friday, July 26, 2013

Lady Frankenstein (1971)

Director: Mel Welles

Starring: Joseph cotten, Rosalba Nen, Paul Muller, Peter Whiteman, Herbert Fux, Renate Kasche, Lorenzo Terzon, Ada Pometti

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Only The Monster She Made Could Satisfy Her Strange Desires!

Plot: When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall's life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor's daughter.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

Here's a nice, different take on Dr. Frankenstein and pals.  Having his daughter a brilliant scientist was neat.  It's too bad her main motivation was to have sex with Thomas the half wit hired help.  If only he had the brain of an educated and brilliant scientist...hmmm...perhaps then she could have that brain transplanted to the body of a young stud.  BAM!  The perfect man and one that she created.  One thing I dug about this picture is the unusual and unexpected ending.  I'm not going to give it away but I had my own ideas on how Lady Frankenstein and friend could have gone but the actual ending was strangely satisfying but not without much curiosity.  Well, there's some gore and a little nudity (wouldn't you be disappointed if a picture called LADY FRANKENSTEIN didn't have any?) and everything else that makes this fun. 

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