Written October 25, 2012
I saw the TCM presentation of FRANKENSTEIN and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN last night. Clearly, it was not the first time I've seen the films--but it was the first time I saw them on the big screen--and it was wonderful to be able to do so!
The new transfers were crystal clear and the sound was quite clean. The movies played well and were well received by the audience which applauded at the right time and laughed at the right time.
My only quibble was the 'trivia quiz' that was put up prior to the films. It was laughably simple and quite short--short enough to be repeated over and over--not a good way to start a show!
I would hope that TCM would do this sort of thing again--it would be fun to see, say DRACULA and SON OF DRACULA as a double.
Anyway, from my POV, I would give this a solid thumbs up and hope for more.
Written December 27, 2014
This is one of those movies that everyone has to see at least once in their lives. It had beed a while and I loved it again.
Written January 28, 2015
Awesome experience. My Mom and I went. My parents raised us on old horror movies with popcorn. I didn't think I'd ever get the chance to see iconic films from the golden days of Hollywood on the silver screen. It was a great time with my Mom watching films we love in a way we've never seen them before. Give us more!!! They don't make films like they used to. I am a freelance graphic designer and can appreciate Avatar-like and the newer gore-riffic movies, but real effects, good make-ups, the right light, and talented actors appeal more to me. That is part of the draw of these older films. The other part? They're classic. They are the foundation of Hollywood, they're classy, they make me laugh in appreciation, they are the living history of a world I grew up admiring and longing to be a part of. Give us more!
Written August 31, 2015
Both movies are classic, old, suspenseful horror movies. They are cinematic genious. The scenery in Frankenstein is worth noting. Music score is also really interesting - not what you would expect in a horror movie. You can tell they're old movies because some of the scenes are really jumpy - created pre-motionstabilization. More humor in the Bride. I'm glad we went because you don't get that kind of impact on the small screen. Also, screaming at the women's audition must have been a requirement...
Written December 21, 2014
Went with my boyfriend and had a great time. Seeing these movies on the big screen gives you a different perspective. I had a Bride of Frankenstein tee shirt on and my boyfriend had Frankenstein. LOVED IT!