Written October 25, 2012
15 min. break would be better... very stiff when over.
AMC is NOT as comfortable as Harkins
Movies: Innovative camera angles and special effects for the time.
Acting a bit stiff or over-the-top (leftover from silent days)
Worth seeing but not again unless home.
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 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 April 30, 2016
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 August 04, 2015
I have never seen either of these movies in their entirety. Only snippets here and there on TV. When it was to be featured on the big screen I opted to go see it as it was meant to be seen so long ago. On the big screen. I have to say that I enjoyed it far far more than if I was to watch it on the small screen. I was also initially so enthused about the two movies that I invited a friend to join my wife and I. It was one of the highlights we experienced in the waning months of this year.