Written December 20, 2014
"Firstly something has be said about paying 12 bucks to go see two Film's more than 80 years old! Think about the average pay for a Man in 1930.. 27.00 a Month.. so 12.00 would have gone much further than seeing both of these classics then.
Having said that historically speaking, James Whale directs all the way up to the all-time Classic Monster Movies of all time list. Colin Clive (Doctor Frankenstein) is drawn to meddle in things that man should leave alone. That is robbing grave yards, body snatching so he could "make a artifical Human being". Universal didn't want a talking Monster but got talked into it for the sequel. The Classic Monster Film line of all time; "HATE LIVING - LOVE DEATH! spoken by Karloff in The Bride. But truely the First Film is timeless in its protrayal of Village Vigiliantism, torch bearing wild-men stalking to hunt down the murderous Monster is unforgettable.
Screening both Films in their original aspect ratio for myself was an grand experience!
Written December 26, 2014
Fantastic to see these two classic films, digitally enhanced, on the big screen.
I am almost positive this was a once in a lifetime experience.
Thanks TCM/Fandango/Fathom Events!
Written October 29, 2014
THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE MOVIES. TOOK TEENAGE GRANDDAUGHTER WITH US. SHE ENJOYED THEM ALSO.
BEEN QUITE A WHILE SINCE I SAW FRANK ON THE BIG SCREEN...NEVER SAW HIS "BRIDE".
THE MAKE-UP WAS SO INTERESTING TO SEE...DISAPPOINTED MRS. FRANK WASN'T IN HER MOVIE MUCH.
LIKED THE PRE-SHOW INTERVIEWS WITH BELA LUGOSI'S SON AND BORIS KARLOFF'S DAUGHTER. IF I REMEMBER, BELA LUGOSI WAS A MATINEE IDOL BEFORE HE CAME TO THE USA TO MAKE FILMS.
REALLY LIKED THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THESE AGAIN ON THE BIG SCREEN AT REASONABLE PRICES.
RATED 4 STARS FOR FRANK...AND 3 FOR MRS. FRANK
Written October 25, 2012
EXPERIENCING THE FILM IN FULL LARGE SCREEN REALITY CERTAINLY THROWS HOME VIEWING UNDER THE BUS, ESPECIALLY WHEN VIRTUALLY PRISTINE RESTORED PRINTS ARE ON VIEW.
DETAILS PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN ON THE SMALL SCREEN AMPLIFIED THE PLEASURE; TEXTURES OF THE SCENERY, THE SKULL USED AS A PENCIL HOLDER IN THE WATCHTOWER AND THE RARE GOOF-UP (THE MONSTER'S UNREVERSED IMAGE IN THE WATER - SCAR ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HEAD SHOULD HAVE REFLECTED ON THE RIGHT SIDE) ARE ADDED VALUE.
SOME SPLICE CUTS IN BOTH FILMS WERE CAREFULLY, BUT NOT COMPLETELY, WHICH WOULD EVADE ALL BUT THE SHARP-EYED.
ONE OF THE FUN THINGS VIEWING BOTH FILMS IN TANDEM. THE ROLE REVERSAL BETWEEN THE MONSTER AND FRANKENSTEIN IN THE "SIT" SITUATION A REVELATION. ALSO , AND I HAD TO CHECK TO BELIEVE MY EYES, IS THAT IN "BRIDE" THE MONSTER WAS TALKING SOLEY TO ELIZABETH WHEN HE SAID 'GO.' THOUGH HENRY AND SHE EXITED THE TOWER THE LAST INTERIOR SHOT SHOWS HENRY AGAINST THE LEFT WALL.
A WHALE OF A PRESENTATION
Written December 26, 2014
My husband and I saw this double feature last night and it was awesome to see these to great horror classics on the big screen. It has been such a long time since I watched either of these movies and I had forgotten some of the parts. Just wonderul. Loved every minute of it.