Written August 26, 2014
Saw the movie last night on the big screen. Having seen it a few times on smaller screens, I was particularly interested in how it played out on its "birth" screen. I was amazed at the quality of both the video and the audio. And the impact was felt immediately. This movie rocks! The big screen affords the viewer images that are shocking. Especially the way Boris Karloff / Frankenstein can terrorize just by glancing at you. What a look.
This is a must see on the big screen!
Written October 25, 2014
If you are a horror/terror movie fan, these two pictures are a MUST see. I saw both of them as a kid some 60 years ago (the theater audience was obviously much older than the average movie audience). As an adult this time I could not only appreciate the technical qualities of both films but the the transition in the Monster's character from a feral being in " Frankenstein"to a humanized man, searching love and acceptance in "The Bride of Frankenstein," was truly moving.The profuse used of irony and tragic reversal in "The Bride's" story gave it a substance the "Frankenstein" movie lacked altho I think both movies generated quite a bit of empathy for the "monster" and some revulsion towards his creator. Is this a parable about the relationship between God and man or, as some critics have argued, a critique of modern science an the possibility that some of its best intentions may go astray? Both movies deal with both issues and offer a provocative resolution to today's audiences.
Written September 22, 2014
After some technical glitchs were resolved everything was fantastic. It was wonderful to see these two great films on the big screen. I'm hoping TCM does it again for the Mummy/Wolfman etc. It was worth every penny I spent to see them on the big screen, I have these two films in my film library but there is nothing like going to a theater with other fans and experiening it for the first time on the big screen. Please continue to present all the classics in this way. One thing I was disappointed in was that not enought people came out to see it, only about a quarter of the theater was tull, maybe because it was done on a week night, should be done on a Saturday, maybe more people would come out to see these classics.
Written October 21, 2014
Movies were terriffic on the big screem much better than the tube or home theater atmosphere. The resolution great with great blacks and white seperation. Would like to see more of these films in the big screem format.
The only regrets were the theater we saw it in AMC 30 in olathe Kansas we met there because my cousin lives in Kansas I in Missouri so it was about 1/2 way for both of us. The seats were the most uncomfortable and hard plus made our backs sweat. The refereshments were grossly overpriced 2 small sodas 2 Hotdogs and 1 medium bag of Popcorn $28.00
I realize things have gone up but same thing on Missouri side is a little under $20.00 and the seats are way more comfortable at the Eastglen where we go.
Written October 25, 2012
The pre show trivia was only 3 questions and they never mentioned Frankenstein at all.
There was a 5-6 second scene cut out from Frankenstein. It showed the monster pushing the little girl Maria down into the water......What gives? The remastering could have been a bit better.