And I suspect that it has a lot to do with Antonio Margheriti being involved since he is famous in Italian horror circles for the gore effects he brings to films. Featuring the loose plotting that only six different writers can provide, the film often throws logic and cinematic rhythm to the wind. When Baron Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created,his daughter Tania and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. Even though this is so, the film would have failed if it didn't have the right person in the titular role. The Frankenstein kids take after their parents and are crucial to the twist at the end of the film. Meanwhile,the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Lady Frankenstein exists in the public domain, which means all intellectual property rights of ownership have either expired or have been forfeited.
His hammy acting skills are tops! The make-up effects were simply okay with the ghastly looking monster going on to aimlessly cause havoc like they mostly do in these stories. She fits the role well, looking great in her period dress and exuding a smart, sexy confidence that fits her character very well. The only week point , I found is Joseph Cotten's performance as Baron Frankenstein - maybe because I've seen him in some of his earlier , and much better parts. Let's just say that this nymphomaniacal Frankenstein just can't resist Frankenstein's monster, and the sight of the two of them on the operating table stops even the rampaging villagers with torches dead in their tracks. Shelley novel, the wellspring from which all the Frankenstein movies, pastiches, comic books, and parodies of the past century have sprung. Format Prime Video streaming online video Devices Available to watch on Ah, what a man won't do for a beautiful woman. Interestingly, even though this is so, the film powerfully illustrates that sexuality and true beauty are far more than a matter of simply showing skin as Rosalba expertly oozes beauty and sensuality in every blink, eye movement, word and motion! I give this film a lot of credit by retelling the story of Frankenstein as apposed to the more faithful to the mythos Hammer films which is geared more for the hard-core euro-horror fans.
Again — one will not find themselves arguing theories about Cotton and his relationship with Neri, nor will you question why Captain Harris cannot seem arrest Tom Lynch on any charges, or that questionable final scene of staying in a burning building instead of running all for love — nope, no detailed conversations will happen. This is all extremely silly, but the actors are committed enough and if you like vintage B horror films, you might like this. Katrin Monique Van Vooren , their two children, as well as his equally demented assistant in a castle in Serbia. Joseph Cotten takes his turn as the Baron Von Frankenstein in Lady Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor's daughter. 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.
Flesh for Frankenstein was obviously made with it's tongue firmly in it's cheek. Seriously though, Neri shed her clothes so graciously on screen and looked so appealing doing it that no one ever gave her credit for being the great actress that she was. After her father's death, played by Joseph Cotton who must be wondering how the hell he's gone from Citizen Kane to cheap euro-horror, by the hands of the Baron's creation with a brain supplied by a man that eerily resembles Patrick Swayze circa Point Break, the nubile doctor Tania Frankenstein becomes determined to advance in her father's morbid work. The final scene, if anything, is even more warped, so much so that it was censored from many prints. The feminist aspect is clear when Tanya discusses the resistance she faced in the conservative halls of higher learning. Mushnick in the original The Little Shop of Horrors? Especially the scene where the male monster Srdjan Zelenovic rips open his stomach sutures, exposing his organs in an act of suicide.
One could also argue that this film has that raw ambition that several Italian horror films of the 70s seemed to latch onto and give audiences what they wanted, tons of flesh and large unrealistic plots. Scenes appear for a second then disappear without any reason whatsoever. Usually it's an American or English actor who plays Frankenstein so having a real life German speaking in English, of course adds to the atmosphere. Her strong desire to create a more powerful monster than the one her father did , and her unflinching determination to carry on her task till the end give to the character of Tania a strength that I've never felt in any of Rosalba's many other performances. In Lady Frankenstein, the Baron is removed from the gritty work of dealing with corpses and focuses completely on his time in the lab. In her novel, the women are nearly obsolete, and the women that do appear are extremely passive.
Chubby, mustachioed with a thin Gilbert Roland one and of shortish stature. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor's daughter. When the coffin is opened at a university press conference, the reporters uncover more than they bargained for. The young actors playing the kids do a good job. Lady Frankenstein Italian: La Figlia di Frankenstein is a 1971 Italian horror film directed by Mel Welles. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. I belong to the latter group, and I am sure that most of my fellow fans of cult-cinema will share my opinion.
Frankenstein and proceeds to go on a killing spree in the country-side. If you're a fan of 70's horror films, you'll probably like this one. Technician Peter Sharpe steals the crystals, but he doesn't notice that the powerful X-ray has revived a green fungus. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. This one focuses on this more disturbing aspect of this and does a decent job of exploiting it. Meanwhile, the first monster stalks the countryside, seeking bloody revenge on the bodysnatchers who exhumed the raw materials for its miscreation. While not nearly as bad and repulsive as some might want you to think, Lady Frankenstein is indeed a very flawed film with some perverse albeit intriguing overtones.
Supporting cast features Mickey Hargitay, Paul Whiteman, Paul Muller and Herbert Fux. Tania uses science to satisfy her carnal needs. In the original Frankenstein and in earlier adaptations, Victor Frankenstein does not have a reason for creating the monster other than to satisfy his own curiosity and ambition. It's a step beyond anything Hammer attempted in this genre, especially regarding gore and dodgy accents! Unaware that Diane is actually a centuries-old vampire, the couple soon realize that they are both the objects of her seduction and cravings. Tania has just graduated medical school as a surgeon and reveals to her father and Charles that she knows what they're trying to achieve and wants to assist them in their gruesome work.
While the initial idea is to stop the monster, Baroness goes a secondary route in hoping to complete her father's dreams by transforming the brain of her older husband in to the body of a young man named Tom. Either way, this is a must-see. Tanya Frankenstein Rosalba Neri returns home to the family estate after completing medical school. Mostly, Lady Frankenstein passes routinely. Having inherited the family obsession, she is determined to help her father Joseph Cotten realize his long-frustrated ambition of creating human life in his laboratory. She not only ends up with the perfect lover, but one that can destroy her father's killer.
Charles Marshall, the baron's assistant and an admirer of the daughter for some time. He seems to love catching folks en flagrato as it were. I'm gonna be on the look out for the longer version, but the 85 minute version is fine as is. What makes this film stand beyond others, at least momentarily, is the chaos of Paul Whiteman's portrayal of the creature and the creepy seduction of Baroness Frankenstein played devilishly by Rosalba Neri to nearly everything that walks. As for the rest of the cast, Paul Muller is somewhat effective as Dr. His version of Frankenstein is so demented, I guess the German accent adds a lot to it. It's the typical Frankenstein story with the Morrissey's spin on it.