Inspired by a notorious radio marketing stunt, the intrepid genre team of producer Aubrey Schenck (Robinson Crusoe on Mars) and director Howard Koch (Born Reckless) hit upon an inspired conceit that was meta before meta was a thing. Desperate for money, the disfigured descendant of the original Victor Frankenstein (Boris Karloff) rents Castle Frankenstein to a film crew to shoot a horror film about the legendary monster that shares his name. The victim of Nazi torture, this Frankenstein pursues his ancestor’s legacy with this injection of fresh capital in order to build a nuclear reactor that creates an atom-powered monster. And with a whole film crew around, there’s no shortage of spare body parts! Boris Karloff is the feather in the crown of this metafictional monster show as the lead, linking the immortal icon back to his most iconic part, refracted through the lens of modern, self-aware cinema. Frankenstein 1970s glorious Black and White CinemaScope cinematography shines on the small screen thanks to this brand new, state of 2019 High Definition transfer on 1080p Blu-ray Disc.
Frankenstein 1970 is available now from the Warner Archive, and we have one copy of the Blu-ray to give away to a lucky winner! You have from now through midnight Eastern time on the night of Wednesday, April 24, 2019, to get your entries in. Take a look at the form below to see all the ways you can enter.
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