Universal had made Frankenstein synomous with Frankenstein’s Monster during their classic horror era. When Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, the fine doctor was no where to be found. When Hammer Films turned Mary Shelley’s novel into a franchise, the didn’t make the same identification mistake. Peter Cushing was Dr. Frankenstein and Christopher Lee was the monster. All of their Frankenstein films featured Peter Cushing (Star Wars) as Dr. Frankenstein with a different monster for each installment. Cushing played the medical man as a genius who keeps one step ahead of the law while pushing his experiments to create life after death. Frankenstein Created Woman was the fourth installment in the series. This one has Dr. Frankenstein transplant the soul of a wrongly convicted man into the body of his dead girlfriend. His new creation is out for revenge. Now Scream Factory is coming out with Frankenstein Created Woman: Collector’s Edition on June 11. Among the bonus features are two episodes of World of Hammer about Cushing and the Frankenstein series. Here is the press release from Scream Factory with all the bonus features:
SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS
FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN
ON BLU-RAY™ JUNE 11, 2019
She’s a vision of loveliness … with a murderous mission from beyond the grave!
Los Angeles, CA – Scream Factory proudly presents the ghoulish cult classic Frankenstein Created Woman on Blu-ray™ in an all-new Collector’s Edition on June 11, 2019. A wild entry in the Hammer Films Frankenstein series, Frankenstein Created Woman stars the legendary Peter Cushing (Star Wars, The Mummy) as the title character. The film’s Scream Factory release comes presented in a new 2K scan from the original film elements, and loaded with special features including brand new interviews and audio commentaries.
Baron Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Hertz (Thorley Walters) are embarking upon an experiment to capture the souls of the dead and impose them into other bodies. When their assistant, Hans (Robert Morris), is unjustly accused of murdering his girlfriend Christina’s father and put to death, the two men claim his body and trap his soul in their laboratory. Meanwhile, Christina (Susan Denberg) is consumed with grief over the death of her beloved Hans and commits suicide.
Frankenstein and Dr. Hertz are able to transfer Hans’ soul into Christina’s healed body, which results in a vision of beauty. Their experiment appears successful until Frankenstein discovers that Christina’s seductive appetites are being driven by the spirit of Hans and his passion for revenge …
NEW 2K scan from the original film elements
NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman and filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
NEW interview with actor Robert Morris
NEW interview with camera assistant/clapper loader Eddie Collins and 2nd assistant director Joe Marks
Audio Commentary by actors Derek Fowlds, Robert Morris and film historian Jonathan Rigby
World of Hammer episode The Curse of Frankenstein
World of Hammer episode Hammer Stars: Peter Cushing
Hammer Glamour featurette
Still Galleries – movie stills, posters and lobby cards
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