We get electrified about the king of the Universal monsters – the one and only Frankenstein’s Monster! We’ll look at the legacy of the original 1931 classic and two influenced works – Tim Burton’s original short “Frankenweenie” and the Mel Brooks spoof/love letter Young Frankenstein!
Commentary with film scholar Rudy Behlmer, Frankenstein Legacy BluRay
“Frankenstein (1931)” by Felicia Feaster, from TCM
Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory, pgs. 66-69
“The Frankenstein Files” Making Of Featurette, Frankenstein Legacy BluRay
Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema 1930-1934 by Thomas Patrick Doherty, pg. 297
“Guillermo Talks!” by Mike Sampson, JoBlo.com
“Guillermo del Toro on The Hobbit and Frankenstein” by CS, from comingsoon.net
“Tim Burton: How Disney Fired Me” by Edward Bovingdon, from Yahoo Movies
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Director Commentary, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BluRay
“Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas in the Making of Young Frankenstein” featurette, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BluRay
“It’s Alive! Creating a Monster Classic” featurette, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BluRay
“Making Frankensense of Young Frankenstein” featurette, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BlueRay
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