Monday, September 28, 2015

Rankenstein: Ranking The Universal Frankenstein Films

Ah, the end of a big retrospective.  This wound up being bigger than anticipated, eh?  I had a lot of fun with this one.  Its one of my favorite horror franchises and movie monsters of all time.  Its always great to see the chances, jumps, tropes and many other things that were originating with this very series.  And its incredible the legacy that these films have left that is still going strong.  Go out looking at Halloween decorations (hell yes, tis the season) and you'll see its the image of Karloff from Whale's film that is THE definitive one.  

Now comes the time to put an order to all these films, which is not too tough of a task until we get to the very top.  Thanks for keeping up with this one and I hope you enjoyed all the "extra" little pieces and films that got thrown in with it.  I also hope you'll come along and enjoy the direction I'm going next.  Thanks again!

Back To Bond: The Living Daylights COMMENTARY

It was very much around 3 years ago that I did my first podcast commentary guest spot on Out Now With Aaron & Abe to discuss From Russia With Love and then subsequently 3 more Bond films.  Apparently I did decent enough as I've been honored to have found myself as a mainstay on the Out Now bonus commentary episodes ever since (And will continue to do so every time they ask me).  We covered 4 Bonds during that time (Connery, Moore, Brosnan, Craig), so now we move on to Timothy Dalton with The Living Daylights.  As most of you know this is one of my favorite all time Bond films (Both of Dalton's are).  Scott Mendelson returns and joining is one of the coolest MI6 agents around, Randy Shaffer.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Frankenweenie (1984, 2012) - BONUS

1984, 2012
Director: Tim Burton
Starring:  Shelley Duvall (1984), Daniel Stern (1984), Barrett Oliver (1984), Joseph Maher (1984), Sofia Coppola (1984), Winona Ryder (2012), Catherine O'Hara (2012), Martin Short (2012), Martin Landau (2012), Tom Kenny (2012)

People are weird.
      ~Victor Frankenstein

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) - BONUS

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm, Aidan Quinn, John Cleese
Rating: R

And what of my soul? Do I have one? Or was that a part you left out?
               ~The Creature

Monday, September 21, 2015

Frankenhooker (1990) - Because I Want To

Director: Frank Henenlotter
Starring:  James Lorinz, Patty Mullen, Joseph Gonzalez, Louise Lasser, Jennifer Delora
Rated: R

Wanna date?

    ~Elizabeth (Frankenhooker)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Young Frankenstein (1974) - BONUS

Young Frankenstein
Director: Mel Brooks
Starring: Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Gene Hackman
Rated:  PG

Hallo. Vould you like to have a roll in ze hay?


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
Director:  Charles T Barton, 
Starring:  Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr, Bela Lugosi, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, Glenn Strange
Rating:  "Passed"

You're awful silly to call me all the way from London just to have your dog talk to me.

                       ~Wilbur Grey

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

House Of Dracula (1945)

House of Dracula
Director: Erle C Kenton
Starring: Lon Chaney Jr, Onslow Stevens, John Carradine, Marta O'Dricscoll, Lionel Atwill, Glenn Strange, Jane Adams
Rating: "Approved"

Now, Mr. Talbot... You broke your promise to me, didn't you? Told the police. I don't like people who break their promises, Mr. Talbot.

                      ~Dr. Edelman

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

House Of Frankenstein (1944)

House of Frankenstein
Director:  Erle C Kenton
Starring:  Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr, John Carradine, J Carrol Naish, Anne Gwynne, Elena Verdugo, Lionel Atwill
Rating:  "Approved"

Talbot's body is the perfect place for the monster's brain that I will add to and subtract from in my experiments.

                       ~Dr. Gustav Niemann

Monday, September 14, 2015

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man (1943)

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
Director:  Roy William Neill
Starring:  Lon Chaney Jr., Ilona Massey, Lionel Atwill, Maria Ouspenskaya, Bela Lugosi
Rating: "Approved"

I only want to die. That's why I'm here. If I ever find peace I'll find it here.

                              ~Lawrence Talbot

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Ghost Of Frankenstein (1942)

The Ghost of Frankenstein
Director:  Erle C Kenton
Starring:  Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr, Cedric Hardwicke, Evelyn Ankers, Lionel Atwill, Ralph Bellamy
Rating: "Approved"

The lightning. It is good for you! Your father was Frankenstein, but your mother was the lightning!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Son Of Frankenstein (1939)

Son of Frankenstein
Director:  Rowland V Lee
Starring: Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lionel Atwill, Josephine Hutchinson
Rating: "Approved"

One doesn't easily forget, Herr Baron, an arm torn out by the roots.
                             ~Inspector Krogh

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

Bride of Frankenstein
Director: James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Elsa Lanchester

She hate me.
     ~The Monster

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Universal Frankenstein Retrospective - Frankenstein (1931)

Director: James Whale
Starring: Colin Clive, Boris Karloff, Mae Clarke, Edward Van Sloan

Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to be God!

                ~Henry Frankenstein