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Full specs announced for classic TV movie “FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY” on Scream Factory Blu-ray

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Blu-ray/DVD, News


One of the most acclaimed adaptations of Mary Shelley’s novel is getting a hi-def disc showcase, and the complete details have been revealed; see them and the art after the jump.

Shout! Factory releases 1973’s made-for-TV FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY, directed by Jack Smight from a teleplay by Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy, and starring Leonard Whiting as Dr. Victor Frankenstein, Michael Sarrazin as his creation, James Mason, David McCallum, Jane Seymour and Nicola Pagett, on March 24 as part of the Scream Factory line. The Blu-ray will feature a new 2K scan from the original film elements of the two-part, 186-minute version including the introduction by Mason, presented in 1080p high definition. Special features are:

  • New audio commentary by filmmaker/film historian Sam Irvin
  • New “Off with Her Head”: an interview with actress Jane Seymour
  • New “Victor’s Story”: an interview with actor Leonard Whiting
  • New “Frankenstein’s Diary”: a conversation with writer Don Bachardy

Retail price is $27.99, and the disc can be pre-ordered from the Shout! Factory website for $22.99.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.