January 5th, 2015

50 night scream

Movie Reviewed: Frankenstein '80 (part 1 of 3)

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Frankenstein ‘80
(1972)


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[note: this title shot is how it’s framed on the Mill Creek disk -- the usual quality work]

Starring: John Richardson, Gordon Mitchell, Renato Romano, Xiro Papas
DIR: Mario Mancini

Blurb: A scientist is successful in creating a serum that allows bodies to accept transplanted organs without the threat of rejection. Unfortunately, the scientist’s discovery is stolen and used by a mad doctor creating a patchwork man from various body parts. This bizarre creature escapes from the lab and sets out on a rampage of death and destruction with the police desperate to stop the crazed monster.


Scene 01: We open on a man in a sportscar racing somewhere in the dead of day-for-night. On the radio, he hears the exciting news about a Dr. Schwarz, who has seemingly perfected an anti-rejection serum and is looking for a suitable human test case. Our gentleman grows bored with the radio the very moment that this Radio Exposition has completed this groundbreaking announcement and shuts it off. We watch for several long seconds of the car going through a metropolitan area.

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Scene 30: Sometime later, Chief Inspector and his detectives are processing the apartment. They seems to detect an odd scent in the air, but we don’t hear anything about it as they go through fingerprinting and waiting for the coroner.



TBC

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50 night scream

Movie Reviewed: Frankenstein '80 (part 2 of 3)

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Scene 31: Later, Schneider is back in his office where he receives a call he’s been waiting for. The lab reports that they’ve captured two sets of fingerprints from the killing lancet, but the results aren’t exactly making sense -- there seems to be two different sets of prints from the same hand. This leaves the Inspector confused and frustrated.

A knock on the door reveals our two subordinate detectives. They report that the prostitute who was being followed wasn’t able to identify who the large man was, as she hadn’t seen him before. In addition, she reported that another gentleman was also searching for their “brute” just prior to the murder.

The Chief Inspector next bellows out about the lab’s confusing analysis. He’s getting more angry that the details of this serial case aren’t illuminating anything but only leading to more chaos.

Another knock has him bellow for entrance. This is our misspelling typist with the local paper, which has a large article on the latest murder adding to the pressure to figure out what is going on.
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TBC


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50 night scream

Movie Reviewed: Frankenstein '80 (part 3 of 3)

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Scene 58: The police meanwhile, with Karl, are rushing out of the front of the clinic to jog down to the Frankenstein home, when Sonia is rushing up to them.

She manages to faint into Karl’s arms before she can tell them what has her in such a state, but the police can guess. They rush off again for the doctor’s home.


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Next up: We'll dive back into our television series, starting with Buffy, Season 3, Episode "Band Candy". We'll also be adding two new series to our review workload for some reason: The Six Million Dollar Man, starting with the tv movie "The Six Million Dollar Man" and Kolchak: The Night Stalker starting with his made for tv movie "The Night Stalker".


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