THE FRANKENSTEIN FILES
Made a Monster
"Now I know what it feels like to be God!"
This "blasphemous" line of dialogue, spoken by Colin Clive in the 1931 FRANKENSTEIN so offended religious sensibilities that it was removed for the film's 1938 re-release, and was presumed lost forever until David Skal's 1999 documentary THE FRANKENSTEIN FILES: HOW HOLLYWOOD MADE A MONSTER.
Hosted and narrated by Skal himself, THE FRANKENSTEIN FILES includes clips from all the Universal Frankenstein films of the 1930s and 1940s, interviews with Sara Karloff, makeup wizard Rick Baker, film historians Rudy Behlmer, Ivan Butler(who recalls his participation in the 1920s stage version) and Donald F. Glut.
In addition to the original FRANKENSTEIN, the "Legacy" DVD includes the full features of BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN and HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN.
A second Skal documentary, SHE'S ALIVE! CREATING THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, hosted and narrated by director Joe Dante, is also included on the "Legacy" DVD,ith more interview footage with Sara Karloff, Rick Baker, and horror writer/filmmaker Clive Barker, and historian/preservationist Scott MacQueen.
Other special features include an interview with VAN HELSING director Stephen Sommers, authoritative, feature-length audio commentaries by Rudy Behlmer on the 1931 film, and by Scott MacQueen for BRIDE,as well as animated photo galleries and vintage trailers.