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      The Bride

      PG-13 Released Aug 16, 1985 1 hr. 58 min. Horror List
      27% 15 Reviews Tomatometer 34% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score After creating Viktor (Clancy Brown), a reanimated man, Dr. Frankenstein (Sting) brings the freshly dead Eva (Jennifer Beals) back to life as a mate for his monster. Gorgeous Eva rejects the hideously scarred Viktor, who goes on a murderous rampage that blows up the lab. In the chaos, Frankenstein and Eva escape. Assuming Viktor is dead, Frankenstein decides to train his other creation to act like a normal human. Meanwhile, Viktor pairs with dwarf Rinaldo (David Rappaport) to form a circus act. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 16 Buy Now

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      Buckine M I really don't understand why people didn't like this movie. Sting does a terrific job as does Beal. It's a classic in my book. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review SnoriSnorison I liked it! Granted, I was twelve when I first saw the film and I had a MASSIVE fixation on both Sting and Clancy Brown at the time, so I hope to be forgiven! : D It was good old costume-drama fun, in my opinion,and had a much better message about acceptance, humanity and love-- as well as what makes a TRUE monster, versus what makes a man, than most of the old ones. (JMO). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 07/08/23 Full Review Steve D Should have been far better remembered. Its feminist take is powerful and the cast is strong. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A very bizarre take on a classic. It's more of a love story than anything. But the characters are likeable and make it engaging and interesting enough. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/10/18 Full Review Audience Member This film starts with a re-staging of the end of "The Bride of Frankenstein" ... more or less. When you realize that Quentin Crisp is in the Ernest Thesinger role, Timothy Spall in the Dwight Frye role, and Clancy Brown in Karloff's shoes, you think that this will be a really interesting film. Well, it isn't. This film has a consistently interesting supporting cast ... Geraldine Page, Alexei Sayle, Phil Daniels, David Rappaport, Veruschka, Jack Birkett ... and it manages to do remarkably uninteresting things with it. After the opening scene, it splits into two plot lines. We follow the monster as he befriends Rappaport and joins a circus. This plot line is mildly engaging. We also follow Sting's Victor Frankenstein as he tries to groom his creation (Beals) into an ideal mate. This plot line is magnificently dull. Sadly, the two plots have to merge in the last act, and whatever was of interest is done with. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review william s Not worth even writing a review. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Robinson Times (UK) The undoing of the film is the pedestrian back-and-forth between the story-lines, during which it becomes clear that the peregrinations of the monster and the dwarf are very much more interesting than the activities of Frankenstein and Eva. Apr 5, 2022 Full Review Derek Malcolm Guardian The film looks good and tries hard for a kind of fairy-tale significance. But the screenplay is generally awful, so any ideas the film might have are suffused in the dreadful afterglow of cinematic ancient and modern. Apr 4, 2022 Full Review John Brosnan Starburst A rather pedestrian affair, with no surprises at all. Jul 22, 2022 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com ...The Bride is a stunningly made and original film that was never likely to capture the public fancy, even with such an exquisitely modish cast Rated: 3/5 May 2, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The Bride might be inspired by Mary Shelley, but its nature seems to draw from Robert Louis Stevenson. Aping the latter's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, this feels like two separate movies battling for the upper hand, with the end result basically being a tie. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 2, 2020 Full Review David Bax Battleship Pretension The Bride wields its fanciful melodrama in such a way that it has gotten to the heart of something universal and wounding before you've even realized it. Nov 20, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After creating Viktor (Clancy Brown), a reanimated man, Dr. Frankenstein (Sting) brings the freshly dead Eva (Jennifer Beals) back to life as a mate for his monster. Gorgeous Eva rejects the hideously scarred Viktor, who goes on a murderous rampage that blows up the lab. In the chaos, Frankenstein and Eva escape. Assuming Viktor is dead, Frankenstein decides to train his other creation to act like a normal human. Meanwhile, Viktor pairs with dwarf Rinaldo (David Rappaport) to form a circus act.
      Director
      Franc Roddam
      Executive Producer
      Keith Addis
      Screenwriter
      Lloyd Fonvielle
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Lee International Studios, Colgems Productions Ltd., Delphi III Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 16, 1985, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 14, 2010
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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