(Not So) Random (Blu-ray) Movie Mention: “Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN” (1994)

So, Yeah, Kiddies…

…The Title Of This Piece Really Says It All.

Today, I’m Going To Talk About A Flick…

…That’s A Personal Favorite.

By A Show Of Hands…

…How Many Of Y’all Have Seen..

MARY SHELLEY‘s

FRANKENSTEIN

(1994)

…Featuring…

KENNETH BRANAGH

(As "VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN" AND As The Director/Producer Of The Flick)

&

ROBERT De NIRO

(As "THE FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER" aka "THE CREATURE")

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Okay…

…Well…

…Not Many Of Y’all…

…But More Of Y’all Than I Expected.

So I’ll Take That As A Good Thing.

😉

KENNETH BRANAGH

…Does A Truly Wonderful Directing Job On This One.

The Story Is Much Truer To The Original “FRANKENSTEIN” Works…

…And This Version Is NOT For The Squeamish.

BRANAGH Totally Goes For Our Jugular In His Adaptation Of The Classic Story.

Blood.

Guts.

Sweat.

Tears.

More Blood And Guts.

Etc.

Etc.

KENNETH BRANAGH

…Likes To Keep This One Rolling…

…Hardly Giving The Audience A Chance To Breathe Before Something Else Crazy Happens That Leaves Us All Aghast!

But The Crown Jewel Of This Film…

…IS…

ROBERT De NIRO

…As…

THE CREATURE

.Period.

He’s Hideous.

He’s Mean.

He’s Tough.

And He’s Lonely.

Trust Me, My Peeps…

…It’s A Lethal Combination.

Eventually…

THE CREATURE

…Realizes He Will NEVER Be Accepted Into The Community, Or By The Human Race As A Whole.

That He Will Forever Be Looked Upon As The Horrid Creation He Is.

And Then…

…Of Course…

…He Sets Out On A Quest Of REVENGE Against…

DR. FRANKENSTEIN

…Along With His Family…

…Friends…

…Whatever…

…And By Golly Jiminy Gee…

THE CREATURE

…Takes Them Out.

All Of Them.

He Doesn’t Discriminate.

Man.

Woman.

Doesn’t Matter.

For…

THE CREATURE

…In His Mind…

…He Is Extracting Proper JUSTICE…

…Against The Mad Doctor.

"WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN?!"

…You Quickly Ask.

Well…

…I Ain’t Gonna Tell Ya.

There Shall Be NO Spilling Of The Proverbial Beans By Me.

You Just Have To Watch.

😉

I’m Now The Proud Owner Of This Flick In An AMAZING Blu-ray Format.

The Picture Quality Is WONDERFUL.

The Sounds Are So Very REAL.

The Transfer Into The Blu-ray Format Is Simply BREATHTAKING.

I’ve Loved This Flick For A Very VERY Long Time…

(or so it seems, though time is whizzing by so so fast)

…And I’m Very Proud To Have It In My Collection.

KENNETH BRANAGH

&

ROBERT De NIRO

…Totally Went For It With This One.

It’s Dark.

It’s Bloody.

It’s Dirty.

It’s Damned Near Insane.

BUT BUT BUT…

…It’s A Total Keeper Keeper, Fo SHO, My Peeps!

😀

I’m Not Saying All Of You Will Like This.

What I’m Saying Is…

…I REALLY LIKE IT…

…And Perhaps After Reading This, Some Of Y’all Will Wanna See It…

…Or See It Again.

I Consider This One A True-Blue FORGOTTEN CLASSIC.

And I’m Very Proud To Be Blogging About It With Y’all, Today.

MARY SHELLEY‘s

FRANKENSTEIN

…Is Dark And Brooding And Disgusting…

…And All At The Same Time.

Trust Me, Kiddies…

…It’s VERY WORTHY Of Your Viewership.

So Why Not Give It A Go?!

AND…

…If You Have Access To This One In The Blu-ray Format…

…By All Means….

…SNATCH THAT PUPPY UP!!!

It’s VERY Worth It.

Do You Trust Me?

I’m Pretty Sure Some Of Y’all Trust Me.

You Cats Will Hopefully All Get To Check This One Out.

It’s A “B-MOVIE”…

…Starring An EXCEPTIONAL CAST…

…Including…

TOM HULCE

&

HELENA BONHAM CARTER

&

AIDAN QUINN

&

IAN HOLM

…And Of Course…

JOHN CLEESE

…And It’s Directed By The Man Who Brought You…

HENRY V

(1989)

&

HAMLET

(1996)

&

THOR

(2011)

😀

It’s A Damn Fine Flick, My Peeps.

Check It Out When You Can.

For Now…

…I Shall Digress.

Please Have A Decent Day, Kiddies.

T’Is Friday!

The Work-Week Is Nearing Its Conclusion.

I’m Sure Everyone Is Ready For That.

You Cats Take It Easy, Ya Hear?

Good.

I’m Glad To Hear It.

😉

😀

The Five Flicks: Weekend Edition

Alright, My Peeps…

…As I Know You’re Already Aware…

…I’ve Watched…

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

(1960)

…This Weekend.

But What Would You Say If I Told You…

"That Was NOT The Only PETER CUSHING Flick I've Watched This Weekend."

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Well…

…T’Is TRUE, My Peeps.

T’Is Very VERY True.

I Ended-Up Turning This Weekend Into A Regular PETER CUSHING Love Fest!

Aside From…

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Of Which We’ve Already Discussed…

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/07/14/so-whats-on-now-the-flesh-and-the-fiends-1960/)

…I Also Ended Up Watching Four Of His “FRANKENSTEIN” Flicks!!!

First, I Watched The Always Classic…

THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN

(1957)

…A True Horror Classic…

…Starring…

PETER CUSHING

…And…

…Co-Starring…

CHRISTOPHER LEE

…As The “FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER”!!!

!!! !!!! !!!

Then…

…I Popped-On…

THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN

(1958)

…A Sequel That Begins Immediately Following The First Story.

It’s A Little Slower AND Less Exciting Than The First Story…

…But It’s A Nifty Little Number, Nevertheless.

🙂

THEN…

…Later On In The Evening…

…I Decided To Just Go For It…

…And I Watched…

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED

(1969)

…Which Is MY FAVORITE Of All The “PETER CUSHING As FRANKENSTEIN” Flicks.

Period.

It’s The Most Exciting…

…AND…

PETER CUSHING Is At His EVIL BEST!

Totally Worth My Time And Attention, My Peeps…

…As I’m (almost) Sure Y’all Could Agree.

😉

Then…

…Before Crashing-Out For The Night…

…I Ended Up Popping…

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL

(1973)

…Into The Player.

It’s A Cool Entry…

…To Be Sure…

…And Was The Final Of PETER CUSHING‘s FRANKENSTEIN Flicks.

Needless To Say, It’s Been A Pretty Damned Decent Weekend.

I Haven’t Felt Too Great…

…But I’ve Been Acceptable Enough To Carry-On.

And…

…Of Course…

…I Had PETER CUSHING There To Help Me Out.

So I’d Call It A Winner…

…Regardless Of How Good Or Bad I’ve Felt.

Wouldn’t You Tend To Agree, My Peeps?!

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

I Simply KNEW Y’all Had My Back On This One!!!

😉

Enjoy The Remainder Of Your Weekend, Kiddies.

I Believe It’s Time To Go For A Walk.

I Bet You’d Tend To Agree With That, As Well!!!

NICE!!!

😀

Okie Dokie, Blogeteers…

As Today was a Travel Day for the Cards and Rangers, things have been a bit slower… a bit calmer… and it’s been a day filled with Careful-Thought, and Mucho-Mucho Soul-Searching…

 

Since The Bulk Of You Don’t Know Me TOOOOOO Well (yet), I felt this would be a grand time to share something with you all.

 

I took up the habit of smoking while in The Military (Navy, actually) and for many Many MANY Years (and Years and Years) I’ve known quitting was an eventuality. However, after a doctor’s visit earlier today, I felt the need to make my stand.

A Firm Stand.

And DAMN QUICKLY, too.

 

I’ve tried Every Available Method, and thus far have had ZERO Success.

I simply hadn’t had the will-power to do so.

HOWEVER, with things finally starting to perk up in my life a bit, I felt the time was NOW.

 

After my Blogging Tonight, I’ll Enjoy My Last Smoke.

I’ll Savor EVERY MOMENT OF IT, OF COURSE OF COURSE!

And that’s it.

There’s none left.

None in the whole house.

And I’m not buying any.

Period.

 

YES…

I KNOW…

The Next Couple Weeks WILL BE HELL 😦

As will The Weeks AND Months AND Years that follow.

 

However, as Good Ole Timmmay McCarver would likely say…

“If Nothing Changes, Then Nothing Changes.”

Yeah, I do hate that man.

However, in his VERY VERY VERY Simple Way, He IS Correct.

Sooooo…

Let The Changes COMMENCE!

 

In Support Of My Efforts, I’m Going To Share With YOU, My Blogeteers, the Two Movies/Films/Flicks I’ll Be Watching Tonight Before Heading To Bed…

 

First Up… Peter Cushing in Terence Fisher‘s

FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED” (1969)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Followed By… Peter Cushing in Terence Fisher‘s

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL” (1974)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I simply felt BOTH would PERFECTLY Symbolize My First Steps Into UN-Charted Territory.

For those of you who either Are and/or Know a longtime smoker, I’m sure you can TOTALLY appreciate my attempt at a darker/dryer humorous take on this issue.

I haven’t (yet) started the No Smoking Thing, and (yet) I’m already dreading it…

MUCH LIKE BOOT-CAMP!

hahaha

haha

ha

(*sigh*)

 

Rest Will, My Peeps.

I’d Say “Tomorrow Is Another Day!”

But I always hated that line.

Clark Gable should have popped her in the chops.

Errol Flynn would have done it (hehe)!!!

Nightie Night!

 

OH, Yeah, and Game 6 of The World Series BEGINS TOMORROW NIGHT!

BRING IT ON, BABY!