Paul Morrissey

Flesh for Frankenstein

Flesh for Frankenstein

Maverick filmmaker Paul Morrissey’s Flesh for Frankenstein reevaluates the horror film, infusing it with satiric wit and sexuality. Morrissey’s tale of the mad Baron Frankenstein and his perverse creative urges was heavily edited upon initial release; Criterion presents the restored director’s cut—fully intact after 25 years—in a widescreen transfer.

Film Info

  • Paul Morrissey
  • United States
  • 1973
  • 95 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English
  • Spine #27

Special Features

  • Audio commentary by Paul Morrissey, star Udo Kier, and film historian Maurice Yacowar
  • A stills gallery of publicity and production photos, featuring excerpts from the Claudio Gizzi musical score in stereo

New cover by Gordon Reynolds

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Special Features

  • Audio commentary by Paul Morrissey, star Udo Kier, and film historian Maurice Yacowar
  • A stills gallery of publicity and production photos, featuring excerpts from the Claudio Gizzi musical score in stereo

New cover by Gordon Reynolds

Flesh for Frankenstein
Cast
Joe Dallesandro
Nicholas
Monique Van Vooren
Katrin Frankenstein
Udo Kier
Baron Frankenstein
Arno Juerging
Otto
Carla Mancini
Daughter
Marco Liofredi
Son
Credits
Director
Paul Morrissey
Written by
Paul Morrissey
Producer
Carlo Ponti
Producer
Jean-Pierre Rassam
Producer
Andrew Braunsberg
Photography
Luigi Kuveiller
Production design
Enrico Job
Art director
Gianni Giovagnoni
Music
Claudio Gizzi
Special effects
Carlo Rambaldi

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