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Author Topic: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)  (Read 6599 times)

sadistik1

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Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« on: 21 May 2009 - 03:01 »

I appreciate that there is a fair bit of controversy surrounding who exactly directed this movie and it's companion piece Blood For Dracula but I am of the opinion that it's a Morrissey film and that Antonio Margheriti directed only the special effects scenes and therefore have placed this thread here.
Anyway, why no 3D on DVD? Personally I like to watch films as they were intended to be seen and in this case that means 3D. A 3D version was released on video in the US about 20 years ago and it works very well though the glasses required were very expensive and the Criterion disc mentions that Morrissey choose to release the movie flat, indicating that the option for a 3D release was available. Surely the novelty value of a 3D release would sell well, so somebody please release one!
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #1 on: 21 May 2009 - 05:39 »

The flick has been screened in 3D at the NFT - I'm pretty sure Marc went to see it there a few years ago, actually.\

I'm with you, BTW. Morrissey made this and BLOOD FOR DRACULA, with Margheriti working on the effects. Funny how these rumours start and get blown out of proportion, isn't it? I think there were a few Italian filmmakers that were prone to embellishing.
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #2 on: 21 May 2009 - 08:54 »

It's a USA / Italy / France co-production so counts as Euro Cult  :'(
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #3 on: 21 May 2009 - 10:42 »

Surely the novelty value of a 3D release would sell well, so somebody please release one!

It'd be nice but at the moment the only viable 3-D option for the home would be to use the red & green glasses system (anaglyph?) - like the recent FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3 DVD.

I've not tried watching a whole feature length film using the red & green system but I'm pretty sure it would do my head (and eyes) in!

I know some companies are working on a HD 3D system for Blu-ray that will be in full colour (no red/green tint), maybe that will be worth waiting for?
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #4 on: 21 May 2009 - 11:10 »

With 3-D movies all the rage again it seems the right time to release Flesh for Frankenstein in 3-D on DVD/Blu-Ray. A friend at the BFI said it is on his radar of dream projects... but don't hold your breath!

I went to see it screened in 3-D at the NFT years ago... definitely a whole other experience! As part of the season I also saw some great Kung Fu 3-D films...

I interviewed Paul Morrissey about three years ago and he was very clear about Margheriti's minimal input! The fact that Margheriti was credited as director on Italian posters certainly didn't help any confusion.
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #5 on: 21 May 2009 - 14:17 »

I believe that Margheriti is credited as the director on Italian prints due to tax reasons. This seems to have been the case with a lot of US-Italian co-productions that had an American director, such as THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964), which was directed by Sidney Salkow but Italian prints give directorial credit to Ubaldo Ragona, and DARK PURPOSE (1964), made by George Marshall but with Italian prints crediting Vittorio Sala etc.

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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #6 on: 22 May 2009 - 02:37 »

I believe that Margheriti is credited as the director on Italian prints due to tax reasons. This seems to have been the case with a lot of US-Italian co-productions that had an American director, such as THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964), which was directed by Sidney Salkow but Italian prints give directorial credit to Ubaldo Ragona, and DARK PURPOSE (1964), made by George Marshall but with Italian prints crediting Vittorio Sala etc.
On a similar note, I've just been looking at an Italian poster for Paroxismus (Franco's Venus In Furs) which credits Hans Billian as director.
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #8 on: 02 Sep 2013 - 11:37 »

I make the assumption that it isn't in 3D?
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #9 on: 02 Sep 2013 - 11:39 »

I make the assumption that it isn't in 3D?

Doesn't look like it does it?
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #10 on: 02 Sep 2013 - 11:42 »

Not really, but not being able to read Japanese I can't be definite.
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #11 on: 02 Sep 2013 - 11:51 »

How much is it anyway? Gonna be double dear.
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #12 on: 02 Sep 2013 - 18:51 »

Around £25 before shipping from Amazon.jp I think and after attempting to translate the page and look at the reviews, it would appear that this is only a 2D release. Fuck that.
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #13 on: 02 Sep 2013 - 18:56 »

Around £25 before shipping from Amazon.jp I think and after attempting to translate the page and look at the reviews, it would appear that this is only a 2D release. Fuck that.

I'd be all over this for upwards of £30 if it was 3D. As it is I'm happy to wait for a definitive release or pick this one up for £15 or so if I ever see it at that price, which is unlikely.
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Re: Flesh For Frankenstein (Paul Morrissey, 1973)
« Reply #14 on: 03 Sep 2013 - 08:15 »

Japanese releases are quite inconsistent too.

It's only a matter of time before someone releases a 3D version of this and my money would be on it coming from a US company.
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