Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) [The Film Detective Special Edition] (DVD)

Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) [The Film Detective Special Edition] (DVD)

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Some things are more beautiful in death... Especially when your name is Frankenstein!

'Look at her! She lives!'



So says Dr. Oliver Frank at the sight of his new creation, a hulking beast with the transplanted brain of a beautiful young woman. He has finally carried on the legacy of his late grandfather, the notorious Dr. Frankenstein!


The twist in Frankenstein's Daughter (1958) is that it takes place in 'modern' Los Angeles, where teenagers are forever in swim gear. Even as news reports warn them about a female monster menacing the neighborhood, nothing stops these kids from partying by the poolside.


Fans of low-budget horror will see some familiar faces in the cast, including John Ashley, Harold Lloyd Jr., and former Playboy Playmate of the Month, Sally Todd (just a year after her appearance in The Unearthly). For Director Richard E. Cunha, Frankenstein's Daughter was part of a productive year where he turned out three other cult favorites: She Demons; Giant from the Unknown; and Missile to the Moon. And though Donald Murphy lacked the schlock pedigree of his director and co-stars, his thousand-watt stare makes him a perfectly evil Dr. Frank.



SPECIAL FEATURES:



  • Full Commentary track with Author/ Historian Tom Weaver


  • Full Color Booklet with original essay by Author/ Historian Tom Weaver


  • 'RICHARD E. CUNHA: FILMMAKER OF THE UNKNOWN' - A new career retrospective from Ballyhoo Motion Pictures featuring an archival interview with director Richard E. Cunha, with thanks to Tom Weaver


  • JOHN ASHLEY: MAN FROM THE B'S' - A new career retrospective featuring film historian C. Courtney Joyner
  • Media

    Bonus Materials

    • Full Commentary track with Author/ Historian Tom Weaver
    • Full Color Booklet with original essay by Author/ Historian Tom Weaver
    • 'RICHARD E. CUNHA: FILMMAKER OF THE UNKNOWN' - A new career retrospective from Ballyhoo Motion Pictures featuring an archival interview with director Richard E. Cunha, with thanks to Tom Weaver
    • JOHN ASHLEY: MAN FROM THE B'S' - A new career retrospective featuring film historian C. Courtney Joyner

     

    Cast & Crew

    Director: Richard Cunha

    Additional Details

    Label: FILM DETECTIVE

    Genre: Horror

    Language: English

    Run Time: 85 mins

    Region: 1

    Release Date: 10/26/21

    UPC: 760137658191