Frankenstein – Der Schrecken mit dem Affengesicht (1965)

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Frankenstein – Der Schrecken mit dem Affengesicht: Directed by Ishirô Honda. With Nick Adams, Kumi Mizuno, Tadao Takashima, Yoshio Tsuchiya. Near the end of WWII, Germans transport the immortal heart of Frankenstein’s monster to Japan, where it is seeming lost in the bombing of Hiroshima. Years later a wild boy is found, born from the immortal heart.

“Hereu0026#39;s a movie about a radioactive child growing into a large, homeless 100 foot tall looking brute who grunts, and then fights a nappy looking dinosaur. Okay, itu0026#39;s not Ingmar Bergman, but damn, is it silly, fun and entertaining. Itu0026#39;s chock full of cliches, but the pace is amazingly fast. One of the best elements of this happy cinematic misfire is actor Tadao Takashima. His normally bland white-lab coated scientist has some fascinating charcater elements (Heu0026#39;s an alky, and has an interesting dark streak) The VHS copy I have has tacked on the ending where Frankenstein vs. A-Big-Octopus-That-Comes-Out-Of-Nowhere. Silly, and fun. Cool party movie.”

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