Arrow Video, with domestic sales and distribution support provided by MVD Entertainment Group, has a new 4K Ultra HD edition of director Kenneth Branagh’s 1994 film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 icon novel, Frankenstein, set for delivery on Mar. 29.
This is a new 4K film restoration from the original camera negative.
This Oscar-nominated (for Best Makeup) retelling of the Shelley novel, featured an all-star cast that included Robert De Niro as the creature, Kenneth Branash as Victor Frankenstein, plus Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce, Aidan Quinn, Ian Holm and John Cleese.
Toplining the bonus goodies is a newly-prepared commentary from film historians Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains, a trio of newly recorded video sessions featuring composer Patrick Doyle (Oscar-nominated for Hamlet (1996) and Sense and Sensibility (1995), costumer designer James Acheson (three-time Oscar-winner for Best Costume Design — Restoration, Dangerous Liaisons and The Last Emperor) and make-up designer Daniel Parker (he was nominated for Best Makeup for his work here).
There is also a new documentary titled Mary Shelley and The Creation of a Monster, the featurette titled “Dissecting Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” and the first film adaptation of Shelley’s 1818 novel, director J. Searle Dawley’s 1910 silent short film, Frankenstein (a 2K restoration from the Library of Congress).