Mostly yoinked from wikipedia ...
"Lady Frankenstein (In Italian: La Figlia di Frankenstein) is a 1971 Italian horror film directed by Mel Welles, an American actor best known as the hapless flower shop owner in the original Roger Corman film Little Shop of Horrors. How an American actor ended up directing an Italian horror film, however, is beyond me.
The film stars Joseph Cotten, Rosalba Neri (under the pseudonym Sara Bey), Mickey Hargitay and Paul Müller. The script was written by cult writer Edward di Lorenzo, best know for writing television scripts for such shows as Space: 1999, Miami Vice, and The Wild Wild West
This is one of those Frankenstein films where you can easily take brains and hearts in and out like chewing gum. But who cares, right? It's stupid fun, Lady Frankenstein is hot, and there's nudity. Just watch.
The films opens with a trio of grave robbers (led by a man named Lynch) delivering a corpse to Baron Frankenstein and his assistant Dr. Marshall, for obvious reanimation purposes. Baron Frankenstein's daughter Tania arrives from school, having completed her studies in medicine, and is greeted by her father and his servant, the handsome but mildly-retarded Thomas.
Tania soon reveals to her father that she has always understood his work with 'animal transplants' (with finger quotes) to be a cover for his work reanimating corpses, and that she intends to follow in his footsteps and help him in his work.
Wow. That's dedication right there. None of MY daughters would carry on MY dead reanimation work.
Here's an interesting tidbit... Mickey Hargitay is the actor who plays law enforcement agent Captain Harris. It's a great part and he does it well. Well, looks like playing law enforcement agents runs in his blood... the dude was born in Budapest, Hungary and married Jayne Mansfield and together they gave birth to Law and Order actress Mariska Hargitay. Isn't that crazy? She's half hot ass Jayne Mansfield and half Captain Harris. That's cool.
Some have posited that Di Lorenzo intended that this film should present a feminist slant to the mad scientist genre. Others have disagreed with this assessment, pointing to the ultimately irredeemable qualities of the female scientist, and the copious amounts of female nudity throughout the film. And still others have called this film 'shit sandwitch' and then laughed.
Keep an eye out: the head of a crew member can be seen in the mirror behind Dr Frankenstein and colleague whilst they try to bring the monster to life. Haha, stupid italians!"
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
Half A Bag Of Cool Ranch Doritos
White Cheddar Cheez-Its
... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety FOR FREE! Please, though, a few rules first. There's absolutely no talking in Steve's Theater and talkers WILL be spanked. No cell phones or African-American berries in the theater. And absolutely NO TEXTING! I am so super serious about that last one.
And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).
Oh, and remember ...
I might make it a double feature and I might not, so stay tuned, k?
Enjoy the show y'all!