A MODERN RETELLING OF THE CHILLING CLASSIC
ON DVD MARCH 8, 2016
New York, NY – February 22, 2016 – 19th century horror and 21st century science make a deadly combination as Mary Shelley’s time-honored classic is adapted for the modern age in Frankenstein, on DVD March 8, 2016 from BBC Home Entertainment.
Helen McCrory (Skyfall, Peaky Blinders) stars as Dr. Victoria Frankenstein, a leading medical scientist using stem cells to create “replacement” human organs. Desperate to save her dying son William, Frankenstein secretly introduces his DNA to her research. From solitary cells grows a thrilling, emotionally charged gothic masterpiece that comes to a terrifying conclusion. In a world where genetic manipulation is common, has Frankenstein gone too far?
Also starring James Purefoy (The Following, Hap and Leonard) as Dr. Henry Clerval, the estranged father of Frankenstein’s son, Neil Pearson (Bridget Jones’ Diary), as Frankenstein’s colleague Professor Waldman, and Lindsay Duncan (The Honorable Woman) as her boss Professor Jane Pretorius, Frankenstein explores the parent-child relationship between the scientist who gave the creature life, and the being she made using her own son’s DNA, in a chilling story that’s closer to the realm of scientific possibility than ever before.
Street Date: March 8, 2016
Suggested Retail Price: DVD $19.98 ($24.98 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 95 mins / single disc