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Frankenstein: The True Story (1973) Jack Smight, James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Per its title, Jack Smight’s Frankenstein: The True Story, strives for greater faithfulness to Mary Shelley’s novel than prior versions. Thus, as in the book, Dr. Frankenstein’s (Leonard Whiting) creation is no monster, but a handsome young man of high intelligence (Michael Sarrazin). In fact, the doctor and his creature are the best of friends until the latter’s body begins to deteriorate. This sends the creature over the bend into insanity, prompting Frankenstein – with the help of his evil mentor, Dr. Polidori (James Mason), a character not in the Shelley novel – to try, try again to create a viable synthetic human. The film ends more or less as the novel does, with the outcast Frankenstein and his creature expiring in the frozen wastes of Antarctica. Adapted for television by Christopher Isherwood, Frankenstein: The True Story was originally telecast in two parts on November 30 and December 1, 1973.
The Haunting of Morella (1990) Jim Wynorski, Nicole Eggert, David McCallum, Christopher Halsted, Horror, Romance, Thriller
A witch is put to death in Colonial America, leaving her husband and infant daughter behind. Seventeen years later, the daughter has grown up and stands to inherit money set up by her mother’s family. Now that the stage is set, the mother wants to return to life by taking over her daughter’s body.
The Karate Killers (1967) Barry Shear, Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Joan Crawford, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin travel around the globe in an effort to track down a secret formula that was divided into four parts and left by a dying scientist with his four daughters, all of whom live in different countries. Evil THRUSH agent Randolph also wants the formula, and is aided by his karate-chopping henchmen.