Modern Frankenstein Coming From BBC Home Entertainment!

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic re-imagining of the creation myth that has been adapted to film many (possibly too many?) times.

Now, from BBC Home Entertainment comes a modern take on the classic tale – starring Helen McCrory (Penny Dreadful) as Dr. Victoria Frankenstein, a leader in using stem cells to create replacement human organs.

When she uses her research in search of a way to save her dying son…

Frankenstein also stars James Purefoy (The Following, Hap and Leonard), Neal Pearson (Bridget Jones’ Diary) and Lindsay Duncan (The Honourable Woman). It will be in stores on March 8th. Follow the jump for more.


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.

Frankenstein - Helen McCrory

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

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