Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: I, Frankenstein

Digital Release Date: May 2, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 13, 2014
Price: DVD TBA, Blu-ray 3D Combo $39.99
Studio: Lionsgate

I, FrankensteinI, Frankenstein takes one of movies’ greatest misunderstood horror villains and modernizes him to the likes of Aaron Eckhart (Battle: Los Angeles).

Eckhart’s chiseled face is covered in scars to play Frankenstein, who’s named Adam in this story.

The horror film takes place 200 years after the monster was created. Celestial forces arm Adam with weapons to defeat the demons that are constantly seeking his destruction. Soon he’s dragged into the middle of a war over the fate of humanity and discovers that he has the key that could destroy humankind.

I, Frankenstein is based on The Darkstorm Studios graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux, but the movie version didn’t sit well with critics. They felt the film took itself too seriously and gave it a dismal 4% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Bill Nighy (About Time), Yvonne Strahovski (TV’s Dexter) and Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings movies) star in the PG-13 movie, which was directed and co-written by Stuart Beattie (Tomorrow, When the War Began).

The Blu-ray and DVD contain these special features:

  • audio commentary with Beattie
  • audio commentary with filmmakers Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, James McQuaide and Kevin Grevious
  • featurette “Creating a Monster”
  • featurette “Frankenstein’s Creatures.”

Here’s the movie’s trailer:

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.