Flesh for Frankenstein  

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Flesh for Frankenstein is a 1973 Andy Warhol horror film directed by Paul Morrissey, starring Udo Kier, Joe Dallesandro, Monique van Vooren and Arno Juerging. Filmed in the famous Cinecittà by a crew of Italian master filmmakers, Flesh for Frankenstein is suffused with the crumbling glamour of old Italian films, paying homage to (while simultaneously parodying) the earnest and stark visual and psychological beauty of the horror films on which it is based. Morrissey's sense of ironic detachment gives the film a gruesomely comic modernity and beauty all its own.

In the United States, the film was marketed as Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, and was presented in the Space-Vision 3-D process in premiere engagements. It was rated X by the MPAA, due to its explicit sexuality and violence. A 3-D version also played in Melbourne, Australia in 1986, along with Blood for Dracula, an obvious pairing. The cinema supplied 3-D glasses.

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