Sir John Hurt plays a scientist who goes back in time and meets Mary Godwin (before she marries and takes the name Shelley), Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron. In Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), he played Shakespearian-era poet Christopher Marlowe, depicted as a vampire. One of his vampire companions in that movie is friends with Byron and Shelley, and talks about them at great length. He also refers to Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Godwin's mother, as "tasty".
What am I that you must destroy me?
Buchanan: An abomination, in the eyes of God.
The Monster: Then what are you?
Buchanan: I am...Frankenstein!
When Dr. Buchanan (John Hurt) runs across the three slaughtered sheep in the woods at the beginning, closer inspection reveals that not only are they still alive, but asleep and breathing, and the supposed entrails are actually placed strategically on the sheep and not coming out from inside them.
The Japanese Laserdisc release features 2 scenes of violence cut from U.S. theatrical & video prints: A shot of a man's heart pulled out (Side A at 34 min 11 seconds) and a graphic shot of a woman's chest ripped open (Side B at 13 min 4 seconds).
$37,017 4 November 1990