Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Joe Bob Briggs Presents Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter|
Actors: John Lupton, Narda Onyx, Estelita Rodriguez, Cal Bolder, Jim Davis
Director: William Beaudine
Genres: Westerns, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Mark D. from N DARTMOUTH, MA
Reviewed on 11/8/2014...
i have to say that this is the BEST copy of the movie i have ever seen. Don't care much for Joe Bob's goofy commentary so i watched the movie with the original soundtrack. Now, let me say that this copy is NOT perfect but better than all the rest of the public domain dreck out there. The movie is in widescreen, but on the grainy side and looks about 5th or 6th generation removed from the original source which i guess may have been a laser disc (???) but then again...maybe not.
This movie's title is a misnomer if ever there was one because the lady in this film is actually Frankensteins granddaughter, who has decided to follow in her famous families footsteps and create a monster from a professional fighter who makes his living beating the crap out of gunslingers in the old west. Jesse James is actually the fighters manager who keeps all the money for himself (of course he is...he's the most notorious gunslinger in the old west...isn't he?"...why wouldn't he seize the opportunity to steal the big dummy's money?) Sub par acting from a bunch of unknown superstar wannabes to the horrid set decorations in the laboratory (what's with the funky hat-thing she puts on his head? Is that a cereal bowl that someone painted in pastel colors and are trying to pass off as the power source that turns him into a monster? WTF ? ? ?)
The Mexican lady who falls in love with Jesse has an accent that just drives me nuts because she keeps calling him "Yessie" in a vain attempt to sound more like a Mexican lady who doesn't quite understand the English pronunciation of Jesse.
All in all...a major train wreck of a movie that will appeal to all "Junk movie" fanatics and leave everyone else to scratch their heads and ask "Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!!!)
Thank God this was Beaudine's last film...i don't think we could have taken any more of his "cinematic genius" LOL
William Beaudine Made Over 500 Films. This Is One Of Them.
Robert I. Hedges | 06/30/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an amazing film. It is the last film ever made by William "One Shot" Beaudine, and was a real resume killer for almost everyone in the cast as well. This is the sequel to "Billy The Kid Versus Dracula" (Beaudine's second to last film) which starred John Carradine. Carradine said that "Billy The Kid Versus Dracula" was the worst movie he ever made. That is saying something coming from John Carradine. Now imagine that this film is the sequel. I have seen both, and I think that "Billy The Kid Versus Dracula" is marginally worse, but I can't imagine seeing these on a double bill, which is how they were typically shown. The thing that makes this DVD special is the commentary track by Joe Bob Briggs. Joe Bob is a genius in his own right, and is super knowledgeable about any type of Grade B movies. Here he gives us the rundown of the cast and location history, and points out continuity gaffes which are so numerous that some of them would probably escape notice due to sheer volume without his help.In the film Jesse and his gang have a rendezvous with fate with Dr. Frankenstein's granddaughter (Yeah, I know the title is inaccurate. It isn't the only thing in the film, either.) There are several subplots, most of which don't make sense, and possibly the single most stupefying ending in cinema history. The only thing really well done here is Igor's skull scar. Prepare yourself to laugh at everything else. I watched the film without the commentary once, and with the commentary once. My advice is to just watch it with the commentary. Joe Bob makes sure you listen in whenever anything important happens (which isn't often) and provides plot summation throughout the film anyhow. Another reason is that sometimes the sound is poor and some of the cast (especially Narda Onyx and Estrelita) have bad accents and diction problems. The movie gets five stars with Joe Bob's commentary turned on. With the commentary turned off it would get two simply as a lifetime achievement award for William Beaudine."
Great movie? No. Great commentary? Of course!
Stephanie Crawford | Las Vegas, NV | 06/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I can't speak for anyone else, but I bought this DVD solely for the Joe Bob Briggs commentary. I would watch him late at night on MonsterVision and always thought he was hilarious, and could also improve a film by interjecting interesting facts about it. He's a very well educated and talented writer and has a fantastic screen and voice presence. That makes him great on stuff like this."The stuff" in question... isn't so good. I love schlocky B-movies as much as the next person, but Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter beats the original Frankenstein's Daughter in the dull department- and that's saying a LOT. I couldn't imagine watching the whole thing without Briggs funny and enlightening commentary. Buy this if you're a fan of the film of Briggs, but if you're expecting a classic horror or western movie- search elsewhere."
Terrible Movie, Terrific Commentary
Daniel R. Robichaud II | Worcester, MA United States | 04/14/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"To begin with, this one shot wonderless piece of hackneyed film-flam is not worth the time it takes to rent it from Netflix. Until you listen to Joe Bob Briggs, that is.
The commentary is a redeeming factor. In fact, it is the only saving grace. Hilarious, informative and full of the questions most normal viewers ask while watching this movie (Why???? WHAT?).
The story is pretty complex (that's called sarcasm). Jesse James and his bohunk buddy fail to rob a wagon train of loot, and bohunk gets shot. Jesse then hooks up with a Spanish/Cuban honey, who suggests they go to the local mad scientist's lab for medical aid. There, Jesse gets macked by two girls, while bohunk gets turned into a servile zombie. Can Jesse James stop Frankenstein's (Grand)Daughter's nefarious plot to create bare chested, brainless killing machine hunks? Can we care? The move gets 1 star (if that).
Skip the normal audio track. Go for the commentary. That's the real treasure, here. It's a hoot. Adjusts the rating to 4 stars.
Check it out."