Saturday, October 22, 2005

Edison's FRANKENSTEIN Still Available

By now some of you have probably read Stephen R. Bissette's "Watchdog News" article/review of Thomas Edison's FRANKENSTEIN (1910) in Video Watchdog #122. (If not, get out to your local newsstand and support this blog by buying a copy, or follow the link to our website for prompt to-your-door service.) If you've read Steve's article/review, you may remember his mentioning that the DVD release of this title -- paired with F.W. Murnau's NOSFERATU (1922) -- is now out-of-print. Though this information checked out at the time we went to press, it was refuted in an e-mail I received this week from Jeff at Graveyard Records:

I recently saw your magazine at a local hobby store and its article on the 1910 Edison FRANKENSTEIN. Just to correct some misinformation, I manage a horror collectible store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and we are the current official/exclusive distributor of the DVD from Alois Detlaff/ADA Ventures, Intl.

We are still selling the DVD through our website and retail store for $25.00 which includes free shipping in the USA.

This professional DVD contains the 1910 Edison FRANKENSTEIN and a print of the 1922 NOSFERATU all on one disc. You can read more information about the DVD on our website @

If you'd like any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 414-486-1751 or via email.

Thank you for your time.

Graveyard Records & Collectables

4727 S. Packard Ave.
Cudahy, WI 53110


  1. Anonymous4:21 AM

    The film is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, so you ou can't possibly be the "exclusive" distributor of it.

    The film is offered for free download on and it can be easily burned to a DVD if you like. Don't waste $25.00 on something you can get legally for free.

  2. Anonymous2:18 PM

    If the film is in the public domain, anybody can make a DVD of it, and sell it for however much the seller wants to.


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