Lisa Frankenstein’s Physical Release Is Loaded With Special Features | Review

Zelda Williams’ directing debut comes to home video tomorrow and it is loaded with must-see special features.

Lisa Frankenstein, the first feature directed by Zelda Williams, comes out on Blu-Ray and DVD tomorrow in a special collector’s edition. I’ve been poring over the Blu-Ray to see if it’s worth adding to your collection.

Ever since I saw the film in theaters, I’ve been eagerly waiting for the film to come to home video to not only see it again, but also to see what extras it would come with. Lisa Frankenstein was such an over-the-top film that I simply had to learn more about how the film was made.

I am happy to report that the film plays just as well on the small screen as it did in theaters. Apart from the joy of experiencing the film all over again, the Blu-Ray/DVD release was loaded with great special features that give a great behind-the-scenes look into the making of the film. The feature that looks into how they brought the 80s back to life was particularly good and shows how much attention to detail was put in to that aspect of the film.

To my delight, a commentary track with director Zelda Williams was also included. These aren’t always seen on Blu-Ray/DVD releases, and I was pleased to see one included here. Commentaries are often the best way to get insight into what went in to making a film and this one is no exception.


    • Get Me Out of Hell!
    • Knock Knock
    • Music Lovers
    • Incredible Friend
    • Breaking News
  • RESURRECTING THE 1980’s – Set in 1989, LISA FRANKENSTEIN is a loving tribute to the wacky, tacky, yet totally awesome 80s. Every department of production embraced the stylized world Diablo Cody created in her script and brought their A-game to making this colorful world a reality.
  • AN ELECTRIC CONNECTION – While it’s no easy feat to turn a 19th century dead guy into the perfect boyfriend, this piece explores Lisa and her charming Creature and what makes their relationship work. Kathryn Newton, Cole Sprouse, and filmmakers explore how Lisa and Creature really need each other to truly thrive, why Creature is the “perfect man,” and Lisa’s choice at the end of the film.
  • A DARK COMEDY DUO – Well-known for her ability to subvert genres, Diablo Cody delves into the inspiration behind LISA FRANKENSTEIN, what made her want to give the Frankenstein story a youthful, modern twist full of both horror and hilarity, and why Zelda Williams was the perfect choice to bring her story to life.

Lisa Frankenstein, in conclusion, is absolutely worth picking up and you’ll be able to do so tomorrow!

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Becky O'Brien
Armed with a PhD. in Musicology, Becky loves to spend their time watching movies and playing video games, and listening to the soundtracks of both whenever they have the time. Can usually be seen writing for Cinelinx though they also do a bit of work for Screen Age Wasteland too. Their favorite superheroes are Batwoman and Spider-Gwen.