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Zastrozzi: A Romance 

An adaptation of Shelley's Gothic novel, presented as a contemporary romance.
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Series cast summary:
Geff Francis Geff Francis ...  Zastrozzi 4 episodes, 1986
Mark McGann ...  Verezzi 4 episodes, 1986
Tilda Swinton ...  Julia 4 episodes, 1986
Hilary Trott Hilary Trott ...  Matilda 4 episodes, 1986
Matthew Zajac ...  Ugo 4 episodes, 1986
Bernard Padden Bernard Padden ...  Bernardo 3 episodes, 1986
Max Wall ...  Oliver the Priest 3 episodes, 1986
Yvonne Bryceland Yvonne Bryceland ...  Claudine 2 episodes, 1986
David Trevena David Trevena ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 1986
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An adaptation of Shelley's Gothic novel, presented as a contemporary romance.

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English

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13 April 1986 (UK) See more »

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(4 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Daring, flawed with some wonderful writing
15 September 2004 | by dan1967See all my reviews

Zastrozzi Channel Four's (not FilmFour) most expensive production outside of Brookside. A dreamlike adaptation of Shelley's first Gothic novel of the same name over 4 hour long episodes; Episode 1 ; "Capture", Episode 2; "Conspiracy", Episode 3: "Seduction" and Episode 4: "Murder". The production will be remembered for one of Max Wall's great performances and an early appearance of Tilda Swinton. The plot is typically Gothic all seduction and death, but it's the writing for the small parts that make it most memorable as they witness tragedy unfolding. Daring in its conception and delivery it was slated by the critics, who didn't want such risky output from Channel Four. Shame.


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