"Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection" coming to Blu-ray

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection

 

Universal Studios has set Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection for a Blu-ray release on October 2. This set includes:

Dracula (and Drácula - Spanish version) (1931) - Supplements will include Introduction to the Spanish language version by Lupita Tovar Kohner; Audio commentaries with Film historian David J. Skal and Dracula: Dead and Loving It screenwriter Steve Haberman; Alternate Philip Glass score performed by the Kronos Quartet; Monster Tracks interactive pop-up feature about the making of Dracula; The Road to Dracula; Lugosi: The Dark Prince; Dracula: The Restoration featurette; The Dracula Archives; and trailer gallery. 

Frankenstein (1931) - w/Audio commentaries with Film historian Rudy Behlmer and Historian Sir Christopher Frayling; Monster Tracks interactive pop-up feature about the making of Frankenstein; The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster; Karloff: The Gentle Monster; Universal Horror featurette; The Frankenstein Archives; Boo!: A Short Film; 100 Years Of Universal featurette: Restoring the Classics; and trailer gallery. 

The Mummy (1932) - w/Audio commentaries with Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns, and Brent Armstrong, and Film historian Paul M. Jensen; Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed; He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art Of Jack Pierce; Unraveling the Legacy of The Mummy; The Mummy Archives; 100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Carl Laemmle Era; and trailer gallery.

The Invisible Man (1933) - w/Audio commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer; Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed behind-the-scenes featurette; 100 Years Of Universal featurette: Unforgettable Characters; and production photographs.

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - w/Audio commentary with Scott MacQueen; She's Alive! Creating The Bride Of Frankenstein behind-the-scenes featurette; The Bride of Frankenstein Archives; and 100 Years Of Universal featurette: Restoring the Classics. 

The Wolf Man (1941) - w/Audio commentary with film historian Tom Weaver; The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth; Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney, Jr.; He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art Of Jack Pierce; The Wolf Man Archives; 100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Lot; and trailer gallery. 

Phantom of the Opera (1943) - w/Audio commentary with Scott MacQueen; The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked behind-the-scenes featurette; 100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Lot; theatrical trailer; and production photographs. 

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - w/3D version of the film; Audio commentary with Tom Weaver; Back to The Black Lagoon behind-the-scenes featurette; 100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Lot; trailer gallery; and production photographs.

The boxed set will also include a 48-page House of Horror book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, and rare correspondences.

Fanged Films

France / Spain, 1972
Lips of Blood / Les Chemins de la Violence / Perversions Sexuelles / Jennifer
USA, 2007
A Feast of Flesh

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