All you cats out there who refuse to upgrade to Blu-ray are about to get one hell of a present from Universal! That is, if you’re a Universal monster fan. The big U is releasing a gargantuan 30-film box set which spans their history of horror from 1931 to 1956!
From the Press Release
They informed our dreams and nightmares, each and every one. Brilliant actors, craftspeople, and filmmakers combined to deliver these indelible characters who may have died on screen, but they will surely live forever. They are the one and only Universal Classic Monsters.
Now, for the first time ever, all 30 Universal Pictures’ Classic Monster films will be available together on DVD in the “Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection,” available on September 2, 2014, showcasing every original film featuring Hollywood’s most iconic monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. MSRP is $199.99.
Everyone knows the names of the great actors who delivered the performances which made the films magnetic in unprecedented fashion: Karloff, Lugosi, Chaney, Jr., Rains, Hull, Lanchester, Rathbone, Carradine, Chapman. Their cinematic presence both individually and collectively stand tall in singular fashion through film history.
With hours of bonus features as well as a 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, rare correspondence and more to enhance the viewing experience, Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection includes the following genre masterpieces:
The Mummy (1932)
The Invisible Man (1933)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Werewolf of London (1935)
Draculaâ€™s Daughter (1936)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
The Mummyâ€™s Hand (1940)
The Invisible Woman (1940)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Invisible Agent (1942)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
The Mummyâ€™s Tomb (1942)
Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (1943)
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Son of Dracula (1943)
The Invisible Manâ€™s Revenge (1944)
The Mummyâ€™s Ghost (1944)
House of Frankenstein (1944)
The Mummyâ€™s Curse (1944)
House of Dracula (1945)
She-Wolf of London (1946)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases all of the original films featuring the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Starring some of the most legendary actors including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains, and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous, these films set the standard for a new horror genre with revolutionary makeup, mood-altering cinematography and groundbreaking special effects. Featuring hours of revealing bonus features, these landmark movies defined the horror genre and are still regarded as some of the most unforgettable characters ever to be filmed.
Special Features Include the Following and More
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