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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu Ray

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For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray as Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection. Digitally restored in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound. This essential set includes a never-before-seen featurette about the restoration of Dracula and the first ever offering of Creature from the Black Lagoon in its restored Blu-ray 3D version. Includes: 44 Page Booklet 8 Exclusive Art Cards with Original Theatrical Posters DraculaThe original 1931 movie version of Bram Stoker's classic tale has for generations defined the iconic look and terrifying persona of the famed vampire. Dracula owes its continued appeal in large part due to Bela Lugosi's indelible portrayal of the immortal Count Dracula and the flawless direction of horror auteur Tod Browning. Bonus Features: Dracula: The Restoration - New featurette available for the first time! Monster Tracks: Interactive Pop-Up Facts About the Making of Dracula Dracula Archives Score by Philip Glass Performed by the Kronos Quartet Feature Commentary by Film Historian David J. Skal Feature Commentary by Steve Haberman Screenwriter of Dracula: Dead and Loving It Trailer Gallery FrankensteinBoris Karloff stars as the screen's most tragic and iconic monster in what many consider to be the greatest horror film ever made. Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) dares to tamper with the essential nature of life and death by creating a monster (Karloff) out of lifeless human body parts. Director James Whale's adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel and Karloff's compassionate portrayal of a creature groping for identity make Frankenstein a timeless masterpiece. Bonus Features: The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster Karloff: The Gentle Monster Monster Tracks: Interactive Pop-Up Facts About the Making of Frankenstein Universal Horror Frankenstein Archives Boo!: A Short Film Feature Commentary with Film Historian Rudy Behlmer Feature Commentary with Historian Sir Christopher Frayling 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics Trailer Gallery The MummyHorror icon Boris Karloff stars in the original 1932 version of The Mummy in which a team of British archaeologists accidentally revives a mummified high priest after 3,700 years. Alive again, he sets out on an obsessive - and deadly - quest to find his lost love. Over 50 years after its first release, this brooding dream-like horror classic remains a cinematic masterpiece. Bonus Features: 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 Feature Commentary by Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns and Brent Armstrong Feature Commentary by Film Historian Paul M. Jensen 100 Years of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era The Invisible ManClaude Rains delivers an unforgettable performance in his screen debut as a mysterious doctor who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, Rains arrives in a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery, but the drug's side effects slowly drive him to commit acts of unspeakable terror. Bonus Features: Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed Production Photographs Feature Commentary with Film Historian Rudy Behlmer 100 Years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters The Bride of FrankensteinThe acclaimed sequel to the original Frankenstein has become one of the most popular horror classics in film history. The legendary Boris Karloff reprises his role as the screen's most misunderstood monster, now longing for a mate of his own. Colin Clive is back as the proud and overly ambitious Dr. Frankenstein, who creates the ill-fated bride (Elsa Lanchester). The last horror film directed by James Whale features a haunting musical score that helps make The Bride of Frankenstein one of the finest and most touching thrillers of its era. Bonus Features: She's Alive! Creating The Bride of Frankenstein The Bride of Frankenstein Archive Feature Commentary with Scott MacQueen The Wolf ManOriginally released in 1941, The Wolf Man introduced the world to a new Universal movie monster and redefined the mythology of the werewolf forever. Featuring a heartbreaking performance by Lon Chaney Jr. and groundbreaking make-up by Jack Pierce, The Wolf Man is the saga of Larry Talbot, a cursed man who transforms into a deadly werewolf when the moon is full. The dreamlike atmospheres, elaborate settings and chilling musical score combine to make The Wolf Man a masterpiece of the genre. Bonus Features: Monster by Moonlight 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 Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver The Phantom of the OperaThis lavish retelling of Gaston Leroux's immortal horror tale stars Claude Rains as the masked phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House. A crazed composer who schemes to make beautiful young soprano Christine DuBois (Susanna Foster) the star of the opera company, the Phantom also wreaks revenge on those he believes stole his music. Nelson Eddy, as the heroic baritone, tries to win the affections of Christine as he tracks down the murderous, horribly disfigured Phantom. Bonus Features: The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked Production Photographs Feature Commentary with Film Historian Scott MacQueen 100 Years of Universal: The Lot Theatrical Trailer Creature from the Black LagoonCaptured and imprisoned for scientific study, a living amphibious missing link becomes enamored with the head researcher's female assistant (Julie Adams). When the hideous creature escapes and kidnaps the object of his affection, a crusade is launched to rescue the helpless woman and cast the terrifying creature back to the depths from which he came. Featuring legendary makeup artist Bud Westmore's brilliantly designed monster, Creature from the Black Lagoon is an enduring tribute to the imaginative genius of its Hollywood creators. Bonus Features: Creature from the Black Lagoon in Blu-Ray 3D Back to the Black Lagoon Production Photographs Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver 100 Years of Universal: The Lot Trailer Gallery

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Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-Ray player in order to play For the first time ever eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray as Universal Classic Monsters The Essential Collection Digitally restored in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound This essential set includes a never-before-seen featurette about the restoration of Dracula and the first ever offering of Creature From The Black Lagoon in its restored Blu-ray 3D version Dracula The original 1931 movie version of Bram Stoker&39;s classic tale has for generations defined the iconic look and terrifying persona of the famed vampire Dracula owes its continued appeal in large part due to Bela Lugosi&39;s indelible portrayal of the immortal Count Dracula and the flawless direction of horror auteur Tod Browning Frankenstein Boris Karloff stars as the screen&39;s most tragic and iconic monster in what many consider to be the greatest horror film ever made Dr Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) dares to tamper with the essential nature of life and death by creating a monster (Karloff) out of lifeless human body parts The Mummy Horror icon Boris Karloff stars in the original 1932 version of The Mummy in which a team of British archaeologists accidentally revives a mummified high priest after 3700 years Alive again he sets out on an obsessive-and deadly-quest to find his lost love The Invisible Man Claude Rains delivers an unforgettable performance in his screen debut as a mysterious doctor who discovers a serum that makes him invisible Covered by bandages and dark glasses Rains arrives in a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery but the drug&39;s side effects slowly drive him to commit acts of unspeakable terror The Bride Of Frankenstein The acclaimed sequel to the original Frankenstein has become one of the most popular horror classics in film history The legendary Boris Karloff reprises his role as the screen&39;s most misunderstood monster now longing for a mate of his own Colin Clive is back as the proud and overly ambitious Dr Frankenstein who creates the ill-fated bride (Elsa Lanchester) The Wolf Man Originally released in 1941 The Wolf Man introduced the world to a new Universal movie monster and redefined the mythology of the werewolf forever Featuring a heartbreaking performance by Lon Chaney Jr and groundbreaking make-up by Jack Pierce The Wolf Man is the saga of Larry Talbot a cursed man who transforms into a deadly werewolf when the moon is full Phantom Of The Opera This lavish retelling of Gaston Leroux&39;s immortal horror tale stars Claude Rains as the masked phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House A crazed composer who schemes to make beautiful young soprano Christine DuBois (Susanna Foster) the star of the opera company the Phantom also wreaks revenge on those he believes stole his music Nelson Eddy as the heroic baritone tries to win the affections of Christine as he tracks down the murderous horribly disfigured Phantom The Creature From The Black Lagoon Captured and imprisoned for scientific study a living "amphibious missing link" becomes enamored with the head researcher&39;s female assistant (Julie Adams) When the hideous creature escapes and kidnaps the object of his affection a crusade is launched to rescue the helpless woman and cast the terrifying creature back to the depths from which he came Actors Bela Lugosi Boris Karloff Claude Rains Julie Adams Susanna Foster Lon Chaney Jr Helen Chandler David Manners Colin Clive Mae Clarke Zita Johann David Manners Gloria Stuart William Harrigan Valerie Hobson & Elsa Lanchester Director Tod Browning James Whale Karl Freund George Waggner Arthur Lubin & Jack Arnold Certificate 15 years and over Year 1931 ; 1932 ; 1933 ; 1935 ; 1941 ; 1943 ; 1954 Languages English Subtitles English for the hearing impaired

A collection of eight horror classics. In 'Dracula' (1931), estate agent Renfield (Dwight Frye) travels to Transylvania to arrange the sale of an English mansion to nobleman Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi).... In 'Frankenstein' (1931), scientist Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) creates a monster (Boris Karloff) out of body parts acquired by his dwarfish assistant, Fritz (Dwight Frye), and succeeds in giving it life during an electrical storm... In 'The Mummy' (1932), an Egyptian archaeological expedition discovers a sarcophagus containing the mummy of priest Im-Ho-Tep (Boris Karloff), who was buried alive 3,700 years ago as a punishment for attempting to bring a vestal virgin he loved back to life... In 'The Invisible Man' (1933), a mysterious scientist (Claude Rains) discovers a serum that makes him invisible arrives in a small English village... In 'The Bride of Frankenstein' (1935), scientist Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) finds himself blackmailed into creating a mate (Elsa Lanchester) for his monster by his former mentor Dr Praetorius (Ernest Thesiger). In 'The Wolf Man' (1941), Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr) is bitten by a wild wolf-like creature and, when the next full moon comes round, finds himself transformed into the wolfman... In 'The Phantom of the Opera' (1943), Paris Opera House violinist Enrique Claudin (Rains) pays for beautiful singer Christine DuBois' (Susanna Foster) lessons without her knowledge. After tragedy strikes the horribly burnt, half-insane composer hides in the sewers beneath the Opera House, devoting himself to furthering Christine's singing career. Finally, in 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' (1954), an expedition exploring the Amazon River discover a 'Gill Man' - half man and half amphibian. After capturing the creature, it falls in love with the chief scientist's (Richard Carlson) female assistant (Julie Adams), and kidnaps her before making its escape.

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