Universal Unveils "Monster" Blu-ray Set That's Sure to Drive Horror Geeks Wild

Universal Unveils "Monster" Blu-ray Set That's Sure to Drive Horror Geeks Wild

Jun 29, 2012

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Jaws isn’t the only movie getting a big Blu-ray makeover as part of Universal’s 100-year anniversary celebration – some of the studio’s classic horror titles are getting spiffy new updates as well. The best news is that fright fans will be able to score the full set of Universal’s monster movies in one fantastic Blu-ray box set scheduled for release on October 2nd -- just in time for Halloween.

Dubbed Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection, the set features a new 48-page book filled with behind-the-scenes photos, original poster art, and more. On top of that, fans will be treated to eight classic films remastered and packed with extras. While said extras are mostly things that have been around for awhile, there are some new goodies in the mix as well. At any rate, the real prize here are the movies themselves – which are likely to look better than they ever have before.

Read on for the full list of titles and extras. No word on pricing in the press release, but Universal can just take our blank check and fill in an amount later.

[via JoBlo]

Dracula (1931):

-- Dracula, the 1931 Spanish version, with Introduction by Lupita Tovar Kohner

-- The Road to Dracula

-- Lugosi: The Dark Prince

-- 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

 

Frankenstein (1931):

-- 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 Mummy (1932):

-- 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

-- Trailer Gallery 

 

The Invisible Man(1933):

-- Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed

-- Production Photographs

-- Feature Commentary with Film Historian Rudy Behlmer

-- 100 Years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters

 

Bride of Frankenstein (1935):

-- She's Alive! Creating The Bride Of Frankenstein

-- The Bride Of Frankenstein Archive

-- Feature Commentary with Scott MacQueen

-- 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics

-- Trailer Gallery

 

The Wolfman (1941):

-- 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  

-- 100 Years of Universal: The Lot

-- Trailer Gallery 

 

Phantom of the Opera (1943):

-- 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 Lagoon  (1954):

-- The Creature From The Black Lagoon in 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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