Universal Classic Monsters: the Essential Collection

Universal Classic Monsters: the Essential Collection

Arthur Lubin, George Waggner, Jack Arnold, James Whale,


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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 debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection brings together the very best of Universal’s legendary monsters-imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-ray, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and much more. Each iconic film is accompanied by an array of bonus features that tell the fascinating story of its creation and history, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, photo galleries, and trailers. Especially appealing for fans are 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.

From the era of silent movies through the present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection honors the studio’s accomplishments with the most iconic monsters in motion-picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Featuring performances by legends of the horror genre, including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester, these eight iconic films also feature groundbreaking special effects and innovative makeup that continue to influence filmmakers into the 21st century. Sure to be a Halloween favorite for years to come, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection is the ideal gift for film buffs and horror aficionados alike.

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2012
UPC: 0025192152269
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Universal Studios
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 10:04:00
Sales rank: 4,335

Special Features

Over twelve hours of bonus features; Blu-ray exclusive; Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D!: for the first time since it was in theaters, see the movie as it was meant to be seen - in 3D; Plus:; 1931 Spanish version of Dracula; Documentaries; Expert commentaries; Interviews; Production photographs; Archive materials; And more!

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bela Lugosi Count Dracula,Bela
Boris Karloff Im-Ho-Tep/Ardeth Bey,The Monster
Claude Rains Jack Griffin/The Invisible One,Sir John Talbot,Enrique Claudin
Colin Clive Henry Frankenstein
Lon Chaney Wolfman/Larry Talbot
Nelson Eddy Anatole Garron
Richard Carlson David Reed
Gloria Stuart Flora Cranley
Helen Chandler Mina Seward
Julie Adams Kay Lawrence
Susanna Foster Christine DuBois
Zita Johann Helen Grosvenor / Princess Anck-es-en-Amon
David Manners Frank Whemple,John Harker
Henry Travers Dr. Cranley
Mae Clarke Elizabeth
Richard Denning Mark Williams
Valerie Hobson Elizabeth Frankenstein
Warren William Dr. Lloyd
Antonio Moreno Carl Mala
Dwight Frye Renfield,Fritz, the Dwarf,Karl
Edgar Barrier Raoul D'Aubert
Edward Van Sloan Professor Muller,Dr. Van Helsing,Doctor Waldman
Elsa Lanchester Mary Shelley/The Bride
Evelyn Ankers Gwen Conliffe
John Boles Victor Moritz
William Harrigan Doctor Kemp
Arthur Byron Sir Joseph Whemple
Ernst Thesiger Dr. Septimus Pretorius
Jane Farrar Biancarolli
Nestor Paiva Lucas
Ralph Bellamy Capt. Paul Montford
Una O'Connor Mrs. Jenny Hall
Bramwell Fletcher Ralph Norton
Leo Carrillo Signor Feretti
Hume Cronyn Gerard
Patric Knowles Frank Andrews
Maria Ouspenskaya Maleva

Technical Credits
Arthur Lubin Director
George Waggner Director
Jack Arnold Director
James Whale Director
Karl W. Freund Director
Tod Browning Director

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