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By Robert T. Trate     July 07, 2014
Source: Universal Studios

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Let us start out with saying, yes, it is terrible they are not on Blu-ray. When they are released on September 2nd, 2014 and the hint of fall is in the air, I won’t care. I’ll just pop in one of these classic horror films and relax with some pumpkin flavored beer. I have one or two of the Legacy Collections that were released in 2004. Yet, I don’t have them all. This box set will supply me with all the great B and C pictures that helped keep the Universal Classic Monster Legacy alive. My personal favorites include (out of the biggies): The Ghost of Frankenstein, Invisible Agent, 1931 Spanish Version of Dracula and Dracula’s Daughter

Press Release: Since the era of silent films, Universal Pictures has earned a reputation as the home of the monster movie, producing landmark films that defined the horror genre for all time. Now for the first time ever, all 30 Universal Classic Monster films will be available together on DVD in the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection, available on September 2, 2014. Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases 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.

Starring legendary actors Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles they made famous, these films set the standard for decades to come with revolutionary makeup, mind-blowing cinematography and groundbreaking special effects. Featuring hours of revealing bonus features, Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection brings home classic thrills and chills with some of the most unforgettable characters ever filmed.

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:
• Dracula (1931)
• Frankenstein (1931)
• The Mummy (1932)
•The Invisible Man (1933)
• The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
• Werewolf of London (1935)
•Dracula’s Daughter (1936)
• Son of Frankenstein (1939)
• The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
•The Mummy’s Hand (1940)
•The Invisible Woman (1940)
• The Wolf Man (1941)
• The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
•Invisible Agent (1942)
•The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)
• Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
• Phantom of the Opera (1943)
• Son of Dracula (1943)
•The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)
• The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)
• House of Frankenstein (1944)
•The Mummy’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)

  • Behind the Scenes Documentaries •
  • The 1931 Spanish Version of Dracula •
  • Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Jack Pierce Featurettes 
  • 13 Expert Feature Commentaries
  • Archival Footage 
  • Production Photographs•Theatrical Trailers 
  • And Much More

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ElBaz13 7/7/2014 7:01:20 PM

Ok, this is good but sucks. After ponying up cash for the classic blu-ray set from last year, (10 movies), this one comes out only on DVD and 30 movies.

DVD? Surprised there is no VHS release.

hanso 7/9/2014 8:39:46 AM

DVD is fail!  I have the Monsters Essential Collection (8 movies) UK set which I picked up from Amazon UK at a really great price.  The discs are region free so they play in an US blu ray player.  Its still sealed tho, haven't gotten around to seeing them.

I also have preordered on blu ray for 9/2/2014 the blu ray releases of Dracula, Frankestein, The Mummy, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, Bride of Frankestein, Phatom of the Opera, and Dracula (the one with Frank Langella).  Those releases are coming with digital copies which the prior releases did not.  I think I may sell my Monsters collection set and keep the new blus.

BunyonSnipe 7/9/2014 1:47:15 PM

What about The Lon Chaney Snr. silent films? They are JUST as much part of this 'legacy'...

I meant at the VERY least Phantom of the Opera AND Hunchback of Notre Dame!

BunyonSnipe 7/9/2014 1:53:46 PM

And without the success of 'Phantom' NONE of these would have seen the 'light of day...'

pardon the pun.

RobertTrate 7/9/2014 7:49:46 PM

 Bunyon, I believe they are in public domain. Chaney's Phantom came out a year or two ago on Blu-ray. We reviewed here, AMAZING. 

ElBaz13 7/10/2014 5:47:15 AM

Hanso, i got that UK set as well last year. Got for really cheap and watched a few of them. Very cool stuff.


ElBaz13 7/10/2014 5:50:58 AM

UK set also offers some classic movie poster cards.


shac2846 7/10/2014 7:34:23 AM

 What's the difference between the UK set and the bluray boxed set universal released year before last?

ElBaz13 7/10/2014 10:50:17 AM

The box itself and the 8 movie poster cards that come with the UK one.

I just got it because it was way cheaper through the UK. In Canada, that sucker went for an overpriced $120. When I got it from amazon uk, it was a black friday deal. Ended up paying $38 Canadian which included shipping. Plus it's region free. No issues on playback.

BunyonSnipe 7/10/2014 4:48:37 PM

Ahhh, yeah that make's sense...

They cold have put them on as extras, though :)

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