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Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection
Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together with the Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray Box Set.

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection features 8 all-time classics on Blu-ray, more than 12 hours of bonus features, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and more!

From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of monsters. Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection showcases 8 of 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 Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous, these original films set the standard for a new horror genre with revolutionary makeup, mood-altering cinematography and groundbreaking special effects.

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 (1931)

The original Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, launched the Hollywood horror genre and defined the iconic look and frightening character of the famed vampire. Towering ominously among the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains, Castle Dracula strikes fear in the hearts of the Transylvanian villagers below. After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of Count Dracula, the two head to London where the vampire sleeps in his coffin by day and searches for potential victims by night.

The inspiration for hundreds of subsequent remakes and adaptations, this classic film directed by Tod Browning is the signature adaptation of Bram Stoker???€?s story with its eerie passion, shadowy atmosphere and thrilling cinematography!

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

Frankenstein (1931)

An unforgettable masterpiece, the original Frankenstein stars Boris Karloff as the screen’s most tragic and iconic monster in what many consider to be the greatest horror film ever made. Tampering with life and death, Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) pieces together salvaged body parts to bring a human monster to life. The mad scientist’s dreams are shattered by his creation’s violent rage as the monster awakens to a world in which he is unwelcome.

Featuring groundbreaking makeup by Jack Pierce, director James Whale’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece novel blends themes of horror, isolation and compassion, and remains one of the most shocking movies of all time!

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

The Mummy (1932)

The Mummy features horror icon Boris Karloff in a legendary performance as the Egyptian, Imhotep, who is accidentally revived by a team of archaeologists after 3,700 years. It is revealed in a flashback that he was a high priest, embalmed alive for trying to revive the vestal virgin whom he loved, after she had been sacrificed. Alive again, he sets out on an obsessive - and deadly - quest to find his lost love.

Featuring groundbreaking makeup by Jack Pierce and artful direction by Karl Freud to achieve a mysterious atmosphere, this terrifying classic inspired countless sequels, spoofs and spin-offs that continue to fuel the legacy of the monster to this day!

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

The Invisible Man (1933)

The signature adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man stars Claude Rains as a mysterious scientist who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, he arrives at a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery.

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

He soon realizes, however, that the same drug which renders him invisible is slowly driving him insane and capable of committing unspeakable acts of terror.

Directed by James Whale, the horror classic features groundbreaking special effects by John P. Fulton that inspired many of the techniques that are still used today!

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

In one of the most popular horror films of all time, The Bride of Frankenstein, Boris Karloff reprises his role as the silver screen’s most misunderstood monster who now longs for a mate. Continuing exactly where the original left off, the critically acclaimed sequel introduces Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) as a deranged scientist who forces Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) to help him create a companion for the monster.

Once again directed by James Whale and adapted from Mary Shelley’s classic novel, the sequel features outstanding makeup and special effects, instantly making the Bride of Frankenstein (Elsa Lanchester) one of the most recognizable monsters of all time!

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

The Wolf Man (1941)

“Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright”. In 1941, The Wolf Man introduced the world to a new Universal movie monster and the mythology of the werewolf was redefined forever.

Featuring a heartbreaking performance by Lon Chaney Jr. and groundbreaking make-up by Jack Pierce, this story of a cursed man who transforms into a deadly werewolf when the moon is full has not only become a masterpiece of the horror genre, but of all time!

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

Phantom of the Opera (1943)

One of the most popular stories of all time, Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera is the legendary horror tale starring Claude Rains as the masked phantom of the Paris Opera House.

Following a tragic accident that leaves him disfigured, crazed composer Erique Claudin transforms into a masked phantom who schemes to make beautiful young soprano Christine Dubois (Susanna Foster) the star of the opera and wreak revenge on those who stole his music.

A heroic baritone (Nelson Eddy) tries to win the affections of Christine as he tracks down the disfigured “monster” who has begun murdering those who resist his mad demands.

Inspired by the original 1925 silent version, this lavish Technicolor production remains one of the most unforgettable adaptations ever to be filmed!

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D (1954)

Perfectly blending Universal’s classic monster heritage with the science-fiction explosion of the 1950s, Creature from the Black Lagoon tells the mythical story of a dangerous half-human, half-fish creature lurking in the depths of the Amazon.

After discovering a unique prehistoric claw fossil on an expedition deep in the jungle, scientists investigate its origins which lead them directly to a mysterious creature. Led by ichthyologist David Reed (Richard Carlson), the men try to capture the monster who has become obsessed with David’s assistant, Kay (Julia Adams).

Originally released in 3D, this thrilling adventure inspired sequels, TV series and more that continue to strengthen the monster’s legacy to this day!

Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1, 1.37:1, 1.36:1, 1.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.2:1, 1.37:1, 2.00:1

Audio
Dracula
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono
Music: Dolby Digital 2.0

Frankenstein
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

The Mummy
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

The Invisible Man
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

The Bride of Frankenstein
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

The Wolf Man
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

Phantom of the Opera
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D
English: DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

Subtitles
English SDH, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

Discs
Blu-ray 3D
Blu-ray Disc
Eight-disc set (8 BD-50)

Playback
Region Free

Video
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1, 1.37:1, 1.36:1, 1.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.2:1, 1.37:1, 2.00:1

Audio
Dracula
English: DTS-HD MA (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono
Music: Dolby Digital 2.0

Frankenstein
English: DTS-HD MA Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

The Mummy
English: DTS-HD MA Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

The Invisible Man
English: DTS-HD MA Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

The Bride of Frankenstein
English: DTS-HD MA Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

The Wolf Man
English: DTS-HD MA Mono
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

Phantom of the Opera
English: DTS-HD MA Mono
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D
English: DTS-HD MA Mono
French: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono

Subtitles
English SDH, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish

Discs
Blu-ray 3D
Blu-ray Disc
Eight-disc set (8 BD-50)

Playback
Region Free

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