Universal Phantom of the Opera (1943)... reissue?

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  1. Craig Beam

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    The Weekly Roundup lists 1943's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as arriving on DVD 4/12/05... Is Univeral reissuing the OOP "Classic Monster Collection" edition? It's the only previously-released Universal Horror DVD not repackaged in the "Monster Legacy" line. Anybody know?
     
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    Yes, it's a reissue, no doubt to capitalize on the flop musical version coming to DVD soon.
     
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    Apparently, Universal thinks the ONLY time they can release their classic monster movies on DVD is when there is some sort of crappy commercial tie-in. Heaven forbid we should ever get the likes of The Black Cat or Night Monster on DVD without a tie-in.

    Universal is just pathetic, really pathetic.
     
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    I have to agree. There are tons of old Universal Horror Classics that need to be issued on DVD for the first time instead of re-releasing films that have already been released at some point. The studio ought to get moving.

    Shame on you, Universal.
     
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    Where are 19+40's Cat People and it non-monster movie sequel Curse of the Cat People? The 1980's remake (which I happily own) has been on DVD for some time now.
     
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    The Cat People films are owned by Warner & are coming this year in a Val Lewton Box Set.



    Couldn't agree more.
     
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    So is it identical to the previous "Classic Monster" edition, then? Or have they at least upgraded the packaging so it matches the "Legacy" releases?
     

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