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Universal Monsters double features..... any early reviews?


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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted August 14 2001 - 03:26 PM

It's just two weeks till the Universal Monsters double features are released.... does anyone out there have advance copies? I'm curious how the transfers look, how the audio sounds, etc. ----specifically, are they on par with the previous Monsters discs (not counting the BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN letdown)? I'm practically drooling with anticipation over these.... so any tidbits of info would be greatly appreciated!

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#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Daniel L

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Posted August 14 2001 - 03:36 PM

DVDFile started putting up reveiws yesterday.

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#3 of 17 OFFLINE   Ben Motley

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Posted August 14 2001 - 04:41 PM

Man, I can't wait to get my hands on these. But I know I'm gonna wait until they're made available cheaper as a box set.

#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted August 14 2001 - 04:46 PM

Also, DVDReview did a review of Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy.

http://www.dvdreview....he_mummy.shtml

#5 of 17 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted August 15 2001 - 02:26 AM

Thanks for the tips, guys.... I'm even more excited now!

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#6 of 17 OFFLINE   Ken Ranke

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Posted August 28 2001 - 10:23 AM

Anybody else notice a problem with Son of Frankenstein and Frankenstein meets The Wolf Man ??? The cover art and DVD art are out of chronological order. Any "homemade" covers available ?

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Posted August 28 2001 - 07:37 PM

I was set to pick up a couple of these at Best Buy until I saw the price: $29.99 for most, $27.99 for the rest. Ouch! I had them double check the price and they told me it was correct. I don't recall it saying Criterion on the packaging which is the only way I'd consider paying that much for a single disc, no matter how many movies they cram on it.
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#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Scott Weinberg

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Posted August 28 2001 - 08:44 PM

I did two reviews for Apollo Movie Guide on The Mummy's Ghost and The Mummy's Curse.

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#9 of 17 OFFLINE   AdrianJ

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Posted August 29 2001 - 07:20 AM

$28 for two movies isn't bad! That's $14 a movie. I wonder if they would sell better as individual movie titles.

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#10 of 17 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted August 29 2001 - 07:42 AM

Online Retailers are selling the dvds at 25-30% off that quoted price.


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#11 of 17 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted August 29 2001 - 08:28 AM

It's bad when that is the MSRP. I've never seen a DVD sell at the MSRP before. I'm going to check around, but BB is definitely out for these titles.

#12 of 17 OFFLINE   Ken Ranke

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Posted August 29 2001 - 09:38 AM

I purchased mine online for just over $20. I'd name the store but don't want to sound like an advertisement. I admit $29.99 is steep for MSRP but with all of our online resources who pays full retail anymore anyway ?

#13 of 17 OFFLINE   Mitty

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Posted August 29 2001 - 02:04 PM

These discs are stupidly expensive here in Canada.

I saw them ON SALE for $37.99, which is more than $10 more than the original special edition releases sold for.

I was under the impression that Universal was releasing them as double features since...

1) they were not going to go to the expense of creating more supplemental material like they did for the first series, and...

2) frankly, these sequels are only really worth it as a 2 for the price of 1 deal. Most of these are a pale, pale shadow of the films that preceded them, notable mostly for their nostalgia and camp value.

These were a no brainer for me at ~$25. At $38, one must be much, much more selective.

#14 of 17 OFFLINE   Jason Hughes

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Posted August 29 2001 - 02:30 PM

I think Universal has a bit of a missed opportunity here. I think they would sell a HELL of a lot more of these if the retail price was $25 (the same goes for the first batch of monster movies).
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#15 of 17 OFFLINE   Barry_B_B

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Posted August 29 2001 - 02:37 PM

Jason, I agree. That's why I only have Dracula so far, and it was a gift.

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Posted August 29 2001 - 04:30 PM

I broke down and purchased the Son of Frankenstein/Ghost of Frankenstein disc at Best Buy. I've yet to watch GoF, but SoF looked pretty darn good. I'm planning on picking up Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman/House of Frankenstein and Son of Dracula/Dracula's Daughter, but not at BB! Now if they'd just release the other Invisible Man titles, House of Dracula, The Raven and The Black Cat, I'd be a happy camper!


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#17 of 17 OFFLINE   Darren Mortensen

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Posted August 29 2001 - 06:40 PM

AHHHhhhh..yes! A complete Box Set of Universal Studio Monsters Collection! Put that baby on my Christmas List, Maw! My favorite monster? Ohhhhhh...that would have to be The Creature from the Black Lagoon!

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