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Are the Universal Monsters coming back?


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#1 of 53 Ric Easton

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Posted June 07 2002 - 10:02 AM

I didn't know these things were being pulled from the shelves until they were gone. I would love to get The Mummy, Invisible Man and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Any word on when or if they are coming back?

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#2 of 53 Larry Sutliff

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Posted June 07 2002 - 10:22 AM

Ric,
I don't know 100% for certain, but I believe they will be re-issued-at a cheaper price-this fall, in time for Halloween.

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Posted June 07 2002 - 10:44 AM

They are gone for good, the only way to get them now is to pay the extreme high prices on E-bay, so in order to help you out, I am willing to sell you mine at the low low cost of $100 EACH. Posted Image

Actually I think they will be re-released in the fall with some new ones as well.

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#4 of 53 Sarah S

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Posted June 07 2002 - 04:11 PM

I hope they will. I'm missing almost all the double-features as well as Creature. Right now, I plan on keeping a watch at my local used shops.
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#5 of 53 Bob Graham

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Posted June 07 2002 - 04:20 PM

I'm cerain they will come back. Universal owns these characters outright and they consistently generate a tremendous amount of money on licensed products. U will have to have the films out there on DVD to keep priming the cash cow.

BTW, I was able to fill in the holes on my collection of the first series through Columbia House. I picked up THE WOLF MAN, THE INVISIBLE MAN and THE CREATURE from them last month. Check there if you are having trouble finding them (they are even available for enrollment)

#6 of 53 Jim_K

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Posted June 07 2002 - 06:22 PM

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Actually I think they will be re-released in the fall with some new ones as well.

Rumor has it that there are no new classic horror titles to be released this fall from Universal. Really disappointing for me. They have many more great horror titles in their vaults. Posted Image

All I can say is with this and the price gouging for the Original ET Universal is going on my sh#% list. Posted Image
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#7 of 53 Randy B A

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Posted June 07 2002 - 06:54 PM

I have the box set of the clasic monsters. I hope they do a box set of the double featureed DVDs. That would look good on the rack along with my abott and costello meet the monsters DVDs.

#8 of 53 Ric Easton

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Posted June 08 2002 - 03:11 AM

I was slowly collecting these. I have all the Frankensteins, The Wolf Man and Dracula, but there are so many more I wanted to pick up. I hope we hear official word soon, or it may be back to Ebay or Columbia House for me!

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#9 of 53 Jeff_HR

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Posted June 10 2002 - 06:28 AM

Perhaps Universal might see fit to give us some additional monster flicks such as the rest of the Creature movies & the one that really should be available "The Incredible Shrinking Man"!Posted Image
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#10 of 53 Brian Kidd

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Posted June 10 2002 - 07:46 AM

Never say never again. I'd bet my left gonad that the Universal Monsters will rise again on dvd at some point. That said, the current discs are really nice.
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#11 of 53 George_Reis

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Posted June 10 2002 - 08:25 AM

A spokeswoman got back to me regarding Universal's Halloween plans, and she let me know that there were no more new-to-DVD monster films planned for this year. Universal's Halloween schedule (slated for August) was made up of mostly VHS reissues.

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Posted June 10 2002 - 08:36 AM

My Offer of $100 Each still stands.

And if you go for 5 or more then I will sell them at $75 each. Posted Image


Just kidding. I think ummm but make me an Offer. Posted Image

I surprised they aren't selling all over EBay yet?

#13 of 53 Jeff_HR

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Posted June 10 2002 - 08:45 AM

Disappointing!Posted Image
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#14 of 53 Damin J Toell

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Posted June 10 2002 - 08:47 AM

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A spokeswoman got back to me regarding Universal's Halloween plans, and she let me know that there were no more new-to-DVD monster films planned for this year.


What about previously-on-DVD reissues?

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#15 of 53 Ric Easton

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Posted June 10 2002 - 09:16 AM

Max,

I'll give you 30 bucks each for Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Mummy and The Invisible Man.

That's a whole 2 cents above SRP!

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#16 of 53 Greg_S_H

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Posted June 10 2002 - 09:55 AM

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A spokeswoman got back to me regarding Universal's Halloween plans, and she let me know that there were no more new-to-DVD monster films planned for this year. Universal's Halloween schedule (slated for August) was made up of mostly VHS reissues.

Well, that really sucks. I was really thinking we'd be getting the Invisible Man and Creature sequels, along with Incredible Shrinking Man. Maybe the double-features performed poorly. No wonder, when stores like Best Buy were charging full price.

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Posted June 10 2002 - 11:08 AM

It is going to take more then a few cents profit, to get them out of me. Posted Image

Seriously, I would not sell mine unless someone offered something crazy. Everything is for sale, the main question is at what price.

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#18 of 53 Justin Lane

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Posted June 10 2002 - 11:22 AM

I just picked up Phantom of the Opera from CH to meet one of my fullfillment seclections for joing the DVD club. Earlier I picked up all of the Classic Monsters that I did not already own. It seems though now all they have is Phantom in stock along with A&C Meet Frankenstein which I don't think was put OOP.

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#19 of 53 Tom B. Stones

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Posted June 26 2002 - 03:25 AM

I was one of those who nabbed a copy of the box set from Amazon at the last moment, having been alerted to their disappearance right here. Now I see a "trade rumor" that some of the titles may be issued in Britain - along with at least one (and here it gets most interesting) which was not out in the US, "The Raven". Could "The Raven" also be coming to R1? (And how about "The Black Cat" while you're at it, Universal?)

Link: http://www2.r2-dvd.o....articleId=4280 .

I took hope recently from the R1 release of "It Came from Outer Space" in a pleasing edition, but I too am crying out for "The Incredible Shrinking Man".

#20 of 53 Jay E

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Posted June 26 2002 - 03:45 AM

What a shame that Universal isn't releasing anymore catalog Horror films this year. Well, I guess some of my lasers will enjoy a longer viewing lifespan in my house.





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