List your ideas for future Universal Legacy Collections

Joe Karlosi

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What are some ideas you have for grouping up the remaining Universal Horror Classics?

To begin, I'd like to see:

THE BORIS KARLOFF and BELA LUGOSI LEGACY
The Black Cat
The Raven
The Invisible Ray
Black Friday

*This set may also incorporate some other films starring just one of the actors, such as:

Murders in the Rue Morgue (Lugosi alone)
The Climax (Karloff alone)
 

Joe Caps

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We need at least three more volumes of the Deanna Durbin Movies.
How about a douglas sirk collection to include Magnificent Obsession, Back Street, Time to love and a Time to Die, Madame X


Universal - when, oh when can we have Flower Drum Song.
 

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I like your idea of a Lugosi/Karloff Collection.

How about a Mad Doctor Collection

Island of Lost Souls
Dr Cyclops
Mad Love
Doctor X


Probably a good idea if the later two were not owned by Warner.



The Hammer Monster Collection
The Brides of Dracula
Curse of the Werewolf
The Gorgon
Twins of Evil
The Phantom of the Opera 1962
Captain Clegg a.k.a. Night Creatures
 

Drew Salzan

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How about: The Mummy, The Mummy's Ghost, The Mummy's Hand, and The Mummy's Tomb.

Also: The Invisible Man, The Invisible Man Returns, The Invisible Woman and The Invisible Agent.

Also: The Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Return of the Creature and The Creature Walks Among Us.

The Black Cat, The Raven, The Invisible Ray, Island of Lost Souls and Dr Cyclops- all great!
 

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Actually, Drew, I think those collections (Mummy, Invisible Man, and the Creature) are coming out, except for the four that you mentioned on the end. The Lugosi/Karloff and Hammer collections would be wonderful. I'd buy those in a second. It could happen, as the previous Legacy sets were so successful. At least one good thing came out of the Van Helsing movie.

My own suggestion would be an Abbott and Costelllo set composed of all the horror-related comedies they starred in (A & C Meet Frankenstein/The Mummy, Hold That Ghost, and a couple of others). But its very unlikely as the current Abbott and Costello have most of those movies, though in separate sets.
 

Jay E

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I would like to see a Giant Creature Legacy set of:

Tarantula
Deadly Mantis, The
Monolith Monsters, The
Land Unknown, The
 

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Excellent idea, Jay. I've been waiting for those flicks, too.

Doug
 

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The 6 INNER SANCTUM movies with Lon Chaney Jr would be cool, as would a Karloff/Lugosi set. The Creature legacy set should include field sequential 3-D versions of the first and second films in addition to the modified flattened out prints. No anaglyph conversions!
 

Joe Karlosi

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Any suggestions for the best way to group the more "general horrors" of the 1930s and 1940s (stuff like THE MAD GHOUL and MAN MADE MONSTER, for example)....?
 

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I think after we get the Mummy, Invisible Man, Creature, etc. they'll probably start with "Universal Horror Classics" Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, etc., each volume containing several films.
 

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Sweet, any of the above! Man this legacy sey has got me spoiled
 

John Morgan

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Well, my Legacy's wishes would be:

1. An Edgar Allan Poe set with
MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
MYSTERY OF MARIA ROGET
THE RAVEN
THE BLACK CAT (1934)
THE BLACK CAT (1941)


30's Paramount Horrors:
MENACE
ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
THE WITCHING HOUR
SUPERNATURAL
MURDER BY THE CLOCK
MURDER IN THE ZOO
DOUBLE DOOR
DR. CYCLOPS

40's Paramount Horrors:
THE MAD DOCTOR
THE UNINVITED
THE UNSEEN
AMOUNG THE LIVING
MONSTER AND THE GIRL
MAN IN HALF MOON STREET

The Karloff Collection:
THE CLIMAX
TOWER OF LONDON
NIGHT KEY
BLACK CASTLE
THE STRANGE DOOR

Spooky House Set:
Secret of the Blue Room
The Missing Guest
Murder in the Blue Room
Night Monster
Secret of the Chateau

The Lon Chaney, Jr. Set:
MAN-MADE MONSTER
GHOST CATCHERS
and the 6 Inner Sanctum's

CRIME CLUB MYSTERIES
The Black Doll
The Westland Case
The Lady in the Morgue
Danger on the Air
The Last Warning
Mystery of the White Room
The Witness Vanishes

Universal Horrors of the 40's
Horror Island
The Mad Doctor of Market Street
Strange Case of Dr. Rx
The Mad Ghoul
The Spider Woman Strikes Back
House of Horrors
The Cat Creeps (1946)

Now, how can we get
MAN WHO RECLAIMED HIS HEAD
NIGHT LIFE OF THE GODS
THE GREAT IMPERSONATION (1935)
THE HOUSE OF FEAR (1939)
HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES?
 

Bert Greene

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One thing, I'd prefer not to have the Paramounts and Universals mixed together. Different studios, different atmospheres. Not quite appropriate for the horror-tinged "legacy" series, but rather for their "franchise" series, I'd like to see a collection of Universal's early-30s Slim Summerville / ZaSu Pitts features. But, I'm certainly not holding my breath, waiting for such a thing.

I think John's list up above makes for an excellent arrangement of collections, which I'd heartily endorse.
 

John Morgan

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Well, I am sure my thinking would be completely alien to the Universal decision-makers, but we can dream. With all the Universal and pre '48 Paramounts they control, undoubtedly they have a major library. Although we have several of the A films on DVD, I really enjoy the B and programmers a great deal, and there is no outlet at all for these. At least Fox has Fox Movie Channel and Warners/MGM and RKO have TCM, but poor Universal has nothing, although they occasionally lease out films to TCM and AMC before the latter became useless.

Here are some more Legacy's I would love to have:

The Jon Hall/Maria Montez color kitsch classics

Their four Olsen and Johnson comedies

A two volume set of Richard Arlen/Andy Devine actioners.

Donald O'Conner college musicals

EAST OF BORNEO
EAST OF JAVA
NORTH TO THE KLONDIKE

And howz about those fun, little known gems such as
NIGHTMARE
HALFWAY TO SHANGHAI
AIRMAIL
BOMBAY MAIL
BROADWAY
BOMBAY CLIPPER
DARK STREETS OF CAIRO
I STOLE A MILLION
NIGHT WORLD
THE STORM
STRANGE DEATH OF ADOLF HITLER
THE SUN NEVER SETS
THE SUSPECT

Gosh, I wouldn't even mind WHITE HELL OF PITZ PALU!
 

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Great ideas, John! However, you've missed THE INVISIBLE RAY, CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN, JUNGLE WOMAN and JUNGLE CAPTIVE!
 

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You're right Joe. I figured the Jungle Women films were spoken for, but I am hoping Universal will think THE INVISIBLE RAY is an INVISBLE MAN picture and it will show up on the upcoming Invisible Man Legacy Set. But yes, the Jungle Women films and the Inner Sanctum are musts...
 

Joe Karlosi

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I must be more anal than I thought, because I'd hate to have INVISIBLE RAY mixed in with the INVISIBLE MAN films!

I know you're big on the "Poe Collection," but I'd be more pleased with a "Karloff and Lugosi Combo Set":

THE BLACK CAT
THE RAVEN
THE INVISIBLE RAY
BLACK FRIDAY
(they could even throw in SON OF FRANKENSTEIN again)
 

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