Universal Classic Monster Movies...

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  1. MarcoBiscotti

    MarcoBiscotti Producer

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    So now that the 3 Universal Legacy Collections are slated for release this coming April, as well as this elaborate 6-disc packaged set...

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    (picture courtesy of Joshua Lane's website: BoxSetBliss.com)



    And Image's wonderful 2-disc "Phantom Of The Opera: Milestone Collection", I would like to know if there are any plans to release the 3 remaining Universal Monster Classics:


    - The Mummy (1932)

    - The Invisible Man (1933)

    - Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954)


    According to Amazon.com, all 3 of the current releases seem to be out of print, as is the original Classic Monster Collection box-set, so I'm curious if Universal is planning to revisit these 3 classic films to DVD as well with new transfers similair to the collections posted above?
     
  2. MarcoBiscotti

    MarcoBiscotti Producer

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    Also, can anyone post their thoughts on this 2002 Warners release of the Hammer Horror Collection, consisting of the following 3 films:

    - The Horror Of Dracula
    - The Curse Of Frankenstein
    - The Mummy

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    Have these films all been properly remastered from their source and how's the overall quality of the set?

    Is it possible that WB will redo these transfers in the near future or is this a safe purchase?

    I appreciate all the insight!!!
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    The 2-disc Phantom of the Opera is the 1925/1929 SILENT versions, not the 1943 remake.
     
  4. Dick

    Dick Producer
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    Wouldn't surprise me to see all the Universal MUMMY movies comes out in a second "wave" of the "Franchise Series." And maybe we'll get the three CREATURE films also. Time for a first release of the Hammer titles...
     
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    Marco - the Image Phantom of the Opera DVD is of the 1925 Lon Chaney version. The Universal Horror DVD of Phantom of the Opera was the 1943 version with Claude Rains.
     
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    Oh, thanks for clearing that up!
     
  7. Paul Arnette

    Paul Arnette Cinematographer

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    You're damn skippy! Universal is holding so many good Hammer horror films, as well as the 1980 Flash Gordon, hostage; and every time I think about it, I get upset and have to find my "quiet place". [​IMG]
     
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    What we need, in addition to the Hammer films from Universal, are the rest of their monster/horror movies of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Including:

    THE MUMMY FILMS
    THE INVISIBLE MAN FILMS
    THE BLACK CAT
    THE RAVEN
    THE INVISIBLE RAY
    MAN MADE MONSTER
    BLACK FRIDAY
    CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN
    THE INNER SNACTUM SERIES
    HORROR ISLAND
    MAD DOCTOR OF MARKET STREET
    MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
    ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
    TARANTULA
    THE LEECH WOMAN
    MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS
    THE MOLE PEOPLE
    CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON FILMS

    etc.........etc..............etc..........
     
  9. John Di Lauro

    John Di Lauro Stunt Coordinator

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    Out of curiosity, does anyone know if this new release will include the same extra features (making-of, commentary track, etc.) that was included in the previous releases? I enjoyed these on the "Frankenstein" and "Bride" discs, which I was hoping to purchase but found out they're no longer being produced. Thanks.

    John
     
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    I agree again. Especially The Black Cat & Island of Lost Souls which are Top Tier Horror films.
     
  11. Larry Sutliff

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    All of the previously recorded commentaries will be on the new set. Most of the documentaries will be included, though the WOLFMAN one will be missing for some unspecified reason.
     
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    Does anybody know yet if these will be double-sided discs? In the photo above they aren't and have disc art, but could that be for display purposes?
    I can't imagine how they'll fit, for example, Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, along with two documentaries and other extras, on one single-sided disc.
     

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