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- Jul 3, 1997
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- Ronald Epstein
I imagine it will be at least 6 months before any of the films from the set get individual releases.Originally Posted by Doctorossi /t/321849/ushe-press-release-universal-classic-monsters-the-essential-collection-blu-ray-creature-in-3d#post_3943002
Now... are they going to release that bad-boy separately?
Sounds like somebody needs to think about a new TV for Dad for Christmas.Originally Posted by Russell G /t/321849/ushe-press-release-universal-classic-monsters-the-essential-collection-blu-ray-creature-in-3d#post_3943024
Also, I''m jealous that many of you will be able to watch Creature in 3D. My dad saw it on it's original run and swears to this day it was the greatest thing he'd ever seen and that 3D now is poor compared to it. If only I had 2 eyes!
I'm okay with the original Phantom missing, I got the Kino blu of it sitting to be watched (I think it was Kino). I wish they would of included "The Climax" in this one since it's a bit crap and the Phantom disc is kind of thin on extras compared to the other ones, they could of got it over with.Originally Posted by JoHud /t/321849/ushe-press-release-universal-classic-monsters-the-essential-collection-blu-ray-includes-creature-in-3d#post_3943029
Also of note that supposed the inclusion of the 1925 Phantom of the Opera that was"leaked" Universal 2012 list we got last spring was apparently bogus. Not surprised at all really.
3D Creature from the Black Lagoon is a real treat and I'm hoping this leads to the release of more 3D features in the Universal vaults.
I'm cautiously optimistic and will await reviewing on this to make sure if it isn't wiser to either wait for a cheaper price or buy select singles. I really hope Universal was smart enough to release the unedited Dracula (1931) in HD, and not use the same print they used for the Legacy set. And will the Spanish cut be in HD? After what happened with All Quiet on the Western Front's silent version, I doubt it.
Retail is $160 according to Classic Flix.
That's kind of where I'm sitting too. I mean, it would be a fair price I supposed if these are all amazing transfers with no issues, which can only be hoped for with Universals track record as opposed to being expected. Also, I know these are a debut on Blu and Uni has to make money but Christ, these are really quadruple dips to a degree, with one of the dips, the Legacy editions that had the entire film series on them, being so plagued with problems (despite the cool character busts ) that many of us never did get fully working copies that really, this Blu set should of been the be all and end all of Monster sets to stand the test of time. You can't tell me that Universal Monsters as a brand has been a loss to Universal as a whole, it just seems ridiculous to think so.Originally Posted by Radioman970 /t/321849/ushe-press-release-universal-classic-monsters-the-essential-collection-blu-ray-includes-creature-in-3d#post_3943052
Disappointed in the price. Adding to wish list but holding off otherwise. Would pay that price (perhaps a little more?) for a set with all the Uni Monster movies in it!
Is any other prior extra missing other than the Branagh documentary? Last Halloween, Walmart had Frank 75 for $7.50, I never bought any of them, but it might be worth picking up one for the doc. It was quite good.Russell G said:Look, I know I shouldn't be disappointed that this doesn't have all the sequel films like the Legacy sets have, but I am. I was hoping that this Blu set would clear the deck so that we could start getting new films that haven't been released as well as wanted to upgrade the previous piss poor flipper releases so I had a set that actually played without skipping. Hopefully we'll get a mega-set of the "B" films next year. Also, that "Universal Monsters" doc narrated by Branagh is missing. I know, they put it on each of the 3 Ultimate releases of Frankie Drac and Wolfie, but still, it should be in here!
I'll still buy this though, as I have ever other version that Uni has put out on disc ha ha! Don't get me wrong, I'm excited! Maybe for the first time ever we'll get these films with no sound issues. I think every release had some kind of problem with a sound effect missing, then fixed only to have something else missing. I never noticed but I know the purists did. FINGERS CROSSED!