The Invisible Man + The Creature from the Black Lagoon Blu Ray Legacy Sets coming 8/28

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The Invisible Man: The Complete Legacy Collection
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The Blu-ray will be released on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Complete Legacy Collection
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The Blu-ray will be released on Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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  1. REVENGE OF THE CREATURE is newly restored and coming to 3-D Blu-ray on August 28, 2018: 4K scans of the original 35mm negatives by NBCUniversal and stereoscopic alignment by 3-D Film Archive!

    For more information on the restoration and rare Creature memorabilia from the Archive, please visit: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/revenge-of-the-creature

    The Complete Legacy Collection: https://www.uphe.com/movies/creature-from-the-black-lagoon-complete-legacy-collection

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  2. Dick

    Were you able to make any corrections to the first film?

    No, it's the same master.

    And…is that the big announcement that you had hoped to make Thursday?

    Yes, it was changed to Monday but a retailer posted early so that ended the freeze.

  3. Bob Furmanek

    Yes, it was changed to Monday but a retailer posted early so that ended the freeze.

    Thanks for the reply. But, again — were you able to correct the original film?

  4. Dick

    Thanks for the reply. But, again — were you able to correct the original film?

    I don't want to answer for Bob but the rest of the Universal Monster sets have had the existing discs for the original movie so I imagine that Creature will be the same exact disc as well.

  5. Dick

    Were you able to make any corrections to the first film?

    And…is that the big announcement that you had hoped to make Thursday?

    yea, I can get rid of the uk blu ray set I just bought weeks ago! weeEEEEeeeeeeee fUN! !!

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  6. Each set will include Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, right?

    It just wouldn't be a Universal Monster set without it. In fact, I was a bit disappointed the Chucky set didn't include a copy.

    But seriously, nice to see the final two sets make it out. Even better news about the 4K restoration.

  7. Bob Furmanek

    REVENGE OF THE CREATURE is newly restored and coming to 3-D Blu-ray on August 28, 2018: 4K scans of the original 35mm negatives by NBCUniversal and stereoscopic alignment by 3-D Film Archive!

    For more information on the restoration and rare Creature memorabilia from the Archive, please visit: http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/revenge-of-the-creature

    The Complete Legacy Collection: https://www.uphe.com/movies/creature-from-the-black-lagoon-complete-legacy-collection

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  8. The Obsolete Man

    Each set will include Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, right?

    It just wouldn't be a Universal Monster set without it. In fact, I was a bit disappointed the Chucky set didn't include a copy.

    But seriously, nice to see the final two sets make it out. Even better news about the 4K restoration.

    Most likely A&C meet The Invisible Man .. I really hope the 50s monster movies will happen soon.. Monster on the Campus, Land Unknown, This Island Earth, Tarantula all should get domestic releases IMHO 🙂

  9. TheSteig

    Most likely A&C meet The Invisible Man .. I really hope the 50s monster movies will happen soon.. Monster on the Campus, Land Unknown, This Island Earth, Tarantula all should get domestic releases IMHO 🙂

    It might get both since the Invisible Man does appear at the end of Meet Frankenstein.

  10. Matt Hough

    It might get both since the Invisible Man does appear at the end of Meet Frankenstein.

    If the link at the beginning of the thread is correct, the set has the five Invisible Man movies and A&C Meet The Invisible Man.

  11. Like many here, this is a day one purchase. While I grew up watching the bulk of these movies when shown on TV, I had never seen the Invisible Man movies until getting the mega DVD set. Now it is one of my favorites, where even the sequels (except one) are also favorites. Looking forward to this release, as well as the second Creature movie. Most likely my next projector will have 3D capabilities, in which the Creature movies will be the first to be watched.

  12. Day one for me on both and this is great news about Revenge. I'm really excited for upgrades on the Invisible Man sequels as upon reflection it's the most successful string of sequels as only the final entry is subpar (but even it has its moments.)

    But I am disheartened to see a potential complete boxset come out after we've all bought these sets and been stuck with many multiple discs.

  13. Spencer Draper

    But I am disheartened to see a potential complete boxset come out after we've all bought these sets and been stuck with many multiple discs.

    But the US Legacy sets are in very nice neat cases (& slips), a lot better than the UK versions. I'm glad I imported.

    EDIT, looking over at Blu-ray.com, it looks like there is a big set (with all the legacy sets) coming on August 28th…but let's not wish away the summer 🙂

  14. Spencer Draper

    Day one for me on both and this is great news about Revenge. I'm really excited for upgrades on the Invisible Man sequels as upon reflection it's the most successful string of sequels as only the final entry is subpar (but even it has its moments.)

    But I am disheartened to see a potential complete boxset come out after we've all bought these sets and been stuck with many multiple discs.

    The mega DVD box set had all the duplicates as well since it was just a box housing all the individual releases. The mega blu-ray set may be again the same thing. The blu-ray cases are thin enough for me, as is, I have no complaints with the duplicates being included.

  15. With these box sets being so compact,
    I have never understood the worry and complaints about additional Blu-ray copies of these movies.
    Talk about 1st World problems.

    If anything,
    I am happy to have redundancy on films that I love so well.

    Announcement of The Invisible Man and The Creature Blu-ray Legacy sets have made my weekend.

    I hope for more Universal horror and monsters on Blu.
    And I will not complain if a Karloff & Lugosi set includes a copy of Son of Frankenstein.

  16. The previous BD sets in this line have been pretty inexpensive – I paid around $16-22 for each of the Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man and Mummy sets. Assuming that these will be priced about the same, I won’t complain. That’s still less than some other companies charge for a single movie.

  17. If anyone who's gotten all the Legacy sets thus far and are thinking about the complete box set, I wouldn't look too deep into it. It'll likely be all the individual legacy sets plus '43 Phantom in one box set just like they did with the 2014 DVD set.

  18. BobO’Link

    The Box will likely have a booklet just like the DVD box. Probably the same one with a slight reformat so it'll fit a BR box.

    I'm quite happy with the individual BR/slipcase releases and won't purchase a BR box set – unless it's exactly the same price I expect to pay for "The Invisible Man," "The Creature from the Black Lagoon," and "The Phantom of the Opera" individual BR Legacy releases combined. Essentially about $60.

    There is no Legacy edition of Phantom of the Opera. There wasn’t one on DVD. It’s available as a stand-alone disc for those who opt for the Legacy collections instead of the upcoming complete box.

  19. As it's been established the Creature sequels have been fully restored, does anyone know anything regarding the state of restoration for the Invisible Man/Woman sequels? Hopefully, they're not like THE WEREWOLF OF LONDON (1935) travesty!

    CHEERS! 🙂

  20. BobO’Link

    True – not as a "Legacy" edition. It *is* in the DVD box set with the same artwork as the rest of the series, both case and disc art, all of which, but Phantom, carry the "Legacy Collection" description. It's "Legacy Collection" in all but name and I suspect they left that description off so people wouldn't think it included the 1925 movie – as it truly should. I expect they'll do that same thing with the BR box by using the "Legacy Collection" artwork on the title without putting "Legacy" on it.

    The Claude Rains PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943) will likely be the one "Legacy" title that I'll simply live without on Blu-ray. On the other hand, even though I've never been a Creature fan, and don't expect to ever have 3-D capability, the fact that even A CREATURE WALKS AMONG US (1956) will be viewable in its Original Aspect Ratio, has for me, made that set a must buy! This was the one Creature film that my late brother liked, and I'm thus, curious to see that title as originally released for my first time viewing!

    CHEERS! 🙂

  21. Tony Bensley

    The Claude Rains PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943) will likely be the one "Legacy" title that I'll simply live without on Blu-ray. On the other hand, even though I've never been a Creature fan, and don't expect to ever have 3-D capability, the fact that even A CREATURE WALKS AMONG US (1956) will be viewable in its Original Aspect Ratio, has for me, made that set a must buy! This was the one Creature film that my late brother liked, and I'm thus, curious to see that title as originally released for my first time viewing!

    CHEERS! 🙂

    Growing up with black & white TV, then decades later seeing only the DVD of Claude Rains Phantom of the Opera, I was one of those who put the film in a very low classic horror profile, but seeing it in full Technicolor on Blu-ray has made the film rank far higher than ever before. The Opera and songs now become fun, and it is really beautiful to see.

  22. For the big fan of Creature From The Black Lagoon, I'd like to point their attention to a book called The Creature Chronicles. It's written by Universal monster expert Tom Weaver and covers the three Creature movies. The template for this book basically follows his magnificent Universal Horrors book but it's much more in-depth since it's only looks at 3 movies.

    I think it had been out of print for a while but it's available again. You can get a preview of the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Creature-Chr…528726828&sr=1-1&keywords=creature+chronicles

  23. Gary Seven

    I was wondering if the creature set would also have the first movie in 3D? I saw no mention of it so I wanted to confirm. If someone in the know would be so kind to confirm.

    I'm pretty sure that just like all the other legacy sets, the films that have been previously released on Blu-ray will be exact duplicates of those discs, in this case just the first one so they are not going to master a new disc to exclude the 3D version.

  24. Gary Seven

    I was wondering if the creature set would also have the first movie in 3D? I saw no mention of it so I wanted to confirm. If someone in the know would be so kind to confirm.

    I'm pretty sure that just like all the other legacy sets, the films that have been previously released on Blu-ray will be exact duplicates of those discs, in this case just the first one so they are not going to master a new disc to exclude the 3D version.

  25. warnerbro

    I just wish they would quit making us double dip on everything

    I was just thinking this. I had purchased the monsters set several years ago when it was first released. It’s still a great set. Now I’ve periodically collected the legacy sets of Frankenstein, Wolfman, and the Mummy. I was pleasantly surprised about the legacy set for Creatute from the Black Lagoon legacy set and was going for that when it’s out. Plus I might grab the Dracula set. And for sure I’ll get the Invisible Man Legacy.

    Regarding Phantom of the Opera, I’ve still not seen that yet. Even though it’s in the DVD and Blu ray set. I did prepare for it by getting the Blu ray of the silent version too. But there are other titles in that series?

  26. Nelson Au

    Regarding Phantom of the Opera, I’ve still not seen that yet. Even though it’s in the DVD and Blu ray set. I did prepare for it by getting the Blu ray of the silent version too. But there are other titles in that series?

    No. There's just the silent one (not part of any of the Universal Monster sets and available on Blu-ray from Kino) and the Claude Rains one from 1943 which is available in the first Universal Monster set and as an individual disc so it's easily obtainable if someone buys the upcoming box set.

    I don't see what the problem is with the box set. It's just the existing discs maybe in a slightly smaller box than the space that the Legacy sets take up and presumably no duplicates like the Legacy sets had. That's certainly no reason for me to buy the box set. It's just something to sell to people who never picked any of the other sets up.

  27. TravisR

    No. There's just the silent one (not part of any of the Universal Monster sets and available on Blu-ray from Kino) and the Claude Rains one from 1943 which is available in the first Universal Monster set and as an individual disc so it's easily obtainable if someone buys the upcoming box set.

    I don't see what the problem is with the box set. It's just the existing discs maybe in a slightly smaller box than the space that the Legacy sets take up and presumably no duplicates like the Legacy sets had. That's certainly no reason for me to buy the box set. It's just something to sell to people who never picked any of the other sets up.

    A case could be made for the otherwise unavailable 48 page booklet, though. <_<

    CHEERS! 🙂

  28. ;);)

    warnerbro

    I just wish they would quit making us double dip on everything

    I suppose this will be last time for double dipping of the monsters. However, if an Abbott and Costello Blu-ray set comes out, then it all starts over.

    Unless they start releasing the monster titles in UHD.;):):wacko::eek:

  29. ahollis

    ;);)

    I suppose this will be last time for double dipping of the monsters. However, if an Abbott and Costello Blu-ray set comes out, then it all starts over.
    Unless they start releasing the monster titles in UHD.;):):wacko::eek:

    A huge appeal for me has been the use of better elements with these Blu-ray upgrades. With a few mostly minor exceptions, these Legacy releases represent the best quality home video releases these Universal Monsters have ever seen.

    I'm greatly looking forward to viewing these upcoming Creature/Invisible Man sets!

    CHEERS! 🙂

  30. TravisR

    I don't see what the problem is with the box set. It's just the existing discs maybe in a slightly smaller box than the space that the Legacy sets take up and presumably no duplicates like the Legacy sets had.

    I wouldn't presume that. The DVD mega set was just the individual sets contained in a box, duplicates and all. They are even using the same art from the DVD mega set for the blu-ray set. I'm sure it is much cheaper to do the same with the bliu-ay mega set than to design all new packaging and do a special disk run just for the mega set, even if it does reduce the disk count.

  31. smithbrad

    I wouldn't presume that. The DVD mega set was just the individual sets contained in a box, duplicates and all. They are even using the same art from the DVD mega set for the blu-ray set. I'm sure it is much cheaper to do the same with the bliu-ay mega set than to design all new packaging and do a special disk run just for the mega set, even if it does reduce the disk count.

    You beat me to it although I think we both mentioned this earlier. But anyways yes it definitely seems like this new set is merely the 6 individual Legacy sets plus ‘43 Phantom all in one box. That was the case with the 2014 DVD set, unlikely Universal will change it up for this set. As for the booklet they’ll likely use the same booklet from the first BD set. The booklet in the DVD set was merely the Essentials Collection booklet just a slightly different size to accommodate the DVD sized box set. As this new set is BD it would make sense to just reuse the booklet from the Essentials Collection.

  32. crissrudd4554

    And one last thing. Amazon says the new set has 24 discs. If you add up the number of discs of all the Legacy sets including the upcoming ones as well as a separate disc for ‘43 Phantom it adds up to 24.

    It actually adds up to 25, but they are not going to include all the duplicates, so to subtract the 4 duplicate discs, I count a total of 21 discs.
    Frankenstein box – 5
    Wolf Man box – 4 (2 dupes)
    Dracula box – 4 (2 dupes)
    Mummy box – 4
    Invisible Man box – 4
    Creature box – 3
    Phantom – 1

  33. I believe the Creature set will be two discs (the DVD edition was at least) unless Revenge needs its own disc to accommodate the 3D version being included. Interestingly the 2014 DVD set was 21 discs even with duplicates.

  34. Yeah throwing The Climax in there would be nice. After all it was initially intended to be a sequel to the ‘43 Phantom.

    The 1925 film is sadly out of the question. It’s in public domain so Universals not gonna bother with it. Thank goodness for Kino I suppose.

  35. Universal's release of the 1962 PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on the Hammer set looks spectacular! Just wish it had some extras. All of the silent versions of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on blu-ray look spectacular as well. It's too bad the sound version of the Lon Chaney version is lost. I know they found 1 reel and have it on the Image version as well as some of the sound disks. I guess it was burned up when they decided to melt down all their silent films to get the silver out of them.

  36. Apparently THE LAST WARNING was James Whale's major influence and favorite film. It was considered lost and a pristine print has been found. I'm not sure if the sound disc has been located. Apparently, it had an effects and music disc that many of the films at this time had.

  37. Apparently THE LAST WARNING was James Whale's major influence and favorite film. It was considered lost and a pristine print has been found. I'm not sure if the sound disc has been located. Apparently, it had an effects and music disc that many of the films at this time had.

  38. At least it's nice to see the complete run arrive in HD. Agreed 1000% that the other classics cry out for Blu-ray releases-particularly the Karloff and Lugosi films. Wouldn't it be something for missing bits of THE BLACK CAT to show up somehow or perhaps the original edit of MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE?

  39. Dave H

    The BD 4K remasters of the Frankenstein and Mummy sequels were just absolutely stunning. They had a UHD BD feel to them. If these are of the same quality, I am in.

    The Creature sequels from what I've read, sound really promising. I haven't seen anything regarding The Invisible Man sequels as yet, however.

    CHEERS! 🙂

  40. It would be nice to have the 1943 Phantom of the Opera on Blu without needing to buy that entire box when one has bought the other Blus separately, and I hope an individual release will happen at some point. I mean, if they can release The Egg and I separately, they could certainly find a place for another 40s film as a separate release.

  41. Matt Hough

    It would be nice to have the 1943 Phantom of the Opera on Blu without needing to buy that entire box when one has bought the other Blus separately, and I hope an individual release will happen at some point. I mean, if they can release The Egg and I separately, they could certainly find a place for another 40s film as a separate release.

    ‘43 Phantom is on BD separately.

    https://www.amazon.com/Phantom-Oper…ra+blu+ray&dpPl=1&dpID=51ldrI-gswL&ref=plSrch

  42. Bob Furmanek, if you’re out there I do have a quick question about the Revenge restoration. In this clip you notice that between 1:10-1:15 there is a brief pause in the music (the MST3K guys even make a comment about it). This pause was also on the VHS release of the film.

    For the DVD the pause was bridged evident by this video (skip to 10:26-10:33).

    Was curious how this was handled on the new release. Is the gap there again or is it bridges??

  43. Yes ‘43 Phantom was included in the 2012 Essentials Collection. The 8 films in the same collection were given individual releases in 2013. In the US they were given original poster covers, in the UK it was B&W images with red logos. They were then reissued again in the US in 2014 with the cover art of the UK releases. At some point there was also what was basically a reissue of the Essentials Collection but dropped Creature and Phantom as well as the booklet. The 2014 individual sets were reissued again in 2016 with glow and dark slip covers. IIRC these were available exclusively at Walmart.

  44. No help in answering your question, Christopher, sorry. Just had to comment on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 video above. Sometimes those guys really shine, but not this time, judging by that clip. Man, talk about unfunny. Don't think I laughed once. OK, I might've smirked during the "One small step" line. That's about it.

    Revenge of the Creature, while not a great film by any means, is still far too well-made to qualify for the MST3K treatment, anyway. Really looking forward to seeing this in 3D!

  45. Jeff Flugel

    No help in answering your question, Christopher, sorry. Just had to comment on the Mystery Science Theater 3000 video above. Sometimes those guys really shine, but not this time, judging by that clip. Man, talk about unfunny. Don't think I laughed once. OK, I might've smirked during the "One small step" line. That's about it.

    Revenge of the Creature, while not a great film by any means, is still far too well-made to qualify for the MST3K treatment, anyway. Really looking forward to seeing this in 3D!

    I think Revenge ended up on MST3K for two reasons- they got access to some Universal movies that season (they also did pretty lousy movies like The Mole People & The Thing That Couldn't Die and somewhat better ones like The Deadly Mantis & The Leech Woman that year) and so they could do jokes about Clint Eastwood ("This guy's bad. This is his first and last movie.").

  46. TravisR

    I think Revenge ended up on MST3K for two reasons- they got access to some Universal movies that season (they also did pretty lousy movies like The Mole People & The Thing That Couldn't Die and somewhat better ones like The Deadly Mantis & The Leech Woman that year) and so they could do jokes about Clint Eastwood ("This guy's bad. This is his first and last movie.").

    Yeah, MST3K was on the Universal-owned Sci-Fi channel by that time and they were pretty much mandated to use x-number of Universal titles. That's why the MST3K movie used THIS ISLAND EARTH, which despite a few goofy moments, is still a classic— they were forced to use it.

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