Great Universal Monster Collections due April 27

In the 1930s and 1940s, Universal Pictures released
some classic horror films, including
Dracula, Frankenstein, and the
Wolf Man. When I learned of the Legacy
collections coming out April 27, I was tempted to
shell out the $80US MSRP for the box set for those
three movies. Well, I’ve just learned that the
Legacy sets include more than three films. They have
four Dracula films, five
Frankenstein films, and four Wolf
Man
films. That’s 13 classic movies in a very
fancy box for a very reasonable price. The total
running time is over 1000 minutes. It’s a six DVD
set, with loads of extras. I’m going to have to
redraw my budget for the summer. You can pick them
up here
and elsewhere.

4 replies on “Great Universal Monster Collections due April 27”

  1. Timeshredder says:

    Universal Monster Legacy

    I may have to invest in some of these.

    For those seeking reviews, my own take on the Universal Monsters saga may be found here.

    • Timeshredder says:

      Re: Universal Monster Legacy

      Ok, ordered mine.

      My one complaint: While I look forward to seeing one I’m not familiar with– She-Wolf of London— it is, by all accounts, more of a minor mystery film of the era rather than a horror/monster movie, and certainly not part of Universal’s Golden Age horror-movie cycle. I wish that instead they had included Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein. Despite being a comedy, it is (more or less) in chronology with the others, and features Lugosi as Drac, Glenn Strange as the Monster, and Chaney as the Wolf Man.

      • fiziko says:

        Re: Universal Monster Legacy

        Ok, ordered mine.

        My one complaint: While I look forward to seeing one
        I’m not familiar with– She-Wolf of London— it is,
        by all accounts, more of a minor mystery film of the era
        rather than a horror/monster movie, and certainly not part
        of Universal’s Golden Age horror-movie cycle. I wish that
        instead they had included Abbot and Costello meet
        Frankenstein
        . Despite being a comedy, it is
        (more or less) in chronology with the others, and features
        Lugosi as Drac, Glenn Strange as the Monster, and Chaney
        as the Wolf Man.

        The Abbott and Costello movie is also regarded as
        one of the funniest movies of all time, according to the
        AFI and others. I suspect it’ll get its own release, or
        is being saved for an Abbott and Costello
        collection instead.

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