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Universal Classic Monsters Collection
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From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. The Universal Classic Monsters Collection showcases 6 of the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Wolf Man. Starring Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous, these original films set the standard for a new horror genre with revolutionary makeup, mood-altering cinematography and groundbreaking special effects. Featuring over 10 hours of revealing bonus features, each film has been digitally remastered for an unforgettable classic monster experience.DraculaCount Dracula leaves Transylvania and heads to London, where the vampire sleeps in his coffin by day and searches for potential victims by night.FrankensteinMedical student Henry Frankenstein pieces together salvaged body parts and brings a human monster to life only to see his dreams shattered by his creation’s violent rage.The MummyAccidentally revived after 3,700 years, Egyptian Mummy Imhotep sets out on an obsessive - and deadly - quest to find the reincarnation of his lost love.The Invisible ManA doctor discovers a serum that makes him invisible only to find that it also slowly drives him insane and capable of committing unspeakable acts of terror.The Bride of FrankensteinA deranged scientist, Dr. Pretorius, forces Henry Frankenstein to help him create a female companion for the monster.The Wolf ManAfter being attacked and bitten by a wolf in the woods, Larry Talbot becomes a cursed man who transforms into a deadly werewolf when the moon is full.
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DRACULA (1931) One of the early sound films, this is a great adaptation of the novel as well as an important film in history. Lugosi is legendary as Dracula, and the lack of music fresh off the silent era just gives it more atmosphere.
FRANKENSTEIN(1931) Another incredibly important film, this one strays quite a bit from the source material, but again has excellent atmosphere. Dr. Frankenstein's lab has an amazing look to it, and the strikes of lighting really add to the mad scientist feel. And of course, the amazing Boris Karloff plays the best version of the monster to ever appear on screen
THE WOLFMAN(1941) The key word is atmosphere. The spooky sets and use of fog make this a movie to be watched alone in the dark under a full moon. Lon Chaney Jr. plays Larry Talbot (The Wolfman) with incredible conviction. You truly feel sorry for him when he gets this curse. Definitely a great film.
THE INVISIBLE MAN(1933) An excellent example of power corrupting a man's brain, Claude Raines steals the show as our main monster. This one has a humorous element as well, which just adds to it's overall greatness
THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) This is a rare example of a sequel that surpasses it's predecessor. Everything that was great about the first film is turned up, adding more emotion to the story. The monster is painted as a misunderstood creature here, and you really feel sorry for the poor thing. From start to finish, this surprising emotional film will have you completely invested.
THE MUMMY (1932) This one is a bit different from the rest of the bunch. Instead of your bandaged zombie mummy wandering around killing people, Boris Karloff's Imhotep speaks and interacts with other character's. He spends almost no time in the bandages and is trying to bring back the spirit of his lover, which rests in the soul of the female lead. A love story that's lasted a thousand years, this one is a little different but just as good as the rest.
So there you have it, great films, and a great collection. Definitely worth buying if you haven't seen these before