From Dracula to Frankenstein to The Mummy, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release 30 classic monster films on Blu-ray Aug. 28 in the “Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection.”
The collection includes all of Universal Pictures’ legendary monsters from the 1930s to late-1950s: Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Werewolf of London (1935), Dracula’s Daughter (1936), Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Invisible Man Returns (1940), The Invisible Woman (1940), The Mummy’s Hand (1940), The Wolf Man (1941), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Mummy’s Ghost (1942), The Mummy’s Tomb (1942), Invisible Agent (1942), Phantom of the Opera (1943), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), Son of Dracula (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), The Mummy’s Curse (1944), The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944), House of Dracula (1945), She-Wolf of London (1946), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, and includes a 3D version), Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955), Revenge of the Creature (1955 and includes a 3D version) and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956).
The films star such legendary actors as Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous.
The collection includes a 48-page collectible book, with behind-the-scenes stories and rare production photographs, and numerous bonus features, including:
- behind-the-scenes documentaries;
- 3D versions of Creature From the Black Lagoonand Revenge of the Creature;
- the 1931 Spanish Version of Dracula;
- featurettes on Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Jack Pierce;
- 13 expert feature commentaries;
- archival footage;
- production photographs;
- and theatrical trailers.