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Frankie and the gang head to Blu-ray on Oct. 2nd!

Very few press releases get me really stoked these days but this one had me dancing in my office.

UNIVERSAL is releasing their classic monsters films on Blu-ray!! Nine of them to be exact! Wow!! This is freaking awesome.

None of these films have had a Blu-ray release and this box set will also feature a myriad of bonus materials.

All the info is below – this is definite must have coolness for all horror fans!!

Both versions of Dracula (on a single BD-50) –

Introduction to the Spanish language version by Lupita Tovar Kohner
Audio commentaries:
Film historian David J. Skal
Dracula: Dead and Loving It screenwriter Steve Haberman
Alternate Philip Glass score performed by the Kronos Quartet
Monster Tracks interactive pop-up feature about the making of Dracula
Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
The Road to Dracula
Lugosi: The Dark Prince
Dracula: The Restoration featurette
The Dracula Archives feature
Trailer gallery

Frankenstein –

Audio commentaries:
Film historian Rudy Behlmer
Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
Monster Tracks interactive pop-up feature about the making of Frankenstein
Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster
Karloff: The Gentle Monster
Universal Horror featurette
The Frankenstein Archives feature
Boo!: A Short Film
100 Years Of Universal featurette: Restoring the Classics
Trailer gallery

The Mummy –

Audio commentaries:
Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns, and Brent Armstrong
Film historian Paul M. Jensen
Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed
He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art Of Jack Pierce
Unraveling the Legacy of The Mummy
The Mummy Archives feature
100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Carl Laemmle Era
Trailer gallery

The Invisible Man –

Audio commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer
Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed behind-the-scenes featurette
100 Years Of Universal featurette: Unforgettable Characters
Production photographs

Bride of Frankenstein –

Audio commentary with Scott MacQueen
She’s Alive! Creating The Bride Of Frankenstein behind-the-scenes featurette
The Bride of Frankenstein Archives feature
100 Years Of Universal featurette: Restoring the Classics
Trailer gallery

The Wolf Man –

Audio commentary with film historian Tom Weaver
Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney, Jr.
He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art Of Jack Pierce
The Wolf Man Archives feature
100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Lot
Trailer gallery

Phantom of the Opera –

Audio commentary with Scott MacQueen
The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked behind-the-scenes featurette
100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Lot
Theatrical trailer
Production photographs

Creature from the Black Lagoon –

Original 3D plus 2D version of the film
Audio commentary with Tom Weaver
Back to The Black Lagoon behind-the-scenes featurette
100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Lot
Trailer gallery
Production photographs

In addition, the collection comes with a forty-eight-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, and rare correspondences.

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection streets on October 2nd and is available now for pre-order from Amazon for the price of $111.99

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A life long fan of horror I have had the privilege of working with horror legend Tom Savini for the last 15 years. I have also done web work for Dick Smith and Vincent Guastini. The last 5 years or so I have been the lead writer and reviewer for HOUSE OF HORRORS and am now proud to be lead reporter here at HNN..
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