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All you cats out there who refuse to upgrade to Blu-ray are about to get one hell of a present from Universal! That is, if you're a Universal monster fan. The big U is releasing a gargantuan 30-film box set which spans their history of horror from 1931 to 1956!
The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection is set for release on September 2nd and includes the following films, which are also available in smaller themed collections.
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 Mummy’s Hand (1940)
The Invisible Woman (1940)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Invisible Agent (1942)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Son of Dracula (1943)
The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)
The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)
House of Frankenstein (1944)
The Mummy’s Curse (1944)
House of Dracula (1945)
- Steve Barton
Since the era of silent films, Universal Pictures has earned a reputation as the home of the monster movie, producing landmark films that defined the horror genre for all time.
Now for the first time ever, all 30 Universal Classic Monster films will be available together on DVD in the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection, available on September 2, 2014.
Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases every original film featuring Hollywood’s most iconic monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Starring legendary actors Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles they made famous, these films set the standard for decades to come with revolutionary makeup, mind-blowing cinematography and groundbreaking special effects. Featuring hours of revealing bonus features, Universal Classic Monsters: Complete »
- Michelle McCue
For the first time ever, all of Universal’s classic monster movies are heading together in one collection. Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection is set for release on September 2nd.
Here’s the press release:
Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases every original film featuring Hollywood’s most iconic monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera and The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Starring legendary actors Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles they made famous, these films set the standard for decades to come with revolutionary makeup, mind-blowing cinematography and groundbreaking special effects. Featuring hours of revealing bonus features, Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection brings home classic thrills and chills with some of the most unforgettable characters ever filmed.
With hours of bonus features as »
- Luke Owen
[Press Release] Universal City, Calif., June 24, 2014 -- Since the era of silent films, Universal Pictures has earned a reputation as the home of the monster movie, producing landmark films that defined the horror genre for all time. Now for the first time ever, all 30 Universal Classic Monster films will be available together on DVD in the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection, available on September 2, 2014. Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases every original film featuring Hollywood's most iconic monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Starring legendary actors Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, »
- Pietro Filipponi
We're going to flatter ourselves and assume that Pamela Anderson is taking our fashion advice. The blonde bombshell very obviously read our last post (the one where we maybe said she maybe looked like the Bride of Frankenstein...) and took our words of advice to heart. Now she's technically wearing some equally bride like look with this silky, all-white attire, but instead of making her look like a famous horror film character, this skintight choice makes her look like the famous Playboy model she is! Why does this new style work so much better than the freaky fashion the Dancing With the Stars contestant rocked to the World Music Awards? Three reasons: 1. The fit is much more flattering. The giant, »
There is truly nothing like a classic movie poster. They can be found everywhere from pinned up on a teenager's bedroom wall to framed in an art gallery or museum. And when talented artists come up with variant artwork for some of our favorite films, that's a fun time, too!
Reelizer is a fantastic website that focuses on the art of film and art inspired by film. After seeing what we have here, be sure to swing by the site to check out some of the other amazing art that's on display.
We've included several of our favorites below, including Mike Mignola's The Bride of Frankenstein, RoboCop by Kevin Tong, Ghoulish Gary Pullin's work for The Howling, and Gremlins 2: The New Batch by Dani Blázquez.
There are dozens more works of art based on beloved films over at Reelizer.com and loads of other themes as well. »
- Scott Hallam
Austin's getting fest-y (and the rising summer temps aren't to blame) with recent news about two new fall film festivals, plus some updates from a longtime local favorite fest.
The fest-o-meter will get turned up a few notches as the weather (hopefully) starts to cool beginning in September with the inaugural MondoCon. Sponsored by the Austin-based art-and-media company/gallery Mondo, MondoCon is scheduled to take place smack dab in the middle of Fantastic Fest, the city's annual genre festival, from Sept. 20-21 at the Marchesa.
MondoCon will be more than a poster show -- with panels, screenings, special guests from various disciplines and good food options. Single and full-weekend tickets are on sale while supplies last. All VIP badges for Fantastic Fest get full-weekend admission.
- Jordan Gass-Poore'
i09 the greatest Bride of Frankenstein poster ever
Chud on the Dumb and Dumber To poster
Antagony & Ecstasy one of our most loyal Best Shot supporters finally got around to Pocahontas!
The Dissolve sees a statue of Napoleon Dynamite
- NATHANIEL R
In today's world of studio movie making, let's face it, it's all about franchising. It's all about the sequels. In fact, this weekend we have two sequels hitting theaters in 22 Jump Street and How to Train Your Dragon 2. The first is a comedy sequel and it's receiving great reviews, despite the fact comedies rarely have good sequels. The second has the potential to be one of the biggest movies of the summer and perhaps the biggest animated movie of 2014. Whyc Sequels sell and if they're good they sell even more. That said, last week I started considering the sequels that were actually better than the original film in any given franchise. This isn't a question of what are the best sequelsc (I've already made that list.) Instead, what sequels managed to exceed the quality and entertainment of the film(s) that came before them. In this sense I have »
- Brad Brevet
The heat thuds in the chest, the pulse races and the blood surges. We are not in the midst of a suspenseful and terrifying horror film where our emotions are being manipulated by the puppeteer filmmaker. We are preparing to speak with Master of Horror Stuart Gordon whose 1985 masterpiece Re-Animator has received an all new limited home entertainment release. Whilst Gordon has left the world of horror cinema to return to the theatre, he took us back into the past, to trace the journey of a child who grew into a master of genre.
Not far removed from any discussion involving Stuart Gordon is the King of the B’s Roger Corman. The former is to H.P. Lovecraft what the latter was to Edgar Allan Poe. During the span of just four short years beginning in 1960 with The Fall of the House of Usher, Corman directed his eight film Poe cycle, »
- Paul Risker
A zombified Jughead, Hellboy, Frankenstein and his bride: these are just a few of the characters depicted by this year’s inaugural MondoCon guests. Taking place on the same weekend as Fantastic Fest in Austin, MondoCon will give attendees the chance to get some amazing prints and meet the great artists who made them. To celebrate the announcement, Mondo has revealed a poster for The Bride of Frankenstein by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola that will soon be available.
You can buy tickets for MondoCon starting this Wednesday, June 4th at Mondo-Con.com. Mondo will open the purchasing window for The Bride of Frankenstein poster by Mike Mignola at a random time via their twitter account (@MondoNews) this Thursday, June 5th. Those lucky enough to get one of the 325 in stock will have to pay $50. We have The Bride of Frankenstein poster for you to check out thanks to EW!
- Derek Anderson
Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse's art boutique, has become a behemoth, and they're showing no signs of slowing down. This fall will mark the inaugural MondoCon event, "which will coincide with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest on September 20 & 21 at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX." The convention "will bring together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, illustrators, painters, toy creators as well as directors, composers and more. The convention will offer new artwork and products as well as panels and special screenings." In other words, not only will you see a bunch of cool stuff, you'll probably go broke trying to buy as much of it as you can. Tickets for MondoCon go on sale on June 4th at Mondo-Con.com. Single day tickets will are $35 and full weekend tickets are $70. Additionally, Fantastic Fest »
- Matt Goldberg
Over the past couple of years, the Austin, Texas-based Mondo has gained a reputation for making some of the coolest movie-related posters around. Now the boutique merchandise arm of the Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain has announced the initial lineup of guests for its first ever MondoCon, which takes place September 20 and 21 at Austin’s Marchesa Hall & Theater.
Among the artists slated to appear are Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Bernie Wrightson (Swamp Thing), Basil Gogos (Famous Monsters of Filmland), Geof Darow (Hard Boiled), Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), and the Phantom City Creative. According to the release announcing the list of guests, »
- Clark Collis
But Davis, who died Sunday at age 88, was active in TV, film and stage for more than 15 years before she donned the blue uniform to become housekeeper Alice Nelson on the enduring ABC sitcom. When “Brady Bunch” began, Davis received equal billing with stars Florence Henderson and Robert Reed, who were lesser known to TV at the time.
Davis, after all, had earned two supporting comedy actress Emmys for her role as “Shultzy” in the 1960s rom-com “The Bob Cummings Show” (aka “Love That Bob”). She played the devoted assistant with a deep crush on her boss, a professional photographer and ladies’ man.
Here are a few things most “Brady Bunch” fans probably don’t know about Davis’ career, gleaned from the pages of Variety. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Bondage chic, the Bride of Frankenstein and a ripped bodysuit -- stars are rocking all the wrong trends this week! Emily Blunt walked the red carpet at the "Edge of Tomorrow" premiere in Paris, rocking a half-sheer, half-leather, high-neck top and pencil skirt. While the actress' body looks amazing just three months after giving birth to baby Hazel, this edgy ensemble looks cheap, instead of chic. Pamela Anderson raised some eyebrows at the World Music Awards, where she sported a white gown that was ill fitting, way too long and like a scene out of an "I Love the 90's" special. Not to mention, she traded in her cute pixie cut for a bleach blonde wig that made her look like the Bride of Frankenstein.Sorry Pam, it's time to step back into the 21st century again!And, Paz de la Huerta landed on our worst dressed list for wearing »
- tooFab Staff
First of all, no, I haven no idea how my insane brain made the connections it did regarding the end of Penny Dreadful's second episode, "Séance." (I'm off that cold medication now). What I do know is that in "Resurrection" it was all made clear, or at least, as clear as Penny Dreadful ever is. And in its third hour, the show continued the story of Victor Frankenstein in such a wonderful and emotional way that the entire series could really just be about him and his weird, created family. Hit the jump for why, despite what the poets say, death is not serene. So Victor's "first born," the unnamed monster from the original novel, has returned. Although it is not Victor who chases the monster, but the other way around. After destroying Proteus, which he saw as a "merciful abortion," Frankenstein's Monster gives a detailed account of his development in the world, »
- Allison Keene
Truly one of my favorite horror movies of all time, Robert Hiltzik’s 1983 summer slasher Sleepaway Camp first shocked me as a young genre fan and continues to age like a fine genre wine with every passing year. The cult classic is finally coming to Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory and, to celebrate, Daily Dead recently chatted with Hiltzik about the film that defined his career.
Thanks so much for speaking with me today, Robert. Sleepaway Camp has always been one of my favorite horror movies, so I’m really excited to talk about it and the new Blu-ray.
Robert Hiltzik: Oh, thanks so much. I haven’t had a chance to see the Blu-ray yet, but I know Scream Factory does some great stuff on their titles, so I’m really happy they’re the ones putting out Sleepaway Camp.
They definitely are the right ones to be »
- Heather Wixson
With various X-Men smearing their mutant DNA all of your movie screens this weekend, it's become painfully obvious that movie studios are still terrifed of superheroes with vaginas. Storm continues to be the single most-wasted ineptly-transferred great character from the comics but Kitty Pryde has an even sadder story. "X-Men Days of Future Past," one of the most famous and influential comic arcs of all time, originally granted the phasing young mutant (played by Ellen Page in the movies) the starring role. We all knew they would find a way to sideline her.
I lurve Hugh Jackman but one of my biggest disappointments about the X-Men movies continues to be the way the team aspects are muted in order to make it all about the charismatic clawed one. The Avengers figured out a way to balance multiple headliners but the X-Men movies haven't been that inspired. So here are two »
- NATHANIEL R
Interview and photo by Michael Lizarraga.
When Lon Chaney Sr. drove by a tall, thin contract actor waiting for a bus one night in the pouring rain, the famous movie star did more than just offer this unassuming Englishman a ride home; he gave his passenger some acting tips that would forever change his life: “Find something that no one else is doing or willing to do, and do it better than anyone else; leave your mark.”
The unassuming passenger, of course, was Boris Karloff.
From its 1910 screen debut to the recent I, Frankenstein and upcoming Whale/Karloff remake, Mary Shelley’s “man playing God” tale has cinematically endured for over a century, largely due to the “quarterback” and “maestro” of all monsters, Boris Karloff. Twice inscribed on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, twice featured on the U.S. stamp, his voice heard every Christmas throughout millions of homes, Karloff »
- Holly Interlandi
So the phone rings, and I answer it, and it's Mel Brooks. That's an actual thing that happened. That's now something I can say. And even better, the 40 minute conversation that followed me answering the phone is one of my favorites in recent memory. How often do you get to talk to a comedy legend about one of the pinnacle moments of not only their career, but of film comedy in general? I was told I'd have about 15 minutes originally. Time was tight. And if you get offered 15 minutes to talk to Mel Brooks about "Blazing Saddles," you take it, right? We ended up having a really fun back and forth about that film, about films he's produced, about his partnership with Gene Wilder, and about the ways Hollywood failed the great Richard Pryor. The only reason we wrapped it up is because we had to, and it would have »
- Drew McWeeny
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