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Check Out Our Review and Image Gallery for Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection on Blu-Ray

6 November 2012 1:31 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One thing we always make time for here at Dread Central is honoring the masters, and we wanted to take a moment to point out our recent review of Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection on Blu-ray along with the overflowing image gallery Universal provided to us as a supplement.

Click Here to read our review of Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection (as you can imagine, it earned pretty high marks), and enjoy perusing the exclusive photos below.

From the Prior Press Release:

Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection brings together the very best of Universal’s legendary monsters—imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-ray, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, »

- The Woman In Black

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Trailer Debut for Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection on Blu-ray

2 October 2012 4:12 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Today's the day that Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on Blu-ray, and in honor of the occasion, Universal has released a trailer for the collection. See Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains, and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that made them famous!

From the Press Release:

Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection brings together the very best of Universal’s legendary monsters—imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-ray, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence, and much more.

Each iconic film is accompanied by an array of bonus features that tell the fascinating story of its creation and history, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, »

- The Woman In Black

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New Trailer for the Universal Classic Monsters Blu-ray Collection

2 October 2012 11:15 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

One of the biggest Blu-ray releases of the year is now available and Universal has shared a new trailer that shows off their updated classics. For those that missed our previous story, we’ve included details on the Universal Classic Monsters Blu-ray collection and another video that shows the restoration work done on Dracula:

For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray as Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection brings together the very best of Universal’s legendary monsters—imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-ray, a »

- Jonathan James

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Guest Blog: Scott Essman's They're Still Alive - The Universal Classic Monsters

25 September 2012 12:40 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In celebration of the October 2nd Blu-ray release of the Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, veteran horror historian Scott Essman has prepared a truly monstrous trip back through time for you classic horror fans!

It’s a quiet dusty morning in the summer of 1916 and all but a small eastern region of the San Fernando Valley is largely undeveloped, to say nothing of unpopulated. For the past year, inside of an unassuming front gate just over the hill from Los Angeles proper, two men are trying to forge their path in the fledgling motion picture business: Lon Chaney and Jack Pierce. Nascent actors Chaney, 33, and Pierce, 27, were completely unknown, but each had an angle; they could both work magic out of a simple makeup case, fully transforming their faces and even parts of their bodies to put themselves into a better position to be cast in a role. »

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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray Release Date and Details

6 July 2012 12:01 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Universal's 100th anniversary celebration continues to churn out must-own Blu-ray titles, the latest announcement being Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray set that will be available in stores beginning October 2.

This eight-film collection includes digitally restored versions of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Included in the package is a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and more.

Each film will include a slew of bonus features, highlighted by a never-before-seen featurette about the restoration of Dracula. Also of note is The Creature from the Black Lagoon will be presented in its original 3D version.

Click here to pre-order Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection on Blu-ray for $111.99 at Amazon.com, 30% off the $159.98 list price.

Each film in the set is listed in chronological order below, accompanied by their »

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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Coming to Blu-ray October 2nd

28 June 2012 11:55 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror.com

Universal classic monster fans can now officially rejoice as the studio announced today they will be bringing their highly regarded classic monsters to blu-ray in a massive Essential collection on October 2nd. 

As part of their 100th anniversary celebration, Universal Studios will release eight chilling classics from the studio that pioneered the horror genre, digitally restored and released on Blu-ray™ for the first time ever.

The ultimate box set includes 8 classic films from the Universal vault of spine-tingling terror with over 12 hours of bonus features just in time for Halloween.

From the Press Release:

For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-rayTM as Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, »

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Dracula, Frankenstein & More Coming To Blu-ray in Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection!

28 June 2012 11:23 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

 

Just last week Universal & Warner Bros superb announcement of the Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection & Dial M For Murder in 3D/Strangers on a Train Blu-ray’s just about made everyone weak at the knees, this announcement will flat out knock you on your ass. Universal is bringing 9 of their classic monster films to Blu-ray with remastered HD transfers and a wallop of bonus features, all packaged in a very attractive book casing that includes an illustrated booklet. If that isn’t enough, Universal is giving us the Spanish version of Dracula as well as the 3D version of Creature from the Black Lagoon. Looks like I’ll be digging deep into my pockets for a 3d TV this year! Read on for all of the specs and details, you’ll definitely want to add this to your collection when it streets October 2nd!

Eight Chilling Classics from the »

- Justin Edwards

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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Debuts On Blu-ray October 2, 2012

28 June 2012 3:54 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-rayTM as Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection brings together the very best of Universal.s legendary monsters.imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-rayM, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and much more.  Each iconic film is accompanied by an array of bonus features that tell the fascinating story of its creation and history, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, photo galleries, and trailers. Especially appealing for fans are a never-before-seen featurette about the restoration »

- Michelle McCue

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Details, Artwork, and a Clip from Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection on Blu-ray

28 June 2012 10:59 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

For the first time ever eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray as Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on October 2, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

From the Press Release:

Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection brings together the very best of Universal’s legendary monsters—imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-ray, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence, and much more. Each iconic film is accompanied by an array of bonus features that tell the fascinating story of its creation and history, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, photo galleries, and trailers. Especially appealing for fans are a never-before-seen »

- The Woman In Black

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Classic Universal Monsters All Coming to Blu-Ray!

28 June 2012 9:56 AM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

About time! Time to stop working and focus on something that Really matters. After a lot of hemming and hawing, Universal is bringing all of our favorite famous monsters of filmland (hey…) to Blu-Ray in a massive collection featuring eight movies and eight monsters (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man, Phantom Of The Opera, The Invisible Man and The Bride Of Frankenstein) jam-packed with awesome special features. The Creature will even be in 3-D, if your TV allows such a wondrous thing. I could go on and on about this, but I think what you really want to read is the press release (complete with titles and special features) from Universal. Give it a read and when it’s available for pre-order (the collection is released October 2nd), we will put up a link immediately.

For the first time ever, eight of the most »

- Andy Greene

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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Blu-ray Collection Announced

28 June 2012 6:38 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We knew that Universal was working on a Blu-ray collection containing some of their classic horror films and we now have all the details. Titled Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection, the release includes digitally restored versions of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera, and Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Continue reading for the official press release, a list of bonus features for each film, box art, and a video clip showing the restoration of Dracula:

Press Release: Universal City, California, June 28, 2012—For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray as Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, »

- Jonathan James

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