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 are available together on DVD in the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection.
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 30-Film Collection brings home classic thrills and chills with some of the most unforgettable characters ever filmed.
What We Thought:
This monstrous (pardon the pun) 21-disc box set includes every Universal Monster Movie made between 1931 and 1956.
It has all the classics; Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, and a lot of lesser-seen films, like The Invisible Man’s Revenge and She-Wolf of London.
I love that this set doesn’t just include the big ones, but actually every single film released featuring the original Universal monsters.
Available separately are themed box sets of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and The Wolf Man, which collect all of the films in each of those series, and a number of the films available separately on Blu-ray for the first time.
My only compliant is that this is a DVD-only set. I really wish it was out on Blu-ray. But that’s a minor complaint, especially considering the age of the movies involved.
This is some pretty sweet stuff!
Here’s the complete list of movies included:
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 Mummy’s Hand (1940)
The Invisible Woman (1940)
The Wolf Man (1941)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Invisible Agent (1942)
The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
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)
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)
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
Behind the Scenes Documentaries
The 1931 Spanish Version of Dracula
Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Jack Pierce Featurettes