Tom Cruise’s 2017 film “The Mummy” was supposed to be the beginning of Universal Pictures‘ “Dark Universe,” a Marvel-inspired interconnected franchise that would reignite the Universal Monster Movies of yesteryear. The film opened at number-two at the box-office and only made $80M domestically, and despite “The Mummy” grossing over $409M worldwide, the Dark Universe has been placed on pause. While the new brand of monsters may be sitting on the bench at the moment, Universal still has a treasure trove of iconic movies featuring monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, and others. There’s thirty iconic cinematic films in a new Blu-ray collection called “Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection” and the set is releasing on August 28, 2018. The 30-Film Collection includes all of Universal Pictures’ legendary monsters from the studio that pioneered the horror genre with imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror in iconic films from the 1930s to late-1950s.
The new set showcases all of the original films featuring the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon. These films star some of the most legendary actors in the genre, including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous.
The set also includes a 48-page collectible book filled with behind-the-scenes stories and rare production photographs and is accompanied by an array of bonus features including behind-the-scenes documentaries, 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, theatrical trailers and more.
The full rundown of The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection includes 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 set is releasingnext week, so you should have it in time for an exceptional Halloween marathon this year, you can find more information on the set on Amazon.com.