Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection heading to DVD

universal-monstersFor 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 well as a 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, rare correspondence and more to enhance the viewing experience, Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection includes:

Dracula (1931) Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (1943)
Frankenstein (1931) Phantom of the Opera (1943)
The Mummy (1932) Son of Dracula (1943)
The Invisible Man (1933) The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944)
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)
Werewolf of London (1935) House of Frankenstein (1944)
Dracula’s Daughter (1936) The Mummy’s Curse (1944)
Son of Frankenstein (1939) House of Dracula (1945)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940) She-Wolf of London (1946)
The Mummy’s Hand (1940) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
The Invisible Woman (1940) Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
The Wolf Man (1941) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Invisible Agent (1942) Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
The Mummy’s Tomb (1942) The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Behind the Scenes Documentaries
  • The 1931 Spanish Version of Dracula
  • Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr. and Jack Pierce Featurettes
  • 13 Expert Feature Commentaries
  • Archival Footage
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • And Much More

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No price has been released and no news yet on the set being released in the UK.

Around the Internet…

  • Baxter

    Blu Rays, please.

  • Baxter

    Blu Rays, please.

  • Paul Counelis

    This is awesome…but WHY NOT BLU-RAY? Plus, come on…I have all these special features five times already. At least ONE new documentary would be cool. There are plenty of movies in this collection that have never had a documentary.

  • GrannyGooGah

    Why isn’t Gojira on here? Probably the most famous, or at least most meaningful monster movie there’s been. Or even the Creature from 50,000 fathoms? A movie that inspired most monster movies. Get it together! Jeez.

  • GrannyGooGah

    Why isn’t Gojira on here? Probably the most famous, or at least most meaningful monster movie there’s been. Or even the Creature from 50,000 fathoms? A movie that inspired most monster movies. Get it together! Jeez.

    • Josh Machan

      Because Gojira’s a Toho film, this is Universal’s Classic Monsters so there wouldn’t be any Godzilla films in a Universal set.

  • GrannyGooGah

    I meant the Beast*

    *I often make mistakes :P

  • GrannyGooGah

    I meant the Beast*

    *I often make mistakes :P

  • GrannyGooGah

    I meant the Beast*

    *I often make mistakes :P

  • GrannyGooGah

    I meant the Beast*

    *I often make mistakes :P

  • GrannyGooGah

    I meant the Beast*

    *I often make mistakes :P

  • sna

    I don’t do blu ray or stream online AT ALL (TOO many dvds in my collection to start switching to those (the inn things) gimmicks), so this is awesome, already pre-ordered my copy!

    • Ygor

      I have all of these films on DVD. It was a pain to find them all, but most of these have only be available on DVD. So Blu Rays are needed. Universal did a sloppy job putting these out on DVD, so to finally do a decent DVD set now, in 2014 is ludicrous. What next? A VHS set?

  • Ygor

    It’s dastardly that they didn’t release a Essentials Vol. 2. Even worse that the same films from the Essentials are on this set, and set that mainly appeals to the exact people who would have bought the Essentials Blu-Ray set.

    Also, In my opion, this isn’t complete with out Black Cat, The Rave, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Man Made Monster, The Old Dark House, The Mole Men, and This Island Earth, if not more. To buy this you have to trust that Universal isn’t going to release a box set with all of these plus more on Blu-Ray in five years. I’m going to look into how much I’d get for selling the films I have from this set and if that close to how much this set is, then I’ll sell those and get this when it goes on sale around Christmas (which it will) on Amazon.