With August coming to a close, a Blu-ray release that should be at the top of the list is Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection.
Universal is known for its conic monster flicks that also launched the careers of such icons as Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, and Lon Chaney Jr., and having these titles in one’s Blu-ray collection is a cinephile’s dream. Starting with 1931’s Dracula, the movies cover 25 years of cinema history ending with 1956’s The Creature Walks Among Us.
Special features include 13 feature commentaries, archival footage, behind-the-scenes documentaries, featurettes (on Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., makeup artist Jack Pierce), archival footage, and production photographs. Also included are 3D versions of Creature from the Black Lagoon and Revenge of the Creature, as well as the 1931 Spanish version of Dracula. Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection is available on Blu-ray starting August 28 via Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.