Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray (8 disc Boxset) only £10.79 delivered @ Zavvi
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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray (8 disc Boxset) only £10.79 delivered @ Zavvi

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Found 10th Dec 2017
I love my old, classic b&w horror movies and this is a fab set, and the cheapest I've ever seen this. Use code XMASBOX10 to buy at this price.
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. Digitally restored in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound. This essential set includes a never-before-seen featurette about the restoration of Dracula and the first ever offering of Creature from the Black Lagoon in its restored Blu-ray 3D version.

Dracula

The original 1931 movie version of Bram Stoker's classic tale has for generations defined the iconic look and terrifying persona of the famed vampire. Dracula owes its continued appeal in large part due to Bela Lugosi's indelible portrayal of the immortal Count Dracula and the flawless direction of horror auteur Tod Browning.
Bonus Features:
  • Dracula: The Restoration - New featurette available for the first time!
  • Monster Tracks: Interactive Pop-Up Facts About the Making of Dracula
  • Dracula Archives
  • Score by Philip Glass Performed by the Kronos Quartet
  • Feature Commentary by Film Historian David J. Skal
  • Trailer Gallery

Frankenstein

Boris Karloff stars as the screen's most tragic and iconic monster in what many consider to be the greatest horror film ever made. Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) dares to tamper with the essential nature of life and death by creating a monster (Karloff) out of lifeless human body parts. Director James Whale's adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel and Karloff's compassionate portrayal of a creature groping for identity make Frankenstein a timeless masterpiece.
Bonus Features:
  • The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster
  • Karloff: The Gentle Monster
  • Monster Tracks: Interactive Pop-Up Facts About the Making of Frankenstein
  • Universal Horror
  • Frankenstein Archives
  • Boo!: A Short Film
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
  • Feature Commentary with Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
  • 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics
  • Trailer Gallery
The Mummy
Horror icon Boris Karloff stars in the original 1932 version of The Mummy in which a team of British archaeologists accidentally revives a mummified high priest after 3,700 years. Alive again, he sets out on an obsessive - and deadly - quest to find his lost love. Over 50 years after its first release, this brooding dream-like horror classic remains a cinematic masterpiece.
Bonus Features:
  • Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed
  • He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce
  • Unraveling the Legacy of The Mummy
  • The Mummy Archives
  • Feature Commentary by Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns and Brent Armstrong
  • Feature Commentary by Film Historian Paul M. Jensen
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era

The Invisible Man
Claude Rains delivers an unforgettable performance in his screen debut as a mysterious doctor who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, Rains arrives in a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery, but the drug's side effects slowly drive him to commit acts of unspeakable terror.
Bonus Features:
  • Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed
  • Production Photographs
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
  • 100 Years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters

The Bride of Frankenstein

The acclaimed sequel to the original Frankenstein has become one of the most popular horror classics in film history. The legendary Boris Karloff reprises his role as the screen's most misunderstood monster, now longing for a mate of his own. Colin Clive is back as the proud and overly ambitious Dr. Frankenstein, who creates the ill-fated bride (Elsa Lanchester). The last horror film directed by James Whale features a haunting musical score that helps make The Bride of Frankenstein one of the finest and most touching thrillers of its era.
Bonus Features:
  • She's Alive! Creating The Bride of Frankenstein
  • The Bride of Frankenstein Archive
  • Feature Commentary with Scott MacQueen

The Wolf Man

Originally released in 1941, The Wolf Man introduced the world to a new Universal movie monster and redefined the mythology of the werewolf forever. Featuring a heartbreaking performance by Lon Chaney Jr. and groundbreaking make-up by Jack Pierce, The Wolf Man is the saga of Larry Talbot, a cursed man who transforms into a deadly werewolf when the moon is full. The dreamlike atmospheres, elaborate settings and chilling musical score combine to make The Wolf Man a masterpiece of the genre.
Bonus Features:
  • Monster by Moonlight
  • The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth
  • Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr.
  • He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce
  • The Wolf Man Archives
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver

The Phantom of the Opera

This lavish retelling of Gaston Leroux's immortal horror tale stars Claude Rains as the masked phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House. A crazed composer who schemes to make beautiful young soprano Christine DuBois (Susanna Foster) the star of the opera company, the Phantom also wreaks revenge on those he believes stole his music. Nelson Eddy, as the heroic baritone, tries to win the affections of Christine as he tracks down the murderous, horribly disfigured Phantom.
Bonus Features:
  • The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked
  • Production Photographs
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Scott MacQueen
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
  • Theatrical Trailer

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Captured and imprisoned for scientific study, a living "amphibious missing link" becomes enamored with the head researcher's female assistant (Julie Adams). When the hideous creature escapes and kidnaps the object of his affection, a crusade is launched to rescue the helpless woman and cast the terrifying creature back to the depths from which he came. Featuring legendary makeup artist Bud Westmore's brilliantly designed monster, Creature from the Black Lagoon is an enduring tribute to the imaginative genius of its Hollywood creators.
Bonus Features:
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon in Blu-Ray 3D
  • Back to the Black Lagoon
  • Production Photographs
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
  • Trailer Gallery
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Great price for some classics that I wanted to introduce my boys too. Ordered. Many thanks op
Wow, this is a fantastic price, heat added.
Heated hot imo. Now if only the Val Lewton collection was reduced...
The picture quality on these are amazing for such old films, especially Dracula.
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seems like a great deal!! thanks for sharing.
Thanks for this, had been meaning to buy this for a while. I also bought the Hitchcock Blu-Ray set too which was a good price with the code.
I was tempted to get the steelbooks with the Alex Ross covers as I'm a sucker for steelbooks and Alex Ross artwork, but £11 versus £70? I think I can live without the steelbooks.

Heat added.
Absolutely cracking price, at that price I can't say no, perfect viewing for the nights after work ^_^
Edited by: "Dragonics" 11th Dec 2017
Surely these films are in the Public Domian by now, as the copyright will have run out ?

If thats the case then you will be able to watch them on online for free, without breaking the law.
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1p cheaper than my zoom post. 1p is a saving though! Heat!
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quadnas3 h, 31 m ago

Surely these films are in the Public Domian by now, as the copyright will …Surely these films are in the Public Domian by now, as the copyright will have run out ?If thats the case then you will be able to watch them on online for free, without breaking the law.


In 1080p? Its a well presented box set and well worth just over a tenner.
quadnas5 h, 15 m ago

Surely these films are in the Public Domian by now, as the copyright will …Surely these films are in the Public Domian by now, as the copyright will have run out ?If thats the case then you will be able to watch them on online for free, without breaking the law.



Even the oldest of these films (Dracula and Frankenstein) won't be in the Public Domain for another 10 years. Creature From the Black Lagoon not until 2050.
If you want to wait until then go ahead, but Public Domain versions tend to be very poor quality (as nobody stands to profit, why bother with a costly restoration?). You're much better just stumping up a mere £10 to get them today in BluRay quality with loads of bonus material.
Big fan of the Universal Classics and this boxset is excellent value. Recommended
Reminds me I wish I'd managed to grab hotukdeals.com/dea…131 back in the day.
Sold out 😣
Just got it for £12 new on eBay.
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