From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection showcases 8 of 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. Starring Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous, these original films set the standard for a new horror genre with revolutionary makeup, mood-altering cinematography and groundbreaking special effects. Featuring over 12 hours of revealing bonus features plus an exclusive collectible book, each film has been digitally restored from high resolution film elements for the ultimate classic monster experience.
Dracula Introduction to the Spanish language version by Lupita Tovar Kohner Audio Commentaries: Film Historian David J. Skal; Dracula: Dead and Loving It screenwriter Steve Haberman Alternate Philip Glass score performed by the Kronos Quartet "The Road to Dracula" "Lugosi: The Dark Prince" featurette "Dracula: The Restoration" featurette The Dracula Archives feature Trailer gallery Frankenstein Audio Commentaries: Film historian Rudy Behlmer; Historian Sir Christopher Frayling Monster Tracks interactive pop-up feature about the making of Frankenstein "The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster" featurette "Karloff: The Gentle Monster" featurette "Universal Horror" featurette The Frankenstein Archives feature Boo!: A Short Film "100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics" featurette Trailer gallery The Mummy Audio Commentaries: Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns, and Brent Armstrong; Film historian Paul M. Jensen 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 "100 Years Of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era" featurette Trailer gallery The Invisible Man Audio commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer "Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed" behind-the-scenes featurette "100 Years Of Universal: Unforgettable Characters" featurette Production photographs Bride of Frankenstein Audio commentary with Scott MacQueen "She's Alive! Creating The Bride Of Frankenstein" behind-the-scenes featurette The Bride of Frankenstein Archives feature "100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics" featurette Trailer gallery The Wolf Man Audio commentary with film historian Tom Weaver "The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth" Featurette "Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney, Jr." featurette He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art Of Jack Pierce The Wolf Man Archives feature "100 Years Of Universal: The Lot" featurette Trailer gallery Phantom of the Opera (1943) Audio commentary with Scott MacQueen "The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked" behind-the-scenes featurette "100 Years Of Universal: The Lot" featurette Theatrical trailer Production photographs Creature from the Black Lagoon Original 3D version of the film 2D version of the film Audio commentary with Tom Weaver "Back to The Black Lagoon" behind-the-scenes featurette "100 Years Of Universal: The Lot" featurette Trailer gallery Production photographs