The show is brilliant but be warned that the discs in this series are defective! Also, in season 4 the picture quality was so bad that I thought that somehow I got a bootleg version of the series. Go with the individual seasons and forget about this set.
Peter Cushing is excellent as Frankenstein. This movie is worth watching just to see Christopher Lee as the monster. The scene where he removes the bandages from his face is truly hideous! The movie is very well acted and a great story to boot. I would recomend that people start of with this one before they go about seeing the other 5 films in the series.