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5.0 out of 5 stars It's about time!
This collection has been long overdue! Savor it! Relish it! The ultimate Universal collection in all of its digitally remastered glory will NOT disapppoint the true fans of the genre nor any low key fan either. Frankenstein collection includes the 1931 RESTORED version("Now I know what it feels like to BE GOD!"), the superior 1935 sequel BRIDE (Elsa Lanchester's...
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3.0 out of 5 stars THE MONSTER RETURNS - IN A DELUXE DVD EDITION!
By now everyone should be familiar with Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's macabre tale of the doctor who created life by sewing together parts of dead bodies. That the movie "Frankenstein" (1931)has very little to do with the rest of the novel is a mute point. James Whale's masterfully directed film remains one of the high water marks of cinema in general and horror...
Published on May 2 2004 by Nix Pix


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5.0 out of 5 stars It's about time!, June 1 2004
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This review is from: Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection (Frankenstein / The Bride of Frankenstein / Son of Frankenstein / The Ghost of Frankenstein / House of Frankenstein) (DVD)
This collection has been long overdue! Savor it! Relish it! The ultimate Universal collection in all of its digitally remastered glory will NOT disapppoint the true fans of the genre nor any low key fan either. Frankenstein collection includes the 1931 RESTORED version("Now I know what it feels like to BE GOD!"), the superior 1935 sequel BRIDE (Elsa Lanchester's bust line has never looked better!), solid sequel SON, 1942's Ghost, and the very good HOUSE OF(1944).
Bride of Frankenstein will always be my fave from Universal's vault of horror and the commentary is highly engaging. Watch it without and then with. Maybe someday Universal will release the fully restored 90 minute version of Bride that includes the Dwight Frye murder subplot involving Auntie and Uncle Glutz, the Goldstadt Morgue inquest scene, the monster's assault on E.E. Clive's(Was he Colin's brother?) burgomeister, Dr. Pretorious's OTHER little person in jar scene(part of which can still be glimpsed in this version), and the extended prologue with even more of busty Lanchester.
The films, themselves, look extraordinary on DVD. They are crisp, clear and sound magnificent. One interesting feature with regard to 'Frankenstein' and 'Bride Of' is the special features involving still photos with background music. Noteworthy:Bride of Frankenstein was one of the first films to have a fully orchestrated score just for the film. There is even a gem of commentary in which we learn that a rumour circulated of Franz Waxman suing Rodgers and Hammerstein(Listen to Bali Hi from South Pacific and tell me that it does not evoke the 3-note creation sequence from Bride!). Theatrical trailers are a riot, but why was Valerie Hobson the only actor in which Universal superimposed a title card over her preview scene? My only complaint is that Universal should have included Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein(read my review of this one).
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the three Legacy Collection box sets, May 30 2004
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Daniel Jolley "darkgenius" (Shelby, North Carolina USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection (Frankenstein / The Bride of Frankenstein / Son of Frankenstein / The Ghost of Frankenstein / House of Frankenstein) (DVD)
Just as Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein are the most complex and impressive of all the classic Universal monster movies, Frankenstein The Legacy Collection is the most impressive of the three Legacy Collection DVD sets. Not only do you get five classic Frankenstein's monster films, you also are treated to more numerous and significant extra features here than in the Dracula and Wolf Man Legacy Collection releases.
It is difficult to compare and contrast the different Universal monsters; my personal predilection draws me to Dracula, but I daresay Frankenstein's monster is the most successful, memorable, and influential of the Dracula - Frankenstein's monster -Wolf Man triad. The first two Frankenstein films are nothing short of brilliant (although I still regret that they did not truly recreate the monster of Mary Shelley's imaginative vision), with the sequel, Bride of Frankenstein, actually going one better than the original. When you think of Universal's Dracula, you think of Bela Lugosi; when you think of The Wolf Man, you think of Lon Chaney, Jr. When you think of Frankenstein, however, you think of Boris Karloff as the monster, Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein, Elsa Lanchester as the Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale as the ingenious director, Jack Pierce as the legendary horror make-up artist, etc. Virtually every last detail of the first two Frankenstein films is perfect, unforgettable, and remarkably complex - the vision, the style of presentation, the iconic performances, the make-up, the special effects, everything. Not even Dracula is as memorable in half as many ways as both Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein are.
Little more need be said of the first two Frankenstein films; they are the best of the Universal classics, and their complexity and appeal make them more amazing and impressive with each day that passes. But what of the other three films included here? Well, Frankenstein isn't what he used to be under Whale's direction. A lot of people seem to like Son of Frankenstein, but I see this is as the beginning of the big, dumb Frankenstein's monster stereotype that has stripped the monster of popular culture of the innocence and great human pathos that defined him early on. The film is most significant for being Karloff's last performance in the role he made his own, as the great horror actor wisely wished to have no part in the now-inevitable dumbing-down of the monster. Featuring Basil Rathbone as Baron Wolf von Frankenstein, Bela Lugosi as Ygor, the broken-necked madman who befriends and to some degree controls the monster, and Lionel Atwill as the show-stealing Inspector Krogh, Son of Frankenstein robs the creature of his ability to speak and thus denies him the moving vestige of humanity bestowed upon him in the unsurpassed Bride of Frankenstein.
The Ghost of Frankenstein continues the story begun in Son of Frankenstein, this time introducing yet another Frankenstein son in the form of Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein (played most engagingly by Sir Cedric Hardwick). Incredibly, both Ygor (Lugosi) and the monster (now played by Lon Chaney, Jr.) survived the end of the previous film, and the pair set out to find yet another son of Frankenstein in hopes of restoring the monster's strength (long baths in boiling sulphur followed by radical ice therapy can get a monster down). Not surprisingly, the monster stirs up a little trouble in town, and Ludwig's attempt to undo his father's crucial mistake by replacing the monster's brain with a solid, non-criminal brain ultimately goes awry, thanks to Ygor and Ludwig's traitorous assistant Dr. Bohmer (Lionel Atwill). I actually found Ghost of Frankenstein to be a major improvement on the Son of Frankenstein storyline, although most fans seem to prefer Son of Frankenstein over this film.
House of Frankenstein boasts all three of the Universal monster heavyweights: Frankenstein's monster (now played by Glenn Strange), the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.), and Count Dracula (played by John Carradine - the world's worst Dracula). It also features Boris Karloff in the role of the mad scientist who causes all sorts of trouble. A sequel of sorts to Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, House of Frankenstein is a major disappointment in my eyes; only the Wolf Man character gets a decent treatment in this fun but rather insignificant film.
The extras in this collection are wonderful. For starters, you get theatrical trailers for all the films except Son of Frankenstein, poster and photo galleries for Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, and a discussion by Van Helsing director Stephen Sommers of the pervading influence of Universal's Frankenstein's monster in the horror movie industry. Frankenstein comes with a commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer, while Bride of Frankenstein features commentary by film historian Scott MacQueen (one of the best commentaries I've heard). Then there are two significant feature documentaries: The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster looks back through the history of the Universal Frankenstein movies, while She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein examines the making of Bride of Frankenstein. Both of these features include wonderful interviews with the daughter of Boris Karloff and the son of Dwight Frye. Finally, there is a short film called Boo! I was clueless as to what this could be, and I am still unsure of its origins, but it is basically a slightly comical little film featuring footage from Nosferatu, Frankenstein, and at least one other film.
This collection is not perfect (beware in particular a dangerous little bump in the casing beneath each DVD, as each one is just dying for the chance to scratch a disc). Still, considering how much material is included here, the Frankenstein Legacy Collection DVD set is a bargain that all Frankenstein fans would do well to snatch up. Of course, if you are interested in Dracula and the Wolf Man as well as Frankenstein's monster, look into getting the all-inclusive Monster Legacy Collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Frankenstein Legacy, May 25 2004
This review is from: Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection (Frankenstein / The Bride of Frankenstein / Son of Frankenstein / The Ghost of Frankenstein / House of Frankenstein) (DVD)
In celebration of VAN HELSING, Universal has pulled out the classic monster movies and given them the royal treatment that has been long overdue to them. This is the FRANKENSTEIN box set, containing five of the films telling the horrific, tragic tale of the Frankenstein Monster.
1. FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
Under the protection of darkness, Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) and his hunchback assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye) steal bodies and organs to build the doctor's dream; a man-made being. On a stormy night, with Dr. Frankenstein's mentor, Dr. Waldman (Edward Van Sloan), Victor Moritz (John Boles), and his fiancee Elizabeth (Mae Clarke) watching him, Frankenstein brings his creation to life. Unknowingly, the brain Frankenstein used was a criminal's brain. Now, the doctor must do what he can to stop the Monster (Boris Karloff)
A pure classic, none the less. The atmosphere is appropriately gothic, the makeup is ingenious, the script is almost flawless, and the direction is very unique (4 closeups in a row, followed by an establishing shot). Performance wise, Clive defines the accursed doctor, Boles does what he can in his thankless role, Clarke is breathtaking as Elizabeth, Frye sets the standard for crazed assistants, Van Sloan is in strong form, and of course, Boris Karloff is in his star-winning performance as the monster.
JUDGEMENT: 10/10
2. THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
Though apparently killed by the burning windmill, the monster (Boris Karloff) survives, as does the good doctor (Colin Clive). Unfortunately, Dr. Pretorious (Ernest Thesiger) coerces Henry back into the realm of gods and monsters, suggesting they give the monster, who has learned how to talk, what he wants; a bride (Elsa Lancaster)
James Whale has done the unthinkable. He has created a sequel that has surpassed it's legendary original. The gothic scenery, the beautiful dialogue, and the narrative is brilliant, retaining the elements of the novel and being original at the same time. Karloff delivers his greatest performance ever, Clive delivers an intensity that was unrivaled during that time, Thesiger is simply brilliant as the Dr. Hyde version of Dr. Frankenstein, Lancaster is equally beautiful as Mary Shelley as she is terrifying as the bride, and they're supported by a well-rounded supporting cast.
JUDGEMENT: 10/10
3. SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939)
Many many years after the "destruction" of the monster, Dr. Frankenstein's son, Wolf Von Frankenstein (Basil Rathbone) and his family have moved in to Castle Frankenstein, despite the hatred the town has for their family. Their happiness is shattered when Wolf discovers that the monster (Boris Karloff) lives in his father's laboratory. The monster's friend, Ygor (Bela Lugosi) convinces the doctor to help the monster. However, Ygor lies behind ulterior motives.
While it lacks a bit in atmosphere, it certainly lives up to the previous films, with a welcome sense of sarcasm and humor. Karloff is back for the final time as the monster, once more speechless, and he delivers another fine performance. Rathbone brings some youthfulness to the franchise and a daringness that Henry Frankenstein didn't have in the first two. Atwill shines in one of his many roles in the Frankenstein films, and Lugosi nearly steals the movie in the only role that surpasses DRACULA.
JUDGEMENT: 10/10
4. THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)
A few years have passed now, and the people demand that Dr. Frankenstein's abandoned laboratory be destroyed. They destroy it, but fail to kill Ygor (Bela Lugosi), who miraculously survived the wounds Wolf Von Frankenstein inflicted upon him. When the building is blown up, the Monster (Lon Chaney, Jr.) is set free. However, he is sick and requires the help of Dr. Frankenstein's 2nd son, Ludwig Von Frankenstein (Sir Cedric Hardwicke). Ludwig reluctantly agrees to help the monster, but then chooses to give this monster a good brain, one that will rid it of evil. However, Ygor has other plans.
Though good, it falls behind a bit. Erle C. Kenton, though a good director, clearly lacks the style and wit of James Whale and Lee Rowland. The screenplay is good, though, and the film overall is more tense than the previous films. Hardwicke is a nice contrast from the more energetic Rathbone, Lugosi is good as always, Atwill is back in a different role, and Chaney, Jr. is trying his best to play the monster, but fails to bring any of the compassion or terror that Boris Karloff could create. Worth a watch.
JUDGEMENT: 8/10
5. HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)
Dr. Gustav Niemann (Boris Karloff) escapes from prison with his assistant, Daniel (J. Carrol Naish), with the intent to find the records of Dr. Frankenstein and make his own monster. Along the way, Dr. Niemann seeks revenge against those who sent him to prison, and they also run across a gypsy woman (Belle Mitchell) who Daniel falls in love for. They also meet Count Dracula (John Carradine), Larry Talbot AKA The Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.) and Frankenstein's monster himself (Glenn Strange)
Though overly silly at times and not as effective as the rest of the bunch, HOUSE is a nice addition to the franchise. Karloff, though sadly missed from his trademark role, does good here, and it's nice to see him without all that makeup for once. Naish makes his hunchback sympathetic, and Mitchell is wonderfully full of life. Chaney, Jr. is great as Talbot/Wolfman, and it's nice for him to have a love interest this time out. Carradine takes the role of Dracula and makes it his own, but he feels like an afterthought and pretty much slows the narrative down. Strange, though physically on the mark, is a goofy-looking idiot in that makeup and he plays it robotically, without any emotion or trace of what this monster once represented. Still, not too bad.
JUDGEMENT: 6/10
EXTRAS
There are also some really nice and informative documentaries. THE FRANKENSTEIN FILES tells you all you ever wanted to know about these films, SHE'S ALIVE! is strictly about the creation of THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, and there is a documentary featuring the cast and crew of VAN HELSING discussing these old films. Both FRANKENSTEIN and BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN have commentaries, but they are boring and dull. A couple of trailers, a short film, and a few extras scattered around as well.
JUDGEMENT: 9/10
OVERALL JUDGEMENT: 90
Three flawless films, one really good film, and one good yet flawed film, combined with boring commentaries, interesting documentaries, a fun short film, and Stephen Sommer's VAN HELSING documentary make for a wonderful box set that is everything that these films deserved and then some.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD, best of the 3 legacy sets, May 24 2004
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This review is from: Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection (Frankenstein / The Bride of Frankenstein / Son of Frankenstein / The Ghost of Frankenstein / House of Frankenstein) (DVD)
1. Frankenstein (1931) - Dr. Frankenstein breathes new life into a body made of dead parts. Unfortunatly it gets an abnormal brain and begins to terrorize the countryside. The only one who can stop him is his creator. Even for a 70+ year old movie, this is how to make a classic horror movie. Contained commentary from a film historian. 10/10
2. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - The monster survived, and now is looking for companionship. Meanwhile another scientist forces Dr. Frankenstein to continue his reanimation of the dead. The monster gets to speak and suprisingly gives an emotional performance. Also has running commentary. 9.5/10
3. Son of Frankenstein (1939) - The son of Frankenstein returns to discover the monster still lives with his friend Ygor (Lugosi). When the monster begins to kill again he must find a way to stop him. 7/10
4. Ghost of Franestein (1942) - Ygor and the monster find the OTHER son of Frankenstein :-) and starts brain-switching to cure the monster. 4/10
5. House of Frakenstein (1944) - All 3 monsters appear in this movie, but Dracula get shafted early and this is mostly the wolf-man show. Has some really great acting all around. 6/10
.. All this for ~ 20$! Also has 2 documenterys (~40min each) Great buy for 5 great movies, the first 2 are classics! Plus you get to see famous parts that Mel Brooks spoffed in "Young Frankenstein".
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5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC UNIVERSAL HORROR!, May 24 2004
This review is from: Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection (Frankenstein / The Bride of Frankenstein / Son of Frankenstein / The Ghost of Frankenstein / House of Frankenstein) (DVD)
In part to take advantage of the release of "Van Helsing", Universal has release three great collections of movies centering on their three great horror Stars: Dracula, the Wolf Man, and Frankenstein. In Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection you get five Frankenstein movies on two discs. It's actually three discs as one is double-sided.
The Movies are Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, Ghost of Frankenstein, and House of Frankenstein. In addition to the five films, you get two 40 minute documentaries on the making of Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein. Those two films also have full-length commentaries by film historians Rudy Behlmer and Scott MacQueen.
There are also still galleries of the posters used to promote the first two Frankenstein Films as well as a short film feature called "Boo". The Films have been re-mastered and restored to their original forms without the edits that were made over the years. Finally there is a short look at the new Van Helsing film.
Much more cannot be said of Frankenstein and "Bride". They are two of the renowned classics of the genre and deservedly so. James Whale's brilliant and atmospheric directing provide a gothic sense of forboding that were lacking in the rest of the films.
Son of Frankenstein was the third in the series and the last to feature Boris Karloff as the monster. Basil Rathbone plays the son who returns to the village where his father made the original monster and is scorned by the villagers.
To his astonishment, he finds out that the monster was not destroyed and has been cared for by Ygor, played by Bela Lugosi as a broken-necked grave robber. Eventually they revive the creature who does Ygor's evil bidding. The creature regressed here and was no longer talking as he did in "Bride". He is also much more decidedly evil as opposed to the sympathetic creature of the first two films. Son also lacks the gothic atmosphere of the first two movies but it's still good.
House of Frankenstein was one of several teamings made in the 1940's of Universals "big Three" of the Monster, Dracula, and the Wolfman. The others included House of Dracula, Frankestein Meets the Wolf Man, and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
While there is a definite decline in quality as the series goes on, this is still an outstanding collection and I think the best of all the recently released Legacy collections. I particularly love the vast array of movie posters which were produced, many of which I had never seen before.
A definite must for fans of classic horror. Hopefully Universal will not stop here and eventually will produce sets on the Mummy and Creature from the Black Lagoon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars He loves dead, hates living, May 15 2004
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Otto Yuen (Toronto, ON Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection (Frankenstein / The Bride of Frankenstein / Son of Frankenstein / The Ghost of Frankenstein / House of Frankenstein) (DVD)
Frankenstein's Monster is probably one of the most misunderstood monster in horror film's history. Wasn't his choice, the Monster was made to be alive. He speaked for himself, "I love dead, I hate living." The Monster wasn't that bad at all, he's just like the Elephant Man, quite sympathetic.
The DVD contains 2 disc (1 single sided and 1 double sided) with 5 classic horror films: four sequels of Frankenstein, and one another film called House of Frankenstein. It comes with quite lots of special features like original theatrical trailers, documentary feature, commentary audio track, original poster and photo galleries, English closed captioned, and other substitles, etc. Surprisingly, both picture and audio quality are quite good & clear. Obviously, they are newly remastered for better clarity.
It also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how these original Frankenstein films inspired director Stephen Sommers on his new movie Van Helsing. I don't feel it's an inspiration, I think Stephen Sommers wants to reuse couple classic scenes to show some authenticity of Frankenstein's monster in his new movie. But it seems it's trying to promote his new movie Van Helsing. Besides that, the true & serious fans of Frankenstein should find this DVD as their MUST-HAVE collectible item.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Now I know what it feels like to own Frankenstein!, May 3 2004
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Robert Alan Bryan "JettBlackBerryX" (Waldorf, Maryland USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection (Frankenstein / The Bride of Frankenstein / Son of Frankenstein / The Ghost of Frankenstein / House of Frankenstein) (DVD)
I missed buying Frankenstein (1931) when it was out 4 years ago and have been kicking myself ever since. Its been selling for $30 or more on ebay and then you're sometimes buying a Brazillian edition(!!!).--
I enjoyed finally seeing the original (twice) and then watching it with the commentary turned on.
I then watched Bride the same way. (okay so I'm a DVD nerd).
This set was a bargain. While I think the first 3 Frankenstein films are REAL Classics I prefer Son of Frankenstein just a tad over the other two for personal reasons.
"Son of Frankenstein" has glaring continuty flaws if one has just viewed the first two movies.
Why is the village that is home to The Family Frankenstein now known 25 years later as the village of Frankenstein rather than the village of Gestadt as in the first two? [There was a signpost which established this in the first movie]
The lab was in an old watchtower (very much destroyed) not next door to the castle.
and so on and so on....
But Basil Rathbone's "Wolf" (Wolfgang von Frankenstein--notice the 'von' has been added) and the character of Inspector Krogh are superb.
Karloff's monster is actually better I think now that he is mute again. [Karloff always belived that the monster having speech in "Bride" was a mistake"].
Lugosi's Ygor is a true villain. He also set the benchmark for Mad Scientist Sidekicks that lives today. [Well you don't see a Mad Scientist's sidekick called Frtiz or Karl!]
All 5 movies are treasures. Keep in mind that Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman leads into Ghost of Frankenstein.
(ha ha! see why you need to buy them all!)
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3.0 out of 5 stars THE MONSTER RETURNS - IN A DELUXE DVD EDITION!, May 2 2004
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Nix Pix (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection (Frankenstein / The Bride of Frankenstein / Son of Frankenstein / The Ghost of Frankenstein / House of Frankenstein) (DVD)
By now everyone should be familiar with Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's macabre tale of the doctor who created life by sewing together parts of dead bodies. That the movie "Frankenstein" (1931)has very little to do with the rest of the novel is a mute point. James Whale's masterfully directed film remains one of the high water marks of cinema in general and horror films in particular. Whale followed his original up with "The Bride Of Frankenstein", a film that many critics consider equal to, if not better than, the original. Sadly, the last three films in this series are pathetic B-pictures that do not capture either the essence or mood of the first two masterpieces.
TRANSFER: The original 1931 film looks very good for its age. Though age related artifacts exist they are not terribly distracting. There is also a considerable amount of film grain. The grain is more noticeable in "Bride of Frankenstein" than the original. The last three films in the series are rendered with a marked improvement in image quality. In all cases, the gray scale is properly balanced with deep, solid blacks and nicely balanced contrast levels. There is a bit of edge enhancement and some pixelization but never anything that terribly distracts. The audio for all the films is mono. The original 1931 film exhibits slightly more hiss.
EXTRAS: Two very concisely produced featurettes that discuss the making of the first two films, an audio commentary for the first two movies and theatrical trailers and production notes for all of the films.
BOTTOM LINE: While the transfer quality is somewhat inconsistently rendered, this is by far the best that these films have ever look. Recommended!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The care and quality are obvious, April 30 2004
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Mark Nave (Sandersville, MS) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection (Frankenstein / The Bride of Frankenstein / Son of Frankenstein / The Ghost of Frankenstein / House of Frankenstein) (DVD)
A few words of praise about a quality release at a reasonable price.
Such great care was taken in assembling and organizing the extras on this 2-disc set, I must assume the movies themselves are faithfully presented.
Though the 5 movies are split between 2 discs, one of them 2-sided, I've rarely seen such a good job of organizing. Frankenstein and Bride, plus trailers and publicity material are on disc 1. The posters and publicity stills for Bride are lavishly presented. Backed with Franz Waxman's errily beautiful score, the items are arranged to tell the story of Bride in a 9-minute montage like none I've seen or heard. The scores to all the movies are so brilliant and shrill you can picture a studio orchestra recording them. Even the subtitles have an unusual clarity. Their font and placement make them like none I've seen. The DVD box is a hard, snap container. Again, like none I've seen. This is why I say great care was taken with this collection, regardless of your feeling for the lesser sequels, Ghost, Son and House. One thing I must note, the outside box promises four Frankensein trailers, the original and three reissues. I've found only one, though the others might be within the documentaries on disc 2. This in no way mitigrates my admiration for this effort.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome back, Frankie!, April 27 2004
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This review is from: Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection (Frankenstein / The Bride of Frankenstein / Son of Frankenstein / The Ghost of Frankenstein / House of Frankenstein) (DVD)
This is the second round on DVD for these films. Universal had them out earlier in separate cases. But this set is welcome, nonetheless. Frankenstein, along with Dracula, is one of the classics of all time in film and a must-have for all movie fans. To digress, the three sets released at the same time - this one, the Dracula movies, and the Wolf Man movies - are genuine treasures, if still B-movies. What's missing now are the Mummy movies in a box set to match these. They were released earlier in separate boxes but it would be nice to have them in a box that matches this set. And last, and most assuredly not least, there are the Creature movies that still need some attention from Universal. Creature from the Black Lagoon has been on a fine Universal DVD for some time. But where oh where are Revenge of the Creature and The Creature Walks Among Us. You can get these on Universal VHS tapes, but no DVD has been done of them and truly needs to be. Even as campy as they may be, we truly need them to round out the Universal horror family. So, come on, Universal, you know what we want. How about soon, please.
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