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Universal classic monsters : the essential collection.

Author: Carl LaemmleTod BrowningJames WhaleKarl FreundGeorge WaggnerAll authors
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Dracula: After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of the Count, the two head to London where the vampire hopes to stroll among respectable society by day and search for potential victims by night.

Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein creates a true monster from dead human parts, but it gets out of control and into trouble.

Mummy: A mummy is accidentally revived after 3,700 years by a British archeology team. Dressed in the garb of a modern-day Egyptian, he sets out to find his lost love, terrorizing the members of the expedition who must find a way to stop him.

Invisible man: A scientist discovers how to make himself invisible but can't reverse the process. He realizes with terror that he has become a prisoner of his unseen self, and this unbearable state drives him to madness and murder.

Bride of Frankenstein: Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it.

Wolf man: A man who returns to the family estate to take over its affairs risks becoming a victim of the centuries-old curse of the werewolf.

Phantom of the opera: A melodrama about a hideous-looking man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his unrequited love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors.

Creature from the Black Lagoon: In the upper reaches of the Amazon River, a scientific team discovers an amphibious creature, a living missing link. The creature is captured and falls in love with the female assistant of the leader of the research team. The lonely creature kidnaps her, and the scientist mounts an effort to reclaim his sweetheart and return the creature to his watery home.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Horror films
Monster films
Werewolf films
Film adaptations
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Laemmle; Tod Browning; James Whale; Karl Freund; George Waggner; Arthur Lubin; Jack Arnold; Garrett Fort; Francis Edwards Faragoh; John L Balderston; R C Sherriff; William J Hurlbut; Curt Siodmak; Harry J Essex; Arthur Ross; Bela Lugosi; Helen Chandler; David Manners; Dwight Frye; Ed Van Sloan; Boris Karloff; Colin Clive; Mae Clarke; Zita Johann; Claude Rains; Gloria Stuart; William Harrigan; Valerie Hobson; Elsa Lanchester; Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger; Warren William; Ralph Bellamy; Maria Ouspenskaya; Evelyn Ankers; Lon Chaney, Jr.; Nelson Eddy; Susanna Foster; Richard Carlson; Julie Adams; Richard Denning; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; H G Wells; Gaston Leroux; Universal Pictures Company.; Universal Pictures (Firm)
OCLC Number: 820462088
Notes: Blu-ray box set of eight classic monster motion pictures produced by Universal Studios and originally released between 1931 and 1954.
Each disc contains extensive special features.
Performer(s): Dracula: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Herbert Bunston.
Frankenstein: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye.
Mummy: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Bramwell Fletcher, Arthur Byron, Edward Van Sloan.
Invisible man: Gloria Stuart, Claude Rains, William Harrigan, Dudley Digges, Una O'Connor, Henry Travers, Forrester Harvey.
Bride of Frankenstein: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Elsa Lanchester, Ernest Thesiger, Dwight Frye, O.P. Heggie, Una O'Connor.
Wolf man: Claude Rains, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi, Maria Ouspenskaya, Evelyn Ankers, Lon Chaney.
Phantom of the opera: Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Claude Rains.
Creature from the Black Lagoon: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Nestor Paiva, Whit Bissell, Bernie Gozier, Henry Escalante.
Description: 8 videodiscs : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet (46 p. : col. ill. ; 6 3/4 in) in container 7 x 6X 1 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray.
Contents: Dracula / directed by Tod Browning ; screenplay by Garret Fort ; produced by Carl Laemmle ; based on the novel by Bram Stoker (75 min. ; 1931) --
Frankenstein / screenplay by Garrett Fort and Francis Edwards Faragoh ; directed by James Whale ; produced by Carl Laemmle ; based on the novel by Mary Shelley (71 min. ; 1931) --
Mummy / produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr ; screenplay, John L. Balderston ; directed by Karl Freund (75 min. ; 1932) --
Invisible man / directed by James Whale ; produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay, R.C. Sherriff ; based on the novel by H.G. Wells (72 min. ; 1933) --
Bride of Frankenstein / produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; screenplay by William Hurlbut ; directed by James Whale (75 min. ; 1935) --
Wolf man / screenplay by Curt Siodmak ; directed by George Waggner (70 min. ; 1941) --
Phantom of the opera / directed by Arthur Lubin ; produced by George Waggner ; based on the novel by Gaston Leroux (93 min. ; 1943) --
Creature from the Black Lagoon / producer, William Alland ; director, Jack Arnold ; screenplay, Harry Essex, Arthur Ross (79 min. ; 1954)
Other Titles: Wolfman.
Classic monsters
Dracula (Motion picture : 1931)
Frankenstein (Motion picture)
Mummy (Motion picture : 1932)
Invisible man (Motion picture)
Bride of Frankenstein (Motion picture)
Wolf man (Motion picture)
Phantom of the Opera (Motion picture : 1943)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (Motion picture)

Abstract:

Dracula: After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of the Count, the two head to London where the vampire hopes to stroll among respectable society by day and search for potential victims by night.

Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein creates a true monster from dead human parts, but it gets out of control and into trouble.

Mummy: A mummy is accidentally revived after 3,700 years by a British archeology team. Dressed in the garb of a modern-day Egyptian, he sets out to find his lost love, terrorizing the members of the expedition who must find a way to stop him.

Invisible man: A scientist discovers how to make himself invisible but can't reverse the process. He realizes with terror that he has become a prisoner of his unseen self, and this unbearable state drives him to madness and murder.

Bride of Frankenstein: Baron Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it.

Wolf man: A man who returns to the family estate to take over its affairs risks becoming a victim of the centuries-old curse of the werewolf.

Phantom of the opera: A melodrama about a hideous-looking man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his unrequited love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors.

Creature from the Black Lagoon: In the upper reaches of the Amazon River, a scientific team discovers an amphibious creature, a living missing link. The creature is captured and falls in love with the female assistant of the leader of the research team. The lonely creature kidnaps her, and the scientist mounts an effort to reclaim his sweetheart and return the creature to his watery home.

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