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Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy and The Wolf Man Complete Legacy Collections heading to Blu-ray

universal legacy monster 2017 blu ray packshotsUniversal Pictures’ classic monsters are unleashed onto Blu-ray on May 8 in four bonus-packed box sets; The Frankenstein Legacy Collection, The Dracula Legacy Collection, The Mummy Legacy Collection and The Wolf Man Legacy Collection. Combined, the four box sets contain 27 classic monster movies, 22 of which have never been released on Blu-ray before.

The Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula and The Wolf Man are some of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters. Collectively these four classic monsters have inspired generations of filmmakers for years and paved the way for a rich and varied genre. Old fans and new can now own the complete Legacy Collections, digitally restored to look and sound more terrifying than ever.

The Frankenstein Legacy Collection

The original Frankenstein is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defned the Hollywood horror genre. Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection includes 7 flms from the original legacy including the tragic classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless flms that followed. These landmark motion pictures defned the iconic look of Henry Frankenstein’s Monster and his Bride, and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Frankenstein to this day.

The collection includes: Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Son of Frankenstein* (1939), Ghost of Frankenstein* (1942), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man* (1943), House of Frankenstein* (1944), House of Dracula* (1945), and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein* (1948). Special Features include: 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics, The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made A Monster, Karloff: The Gentle Monster, Monster Tracks (subtitle file, interactive pop-up facts about the making of Frankenstein that can be read while watching the film), 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, She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein Archives, Feature (The Bride of Frankenstein) Commentary with Scott MacQueen, 100 Years of Universal: The Lot, 100 Years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters, Abbott And Costello Meet The Monsters, Abbott And Costello Theatrical Trailer, and Feature (Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein) Commentary With Film Historian Gregory W Mank.

The Dracula Legacy Collection

The original Dracula is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the frightening classic starring Bela Lugosi and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the famed vampire and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Dracula to this day.

The collection includes: Dracula (1931), Dracula’s Daughter* (1936), Son of Dracula* (1943), House of Frankenstein* (1944), House of Dracula* (1945), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein* (1948).  Special Features include: Dracula (1931) Spanish Version, Introduction to the Spanish Version by Lupita Tovar Kohner, Dracula: The Restoration, The Road To Dracula, Lugosi: The Dark Prince, Feature Commentary by Film Historian David J Skal, Alternate Score By Philip Glass performed by the Kronos Quartet, Dracula Trailer, Dracula's Daughter Trailer, Son Of Dracula Trailer, House of Dracula Trailer, Dracula Archives, Monster Tracks Pop-Up Facts (subtitle file), 100 Years of Universal: The Lot, 100 Years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters, Abbott And Costello Meet The Monsters, Feature (Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein) Commentary With Film Historian Gregory W Mank.

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The Mummy Legacy Collection

The original Mummy is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the terrifying classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the ancient Egyptian monster and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of the Mummy to this day.

The collection includes: The Mummy (1932), Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy* (1955), The Mummy’s Hand* (1940), The Mummy’s Tomb* (1942), The Mummy’s Ghost* (1944) and The Mummy’s Curse* (1944). Special Features include: The Mummy Feature Commentary with Film Historian Paul Jensen, Mummy Dearest Featurette, He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce, Universal Horror (narrated by Kenneth Branagh), and Unraveling the Legacy of the Mummy.

The Wolf Man Legacy Collection

The original Wolf Man is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 7 films from the original legacy including the eerie classic starring Lon Chaney Jr. and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the tragic monster and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of the Wolf Man to this day.

The collection includes: The Wolf Man (1941), She-Wolf of London* (1946), Werewolf of London* (1935), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man* (1943), House of Frankenstein* (1944), House of Dracula* (1945), and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein* (1948). Special Features include: Centennial Trailer, 100 Years of Universal: The Lot, Monsters 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, 100 Years of Universal: The Lot, 100 Years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters, Abbott And Costello Meet The Monsters, Abbott And Costello Theatrical Trailer, Feature (Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein) Commentary with Film Historian Gregory W Mank.

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Order The Dracula Legacy Collection at Amazon UK

Order The Mummy Legacy Collection at Amazon UK

Order The Wolf Man Legacy Collection at Amazon UK

Stuart O'Connor is the Managing Editor of Screenjabber, the movie review website he co-founded with Neil Davey far too many years ago. He likes all genres, as long as the film is good (although he does enjoy the occasional bad "guilty pleasure"), and drinks way too much coffee.

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