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RobCA
01-05-04, 10:37 PM
I don't think this has been posted yet. From DVDDrive-In (http://www.dvddrive-in.com/): On April 27, Universal will release "Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection," made up of titles previously released but currently out of print. The three-disc set will include FRANKENSTEIN (1931), BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN and HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. No FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLFMAN or HOUSE OF DRACULA. This set will retail for under $30. Great price, for what sounds like a great set. I just hope the extra features from the previous releases of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein are included.

Rob

RobCA
01-05-04, 10:48 PM
X-Human.net (http://www.x-human.net/) has some more info about the set: Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection
With Stephen Sommers' Van Helsing coming this May 7th, Universal Studios will be re-releasing their classic monster line up. First up, FRANKENSTEIN:

http://homevideo.universalstudios.com/images/boxart/24461.jpg

Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection

Release Date: 04/27/2004
Packaging: Digipak with Outer Box

Disc One:
Frankenstein (1931)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Son of Frankenstein (1939)

Disc Two:
Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
House of Frankenstein (1944)

It lacks both 'Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man' and 'House of Dracula,' so these will most likely be placed on the Wolf Man and Dracula Legacy box sets. They've got it listed as a 2-disc set, but DVDDrive-In says 3 discs...

Rob

jayson1017
01-05-04, 11:03 PM
Awesome set! and for $30 its a steal! I just hope they do the same thing for the other Universal Monster films.

cactusoly
01-05-04, 11:09 PM
I cant wait. I hope the others Universal monsters are released too. I'm glad I held off on ebay.

Der Zorn Gottes
01-06-04, 12:15 AM
This is excellent news.

Out of this announcement, however, one word keeps me from being overly excited, and that word is "Universal".

wm lopez
01-06-04, 12:18 AM
They left off ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTIEN.

gutwrencher
01-06-04, 12:21 AM
forgot all about this. thanks for the heads-up reminder!

HighSpeedOnIce
01-06-04, 12:43 AM
This is good news :)

SpaceBoy
01-06-04, 12:56 AM
Can't wait to pick this one up.. I agree on the monsters movies too, I wish I could get a boxset of those, other then ebay of course. :)

speedy1961
01-06-04, 01:09 AM
Originally posted by SpaceBoy
Can't wait to pick this one up.. I agree on the monsters movies too, I wish I could get a boxset of those, other then ebay of course. :)

You can get a boxset Spaceboy. Read here:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=335062&highlight=Universal+Monsters

SpaceBoy
01-06-04, 01:19 AM
Originally posted by speedy1961
You can get a boxset Spaceboy. Read here:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=335062&highlight=Universal+Monsters

Ahh.. Yes, I did see that thread, I forgot about it though. Thanks for the reminder. I might have to jump on this, once I get through some of the backlog I have from the ddd deal last month.

Thanks speedy1961 :thumbsup:

cultshock
01-06-04, 01:31 AM
Great news and great price, but does anyone know if the docs and commentary tracks that were on the original releases of the first 2 films are included in the new set? (maybe unlikely considering that they are throwing 3 films on the first disc).

Megatron
01-07-04, 02:27 PM
i have the coffin set but will buy this no problem.

RobCA
01-07-04, 05:44 PM
Originally posted by RobCA
X-Human.net (http://www.x-human.net/) has some more info about the set...

They've got it listed as a 2-disc set, but DVDDrive-In says 3 discs... FWIW, DVDDrive-In is now saying this will be 2 discs as well.

Rob

darkside
01-07-04, 07:17 PM
This is cool if the extras from the first releases of Frankenstein and Bride are on there. If not it kind of sucks. Those were some great extras to have as a classic horror fan.

Ky-Fi
01-07-04, 09:09 PM
I've already got all these, but what a nice set. Bride of Frankenstein is a wildly creative movie, but I still think the original is the tightest pure horror movie of the bunch, and maybe of any of the Universal classic monsters. I think both Son and Ghost are highly enjoyable as well, and House isn't that far off. Highly recommended.

Yakuza Bengoshi
01-07-04, 09:35 PM
If all those films are really on just two discs, it's unlikely there will be room for extras (absent some serious data compression). I'll pick this set up, but I'm glad that I also have the coffin set mentioned in the other thread.

EPKJ
01-08-04, 09:56 AM
I don't know how much space extras would take up, but these are the time stats for the discs. Perhaps they can fit extras.

Disc One:

Frankenstein (71 Min)
Bride Of Frankenstein (75 Min)
Son Of Frankenstein (99 Min)

Total (245 Min)

Disc Two:

Ghost Of Frankenstein (67 Min)
House Of Frankenstein (71 Min)

Total (138 Min)

LivingINClip
01-08-04, 01:03 PM
I own the Coffin set also, but I will gladly pick this up, just for the last three sequels. I just hope that Dracula / Invisible Man also get the same treatment, I'd love to see their sequels released in the same fashion.

philo
01-08-04, 11:30 PM
Speaking of "Van Helsing", it would be nice if Universal also released THE BRIDES OF DRACULA. I'd also like THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN while they're in the Frankenstein mood.

RobCA
01-13-04, 08:42 AM
From DVDFile (http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-video/archive/2004/01_12.html): Making a return engagement in 2004 is Universal Studios Home Video's highly-acclaimed Classic Monsters Collections, which will be reissued in new special repackaged versions. These multi-flick packs will drop many of the extras found on the previous versions, but will include multiple titles and offer plenty of bang for the buck regardless. First up on April 27th will be the two-disc Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection, featuring the original Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, Ghost of Frankenstein and House of Frankenstein. Each is presented in their original 4:3 full screen aspect ratios and Dolby mono, and no major extras. Retail will be $26.95. Bummer about the extras, but that's a great price for 5 films.

Rob

movieholic
01-13-04, 08:49 AM
info from DVD Aficionado dvd listings

Frankenstein - The Legacy Collection
- Frankenstein (1931)
+ Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster, The (1999)
+ Boo! (1932)
- Bride of Frankenstein, The (1935)
+ She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein (1999)
- Son of Frankenstein (1939)
- Ghost of Frankenstein, The (1942)
- House of Frankenstein (1944)

sounds like a cool set.. i will be picking this up for sure

rennervision
01-13-04, 09:54 AM
I think it's fair to assume Universal is releasing Dracula next. You can all start thanking me for these releases. You see, I have the power to control the universe. All I have to do is buy an OOP DVD off Ebay, (i.e., such as from Universal's monsters collection) and then the press releases come out within a few days of how the movie is about to be reissued.

Anyone know of other DVD auctions you would like for me to consider? I can take up a collection. That way, for a small fee, you too can participate in altering the space-time continuum.

chente
01-13-04, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by rennervision
I think it's fair to assume Universal is releasing Dracula next. You can all start thanking me for these releases. You see, I have the power to control the universe. All I have to do is buy an OOP DVD off Ebay, (i.e., such as from Universal's monsters collection) and then the press releases come out within a few days of how the movie is about to be reissued.

Anyone know of other DVD auctions you would like for me to consider? I can take up a collection. That way, for a small fee, you too can participate in altering the space-time continuum.

Dude, that sux. lol

EPKJ
01-13-04, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by movieholic
info from DVD Aficionado dvd listings

Frankenstein - The Legacy Collection
- Frankenstein (1931)
+ Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster, The (1999)
+ Boo! (1932)
- Bride of Frankenstein, The (1935)
+ She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein (1999)
- Son of Frankenstein (1939)
- Ghost of Frankenstein, The (1942)
- House of Frankenstein (1944)

sounds like a cool set.. i will be picking this up for sure

This seems to indicate that this set duplicates the special features of the original releases. That is good news.

RobCA
01-13-04, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by EPKJ
This seems to indicate that this set duplicates the special features of the original releases. That is good news.
Or it could indicate that they (DVDAf) took the info from the previous releases.

I hope those extras are included, but I doubt they will be. Only time will tell.

Rob

EPKJ
01-13-04, 02:28 PM
Originally posted by RobCA
Or it could indicate that they (DVDAf) took the info from the previous releases.

I hope those extras are included, but I doubt they will be. Only time will tell.

Rob

I prefer to be optimistic. I just don't believe that they would leave out those extras in a rerelease.

W-Mans
01-13-04, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by EPKJ
I prefer to be optimistic. I just don't believe that they would leave out those extras in a rerelease.

Why not?

bboisvert
01-13-04, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by EPKJ
I just don't believe that they would leave out those extras in a rerelease.

Ordinarily, I would agree. But the fact that they are cramming so much stuff onto so few discs seems to indicate that these aren't going to be 'special editions'. I suspect that the audio commentaries, documentaries, etc. from the previous discs are likely gone.

But, I'm sure we'll have official specs and artwork soon.