Universal Classic Monsters: Coffin Box Set?

 
Old 12-11-03, 07:08 AM
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Universal Classic Monsters: Coffin Box Set?

does anyone have any experience with this set? i am referring to the Universal 8 DVD set of the old monster flicks, which include Dracula, Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera, etc. all 8 come in a black box shaped like a coffin.

my 11 year old is obsessed with old black and white films, and he loves the monster movies. i've thought of trying to get one of these sets for him (ebay ), but it seems that it is not a US release version. it supposedly plays R1, but i am unsure of what quality to expect.

would it be worth the 100 (give or take) bucks, plus a shipping fee that would get it here in time for Christmas?
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Old 12-11-03, 08:03 AM
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I would try here at xploitedcinema to try and save a few bucks. It's out of stock at the moment but expected in by 12/20 and they say other forms of expedited delivery is available.

http://www.xploitedcinema.com/dvds/dvds.asp?title=1240

I've used these guys before and have been very happy.
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Also there is a brazilian site which has these and may have them in stock. Drop me an e-mail of you want me to look.
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Old 12-11-03, 08:46 AM
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I'm looking for the one DVD out of this set
UPC 025192076725
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
(1943 CLAUDE RAINS version)

if anybody wants to let go of theirs.

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wow, that's a great link, speedy! thanks!
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Old 12-11-03, 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by speedy1961
I would try here at xploitedcinema to try and save a few bucks. It's out of stock at the moment but expected in by 12/20 and they say other forms of expedited delivery is available.
Be very careful about ordering this. Look at the graphic of the product and you'll see that these titles are not in English.

That's because this isn't the US edition with 8 separate DVDs but some foreign version with 4 cases, each containing 2 DVDs.

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Also it states that these DVD's are encoded for regions 1, 3, and 4. These must be foreign, as all Universal classic monster titles are out of print.
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They are the foreign editions of the Universal classics. Xploited Cinema is a US based importer. To date over the course of 5 orders, I have had no problems with anything that I've ordered for them.

They are the same movies however.
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Old 12-11-03, 10:23 AM
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Yes they are the Brazilian release. I have been wanting to pick this up for some time but have not yet. Xploited is a good company though, so if you are going to buy them you should have no problem dealing with them.
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I saw some nice Universal monster DVD coffin box sets in Japan. There were two different ones that had 4 discs each. Heres one of them:



http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/...134798-5380300

Very tempting for me!
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Old 12-11-03, 11:33 AM
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Hey there,

I purchased this box set from Xploited a month ago. The movies all have the same features that the us version has except the spanish version of dracula. It's an awesome box set and the person that runs Xploited is very cool and helpful.

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I got mine from Xpoilted and here is another kudos to them. Timely shipping (shipped before payment had cleared via Paypal) and the list goes on and on.

Worth buying, for sure.
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I think it is worth waiting for Universal to rerelease these films. They will do so eventually.
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thanks everyone who replied, especially for the feedback on the discs and the company.

Miss Peach, i appreciate the concern, but the link Speedy gave was exactly the set i have been looking for. i know they are not a US set, but that is what i was wanting to buy. the novelty of the packaging will definitely appeal to the little guy who is getting this.
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Glad I was able to help Jalizarin!
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Originally posted by MISS PEACH
I'm looking for the one DVD out of this set
UPC 025192076725
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
(1943 CLAUDE RAINS version)

if anybody wants to let go of theirs.

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Miss Peach,
I have a single DVD of The Phantom of the Opera and I also have an extra of The Wolfman for anyone else who's interested.
Contact me [email protected]
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Grr, I bought all of the Universal Monsters (except for the Mummy double features of the second wave...just not a Mummy fan) discs as they came out, so I have no need to double dip...but I want that @#$%ing coffin!!!
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Old 12-11-03, 03:35 PM
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Hmm, I'd pick up the set but I really want the spanish version of Dracula that came with the US disk. I'll keep waiting.
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Ooooh I wanted to get those coffin versions in Japan. But my wife used the "But you already have them and don't need to buy them again just to get a coffin" excuse. Damn them and their powers.
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Universal is releasing the Hugh Jackman film "Van Helsing," featuring appearances by many of their classic monsters. Jackman plays a monster hunter of sorts. The release date is in May 2004. I would imagine that Universal would want to tie-in all their old classic monster movies into this new release. I would be expecting all the old films to get a reissue and, hopefully, remastered transfer.
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Originally posted by Tarnower
Universal is releasing the Hugh Jackman film "Van Helsing," featuring appearances by many of their classic monsters. Jackman plays a monster hunter of sorts. The release date is in May 2004. I would imagine that Universal would want to tie-in all their old classic monster movies into this new release. I would be expecting all the old films to get a reissue and, hopefully, remastered transfer.
That would rule.
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This set looks awesome. I only have Frankenstein since these went OOP before I even knew they existed.

How are they packaged inside the coffin?
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The coffin looks great. If I knew they were being reissued for sure I'd sell off the ones I have that are all still sealed. I have to get around to actually watching my DVDs.
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This set rules, and unless you must have the spanish version of Dracula, the Coffin set is definitely the way to go. It's cheaper (ebay) and the Coffin box is a much cooler display piece, IMO.

And another for Xploited Cinema. Prompt email response and great service.
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Old 12-11-03, 06:12 PM
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Coffin Joe also comes in a coffin but it doesn't look as cool as this set. Has anyone seen Coffin Joe? Is it any good?
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