Blu-ray Review: ‘Universal Pictures Classic Monsters Complete 30-Film Collection’ Is All Kinds Of Awesomeness

Alright admit it you’re a sucker for a good classic Dracula, Frankenstein, Werewolf, Mummy, Creature From The Black Lagoon, Phantom Of The Opera movie from the the 1930’s to 1950’s. With stars like Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester recreating their characters in numerous movies for Universal Pictures. I remember growing up (and when we only have 3 main channels and 2 minor channels), watching creature double feature every Saturday night. They would always air these movies and I would be obsessed with watching them in the dark and my dad coming and scaring me.

Now you can relive all these movies (in the dark if you would like) on Blu-ray. I wouldn’t have time to review each movie as there are 30 films but if you’ve ever watched any of them you know how great they are. And now with the conversion to Blu-ray they’re that much better. This set even includes the classic Abbott and Costello movies where they meet Frankenstein, Dracula and the werewolf and the one where they meet The Mummy (and these two are really good).

The set also includes a 48 page collectible book with great stories, photos. Also included as bonus features are behind the scenes documentaries, 3D versions of Black Lagoon movies, a 1931 Spanish Version of Dracula, features on the stars of the movies and commentaries.

This is just one outstanding set of classic movies. I much prefer to watch these than in some ways today’s movies and the way they are filmed. There’s more of a simplicity to these movies and it’s refreshing. And there a lot of fun! It will take up hours of your time and for some bring back memories.

You can pick it up in stores now from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

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