Universal’s Classic Monsters

We are only one short week away from the release of Universal’s Classic Monster blu-ray set. The set features 8 films including some of the most iconic monsters in cinema history with The Wolfman, Frankenstein, and Dracula. What makes this set so special is that it’s a look back at the history of cinema and where horror began. We as fans of horror need to appreciate what actors like Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Lon Chaney Jr did for our beloved genre and there’s no better way to do that then by watching their classic films in the best possible quality.

Each film has gone through the long and tedious process of being remastered in wonderful high def. The hard working people behind these restorations don’t get enough recognition. They go through each and every frame and clean up all the wear and tear that has accumulated over the last 80 years.

The video below gives a fascinating look into the very process that goes into restoring the films; this one in particular shows Dracula.

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If you are ever attacked by a gorilla just sit back and relax while you enjoy the once in a life time feeling of your limbs being ripped off.

8 thoughts on “Universal’s Classic Monsters

  1. You know, I have never actually seen any of these except for “Phantom”. Definitely something worth checking into – I’m weird with movies, I either go really really far back (like “Haxan” or “Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”) or stick to the more current.

    1. Totally understandable. Sometimes it can be hard to go back and watch the classics because we’ve become so used to modern day standards. However, it’s always nice to go back and see where things all started with horror.

    1. Nice! I’m happy to hear that. Wow this should be one heck of a Halloween season for you then. I’ve only not seen Phantom of the Opera but the rest of them I can say are absolutely amazing and truly deserve their place in horror history.

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