Universal Monsters: The Classic Collection

Format: Blu-ray

Genre: Comedy

Location: Fi24xb

This collection contains:

Dracula (1931)

After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in Eastern Europe, Renfield enters Castle Dracula to finalize the transfer of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to her friend Mina Seward, daughter of Dr. Seward, who then calls in a specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina’s health. After realizing that Dracula is a vampire, Van Helsing tries to prepare Mina’s fiance, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that must be taken to prevent Mina from becoming one of the undead.

Frankenstein (1931)

Henry Frankenstein is a doctor trying to discover a way to make the dead walk. He succeeds and creates a monster that has to deal with living again.

The Mummy (1932)

In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovered the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young expedition member reads the Scroll out loud and then goes insane, realising that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman.

The Invisible Man (1933)

A mysterious man, whose head is covered in bandages, wants a room. The proprietors of the pub aren’t used to making their house an inn during the winter months, but the man insists. They soon come to regret their decision. The man quickly runs out of money and has a violent temper. Worse still, he seems to be some chemist and has filled his room with messy chemicals, test tubes, beakers and the like. When they try to throw him out, they make a ghastly discovery.

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Dr Frankenstein and his monster both are alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil-experiment business. Still, when mad scientist Dr Pretorius kidnaps his wife, Dr Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the monster’s companion.

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discovers a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, the fiancée of one in the expedition, with whom he has fallen in love.

Phantom of the Opera (1943)

Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary “phantom” whom none can find in the mazes and catacombs. But both of Christine’s lovers have plans to ferret him out.

The Wolf Man (1941)

Upon the death of his brother, Larry Talbot returns from America to his ancestral home in Wales. He visits a gipsy camp with village girl Jenny Williams, who is attacked by Bela, a gipsy who has turned into a werewolf. Larry kills the werewolf but is bitten during the fight. Bela’s mother tells him this will cause him to become a werewolf at each full moon. Larry confesses his plight to his unbelieving father, Sir John, who then joins the villagers in a hunt for the wolf. Transformed by the full moon, Larry heads for the forest and a fateful meeting with both Sir John and Gwen Conliffe.