Last year I picked up the Universal Monsters: Essential Collection Blu-ray set, which is an absolute must-own for all fans of Universal’s classic monster movies. The set includes all 8 core movies along with all sorts of special features and bonus goodies; what it unfortunately doesn’t include, however, are the various sequels and spinoffs to films like Dracula and The Wolf Man.
All of those follow-up films can be found alongside the originals in Universal’s Legacy Collection releases – none of which, until last year, made their way onto Blu-ray. At the tail end of last year, Universal began bringing the Legacy Collection to Blu-ray with high-def sets for Frankenstein and The Wolf Man, and we’re happy to report that Dracula and The Mummy are next.
- Dracula – Special features include ‘The Road to Dracula,’ ‘Lugosi: The Dark Prince,’ ‘Dracula: The Restoration,’ ‘Monster Tracks,’ ‘Dracula Archives,’ Alternate Score by Philip Glass, Feature Commentary with Film Historian David J. Skal, Feature Commentary with Steve Haberman, Trailer Gallery
- Dracula’s Daughter
- Son of Dracula
- House of Frankenstein
- House of Dracula
- Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein – Special features include ‘Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters,’ Feature Commentary with Film Historian Gregory W. Mank, Theatrical Trailer, ‘100 Years of Universal: The Lot,’ ‘100 Years at Universal: Unforgettable Characters’
- The Mummy – Special features include ‘Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed,’ ‘He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce,’ ‘Unraveling The Legacy of The Mummy,’ ‘The Mummy Archives,’ Feature Commentary with Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns and Brent Armstrong. Feature Commentary with Film Historian Paul M. Jensen, Trailer Gallery, ‘100 Years of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era’
- The Mummy’s Hand
- The Mummy’s Tomb
- The Mummy’s Ghost
- The Mummy’s Curse
- Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy
Check out release art below.
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