‘Universal Classic Monsters: Essential Collection’ Blu-ray Review

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on October 7, 2012
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Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
Blu-ray ($158.98)
The ultimate gift for any horror buff—and the perfect way to set the shivers for Halloween—this bone-rattling box gives eight of cinema’s all-time monster-movie masterpieces all-new, hi-def shines. “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” “The Mummy,” “The Invisible Man,” “Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Wolf Man,” Phantom of the Opera” and “Creature From the Black Lagoon” look and sound better than ever. But the set’s bonus content alone is worth bus fare to Transylvania, with 12 hours of behind-the-scenes featurettes, pop-up factoids, commentary tracks and documentaries, a 48-page book, and the first-ever, restored 3-D version of “Black Lagoon,” which lets modern-day audiences see it the way it was originally filmed to be watched back in 1954.