Fans of Universal's movie monsters will be getting a perfect Halloween present this year. Universal has announced that movies featuring Universal icons such as Dracula and Frankenstein's monster will be coming to Blu-ray in the Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection set. The collection hits shelves on October 2nd, packing in restored versions of eight films, over 12 hours of bonus features, and a 48-page collectible booklet.

The Essential Collection includes all the classic creatures: Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Phantom of the Opera, and everybody's favorite gill-man, the Creature from the Black Lagoon. The line-up alone should be enough to tempt any true fan, but each film has also been digitally restored, so you'll get to see all the Universal classics with high-def picture and sound. You can check out a short featurette about the restoration of Dracula below, and then we've got the full rundown of each film's bonus features.



Dracula (1931)
  • Dracula, the 1931 Spanish version, with Introduction by Lupita Tovar Kohner
  • The Road to Dracula
  • Lugosi: The Dark Prince
  • Dracula: The Restoration -- New Featurette Available for The First Time!
  • Monster Tracks: Interactive Pop-Up Facts About the Making of Dracula
  • Dracula Archives
  • Score by Philip Glass performed by the Kronos Quartet
  • Feature Commentary by Film Historian David J. Skal
  • Feature Commentary by Steve Haberman, Screenwriter of Dracula: Dead and Loving It
  • Trailer Gallery
Frankenstein (1931
  • The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster
  • Karloff: The Gentle Monster
  • Monster Tracks: Interactive Pop-Up Facts About The Making of Frankenstein
  • Universal Horror
  • Frankenstein Archives
  • Boo!: A Short Film
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
  • Feature Commentary with Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
  • 100 Years Of Universal: Restoring the Classics
  • Trailer Gallery
The Mummy (1932)
  • 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 by Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns and Brent Armstrong
  • Feature Commentary by Film Historian Paul M. Jensen
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era
  • Trailer Gallery
The Invisible Man (1933)
  • Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed
  • Production Photographs
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Rudy Behlmer
  • 100 Years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
  • She’s Alive! Creating The Bride of Frankenstein
  • The Bride of Frankenstein Archive
  • Feature Commentary with Scott MacQueen
  • 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics
  • Trailer Gallery
The Wolf Man (1941)
  • Monster by Moonlight
  • The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth
  • Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney, Jr.
  • He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce
  • The Wolf Man Archives
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
  • Trailer Gallery
Phantom of the Opera
  • The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked
  • Production Photographs
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Scott MacQueen
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
  • Theatrical Trailer
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
  • The Creature From The Black Lagoon in 3D
  • Back to The Black Lagoon
  • Production Photographs
  • Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot
  • Trailer Gallery

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