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Monster Legacy Collection

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Director: Erle C. Kenton, George H. Melford, George Waggner, James Whale

Cast: Erle C. Kenton, George H. Melford, George Waggner, James Whale

     
 
Universal Pictures celebrates their history of classic horror films with this special boxed set collection, which offers enough bells and whistles to please nearly any fan. The Monster Legacy Collection features three two-disc sets, each devoted to a different "golden age" monster character. The Dracula set includes the original 1931 Dracula, a Spanish-language

Overview

Universal Pictures celebrates their history of classic horror films with this special boxed set collection, which offers enough bells and whistles to please nearly any fan. The Monster Legacy Collection features three two-disc sets, each devoted to a different "golden age" monster character. The Dracula set includes the original 1931 Dracula, a Spanish-language version shot at the same time, Dracula's Daughter, Son of Dracula, and House of Dracula. The Dracula disc features an introduction from filmmaker Stephen Sommers, a documentary on the making of the film, a commentary track from author David J. Skal, a gallery of promotional artwork, the movie's original trailer, and an optional score written by Philip Glass and performed by the Kronos Quartet. The Spanish-language Dracula features an interview with actress Lupita Tovar Kohner, while the other movies in the Dracula set include a trailer as their only bonus. Except for the Spanish-language Dracula, all of the films are in English, with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, and French, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono, while the images have been transferred in the original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The Frankenstein set features the movies Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, The Ghost of Frankenstein, and House of Frankenstein. The House of Frankenstein disc includes another introduction from Sommers, a look at the Universal Frankenstein cycle, a making-of short on The Bride of Frankenstein, and additional archival material. Frankenstein features an audio commentary from Rudy Behlmer, while The Bride of Frankenstein includes one from Scott MacQueen. Except for Son of Frankenstein, all of the movies include a theatrical trailer, and like the Dracula cycle, all of the films have been transferred in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, with English-language audio in Dolby Digital Mono and optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. And finally, the Wolf Man set features four feature films: The Wolf Man, Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman, She-Wolf of London, and The Werewolf of London. The Wolf Man features yet another introduction from Sommers, and a commentary track from Tom Weaver. The Werewolf of London is paired with a short documentary on lycanthrope lore, and the other films are matched up with their original trailers. Once again, all four movies are in English, with audio in Dolby Digital Mono, and feature optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish, while the images are transferred in the full-frame ratio of 1.33:1. Lastly, the set is topped off with three specially created hand-painted busts of Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Wolf Man made for this package by Sideshow Collectables.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/27/2004
UPC:
0025192495625
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
6:39:00

Special Features

In addition to the classics Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Wolf Man, bonus films include four Frankenstein films, three Dracula films and three Wolf man films, several of which feature Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, or Lon Chaney, Jr. among others; Exclusive features with director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Van Helsing), demonstrating key original scenes that inspired Van Helsing and how they were re-imagined for this theatrical trailer; Documentaries on the making of the films; Film historian comments; Archival photos, poster, trailers and more!; All three monster legacy collections, featuring selections from The Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man film series; Exclusive hand-cast, hand-painted busts from the award-winning Sideshow collectibles creative team

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Basil Rathbone Baron Wolf von Frankenstein
Bela Lugosi Count Dracula,Ygor,Monster,Bela
Boris Karloff Dr. Gustav Niemann,The Monster
Carlos Villarias Dracula
Colin Clive Henry Frankenstein
Donald Porter Harry Lanfield
Gloria Holden Countess Marya Zaleska
Henry Hull Dr. Glendon
Lon Chaney Count Alucard,Lawrence Talbot,Monster,Wolf Man,Wolfman/Larry Talbot,Lawrence Stewart Talbot
Cedric Hardwicke Frankenstein
Claude Rains Sir John Talbot
Helen Chandler Mina Seward
Ilona Massey Baroness Elsa Frankenstein
J. Carrol Naish Daniel
John Carradine Count Dracula
June Lockhart Phyllis Allenby
Lupita Tovar Eva
Otto Kruger Dr. Jeffrey Garth
Robert Paige Frank Stanley
Warner Oland Dr. Yogami
Barry Norton Juan Harker
David Manners John Harker
Louise Allbritton Katherine Caldwell
Mae Clarke Elizabeth
Marguerite Churchill Janet Blake
Martha O'Driscoll Miliza Morell
Patric Knowles Dr. Mannering,Frank Andrews
Ralph Bellamy Erik Ernst,Capt. Paul Montford
Sara Haden Martha Winthrop
Valerie Hobson Elizabeth Frankenstein,Lisa Glendon
Warren William Dr. Lloyd
Dwight Frye Renfield,Fritz, the Dwarf,Karl
Eduardo Arozamena Van Helsing
Elsa Lanchester Mary Shelley/The Bride
Evelyn Ankers Claire Caldwell,Gwen Conliffe
Irving Pichel Sandor
Jan Wiley Carol Winthrop
John Boles Victor Moritz
Lester Matthews Paul Ames
Lionel Atwill Dr. Theodor Bohmer,Inspector Holtz,Inspector Krogh,Mayor,Inspector Arnz
Carmen Guerrero Lucia
Dennis Hoey Inspector Pierce
Edward Van Sloan Dr. Van Helsing,Dr. Von Helsing,Doctor Waldman
Ernst Thesiger Dr. Septimus Pretorius
Frank Craven Dr. Harry Brewster
Glenn Strange The Monster
Josephine Hutchinson Elsa von Frankenstein
Spring Byington Miss Ettie Coombes
Anne Gwynne Rita Hussman
Jane Adams Nina
Maria Ouspenskaya Maleva

Technical Credits
Erle C. Kenton Director
George H. Melford Director
George Waggner Director
James Whale Director
Jean Yarbrough Director
Lambert Hillyer Director
Robert Siodmak Director
Rowland V. Lee Director
Roy William Neill Director
Stuart Walker Director
Tod Browning Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1 - Dracula
1. Main Titles [1:11]
2. A Night of Evil [4:04]
3. The Castle [3:55]
4. I Am... Dracula [2:49]
5. Renfield's Room [6:08]
6. Bound for England [3:17]
7. The Visitor [6:04]
8. Death Comes at Night [2:23]
9. Nosferatu [2:56]
10. Renfield's Warning [3:38]
11. The Next Victim [3:58]
12. Dracula Revealed [5:08]
13. Lure of the Vampire [3:46]
14. Necessary Precautions [9:00]
15. A Battle of Wills [2:26]
16. The Vampire's Curse [5:39]
17. Dracula Strikes Again [3:57]
18. Evil's End [3:57]
Side #2 -- Disc 2, Side 1 - Dracula
1. Main Titles [1:39]
2. The Count Is Dead [2:41]
3. Guarding Corpses [6:05]
4. Stealing Eyes [4:26]
5. Breaking the Spell [4:45]
6. Superstition vs. Science [3:42]
7. Making a Date [3:13]
8. Good Hunting [1:34]
9. Deadly Influence [5:46]
10. A Model Victim [3:50]
11. Under Hypnosis [4:59]
12. I Need Your Help [6:51]
13. Confirmed Suspicions [3:41]
14. Calling Scotland Yard [2:02]
15. Free Me From the Curse [6:30]
16. Return to Transylvania [3:17]
17. Your Life for Hers [5:23]
18. End Titles [:33]
1. Main Titles [1:11]
2. A Night of Evil [4:04]
3. The Castle [3:55]
4. I Am... Dracula [2:49]
5. Renfield's Room [6:08]
6. Bound for England [3:17]
7. The Visitor [6:04]
8. Death Comes at Night [2:23]
9. Nosferatu [2:56]
10. Renfield's Warning [3:38]
11. The Next Victim [3:58]
12. Dracula Revealed [5:08]
13. Lure of the Vampire [3:46]
14. Necessary Precautions [9:00]
15. A Battle of Wills [2:26]
16. The Vampire's Curse [5:39]
17. Dracula Strikes Again [3:57]
18. Evil's End [3:57]
Side #3 -- Disc 2, Side 2 - Dracula
1. No Count (Main Titles) [4:06]
2. Explore the Unknown [3:50]
3. Mysterious Appearance [5:42]
4. Associated With Evil [2:21]
5. A Fool's Paradise [6:16]
6. Secret Rendezvous [3:40]
7. Jealous Rage [4:47]
8. Reality or Insanity? [3:23]
9. Bad Time [6:21]
10. Retracing the Steps [7:06]
11. He Has Arrived [5:37]
12. Dracula's First Victim [3:32]
13. Cold Like Death [6:25]
14. She's Not Dead! [3:59]
15. Escaped From Jail [:54]
16. Destroy the Creature [4:12]
17. Beds Are Burning [4:11]
18. End Titles [3:20]
1. Night Caller (Main Titles) [4:06]
2. Accepting the Challenge [3:50]
3. Dedicated Physician [5:42]
4. Appointment After Dark [2:21]
5. A Call for Help [6:16]
6. Desperate Soul [3:40]
7. Seeking the Beast [4:47]
8. Echoes of Frankenstein [3:23]
9. Night Music [6:21]
10. Under the Influence [7:06]
11. Tainted Transfusion [5:37]
12. Metamorphosis [3:32]
13. Finding the Curse [6:25]
14. Monster on the Loose [3:59]
15. The Wrong Man [:54]
16. Something's Going On [4:12]
17. Cured at Last [4:11]
18. Broken Promises (End Titles) [3:20]
Side #4 -- Disc 1 - Frankenstein
1. Main Titles; A Word of Friendly Warning [2:01]
2. The Grave Robbers [4:38]
3. The Abnormal Brain [7:26]
4. The Preparations [4:19]
5. Frakenstein's Plan [4:31]
6. The Creation [7:42]
7. The Creature [3:32]
8. His Tormentor [:59]
9. First Blood [6:36]
10. The Creature Escapes [5:50]
11. Maria and the Monster [5:47]
12. The Uninvited Guest [4:34]
13. To Find a Monster [5:33]
14. The Windmill [2:06]
15. Death to the Monster! [2:00]
16. End Titles; A Toast to the Frankensteins [2:15]
1. Main Titles [1:35]
2. Lord Byron [3:53]
3. The Story Resumes [2:27]
4. Blackened Bones? [4:45]
5. Henry Recovers [4:49]
6. Private Business [3:40]
7. The Experiments [4:26]
8. In the Woods [5:14]
9. Captured [3:57]
10. The Blind Man [9:54]
11. In the Cemetery [6:27]
12. Unwelcome Visit [4:57]
13. Unlawful Work [4:04]
14. Where's Elizabeth [3:08]
15. Waiting for Life [5:53]
16. She's Alive [1:48]
17. Rebuffed [3:06]
18. End Titles [:32]
Side #5 -- Disc 2, Side 1 - Frankenstein
1. Main Titles [1:30]
2. Chilly Reception [6:15]
3. Home Sweet Home [6:46]
4. Fireside Chat [7:57]
5. "My Name Is Igor" [5:52]
6. A Place for the Dead [5:08]
7. Diagnosis: Superhuman [9:40]
8. Immortal Life [3:44]
9. Official Visit [3:15]
10. A Boy's Tale [5:12]
11. The Sleeping Giant Awakens [5:51]
12. Igor's Minion [6:41]
13. Dark and Deadly Night [5:32]
14. A Mob at the Gate [5:41]
15. Accused of Murder [3:57]
16. Frankenstein's Revenge [4:42]
17. "Where's Peter?" [4:32]
18. End Titles [6:23]
1. Main Titles [1:22]
2. Violent Resurrection [5:47]
3. "Find Dr. Frankenstein" [3:33]
4. Misunderstood Giant [4:38]
5. Visitor From the Past [5:59]
6. Escape From Injustice [3:47]
7. Family Secrets Revealed [3:10]
8. Capturing the Creature [2:52]
9. "I Must Find a Way" [4:01]
10. Fatherly Advice [5:18]
11. Evil Alliance [3:53]
12. Searching in Vain [3:51]
13. Brain Matters [5:29]
14. Surgical Success [3:01]
15. Mob Justice [2:16]
16. Devastating Betrayal [3:50]
17. Final Reckoning [4:07]
18. End Titles [:18]
Side #6 -- Disc 2, Side 2 - Frankenstein
1. Main Titles [1:36]
2. Escape From Prison [4:16]
3. Chamber of Horrors [2:36]
4. Rise From the Grave [6:37]
5. Glimpse Into a Strange World [5:49]
6. Dracula's Demise [6:53]
7. On the Road to Frankenstein [4:32]
8. A Beautiful Gypsy [2:41]
9. Frozen in Time [3:35]
10. Show Me the Records [3:41]
11. Newfound Friendship [3:08]
12. Ready the Lab [2:57]
13. A Preposterous Plan [3:34]
14. The Ugly Truth [3:12]
15. Long for Death [6:20]
16. A Silver Bullet [4:46]
17. Betraying the Master [3:41]
18. End Titles [:18]
Side #7 -- Disc 1 - The Wolf Man
1. Main Titles [1:32]
2. Lycanthropy [:47]
3. Talbot Castle [2:37]
4. The Observatory [3:50]
5. A Walking Stick [3:34]
6. A Fortune Teller [7:08]
7. An Investigation [5:44]
8. A Gypsy Burial [3:35]
9. Gwen's Accusers [2:51]
10. Frank Andrews [3:44]
11. The Gypsy Woman [4:17]
12. A Werewolf in Camp [8:51]
13. Time for Church [5:47]
14. Wolf Trap [3:42]
15. A Visit at Night [4:16]
16. All Tied Up [3:14]
17. The Hunt Is On [3:43]
18. End Credits [:29]
1. Tomb Robbers (Main Titles) [1:32]
2. Back From the Dead [:47]
3. Full Moon [2:37]
4. Something Terrible Has Happened [3:50]
5. Diagnosed Lycanthrope [3:34]
6. Sign of the Beast [7:08]
7. No Hope to Die [5:44]
8. Animal Attack [3:35]
9. Finding the Monster [2:51]
10. Baroness Frankenstein [3:44]
11. Festival of Wine [4:17]
12. Rid the Curse [8:51]
13. The Secret of Life and Death [5:47]
14. Fix the Machines [3:42]
15. Destroying the Danger [4:16]
16. Full Power [3:14]
17. Strong Again [3:43]
18. End Titles [:29]
Side #8 -- Disc 2, Side 1 - The Wolf Man
1. Legend of the Curse (Main Titles) [2:41]
2. A Race to Be Wed [3:54]
3. Playing Cupid [1:53]
4. Secret Family History [3:34]
5. Driving Away Evil Spirits [5:27]
6. Blood on My Hands [2:20]
7. Under the Weather [3:45]
8. I Want to Talk [2:49]
9. Criminal Investigation [2:27]
10. Confide in Each Other [4:25]
11. Constables on Patrol [4:04]
12. Reckless Night [3:15]
13. Broken Engagement [4:12]
14. Pursuit of a Suspect [4:48]
15. Asking Questions [2:59]
16. Presented With Evidence [2:35]
17. In Fear of Insanity [4:18]
18. She'll Never Kill Again [1:35]
Side #9 -- Disc 2, Side 2 - The Wolf Man
1. Quest for a Flower (Main Titles) [4:11]
2. Under a Full Moon [3:16]
3. Working on the Experiment [3:48]
4. Great to See You Again [3:17]
5. An Antidote for Lycanthrophobia [5:33]
6. Testing the Antiserum [5:29]
7. Two Blossoms for Two Souls [2:07]
8. Theft of the Mariphasa [5:26]
9. On the Prowl [6:30]
10. Warning Scotland Yard [4:52]
11. It's Too Late [2:01]
12. Reasonable Rooms to Let [5:56]
13. Wolf on the Loose [3:57]
14. A Stubborn Bud [4:25]
15. Locked Behind Bars [4:59]
16. Search for Dr. Glendon [4:48]
17. "Thanks for the Bullet" [3:49]
18. End Titles [:25]

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Monster Legacy Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Universal MCA is putting out some outstanding value. Between this monster collection and the Abbott & Costello collections, you're getting classic Universal movies from the 30's & 40's for about $3 each! Bravo! The packaging is great as well. The Legacy Collection has all three volumes individually packaged in beautiful book-like presentation cases, plus the very cool busts of three of the five classic Universal monster squad. (Hey when are they going to realease 'The Monster Squad'!) We've only the Mummy and the Invisible Man to go! I also have to say the busts are much nicer than I expected. They're surprisingly heavy and well made. I expected for the price they would be plastic or something. Plus the collection, depending on where you shop, is less money than the three individual sets! It's alive, baby, yeah! ;0)
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a value! For the price of nearly two Universal Monster Legacy DVDs, you get the Dracula, Frankenstein, and Wolfman Legacy DVDs and three miniature busts of Lugosi, Karloff, and Chaney in their respective roles. The disks contain each classic plus sequels. Aside from "Bride of Frankenstein", the sequels aren't as good as the originals but still worth viewing, particularly Bela Lugosi's memorable portrayal of "Igor" in "Son of Frankenstein" and "Ghost of Frankenstein" and Lon Chaney Jr. as the pathetic Larry Talbot. Most surprising to me was John Carradine in the role of "Dracula" in "House of Frankenstein" and "House of Dracula". Both sequels would have been much better had Universal used Lugosi in his most famous role.