From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. The Universal Classic Monsters Collection showcases 6 of the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Wolf Man. Starring Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous, these original films set the standard for a new horror genre with revolutionary makeup, mood-altering cinematography and groundbreaking special effects. Featuring over 10 hours of revealing bonus features, each film has been digitally remastered for an unforgettable classic monster experience.
The original Dracula is one of the silver screen’s most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the frightening classic starring Bela Lugosi and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the famed vampire and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Dracula to this day.
The original Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, launched the Hollywood horror genre and defined the iconic look and frightening character of the famed vampire. Towering ominously among the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains, Castle Dracula strikes fear in the hearts of the Transylvanian villagers below. After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of Count Dracula, the two head to London where the vampire sleeps in his coffin by day and searches for potential victims by night. The inspiration for hundreds of subsequent remakes and adaptations, this classic film directed by Tod Browning is the signature adaptation of Bram Stoker’s story with its eerie passion, shadowy atmosphere and thrilling cinematography.
Dracula (The Restored Version) Although there have been numerous screen versions of Bram Stoker's classic tale, none is more enduring than the 1931 original. The ominous portrayal of Count Dracula by Bela Lugosi, combined with horror specialist director Tod Browning, help to create the film's eerie mood. Dracula remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but for all time. Dracula (Featuring New Music By Philip Glass) The original version of Dracula starring Bela Lugosi has been remastered to feature a specially-composed musical score by world-renowned composer Philip Glass and performed by Kronos Quartet. Glass' music lends greater depth to an already timeless classic! Dracula (Original Spanish Version) Filmed simultaneously with the English language version, the Spanish version of Dracula is completely different, yet equally ominous vision of the horror classic. Utilizing the same sets and identical script, cinematographer George Robinson and a vibrant cast including Carlos Villarias and Lupita Tovar deliver this chilling and evocative tale.
Build an instant classic horror library with this 20-film set celebrating the genre’s greatest icon! With his penetrating stare, inscrutable smile and inimitably insinuating accent, Bela Lugosi set the standard for fiendish filmmaking during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Covering more than two decades’ worth of macabre movies, this collection showcases the sinister star’s versatile villainy, presenting him as everything from a mad scientist to a wild-eyed zombie master. Always debonair and charming, despite his monstrous on-screen activities, Lugosi occasionally crossed over from the shadows into the light, delivering charismatic performances as the heroic Chandu the Magician in a pair of mid-1930s efforts and stealing the show as the cruel but civic-minded Monsieur Colomb in the World War Two anti-spy thriller Black Dragons. The Hungarian star eventually achieved such renown that his name made it onto the marquee in the title of 1952’s Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (even though he did not play himself in the film)! THE BELA LUGOSI COLLECTION is guaranteed to provide a whole host of “good eee-ven-ings” – and a few sleepless nights in the bargain! Films Included: White Zombie, The Death Kiss, The Whispering Shadow, Chandu on Magic Island, The Mysterious Mr. Wong...