Yesterday Universal‘s 8 film Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection hit Blu. It has restored, hi-def versions of Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera, The Mummy, The Invisible Man and, for the first time on Blu-Ray, Creature From the Black Lagoon 3D. Here’s a featurette on the restoration of a big favorite of mine, Dracula. Enjoy.
Dracula – The Restoration – Own the Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection 10/2:
For the first time ever, eight of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces of the horror genre are available together on Blu-ray as Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection debuts on October 2, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection brings together the very best of Universal’s legendary monsters—imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. This definitive collection features eight films on Blu-ray, a collectible 48-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, correspondence and much more. Each iconic film is accompanied by an array of bonus features that tell the fascinating story of its creation and history, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, photo galleries, and trailers. Especially appealing for fans are a never-before-seen featurette about the restoration of Dracula and the first ever offering of Creature from the Black Lagoon in its restored Blu-ray 3D version.