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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:48 pm

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Spandau Belly on Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:09 pm

As expected, Criterion is putting out THE SEVEN SAMURAI on bluray in October. I think this movie is one of Criterion's big sources of revenue.

I've never bought this film. I almost bought a copy of the first edition Criterion put it out, but then heard about the second remastering on its way, but then I forgot to buy that one and by the time I remembered to think about ordering it, I had this bluray machine and figured I'd wait for that.

Akira Kurosawa is a good director in my opinion.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Spandau Belly on Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:35 am

There can be only one!

On November 12th, the director's cut of HIGHLANDER comes to bluray.

I really hope they do a remastering and really clean this one up. I have only 'upgraded' like three movies from standard def to bluray so far, but this would be another one I would upgrade if they put some effort into the transfer. The standard DVD I have looks like a VHS tape that's been rented a bit too much.

But they might save the good transfer and the good edition to release later when they can use it to promote the currently gestating Justin Lin-helmed remake.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:24 am

Spandau Belly wrote: Akira Kurosawa is a good director in my opinion.


Yeah, he's not that bad. His best is yet to come.











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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Spandau Belly on Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:10 am

Chris a.k.a StuntMike wrote:
Spandau Belly wrote: Akira Kurosawa is a good director in my opinion.


Yeah, he's not that bad. His best is yet to come.

:wink:


I hope they get him for the POWER RANGERS reboot.

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Chris a.k.a StuntMike on Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:29 am

Spandau Belly wrote:
Chris a.k.a StuntMike wrote:
Spandau Belly wrote: Akira Kurosawa is a good director in my opinion.


Yeah, he's not that bad. His best is yet to come.

:wink:


I hope they get him for the POWER RANGERS reboot.

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby so sorry on Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:44 am

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/46444

For all you Aliens lovers out there, a quick write up on the ultimate BluRay edition coming out...and if you go a bit deeper, this link has some bluray screen caps that look fan-fucking-tastic.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby magicmonkey on Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:12 pm

so sorry wrote:http://www.aintitcool.com/node/46444

For all you Aliens lovers out there, a quick write up on the ultimate BluRay edition coming out...and if you go a bit deeper, this link has some bluray screen caps that look fan-fucking-tastic.


Oh man, can't wait to see this one, it looks significantly better colour timed too.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby SilentBobX on Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:01 pm

Just read Quint's article(been too long, I know). But this Sony/Columbia dvd and bluray release list has me stoked. Alot of classic films, some dreck, some that made you wonder whatever happened to them at all(no vhs or dvd release period).

The ones on the list I'm most interested in are:

The Executioner(never saw, only heard of)
Hot Stuff(Jerry Reed lives!!!!)
The 27th Day(never heard of, played the clip, hooked)

Lots of other great titles too, here.

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby GerryMcD on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:25 pm

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Ribbons on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:38 pm

Nice cover art :o
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby GerryMcD on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:07 pm

Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky

Two of the most influential people of the 20th Century. This is a great story. And it's true, which makes it even more interesting.

Also, if you've never listened to anything by Igor Stravinsky (particularly Rite of Spring), get your culture on and check him out. His music is amazing.

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby GerryMcD on Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:42 pm

Karate Kid Blu-ray

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Special Features:

Special Features (DVD & Blu-ray)
• Chinese Lessons
• Justin Bieber Music Video featuring Jaden Smith
• The Making of The Karate Kid

Only Blu-ray
• Exclusive Alternate Ending - See Jackie Chan fight!
• Go On Set with Jackie Chan
• Train with Jaden Smith
• Explore China with an Interactive Map
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby so sorry on Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:48 pm

magicmonkey wrote:
so sorry wrote:http://www.aintitcool.com/node/46444

For all you Aliens lovers out there, a quick write up on the ultimate BluRay edition coming out...and if you go a bit deeper, this link has some bluray screen caps that look fan-fucking-tastic.


Oh man, can't wait to see this one, it looks significantly better colour timed too.



Hårry's DVD column of the week has all the extras on this BluRay set listed.

Pretty fucking sweet, but I can't afford it, especially considering I have the Quadrilogy on DVD already. I'm banking on them releasing these individually on Bluray next year... I'll snag Alien and Aliens then.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby GerryMcD on Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:34 pm

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Re: Enter the Void Blu-ray Announced

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby GerryMcD on Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:57 pm

El Mariachi Trilogy (El Mariachi, Desperado, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico). All of them just came out on Blu-ray

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Re: Stand By Me

Postby TheButcher on Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:11 am

From Heat Vision:
'Stand By Me' and a Buster Keaton Classic Getting Blu-Ray Treatment in March
Borys Kit wrote: Some interesting titles to watch for in March:

Buster Keaton’s first full-length feature, 1923’s Our Hospitality, gets the Blu-ray treatment from Kino International on March 22. The silent film takes on the classic trope of feuding Southern families. Among the extras is a 49-minute alternate cut of the movie without the comedy gags. (The experts say it’s likely that Keaton made the cut himself to test the strength of the plot.)

The disc also comes with two music tracks (including an orchestral score that was never released in the U.S.), a 1925 short titled The Iron Mule that featured a Keaton cameo, and a making of doc.

Stand By Me celebrated its 25th anniversary and is also making its Blu-ray debut on March 22.


The classic was a seminal moment in 1980s movies at a time when a studio could make dramatic coming-of-age movies that 1) made money, and 2) made an impact on pop culture as well as the lives of its audiences.

The Blu-ray highlight includes a reunion of director Rob Reiner and actors Wil Wheaton and Corey Feldman, together for the first time in 25 years, all captured on video. The trio also do a video commentary.

And in case you missed it in theaters, the Dwayne Johnson actionner Faster comes to Blu-ray on March 1 -- on the the same release date as Burlesque. Yay!
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Spandau Belly on Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:36 pm

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby SilentScream on Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:08 pm

Orson Welles Falstaff:Chimes At Midnight has just been released on DVD in the UK. Took long enough but it's finally arrived.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby GerryMcD on Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:14 pm

Faster

I found this film to be really entertaining. It is what it is - a meat and potatoes action film. That said, there are also some effective twists in the plot that make it better than most from this genre of action film. I very much enjoyed Dwayne Johnson aka "The Rock" in the lead role. He plays the badass role really well. Maybe it's the fact that he can actually kick my butt in real life. The rest of the cast is pretty good too. I never would have expected to see BIlly Bob Thornton in a film with The Rock, but it worked. Billy Bob is also very good. I would recommend this film to any action fan or any viewer who is looking for some raw entertainment (aka gun fights and $h*t blowing up).

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Get Low

Robert Duvall and BIll Murray - need I say more? Both of these guys are among my favorite actors of all time, so it was given that I would enjoy the film. Bill Murray has a unique way of blending comedy with drama. In Get Low he displays that ability quite nicely. The acting is phenomenal across the board. Lucas Black's performance is another one that stands out, aside from Murray and Duvall. Film is also very beautifully shot. I read that this was director Aaron Schneider's first film. He did an excellent job.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby SilentScream on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:02 am

Forget the laughably outdated Rebel Without A Cause - "Mommy! Daddy! You're to blame for EVERYTHING! I hate you! I HATE YOU!! You just don't understand me AT ALLLLL!!!"- with James Dean looking all of his 24 years of age playing a 17 year old; no, the best juvenile delinquent flick EVER has just been given a UK DVD release - Bunuel's savagely brilliant The Young and The Damned (Los Olvidados). Friggin' great movie. It knocks Ray's effort right out of the ball park.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Spandau Belly on Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:42 pm

On May 25th PAPILLON comes out on bluray. I've always loved this movie but for some reason never picked it up on DVD. So I'll definately grab the bluray. Without trying really hard to seem natural, it's such an immersive film. And it's one of the few films that can be about frustration without being frustrating itself. It's probably been a couple of years since I last watched, I'm looking forward to revisiting it.
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Re: BAD BOYS

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby TheButcher on Wed May 18, 2011 3:50 am

A Clockwork Orange Blu-ray Review
ew 40-year-old films can boast having the same emotional impact they did when they were first released. A Clockwork Orange is one of them.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby so sorry on Wed May 18, 2011 8:44 am

TheButcher wrote:A Clockwork Orange Blu-ray Review
ew 40-year-old films can boast having the same emotional impact they did when they were first released. A Clockwork Orange is one of them.



Its the same transfer from a previous blu-ray release, just in prettier packaging (which is fine if you don't already own the bluray). The review I read about it on bluray.com seemed to suggest that there was tons of room for improvement, but I would have figured they would have made that effort for the 40th anniversary edition.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby SilentScream on Wed May 18, 2011 12:47 pm

Jeez, McDowell's performance in that is just superb. What a pity he never really made the A-list. Talk about a neglected actor. There's something genuinely 'out there' about him, a creepy intelligence. Had he got the parts, he could've been one of the best of his generation.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Thu May 19, 2011 7:45 pm

Kubrick's The Killing is coming to the Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-ray.
Disc Features

New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition)
New video interview with producer James B. Harris
Excerpts of interviews with actor Sterling Hayden from the French television series Cinéma cinémas
New video interview with film scholar Robert Polito about writer Jim Thompson and his work on The Killing
Restored transfer of Stanley Kubrick’s 1955 noir feature Killer’s Kiss
New video appreciation of Killer’s Kiss with film critic Geoffrey O’Brien
Theatrical trailers
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Haden Guest and a reprinted interview with Marie Windsor on The Killing
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Re: Citizen Kane: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edit

Postby TheButcher on Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:56 am

From The Digital Bits:
Citizen Kane: 70th official & more
All right, let's have a little news and then we'll post a few more new disc reviews later tonight and tomorrow...

First, Warner Home Video has officially announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of the Citizen Kane: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition on 9/13 (SRP $64.99 and $49.92). The film itself has been remastered in 4K resolution. The set will include more than 3 hours of bonus content along with "a 48-page collector's book filled with photos and behind-the-scene details, 20-page reproduction of the original 1941 souvenir program, lobby cards, reproductions of rare production memos and correspondence." Disc One of the 3-disc set (Blu-ray or DVD) will include audio commentary by Peter Bogdanovich, a second commentary by Roger Ebert, Opening: World Premier of Citizen Kane vintage featurettes, interviews with Ruth Warrick and Robert Wise, galleries (of storyboards, call sheets and still photography - the latter with commentary by Ebert and photos of the ad campaign, press book and opening night), deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer. Disc Two (DVD) will include The Battle Over Citizen Kane documentary. Disc Three (DVD) will include the excellent HBO feature film RKO 281 which dramatizes the making of Citizen Kane. Amazon.com also has an exclusive version that comes packaged with a DVD copy of Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons on DVD (the film will be widely available by itself at a later date).
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:27 am

The Rocketeer: 20th Anniversary Edition comes to Blu-ray December 13. One of the commenters notes there are zero extras on it, which I find odd for a milestone edition. Maybe Johnston's Captain America clout can change that.
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Re: Citizen Kane: 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edit

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby so sorry on Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:12 pm

Pulp Fiction BluRay Review

Sounds like this BluRay transfer is amazing. I haven't watched Pulp Fiction in many, many years. This review makes me want to go seek this baby out.
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Re: 'Chinatown' Blu-ray

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Spandau Belly on Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:27 pm

DRIVE, the perfect movie gets the perfect transfer.

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/6132/drive.html
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby The Vicar on Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:28 pm



Can they improve the wooden acting?
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Re: 'Chinatown' Blu-ray

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

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From IGN:
Chronicle Explores DVD, DVD - The found footage sci-fi thriller gets two separate cuts on Blu-ray.
R.L. Shaffer wrote:20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will bring Chronicle to DVD, Blu-ray and digital download on May 15, 2012. The modestly budgeted found footage thriller was a breakout hit, grossing a surprising $170 million worldwide (roughly $63 million in the States alone).

The film follows three high school friends, played by Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, and Alex Russell, who gain telekinetic superpowers following a mysterious discovery. At first the trio enjoy wreaking havoc with their newfound powers, but soon their friendships are put to the test when one of the three reveals darker motives. Chronicle is directed by Josh Trank, and scripted by Max Landis.

Amazon already has the film up for pre-order, though Fox has not issued an official press release with bonus features and specs just yet. That said, the Blu-ray cover art suggests that two versions of the film will be available on the format -- the original theatrical cut and a never-before-seen unrated cut. No word on DVD bonus features.

Presumably tech specs will include 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and a 1080p high definition transfer for the Blu-ray. While the DVD will likely feature 5.1 Dolby Digital audio with a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer.

CHRONICLE: THE LOST FOOTAGE EDITION
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby so sorry on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:47 am

Jaws on BluRay coming this August

With a shit ton of bells and whistles (and original mono score, which apparently is a big deal).

Can't wait for this one.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby so sorry on Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:53 am

And as a side note, I like how alot of recent releases are coming with the digital copy that you can download for your computer/iPad. Saves me the time and effort of converting it.
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby TheButcher on Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:00 am

"Bullhead" (2011)
Kevin P. Sullivan wrote:Director: Michael R. Roskam
Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval, Barbara Sarafian

Story:
A steroid-fueled cattle farmer finds that his decision to do business with the Belgian cattle-hormone mafia could have potentially deadly consequences in this brooding Belgian crime drama that was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Academy Awards.

On the Disc:
The Alamo Drafthouse is once again putting their best foot forward with their second home video release. "Bullhead" is full of worthy extras including a commentary from the director, a make-of documentary, an interview with Schoenaerts, and a booklet with an introduction from Michael Mann.

Reviews:
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 68

Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray - $15.00, DVD - $14.97
Apple: Digital Download - $14.99 (HD: $19.99)
Netflix Instant: Not Available
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Re: New and Upcoming DVDs

Postby Spandau Belly on Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:04 am

Hey Nolanites! I've got your Christmas present right here! Criterion is releasing Christopher Nolan's first film, THE FOLLOWING on bluray on Dec 11th. I'm not as big on Nolan as every other guy on the internet seems to be, but I like some of his films and this is the only one of his that I haven't seen. I'll probably finally give it a rent.


DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

•New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Christopher Nolan, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the
Blu-ray edition
•New 5.1 surround sound mix by sound editor Gary Rizzo, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
•Audio commentary by Nolan
•New interview with Nolan
•Chronological rendering of the story
•Side-by-side comparison of three scenes in the film with the shooting script
•Doodlebug (1997), a three-minute film by Nolan, starring Jeremy Theobald
•Trailers
•PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic and programmer Scott Foundas
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Re: Universal's 'Classic Monsters' Collection

Postby TheButcher on Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:47 am

From NPR: Home Video Review: Universal's 'Classic Monsters' Collection
Bob Mondello wrote:Time now for a home viewing recommendation from film critic Bob Mondello. This week, Bob's getting ahead of the Halloween curve, with an 8-disk Classic Monsters collection from Universal Pictures.

The scene you know best is nowhere to be found in the novel Frankenstein. No electrifying the creature with lightning, no ecstatic doctor's cry of "It's alive, it's aliiiiiiive!"

Purists will tell you Mary Shelley created Frankenstein's monster, but the 1931 movie is what brought him to life. And he and his creature-feature buddies Dracula, Mummy, Wolfman, Phantom, and Invisible Man returned the favor by giving Universal Pictures a new lease on life. Also by turning folks like Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi into huge stars.

This collection includes eight monster movies, seven in restored, blemish-free black and white (Phantom of the Opera is in gloriously overstated Technicolor) with freshly pristine soundtracks. The films mostly feature surprisingly empathetic creatures, like the one swimming in the Black Lagoon, just minding his own business. But a couple are cranks — including Invisible Man who, perhaps understandably, wants the world to acknowledge his existence.

The monsters' staying power stems not from how monstrous they were, but from how "human" Universal made them. Of course, it helped that while they seem kinda quaint now, for their day, they were downright terrifying.

The 8-disc set has 12 hours of extras, including a documentary that puts 1930s monstrousness in context, referencing the Depression and the rise of the Nazis. There's a look at early monster-makeup guy Jack Pierce, and at pre-digital special effects, along with a host of Dracula extras including an alternate soundtrack Philip Glass created for the mostly scoreless picture. (The absence of music in 1931 was considered especially eerie by audiences who'd grown accustomed to silent films being accompanied by full orchestras in theaters.)

You can also compare and contrast English and Spanish Draculas, because while director Todd Browning was putting Bela Lugosi and his English-speaking victims through their paces during the day, a Spanish director and cast were shooting the same scenes on the same sets at night.

Hollywood Gothic eventually went out of fashion. By the late 1950s, audiences saw it as old-hat. But in this collection, you can see the seeds it planted. Universal kept trying to "scare the yell out of audiences" for decades — in Psycho, Jaws, Hellboy, Jurassic Park — but never with more finesse than in the eight films in this Classic Monsters collection.
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