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Frankenstein and Dracula yet again.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:03 pm
by happydude3
Oh man:

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=62061

I think people intentionally set out to screw you so they can laugh about it. I know, I know... don't buy them, but they're apparently 'newly restored' and all that.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:05 pm
by happydude3
Sorry link, not working:

Universal Studios Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of both a Dracula (75th Anniversary Edition) and Frankenstein (75th Anniversary Edition) for 26th September 2006. Priced at $26.98 SRP each the original monster classics starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff respectively are to receive the two-disc special edition treatment as part of Universal’s ‘Legacy Series’ line.

Offering digitally remastered presentations and all-new extras the features are as follows...

Frankenstein (75th Anniversary Edition)

Disc 1: Main Feature
1.33:1 Full Frame
English DD2.0 Mono
English SDH, French & Spanish subtitles
Karloff: The Gentle Monster
Monster Tracks
Audio Commentary with Rudy Behlmer
Audio Commentary with Historian Sir Christopher Frayling

Disc 2: Extra Features
Universal Horror
The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster
Frankenstein Archives
Boo! A Short Film
Theatrical Trailer

Dracula (75th Anniversary Edition)

Disc 1: Main Feature
1.33:1 Full Frame
English DD2.0 Mono
English SDH, French & Spanish subtitles
Audio Commentary with Film Historian David J. Shal
Audio Commentary with Steve Haberman, Screnwriter of “Dracula: Dead and Loving Itâ€

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:11 pm
by Shane
Sounds nice

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:24 pm
by John-Locke
happydude3 wrote:Sorry link, not working:


Fixed

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:26 pm
by The Vicar
Gotta have the Frankenstein DVD.
Hopefully Bride of Frankenstein will get similar treatment, and soon.
The two make a terrific package deal.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:11 pm
by austenandrews
Maybe this time they'll have packaging that doesn't allow the discs to jingle around loose inside the case/

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:15 pm
by Theta
I've got the Frankenstein "Franchise Collection" and that'll do me for a good long while. "Dracula" just, and I hate to say this but it's true, has not aged well. The Spanish version they did is actually a lot better.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:19 pm
by raasnio
austenandrews wrote:Maybe this time they'll have packaging that doesn't allow the discs to jingle around loose inside the case/


My Frankenstein - The Legacy Collection came that way. You could hear a disc slipping around inside the case. Luckily I was able to exchange it for another one.

I think the Legacy collections are good enough. I have The Mummy, Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Wolf Man sets. Sure, they aren't "re-mastered" but I don't think they need to be. These are very old films and the minor artifacts don't bother me in the slightest.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:43 pm
by happydude3
Yeah, I grew up with these films on crappy old uhf channels, so I understand the appeal of the old grainy print, for sure. But they do have a couple of good documentaries from back when A&E was still doing them right. Although, I'd think they could get a little more-respectable an authority for a commentary than the author of 'Dracula, Dead and Loving It.' Good. Times.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:14 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
Sidekick? FUCK YOU! Karloff did not deserve to smell my shit! That limey cocksucker can rot in Hell for all I care!
What happened?
How dare that asshole bring up Karloff? You think it takes talent to do Frankenstein? It's all makeup and grunting.
Bela, I agree with you 100%. Now, "Dracula," that's a role that requires talent.
Of course. Dracula requires presence. It's all in the eyes, and the voice, and the hands...

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:06 pm
by happydude3
Did anybody get these? Was it worth it?