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Thursday, 03 July 2014 14:12

A new Uni Classic Monsters 30-Film DVD set, plus Hannibal: S2, Prom Night, & Godzilla/Edge of Tomorrow pre-orders

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The big news today is that Universal has set the Universal Classic Monsters: The Complete 30-Film Collection for DVD only release on 9/2 (SRP $199.98), The 21-disc set includes the previous Legacy Collection DVD sets of Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Phantom of the Opera, along with all the extras. You also get the sequel/related films The Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, The Ghost of Frankenstein, House of Frankenstein, Werewolf of London, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, She-Wolf of London, Dracula’s Daughter, Son of Dracula, House of Dracula, The Invisible Man Returns, The Invisible Woman, Invisible Agent, The Invisible Man’s Revenge, The Mummy’s Hand, The Mummy’s Tomb, The Mummy’s Ghost, The Mummy’s Curse, Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Abbot and Costello Meet the Invisible Man, Abbot and Costello Meet the Mummy, Revenge of the Creature, and The Creature Walks Among Us. Finally, the set includes a 48-page book. [Read on here…]

Here’s what the open packaging looks like...

Universal Classic Monsters: The Complete 30-Film Collection (DVD)

We sure would love to have something like on Blu-ray, but that’s not to be at the moment. In any case, Amazon has the set for just $139.99 and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the price creep lower over time.

Universal has also set Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season One for DVD release on 9/23, along with Defiance: Season Two (Blu-ray and DVD), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – The Fifteenth Year, and Necessary Roughness: Season Three. And they have a Woody Woodpecker and Friends: Halloween Favorites DVD set for 9/2.

Meanwhile, the best indication that Warner and Amazon have ended their kerfuffle is that Warner’s Godzilla (2014) is now available for Blu-ray 3D Combo and Blu-ray Combo pre-order on Amazon. Street date is TBA. Same with Warner’s Edge of Tomorrow on Blu-ray 3D Combo and Blu-ray Combo.

In other release news, it looks like Lionsgate has set Hannibal: Season Two for Blu-ray and DVD release on 9/9.

Synapse Films is releasing the original Prom Night, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, on Blu-ray on 9/9 as well.

And PBS Distribution has set Frontline: The United States of Secrets for DVD only release on 7/29. I’ve actually seen this – it’s completely fascinating. It’s in two parts and covers the whole Edward Snowden thing and the NSA.

We’ll leave you with a look at the DVD art for the Universal Classic Monsters: The Complete 30-Film Collection, and the Blu-ray cover artwork for Warner’s Gremlins: 30th Anniversary Diamond Luxe Edition (due 9/30) and Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director’s Cut (also 9/30), as well as Kino’s Run Silent Run Deep, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Meteor, Avalanche, Juggernaut, and The Great Train Robbery (all due 9/9 or 9/16)...

Universal Classic Monsters: The Complete 30-Film Collection (DVD)    Gremlins: 30th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray Disc)    Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director's Cut (Blu-ray Disc)

Run Silent Run Deep (Blu-ray Disc)    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Blu-ray Disc)    Meteor (Blu-ray Disc)

Avalanche (Blu-ray Disc)    Juggernaut (Blu-ray Disc)    Great Train Robbery (Blu-ray Disc)

Obviously, there’s not going to be a post here tomorrow given it’s the Fourth of July here in the States, so we’ll check back in with you on Monday. Have a great (and safe) holiday weekend!

- Bill Hunt

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