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Universal Classic Monsters Box Set: Of Interest to Zombie Historians

Our friends at the Horror Society brought a killer sale to our attention and it might be of interest to our Zombie Friendly audience as well:

Amazon’s Blu-ray Deal of the Week affects Universal Studios Home Entertainment’s Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection. Through January 19th, Amazon is offering the title for $79.99 (a 50% discount from its MSRP of $159.98).
This eight-disc, limited-edition box set compiles nine films from Universal’s venerated horror movie catalog, all of which make their respective U.S. Blu-ray debuts through this package.
The films include:
Dracula (1931)Drácula [Spanish-language version] (1931)Frankenstein (1931)The Mummy (1932)The Invisible Man (1933)Bride of Frankenstein (1935)The Wolf Man (1941)Phantom of the Opera (1943)Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Three of Hollywood’s most enduring early depictions of the Differently Animated on Blu-Ray? You’ve got the ZRC’s attention, to be sure. Apparently there’s a lot of fancy restoration work done on the materials, tons of extras, etc.

Sounds pretty sweet. And we also like that Mummies, in the form of The Mummy of course, are getting some attention here.

Naturally early Hollywood wasn’t entirely kind to the Undead, but these earlier depictions still had a lot more nuance than is typical today, when the biggest question, say, The Walking Dead asks about Living-Undead relations is what gauge shotgun should be involved.

The deal runs through the end of the week if you’d like to cinematically return to that era for a visit.


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