BLU-RAY REVIEW

Universal Classic Monsters: Icons Of Horror Collection Vol. 2 4K Ultra HD

Picture3.5
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WSR Score4.5
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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number):
1000818949
(MPAA Rating):
G
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(Retail Price):
$79.99
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Single Side, Dual Layer (BD-66)
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Yes
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318
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Color
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ABC
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(Disc Release Date):
10/11/2022
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From Universal Pictures, home of the monsters since the era of silent movies, is a second volume of "Universal Classic Monsters: Icons Of Horror Collection". the four-movies collection features "The Mummy" (1932), which celebrates its 90th anniversary; "The Bride Of Frankstein" (1935(; "Phantom Of The Opera" (1943) and "Creature From The Black Lagoon" (1954). These iconic films set new standards for horror with groundbreaking makeup, cinematography and special effects that have stood the test of time. (Gary Reber)

"The Mummy" (73 minutes) Not Rated

Special features are commentary with film historian Paul M. Jenson, commentary with Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Barns and Brent Armstrong; the featurettes: "Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed", "He Who Made Monsters: The Life And Art Of Jack Pierce", "Unraveling The Legacy Of The Mummy", "The Mummy Archives" and "100 Years Of Universal: The Carl Laemmte Era" (International Version)"; and trailer gallery.

"The Bride Of Frankenstein" (74 Minutes) Not Rated

Special features are commentary with Scptt
"Phantom Of The Opera" (92 minutes) Not Rated

Special features are commentary with film historian Scott McQueen, the featurettes "The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked" and "100 Years Of Universal: The Lot" (International Version), production photographs and trailer gallery.

"Creature From The Black Lagoon" (79 minutes) Rated G

Special features are commentary with film historian Tom Weaver, the featurettes "Creature From The Black Lagoon" (3D Version) (Blu-ray only) and "100 Years Of Universal: The Lot", production photographs and trailer gallery.

The 1.85:1, 1.37:1 and 1.35:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 Ultra HD HDR10 pictures were reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display and sourced from 4K Digital Intermediate formats. (Gary Reber)

All four films are presented in their original monaural format via DTS-HD Master Audio.

"The Mummy" (2)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS 2.0 Mono
Spanish: DTS 2.0 Mono
German: DTS 2.0
Italian: DTS 2.0

"The Bride Of Frankenstein" (2)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS 2.0 Mono
German: DTS 2.0
Italian: DTS 2.0

"Phantom Of The Opera" (3)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS Mono
Spanish: DTS Mono
German: DTS Mono
Italian: DTS Mono
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)

"Creature From The Black Lagoon" (3)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
French: DTS 2.0 Mono
Spanish: DTS 2.0 Mono
German: DTS 2.0
Italian: DTS 2.0