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Universal Announces October 2nd Release for UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: The Essential Collection

Universal has announced The Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection will be released on October 2nd.

The 8 disc set features nine classic films:
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 (3-D, 1954)

According to Universal, the films have been digitally restored.

Extras:
Both versions of Dracula (on a single BD-50) –
Introduction to the Spanish language version by Lupita Tovar Kohner
Audio commentaries:
Film historian David J. Skal
Dracula: Dead and Loving It screenwriter Steve Haberman
Alternate Philip Glass score performed by the Kronos Quartet
Monster Tracks interactive pop-up feature about the making of Dracula
Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
The Road to Dracula
Lugosi: The Dark Prince
Dracula: The Restoration featurette
The Dracula Archives feature
Trailer gallery
Frankenstein –
Audio commentaries:
Film historian Rudy Behlmer
Historian Sir Christopher Frayling
Monster Tracks interactive pop-up feature about the making of Frankenstein
Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster
Karloff: The Gentle Monster
Universal Horror featurette
The Frankenstein Archives feature
Boo!: A Short Film
100 Years Of Universal featurette: Restoring the Classics
Trailer gallery
The Mummy –
Audio commentaries:
Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns, and Brent Armstrong
Film historian Paul M. Jensen
Behind-the-scenes 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 feature
100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Carl Laemmle Era
Trailer gallery
The Invisible Man –
Audio commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer
Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed behind-the-scenes featurette
100 Years Of Universal featurette: Unforgettable Characters
Production photographs
Bride of Frankenstein –
Audio commentary with Scott MacQueen
She’s Alive! Creating The Bride Of Frankenstein behind-the-scenes featurette
The Bride of Frankenstein Archives feature
100 Years Of Universal featurette: Restoring the Classics
Trailer gallery
The Wolf Man –
Audio commentary with film historian Tom Weaver
Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
The Wolf Man: From Ancient Curse to Modern Myth
Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney, Jr.
He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art Of Jack Pierce
The Wolf Man Archives feature
100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Lot
Trailer gallery
Phantom of the Opera –
Audio commentary with Scott MacQueen
The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked behind-the-scenes featurette
100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Lot
Theatrical trailer
Production photographs
Creature from the Black Lagoon –
Original 3D plus 2D version of the film
Audio commentary with Tom Weaver
Back to The Black Lagoon behind-the-scenes featurette
100 Years Of Universal featurette: The Lot
Trailer gallery
Production photographs

In addition, the collection comes with a forty-eight-page book featuring behind-the-scenes photographs, original posters, and rare correspondences.