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Dracula & Frankenstein 75th Anniversary Editions - Extras in detail

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 - A half hour documentary tribute to horror icon Boris Karloff, tracing his career using film highlights and interviews, and examining his relationships with Frankenstein director James Whale and fellow actor Bela Lugosi.
  • Monster Tracks – While watching the film, viewers can elect to see interactive pop-ups presenting obscure, interesting and amusing facts about the making of Frankenstein.
  • Audio Commentary with film historian Rudy Behlmer
  • Audio Commentary with film historian Sir Christopher Frayling

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Universal Horror Documentary, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, takes you on a fascinating chronological journey through the making of the most memorable monster films of all time.
  • The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster – A documentary hosted by film historian David J. Skal discusses the influence of Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel on Hollywood horror films. Features interviews with an array of filmmakers, writers and actors, including Boris Karloff’s daughter, Sara.
  • Frankenstein Archives
  • Boo! – This short film, made in 1932, takes a tongue-in-cheek look at classic monster movies. Includes clips from Frankenstein, Dracula and more.
  • 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 It”
  • Original Score written by Philip Glass, one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, and performed by the legendary Kronos Quartet.
  • Lugosi: The Dark Prince - A tribute to the immortal Bela Lugosi with interviews, film highlights, insights into his relationships with Dracula director Tod Browning and horror rivals Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, plus the impact of Lugosi’s signature role on his film career.
  • The Road to Dracula – An original documentary by film historian David J. Skal, tracing the development of the Dracula legend in movies. Features interviews with actors and filmmakers from the original movie.
  • Monster Tracks – While watching the film, viewers can elect to see interactive pop-ups with obscure, interesting and amusing facts about the making of Dracula.

Disc 2: Extra Features
  • Dracula – The complete Spanish version of the timeless tale, also made in 1931, with a special introduction by its star, Lupita Tovar
  • Universal Horror Documentary, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, takes you on a fascinating chronological journey through the making of the most memorable monster films of all time.
  • Poster Montage
  • Theatrical Trailer

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