“Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection”
Story: Universal has packed all of their classic monsters into one horrifying Blu-ray collection. The set includes Blu-ray editions of “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” “The Mummy,” “The Invisible Man,” “Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Wolf Man,” “Phantom of the Opera,” and “Creature from the Black Lagoon.”
On the Disc:
Each film comes with a ton of special features, each worth spending hours with, learning the backstory of all the classic horror movies. It should be noted that the “Dracula” disc also includes the Spanish version in high-def, and the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” includes a 3-D version.
Where to get it
Amazon: Blu-ray – $111.99
Apple: (Individual films) Digital Download – $9.99 (HD: $14.99), Digital Rental – $2.99 (HD: $3.99)
Netflix Instant: “Dracula,” “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” “The Invisible Man,” and “The Wolfman” are all available
“Sound of My Voice” (2012)
Director: Zal Batmanglij
Cast: Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius, Brit Marling
Peter and Lorna endure a rigorous preparation in order to infiltrate a highly secretive cult and confront its mysterious leader, Maggie (Brit Marling), who claims to be a visitor from the future on a crucial mission.
On the Disc:
The disc comes a little light on the special features side. There are two making-of featurettes and two segments from “Fox Movie Channel Presents.”
“Dark Shadows” (2012)
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer
Transformed into a vampire and entombed for 200 years after betraying vengeful witch Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green), 18th century fishing magnate Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) returns to Collinwood Manor in 1972, only to find his once proud estate in ruins and his family plagued by macabre secrets.
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