Scream Factory Digs Up Some Classic Universal Horrors

The wondrous madmen over at Scream Factory have gotten their claws into some classic Universal horror flicks, and as always they’re sending ’em out in style on Blu-ray with the Universal Horror Collection Volume 1! Read on for the skinny!

From the Press Release:
Celebrating horror icons Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, Scream Factory’s Universal Horror Collection Volume 1 will be made available on Blu-ray on June 18th and is available now for pre-order. Loaded with new commentaries and featurettes, this collection includes The Black Cat (1934), The Raven, The Invisible Ray, and Black Friday.

Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi created some of the most memorable performances in cinematic history. Their unforgettable performances as Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster terrified a generation of moviegoers; and when these two legendary actors came together for a series of films in the 1930s, audiences could not get enough. Scream Factory now pays homage to these legendary actors with the first of two collections, presenting classic films with all the care that horror fans have come to expect from the brand.

THE BLACK CAT
Special Features:

  • NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Gregory William Mank
  • NEW Audio Commentary by author/film historian Steve Haberman
  • NEW Dreams Within a Dream: The Classic Cinema of Edgar Allan Poe – narrated by Doug Bradley
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part One: The Black Cat
  • Vintage footage – The Black Cat Contest
  • Still Gallery

THE RAVEN
Special Features:

  • NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Gary D. Rhodes
  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Steve Haberman
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part Two: The Raven
  • Audio Recording: Bela Lugosi reads “The Tell-Tale Heart”
  • Still Gallery

THE INVISIBLE RAY
Special Features:

  • NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with authors/film historians Tom Weaver and Randall Larson
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part Three: The Invisible Ray
  • Re-Release Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

BLACK FRIDAY
Special Features:

  • NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with filmmaker/film historian Constantine Nasr
  • NEW A Good Game: Karloff and Lugosi at Universal Part Four: Black Friday
  • Inner Sanctum Mystery Radio Show: “The Tell-Tale Heart” starring Boris Karloff
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

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