#THROWBACKTHURSDAY : This weeks first Thursday nostalgia post is not Peter Cushing themed..but boy how I wish it was! Birthdays are wonderful things, well wishes and gifts are wonderful too... and even though my Birthday is a few weeks away yet, my sister treated me to an 'advance' on a gift 🙂 🙂 The Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray] box set, is a VERY fine thing indeed.
IN MY TEENS I watched and read everything I could on these classic films, and watching them again is a thrill! I also love 3D films, and snap up anything I can find.. the Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D disc in this box set is worth the price alone! It's ALL here Karloff Frankenstein, Chaney Wolfman, Rains Phantom...and ALL remastered and looking and sounding superb on blu rays. Which leads me to ask..why couldn't the BEST of Hammer films be presented in this way?
THE EXTRAS, the booklet, even the lovely packaging is excellent. Is it because Lionsgate and co are cheap??? Hammer licensing distributors don't have the budget? They won't sell enough to make their money back on making a quality release...remastering is expensive??? Well, maybe it's all of those things. But over the years, we have had many re-releases of Cushing's Hammer films, and only WARNERS Horror Classics, Volume One has met anywhere near this Universal release, it's an outstanding presentation. I was very pleased that the remasters were well over what I expected, and they didn't cheap out on packaging either. So, both Universal and Warner, certainly show us how it could and should be done. So, let's stop with the cheapo releases, fans will always buy what's done well 🙂 Do you have this Universal box set? What do you think? How about the Warner Hammer set too?
THIS I ALSO RECOMMEND if you are a fan of the show. I know, Peter Cushing did himself enjoy the humor of Charles Addams... not sure if he saw the shows, but he did have a few of the Addams illustrations, in his scrapbooks! This box set kept me laughing all last weekend. Recommended.
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