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Scream Factory Details ‘Universal Horror Vol. 1’ Blu-ray Bonus Features

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Shout! Factory has announced, via social media, the special bonus features (below) for its upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray release of the Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1. Originally entitled The Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi Collection, the four-disc set will still contain the same four feature films that the Karloff & Lugosi starred in together, including The Black Cat, The Raven, The Invisible Ray, and Black Friday.

Black Cat

1935’s Black Cat was directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, written by Peter Ruric, and stars Karloff, Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop, Egon Brecher, Harry Cording, Lucille Lund, Henry Armetta, and Albert Conti.

Disc 1 (The Black Cat) 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”
  • “The Black Cat Contest” vintage footage
  • Still Gallery

The Raven

1935’s The Raven was directed by Louis Friedlander, written by David Boehm, and stars Karloff, Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Spencer Charters, Inez Courtney, Ian Wolfe, and Maidel Turner.

Disc 2 (The Raven) 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”
  • Bela Lugosi reads “The Tell-Tale Heart” audio recording
  • Still Gallery

The Invisible Ray

1936’s The Invisible Ray was directed by Lambert Hillyer, written by John Colton, and stars Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton, Violet Kemble Cooper, Walter Kingsford, Beulah Bondi, Frank Reicher, Paul Weigel, and Georges Renavent.

Disc 3 (The Invisible Ray) 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

1940’s Black Friday was directed by Arthur Lubin, written by Kurt Siodmak & Eric Taylor, and stars Karloff, Lugosi, Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel, Anne Gwynne, Virginia Brissac, Edmund MacDonald, Paul Fix, Murray Alper, Jack Mulhall, Joe King, John Kelly, and Robert Morgan.

Disc 4 (Black Friday) 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

Unfortunately, the previously revealed cover art by Joel Robinson will no longer be appearing in the set, and instead we’re treated to a collage of the original movie posters:

While Scream Factory’s Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1 won’t be released until Tuesday, June 18th, it’s now available on preorder for $55.97 (regular price is $69.97):

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Special bonus features have not been detailed at this time, so stay tuned as that information becomes available!

Description:

Horror icons 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.


  • Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on 1/10/2019 when the product was first announced, updated on 3/4/2019 to reflect the new release date, updated again on 3/25/2019 to reflect the product’s new name & cover art, and updated once more on 5/7/2019 to include special bonus feature information.

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