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Scream Factory Universal Horror Collection Vol. 1 Blu-ray Set

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Shout! Factory released the Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1. blu-ray four-disc set. Originally entitled The Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi Collection, the set still contains the same four films that Karloff & Lugosi starred in together. The film include The Black Cat, The Raven, The Invisible Ray, and Black Friday:

Black Cat

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

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

The Raven

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

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

The Invisible Ray

1936’s The Invisible Ray was directed by Lambert Hillyer from a screenplay written by John Colton. The film stars Karloff, 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:
  • 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” (new)
  • 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:
  • 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” (new)
  • 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 does appear on the set. Instead, we’re treated to a collage of the original movie posters:

Scream Factory’s Universal Horror Collection: Vol. 1 is now available for just $55.97 (regular price is $69.97):

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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.

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