Reviews and Problems with Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
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Bride of Frankenstein review
3 October 2013
Excerpt: In this picture we see what happens to Frankenstein. The over acting of certain background characters were evident and we only see a glimpse of the Bride of Frankenstein. The build-up was not enough and the conclusion seems rushed much like the first. Screenplay was effective with so many quotable lines: "We must work together." "Creation of life is enthralling." "Your welcome my friend whoever you are." "It is bad to be alone...friend good.
Excerpt: "Bride of Frankenstein" is probably the best of the Universal Frankenstein films of the 1930's and 1940's. Boris Karloff reprises the role for this film and manages to show a subtle evolution of the character, creating a sympathetic monster who longs for true friendship. Realizing that he will never find companionship among humans, he is encouraged by his creator's decision to make him a female mate. As you can imagine, this doesn't go as well as the monster had hoped.
The focus is different, but the story is the same.
21 December 2007
Excerpt: 1943's Phantom Of The Opera is usually quite criticized for straying too much from the original story, and for having too much focus on the opera. The heart of the story remains true to the classic story, and the first filming: A phantom stalks the Paris Opera House, and is attempting to get an opera starlet into the spotlight. The opera scenes are well staged, well sung and well acted.
Conclusion: Picture so much better than previously seen for these classic movies more detail to the picture and better sound quality this was well worth the wait.....box set looks great with interesting booklet and poster cards Also the spanish version of Dracula is included simply amazing