Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection First Time Ever on Blu-ray!

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, A LANDMARK COLLECTION SHOWCASING THE LEGENDARY MONSTERS IN MOTION PICTURE HISTORY

UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: COMPLETE 30-FILM COLLECTION AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY ON AUGUST 28, 2018 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California, August 22, 2018 – Thirty of the most iconic cinematic masterpieces starring the most famous monsters of horror movie history come together on Blu-ray™ for the first time ever in the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection on August 28, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring unforgettable make-up, ground-breaking special effects and outstanding performances, the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection includes all Universal Pictures’ legendary monsters from the studio that pioneered the horror genre with imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror in unforgettable films from the 1930s to late-1950s.

From the era of silent movies through present day, Universal Pictures has been regarded as the home of the monsters. The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection showcases all the original films featuring the most iconic monsters in motion picture history including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Starring some of the most legendary actors including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains and Elsa Lanchester in the roles that they made famous, these films set the standard for a new horror genre and showcase why these landmark movies that defined the horror genre are regarded as some of the most unforgettable ever to be filmed.

Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection includes a 48-page collectible book filled with behind-the-scenes stories and rare production photographs and is accompanied by an array of bonus features including behind-the-scenes documentaries, the 1931 Spanish version of Dracula, Featurettes on Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and Jack Pierce, 13 expert feature commentaries, archival footage, production photographs, theatrical trailers and more. The perfect gift for any scary movie fan, the collection offers an opportunity to experience some of the most memorable horror films of our time.

The Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection includes Dracula(1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Werewolf of London (1935), Dracula’s Daughter (1936), Son of Frankenstein (1939), The Invisible Man Returns (1940), The Invisible Woman (1940), The Mummy’s Hand (1940), The Wolf Man (1941), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Mummy’s Ghost (1942), The Mummy’s Tomb (1942),Invisible Agent (1942), Phantom of the Opera (1943), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), Son of Dracula (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), The Mummy’s Curse (1944), The Invisible Man’s Revenge (1944), House of Dracula (1945), She-Wolf of London (1946), Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, and includes a 3D version), Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955), Revenge of the Creature (1955 and includes a 3D version) and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956).

 

BONUS FEATURES:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentaries
  • 3D Versions of Creature from the Black Lagoon and Revenge of the Creature
  • 1931 Spanish Version of Dracula
  • Featurettes on Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., and Jack Pierce
  • 13 Expert Feature Commentaries
  • Archival Footage
  • Production Photographs
  • Theatrical Trailers

 

Win Tickets to Exclusive One Night Screening in Orlando, FL of “Sharknado” with Never-Before-Seen Footage! [ENDED]

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Media Mikes is teaming up with Fathom Events for the Exclusive Midnight Showing of “Sharknado” in theaters for one night only. If you live in the Orlando. FL area, we are giving away a two pairs of tickets to attend the screening below.  It should be guaranteed to be a blast to his this instant cult classic on the big-screen! If you would like to enter for your chance to win tickets, please leave us a comment below or send us an email indicating why you love “Sharknado”. This giveaway will remain open until Monday July 29th, Midnight. One entry per person, per household. All other entries will be considered invalid. Media Mikes will randomly select winners. Winners will be alerted via email.

Date: Friday, August 2
Time: 12:05am (local time)
Theatre: Pointe Orlando with IMAX, Orlando FL
Expected Run Time: 100 minutes

Ticketing: Tickets are available by clicking on the orange “Buy Tickets” button.  If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema.  A list of participating locations can be found on the Theater Locations tab.

Special Fathom Features: In addition to the big screen presentation of this “made-for-TV guilty pleasure,” cinema audiences will be treated to never-before-seen footage including a behind-the-scenes featurette and a gag reel!

Cast Includes:
Ian Ziering – Fin Shepard
Tara Reid – April Wexler
John Heard – George
Cassie Scerbo – Nova Clarke

Directed By:
Anthony C. Ferrante

Up in the sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a…shark!

On August 2nd join Fathom Events and The Asylum in select cinemas nationwide for an exclusive midnight showing of Sharknado!

Described by Entertainment Weekly as “… an hour-and-a-half of ridiculous, slapstick, theatrical, scientifically-impossible fun,” Sharknado, is the story of beachside bar regulars who team up to investigate the ecological nightmare that has deadly sharks swimming through the streets of Los Angeles and falling from the skies.

Get your tickets today because this one-night event will be your only chance to see this instant cult favorite on the big screen!

Blu-ray Review “Chronicle: The Lost Footage Edition”

Directed by: Josh Trank
Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Alex Russell
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: May 15, 2012
Run Time: 84 minutes

Film: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2.5 out of 5 stars

It is rare that a film gets better with repeat viewings…well “Chronicle” does. The film is such a simple idea that packs such a payoff in the end that it only get better and better. Since this release is called “The Lost Footage Edition”, I was hoping for a decent Unrated Director’s Cut. But it is really not much more that just glorified extended scenes. I still prefer the Theatrical Cut and if you stick with that then this film will not disappoint. Found Footage POV films were given a whole new twist with this film and I look forward to “Chronicle 2”.

“Chronicle” follows three high school kids that come across a mysterious object buried in the ground, touch it and end up with superpowers. It is basically that simple. The guys firstly experience some telekinesis by moving cars around parking lots or pranks in grocery stores but then they realize they can do a hell of a lot more. Once they find out they can fly things get amped up quite a bit. When one of the guys takes his powers a little too far, it is up to his friends to try and stop him before it is too late.

The Blu-ray looks and sounds out of this world (get it?). Seriously, the 1080p transfer looks so vibrant, even though it is considered a low-budget POV film. The sound packs an impressive DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and works so well with the film’s action scenes. This release, along with the Blu-ray, comes with a DVD disc of the film and a digital copy. Since this is the “The Lost Footage Edition”, the film does include both the Unrated Director’s Cut and the Theatrical Cut.

The special features though are not as impressive as the film at all. There is no commentary tracks, interviews or major behind-the-scenes featurettes. There is a short feature looking into the camera tests, which showcase the tricks from the film. “Pre-Viz” focuses on the special effects sequences, would have been decent if it was about 15 minutes longer. There is a brief deleted scene called “Matt and Casey in Kitchen”. Lastly, there is the theatrical trailer and “Chronicle” Soundtrack Info included.

“Gettysburg/Gods and Generals” Limited Collector’s Edition Event Footage

On July 22nd, there was a star studded gala four day special event in Manassas, VA (the site of the War’s start) to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with a theatrical premiere of the new Gods and Generals Extended Director’s Cut.

The event included talent such as Gods and Generals stars Bruce Boxleitner (Lt. General James Longstreet), C. Thomas Howell (Sergeant Thomas Chamberlain), Frankie Faison (Jim Lewis), Brian Mallon (Maj. General Winfield Scott Hancock), Alex Hyde-White (Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside) and Donzaleigh Abernathy (Martha) Patrick Gorman (General John Bell Hood) and John Castle (Old Penn), James I. Roberston, Jr. Director Ron Maxwell introduced the film, new footage, and video segments focused on embracing the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage area and sharing it with future generations. He also lead a panel with the film’s stars and historical advisers.

Check out the following below from the “Gettysburg/Gods and Generals Limited Collector’s Edition Event Footage”