As part of their 100th anniversary celebration, Universal is releasing a number of their classic titles on Blu-ray. We previously reported on the Blu-ray edition of Jaws and we’ll be getting some of the Universal Monsters on Blu-ray later this year.
One of Universal’s latest announcements is a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, which features Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, and a brief invisible cameo from Vincent Price.
Synopsis: Comedy meets horror when Bud Abbott and Lou Costello encounter Universal’s classic monsters in the frightfully funny Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The world of baggage handlers Chick Young (Abbott) and Wilbur Grey (Costello) is turned upside down when they receive the remains of Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein (Glenn Strange) bound for the House of Horrors museum. When Dracula and Frankenstein escape, complete chaos ensues as Chick and Wilbur get mixed up in an evil plot to switch Wilbur’s brain with Frankenstein’s and are aided by Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.), who turns into The Wolf Man when the moon is full! Featuring a perfect blend of laughs and thrills, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is one the “all-time great horror comedies.” (Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide)
- Original Theatrical Release: 6/15/1948
- Blu-ray Combo Release Date: 8/28/2012
- Run Time: 1 Hour 23 Minutes
- Version: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Color/B&W BLACK & WHITE
- Bonus Features: Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters / Feature Commentary with Film Historian Gregory W. Mank / Production Photographs