Last fall, Universal Studios Home Entertainment gave horror fans an early Halloween treat with their Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray box sets for Frankenstein's monster and The Wolf Man. This spring, two more Universal Monsters will get their due, as Dracula and The Mummy are also getting the Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray treatment.

The respective Complete Legacy Collection Blu-ray box sets for Dracula and The Mummy are scheduled for a May 16th release. Although the full list of films for each collection have not been announced, it's likely that they will contain the same films featured on the DVD versions:

Dracula Complete Legacy Collection:

  • Dracula (1931)
  • Dracula's Daughter
  • Son of Dracula
  • House of Frankenstein
  • House of Dracula
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
  • Dracula (1931) - Spanish version

The Mummy Complete Legacy Collection:

  • The Mummy (1932)
  • The Mummy's Hand
  • The Mummy's Tomb
  • The Mummy's Ghost
  • The Mummy's Curse
  • Abbott and Costello Meet The Mummy

And for additional details, Blu-ray.com did reveal some special features and the cover art for both releases:

Dracula Complete Legacy Collection synopsis and special features (via Blu-ray.com): "The original Dracula is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the frightening classic starring Bela Lugosi and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the famed vampire and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Dracula to this day.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Disc One:

The Road to Dracula
Lugosi: The Dark Prince
Dracula: The Restoration
Monster Tracks
Dracula Archives
Alternate Score by Philip Glass - Performed by the Kronos Quartet
Feature Commentary with Film Historian David J. Skal
Feature Commentary with Steve Haberman, Screenwriter of Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Trailer Gallery
My Scenes

Disc Four:

Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Gregory W. Mank
Theatrical Trailer
100 Years of Universal: The Lot
100 Years at Universal: Unforgettable Characters"

The Mummy Complete Legacy Collection synopsis and special features (via Blu-ray.com): "The original Mummy is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 6 films from the original legacy including the terrifying classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of the ancient Egyptian monster and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of the Mummy to this day.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Disc One:

Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed
He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce
Unraveling The Legacy of The Mummy
The Mummy Archives
Feature Commentary with Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Bob Burns and Brent Armstrong
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Paul M. Jensen
Trailer Gallery
100 Years of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era
My Scenes"

Source: Blu-ray.com
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