I'm a little perplexed as to how the the 1943 Phantom keeps getting thrown into the Universal Monsters boxsets. This is the only film in the set I've never watched before and I finally got around to it tonight. I knew it was in color, but I didn't realize that it had production values that far surpassed any other Universal Monster movie nor did I realize that it's basically a musical. This has far more in common with the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical than it does with any of the classic (or not so classic) monster movies of the era. It just seems to miss everything that makes a Universal Monster movie a Universal Monster movie.