Creature From the Black Lagoon: The Legacy Collection

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  1. moogong

    moogong Arte Suave

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    Universal is slated to release Creature From the Black Lagoon: The Legacy Collection on October 19th. I have the old release but I will spring for this as it is my favorite classic horror film and will include the two Creature sequels, Revenge of the Creature and The Creature Walks Among Us. Neither were as good as the original but well worth watching. This is the fist time they will be released on dvd in the states I believe.

    Disc 1
    Creature From the Black Lagoon
    Run Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Bonus Materials:
    Back to the Black Lagoon
    Feature Commentary with Film Historian Tom Weaver
    Production Photographs
    Theatrical Trailers
    Technical Information:
    Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    Captions: English
    Subtitles: French, Spanish
    Picture: Full Frame (1.33:1)
    Black & White

    Disc 2
    Revenge of the Creature
    Run Time: 1 Hour 22 Minutes
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Bonus Materials:
    Feature Commentary with Actress Lori Nelson and Film Historians
    Tom Weaver and Bob Burns
    Theatrical Trailer
    Technical Information:
    Audio English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    Captions: English
    Subtitles: French, Spanish
    Picture: Full Frame (1.33:1)
    Black & White

    Disc 2
    The Creature Walks Among Us
    Run Time: 1 Hour 19 Minutes
    MPAA Rating: Not Rated
    Bonus Materials:
    Feature Commentary with Film Historians Tom Weaver and Bob Burns
    Theatrical Trailer
    Technical Information
    Audio :English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
    Captions: English
    Subtitles: French, Spanish
    Picture: Full Frame (1.33:1)
    Black & White

    Oh boy, I can't wait for this!!! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
     
  2. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Same here. The Creature from the Black Lagoon is my favorite Universal monster.
     
  3. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    Me too, by far!
    And all three have commentary tracks?!?!
    :banana: :banana: :banana:
     
  4. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    Sounds great ! I was recently lucky enough to attend a lateshow screening of the original CREATURE at a local movie theater,a vintage old style single screener,not a mall shoebox.It was an excellent print,in 3-D (which actually looked very nice).The large audience loved it.The theater has begun a new monthly late show for offbeat stuff.PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE runs in a couple of weeks.
     
  5. dwatts

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    This is going to fun. I too have the old release but will get this for the other two films.

    Is The Mummy and Invisible Man sets coming at the same time?
     
  6. onebyone

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    Yep, they are all out on 10/19. It is going to make for some great Halloween viewing.
     
  7. Ash28M

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    Anyone know if there is going to be a 3 pack set with busts like the last set?
     
  8. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    I got to see it in 3-D at a local library when I was in my early teens. Great movie, and awesome to see it in it's origional format like that.
     
  9. Crazy Ralph

    Crazy Ralph Guest

    Cool..... this is great news......

    So much to get, so little money!
     
  10. Looking forward to getting this one , same with The Mummy , The Invisible Man . I'm amazed i don't have the others yet , Dracula , frankenstein , The Wolf Man - Must need to catch up .
     
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    I would love to get this but due to the large amount of Universal dvds I have bought recently that are defective I am going to have to pass, I am tired of running to the store to exchange the damn things. Universal, you suck!! :(
     
  12. dwatts

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    So, these finally came out, and all talk seems to have died down. What did you all think?

    Personally, I find Revenge of the Creature to be the weakest of these films. The sequences in the park just feel as though they're going nowhere, and frankly, they didn't know what to do with it.

    The Creature Walks Among Us though is great! Sure they take some liberties (heck, the LOOK of the monster changes) and it has some bizarre science, but it's a ton of fun. I actually enjoyd the new tack they took with the monster myself.

    Both of the new commentaries are terrific, by the way. Very informative and entertaining. Since footage from the first film was interspersed in the sequels, it's fun to hear the guy pointing out the costume changes so you can tell. Great stuff.

    I'm turning my attention to the Invisible Man set now.

    The Creature films are good, I rank them:

    1. Creature from the Black Lagoon
    2. The Creature Walks Among Us
    3. Revenge of the Creature

    Certainly a worthy purchase.
     
  13. krugerkid13

    krugerkid13 Guest

    i enjoy the dvd set aloot not my fav. universal horror would have to go with invisible man on that one
     
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    Now, weird that, Invisible Man is easily my least favorite. I watched the second IM film today, and have decided to watch it again. I guess that is what passed for a SFX extravaganza in its day. Plot wise, not much going on, although we got a young Vincent Price. I guess for me, there's just not enough menace in the IM films (although there is less humor in the sequel). Still - there's a long way to go yet!
     
  15. I've seen "Creature" in dual projector polarized 3-D. In my opinion, the impact is lost in the flat version. The movie was designed with that technology in mind.
     
  16. allmessedup

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    I got the CREATURE disc for christmas....great stuff and lots of bonus features.

    I want to get the MUMMY disc, but I'm not too interested in the INVISIBLE MAN one.
     
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    For me, the Mummy films drop off in quality quite fast.

    --I've seen "Creature" in dual projector polarized 3-D. In my opinion, the impact is lost in the flat version. The movie was designed with that technology in mind.--

    I know this film was made for 3D, but I've never seen it this way. Given that, and given that I've been watching the damn thing for 30 years, I can't say that I really miss the 3D effects. The film, as presented today, is how I remember it, so it works perfectly for me.
     
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    I'll probably end up getting the Wolf Man discs before I get any of the others, though. I already have the Frankenstein set--I swore I would skip the Dracula one since I like those films the least of the three pivotal characters but I wouldn't be surprised if I wound up caving in and getting Drac too before it's over with.
     
  19. mlabord

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    I picked up the Wolfman set the day it hit the shelves, as he was always my favorite character growing up. Creature is next on my list, followed by The Mummy.
     
  20. dwatts,

    Ah...but once you've seen it in spectacular 3-D, you won't be able to watch
    the flat version again. If you do get to watch in it's original format some day
    it will be like seeing it for the first time. A completely different film. It's as different as watching "2001: A Space Odyssey" on DVD vs. seeing it in Cinerama where you become part of the picture and feel like you're in space or going through another dimension.


    Creature is one of the best of the fifties' cycle of dimensional
    pictures and much of the suspense and horror was in the compositions. Even
    though there's no on-screen gore like contemporary films, kids in the audience
    were screaming during the 3-D festival showing last year at the Lafayette cinema
    in Suffern, New York. It's quite effective
    when he creeps up to Julie Adams or his claw comes at the camera. The close
    up of his face with breathing gills is also great. Lots of shock cuts that
    lose their impact when shown flat.

    Now here's something to watch for the next time you see it...

    How many sequences and shots from "Creature" were replicated in "Jaws"...
     
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