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Jun 28 13 11:21 AM
BijouBob8mm wrote: Wow, I never thought to ever count them. Had no idea there were that many, but I had the complete run. After going to DVD, I eventually got rid of most of those (except, of course, for the titles that never made it to disc). Did hang onto the Karloff "Frankenstein trilogy" of FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDE and SON, had an earlier Critics Choice (or whatever it was called) copy of THE MUMMY and THE WOLF MAN (may still have WOLF MAN but won't swear to that) and still have the last VHS release of the Abbott & Costello monster movies, when they were released as a boxed set of four tapes. (Which I need to find a home for.) Some great box art over the years....
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Jun 28 13 7:49 PM
BijouBob8mm wrote:Right you are; there wasn't the Critic's Choice tag on that first MUMMY (my bad). Around that same time I seem to recall VHS releases of THE INVISIBLE RAY, SON OF DRACULA and a double feature of THE BLACK CAT and THE RAVEN. Also had that first FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, with original poster art on the box.
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Jul 2 13 7:21 PM
crissrudd4554 wrote:BijouBob8mm wrote:Right you are; there wasn't the Critic's Choice tag on that first MUMMY (my bad). Around that same time I seem to recall VHS releases of THE INVISIBLE RAY, SON OF DRACULA and a double feature of THE BLACK CAT and THE RAVEN. Also had that first FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN, with original poster art on the box. Yep I'm aware of those as well. The Black Cat/Raven was also released as a double featured Laserdisc as well. I still have a few of the old MCA VHS releases. I have the 1980 Frankenstein VHS (before the restoration so its a pretty rare version at this point) and the 1987 VHS featuring the first restored version (featuring poster art), Dracula with an image of Lugosi raising his arms, Critics Choice Invisible Man, Mummy with poster art, Frankenstein meets Wolf Man with poster art, Creature from the Black Lagoon with poster art (released by Goodtimes as opposed to MCA), Son of Frankenstein with image of Basil Rathbone with Karloff's Monster reflected in Rathbone's headgear, Son of Dracula with Chaney and Louise Albritton on the cover, A&C meet Frankenstein with poster art, and the 1943 Phantom with poster art. Most of these also had Laserdisc releases with these covers.
Jul 2 13 7:47 PM
thebrainfollower wrote:Not that it required Nostradamus, but I called that. Decent sales and I predict we might get a few more. I could do with just Black Cat and Son of Frankenstein and I'd be happy.
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infinite1 wrote: The two Critics Choice VHS tapes were THE WOLF MAN and SON OF DRACULA. In between these tapes and the more popular CLASSIC MONSTER COLLECTION, there was another reissue of the WOLFMAN using the same photo box art, but without the Critics Choice label. I don't think SOD was reissued until the CLASSIC MONSTER COLLECTION. But I think I can top you, not that we're playing can you top this. I also kept all my MCA VHS TAPES, the 1980 FRANKENSTEIN plus two versions with the 1987 box art. The first is the unrestored FRANKENSTEIN, the second has the same poster art except for the blurb "contains restored footage" on the box. I have the first two MCA VHS releases of DRACULA. They both use the same photo of LUGOSI/DRACULA on the box, except the first one uses the top half of the photo the botom of the box has DRACULA in white letters against a plain black background, the reissue uses the full photo with DRACULA, this time the letters spelling DRACULA are pink and superimposed over the photo. I have an MCA VHS of ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, and two versions of ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN using the same poster art. The first tape had BUD, LOU, DRACULA, and the Monster, but no Wolf man, the reissue included the Wolf man and a different color scheme for the background. Let's see, I also own the CREATURE GOODTIMES tape, but I also have the GOODTIMES tape for ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE KILLER. Two different MCA VHS boxes with different photo designs of THE INVISIBLE RAY. The next one is weird, a UNIVERSAL VHS tape of DRACULA'S DAUGHTER, the box art is the same as the art used for the classic monster collection except it dosen't have the classic monster collection banner on the top of the box and therefore, the photo appears slightly larger when I compare it to the classic monster collection version. Actually, the only MCA VHS tape that I don't have, I think, is Abbott and Costello's HOLD THAT GHOST which has poster art on the box.
Jul 8 13 5:30 PM
Frankenstein meets Wolf Man with poster art, Creature from the Black
Lagoon with poster art (released by Goodtimes as opposed to MCA), Son of
Frankenstein with image of Basil Rathbone with Karloff's Monster
reflected in Rathbone's headgear, Son of Dracula with Chaney and Louise
Albritton on the cover
Jul 8 13 9:47 PM
Was surprised to find the Blu-Ray of ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN was a combo instead of just Blu. Was also disappointed they didn't include Tom Weaver's commentary track, done for the big A&C DVD boxed set.
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Jul 8 13 10:44 PM
BijouBob8mm wrote: Had those, as well. Some of those, like THE WOLF MAN, even included trailers (long before DVDs with bonus features)!!! Great covers you shared there! Thanks.
Rick wrote: Greg Mank did that commentary. Tom does a commentary on ...MEET DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE.
Jul 10 13 2:45 PM
Greg Mank did that commentary. Tom does a commentary on ...MEET DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE.
I remember being disappointed when I got the A&C Vol. 3 DVD that all the bonus features from the MEET FRANKENSTEIN DVD aside from the trailer were removed!!!
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