This eight-disc, limited-edition box set compiles nine films from Universal's venerated horror movie catalog, all of which make their respective U.S. Blu-ray debuts through this package.
The films include:
Drácula [Spanish-language version] (1931)
The Mummy (1932)
The Invisible Man (1933)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
This bundle offers 1080p transfers and DTS-HD Master Audio tracks on each feature alongside many bonus supplements, such as behind-the-scenes featurettes, promotional archives, trivia tracks, and audio commentaries on selected pictures.
This deal expires at 12 AM PST/3 AM EST next Sunday, January 20th.
The exact moment I don't have money, this goes on sale. Ain't that a "B". Ah well....bills are way more important. I'm sure it will go on sale again within the year (or I might cave way later for the UK set).
Actually a great deal for those who prefer it to the UK packaging, which is more flimsy overall, despite the discs being in plastic trays. The USA set is much more heavy duty (very similar to the Hitchcock set).
I'm probably just saying this because it's January and my ass be broke, but, if this set were to drop below 60, I would bite in a heartbeat. I have a lot of love these movies (especially Dracula, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein), but just not the coin to drop on them right now.
Again, for anyone who's on the fence: Get this from Amazon UK -- everything but the packaging is EXACTLY the same as the US version and it's REGION FREE so it will play on any Blu-ray player. Cost me $42.85 total with shipping. Just sayin'...
I got the UK Coffin Box set for $67 - delivered! Don't be put off by the need to "import" it. I've gotten several UK region-free blu-rays and it really is painless. The extra for delivery cost and any foreign currency fees charged by credit cards are very minimal. And even with those additional costs, the total price was still way below what Amazon was charging for the US version.
Also, remember prices quoted on Amazon UK include the value added tax. That comes off at check out for US orders
I'm waiting for them to release them as separate sets. I'm only interested in Creature From The Black Lagoon & The Wolfman. The rest, while classics, are kinda on the slow & boring side. I already have them on DVD.
"I want to see Amazon price this at $30....just to annoy the people who can't stop repeating that you can get it from Amazon UK for $43. We know."
Apparently not everyone knows since many are buying the US set.
I really don't see how anyone can justify paying twice as much or more for the US release when the content is identical except for a second commentary track on one film. I'm not sure the different packaging is worth and extra $40+ (if you ask me, the artwork on the UK set looks nicer in spite of the rating stamps). It doesn't even take that long to have it delivered from Amazon UK.