Wolf Man: The Legacy Collection

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When the Wolf Bane Blooms...

Jul 9, 2006
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Pros:Wolfman, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man and the Documentary

Cons:the other two

The Bottom Line: Three out of five, maybe worth the price for the collection.


Universal Studio's classic "horror" films from the 1930s and 40s were released in a special collection called The Legacy Collection, tied together by horror themes, such as this one labeled The Wolf Man. This collection contains 4 movies and a documentary.

Wolf Man is a classic tale of man fighting his inner daemon. Staring the great Lon Chaney Jr., he presents us with the tortured soul Larry Talbot, who struggles with the beast within. A classic film, well worth it if you are a big Wolf Man fan.

The collection also includes Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man. While not as good as the original, it does come in a close second, with Bela Lugosi as the monster and Lon Chaney Jr. reprising his role as the Wolf Man. Again we are confronted with our inner beasts, and the constant struggle to keep them in place.

There is also She Wolf of London featuring of all people June Lockhart and the female of the species is on the loose in London. Actually, very bland and uninteresting. One of the lemons in this collection.

The final movie is the original Werewolf of London which is also quite unremarkable. Not even the cast is worth mentioning as you probably will not recognize anyone. I didn’t, and I am a big "old movie" fan.

Quality wise, these films are cleaned up, the sound is very good and overall the appearance of these films is remarkable. There are also extras, like the making of the film, theatrical trailers, stills, and film history. This is a two disk set with a double sided DVD.

There is a documentary called Monster by Moonlight which worth mentioning. It is a narration about "The Immortal Saga of the Wolf Man". It blends together clips from the films with myths, history and fiction about the Wolf Man. Interesting, probably one of the better offerings unique to this collection.

These "collections" do contain some films that you will not find anywhere else, and if you are a big fan of the old Universal horror films, especially The Wolf Man this collection will fill the bill. This one was a bit better in that it did have two classic movies well worth watching as well as an interesting documentary.


Recommend this product? Yes


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