Universal City, CA : Universal, c2004.
Full screen versions.
2 videodiscs (384 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby 2.0 mono.
In English, with optional subtitles in Spanish and French, with captions in English.
Title from container.
Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Elsa Lanchester, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine.
Directors of photography, Arthur Edeson, John J. Mescall, George Robinson, Elwood Bredell ; art directors, Charles D. Hall, Jack Otterson ; editors, Clarence Kolster, Ted Kent, Philip Cahn ; original music, Franz Schubert, Franz Waxman, Frank Skinner, Hans J. Salter ; costume designer, Vera West ; special photographic effects, John P. Fulton.
Originally released as motion pictures: Frankenstein in 1931; Bride of Frankenstein in 1935; Son of Frankenstein in 1939; Ghost of Frankenstein in 1942; House of Frankenstein in 1944.
Based on the novel by Mary Shelley.
Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein creates a true monster from dead human parts, but it gets out of control and into trouble. Bride of Frankenstein: Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster. Son of Frankenstein: Wolf Frankenstein, the doctor's son, returns with his wife to claim his inheritance. Ghost of Frankenstein: Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and brings him to the original doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. House of Frankenstein: Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster exact revenge upon their many enemies.
Frankenstein / produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; directed by James Whale ; screenplay, Garrett Fort, Francis Edwards Faragoh (1 hr., 10 min.) -- Bride of Frankenstein / produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. ; directed by James Whale ; screenplay, William Hurlbut (1 hr., 15 min.) -- Son of Frankenstein / a Rowland V. Lee production ; directed by Rowland V. Lee ; original screen play, Willis Cooper (1 hr., 40 min.) -- Ghost of Frankenstein / produced by George Waggner ; directed by Erle C. Kenton ; screenplay, W. Scott Darling (1 hr., 8 min.) -- House of Frankenstein / produced by Paul Malvern ; directed by Erle C. Kenton ; screenplay by Edward T. Lowe (1 hr., 11 min.).
Special features: original documentary on the making of the 'Frankenstein' films ; additional commentary from film historians Rudy Behlmer and Scott MacQueen ; "The Frankenstein files: how Hollywood made a monster": an original documentary by David J. Skal ; theatrical trailers ; "Boo!" : a short film ; Van Helsing director Stephen Sommers hosts a behind-the-scenes featurette ; an originaldocumentary on creating the bride of Frankenstein.
MW, 10-04; 1-11(rpl)
Bride of Frankenstein.
Son of Frankenstein.
Ghost of Frankenstein.
House of Frankenstein.