Universal Studios Monsters Classic Collection

James / September 26th, 2010

A tribute to the Universal Studios Monsters Classic Collection. Classic monster titles that “monster fans have been waiting to sink their teeth into. Now at a spook-tacular price to die for!”

Monster Madness starts October 1st!


  • LCmiracle

    September 26, 2010 at 3:05 am

    Cool! I can’t wait to get rained on by all these monster madness all the way till this Halloween!

  • strint519

    September 26, 2010 at 3:12 am

    Sweet collection James….see you on friday…tick tock…tick tock.

  • Sirius

    September 26, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Haha, I like to display my stuff too. I just like to look at my stuff…

    I guess that’s how we are, us collectors.

  • wolfemanxd

    September 26, 2010 at 3:24 am

    It’s to bad that VHS tapes start to deteriorate after a few years. Nice collection though.

  • jakers11

    September 26, 2010 at 3:26 am

    i wish i had a collection like this

  • Tom_Braider

    September 26, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Nice collection. You’re lucky to have it, most of my favorite movie classics I recorded from TV, so the only cover was the one I made myself :P. Sentimental times nevertheless. Can’t wait for Monster Madness

  • jakers11

    September 26, 2010 at 3:29 am

    oh and James where could i get those on DVD?

  • Fill

    September 26, 2010 at 4:09 am

    hey James what do you think about the return of Hammer Studios?

    • October 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

      eh I wish I had all those…I also saw and owned Frankenstein meets the wolfman first, which is cool. I only have that one, wolfman, Dracula, creature, hammer mummy, house of Frankenstein and the double dvd mummy’s hand/tomb. I MUST get invisible man and bride tho! and why the fuck is revenge of the creature not on dvd?

  • September 26, 2010 at 4:44 am

    I love VHS covers. you cant resist taking it and look the whole movie.
    Its just so awesome to see how it works. lots of noice things klicking and squicking ^^ im building a bookcase that im gonna fill with VHS tapes ^^

  • Namytivarg

    September 26, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Nice collection you got there James… I’m kinda jealous!

  • September 26, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Those were great covers. Probably the next best thing to having actual movie poster on the covers, like what you’d see on something like the Freaks DVD. I tend to prefer that, but these are great: nice and straight forward.

  • Punkspring

    September 26, 2010 at 6:57 am

    monnnnnnsterrr madnesssss!

  • WatchmenFTW

    September 26, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Lol, the classic Frankenstein sex face at the end. I’ve seen the Invisible Man and I consider it to be a favourite of mine. If I had a top 20 list of favourite films, Invisible Man would be number 20.
    However, I keep this secret because although I shouldn’t be ashamed of liking a black and white film, I woukd definately become a social pariah at school.

  • Azn

    September 26, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Wow Now Thats A Collection!

  • horrorfanboy

    September 26, 2010 at 8:06 am

    You are a true collector. Can’t wait for Monster Madness. I am so pumped. Five days left.

  • Butch Bitch

    September 26, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Wow, thanks for holding us over before Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness. I’m sure this year will be spook-tacular!

  • Lesley M.

    September 26, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I love these videos! And young James of course!

  • September 26, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Universal is still the king of horror!

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  • September 26, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Good thing you can find most of them on DVD especially renting them on Netflix. That’s why I’ve been checking them out and posting my thoughts on my Twitter blog. It’s interesting to see where had horror evolved from these classics!

  • September 26, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I know how you feel. Back in my day (being around 15 years younger than you,) I was all the rage about collecting the Sony Godzilla DVD releases (Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster; Son of Godzilla; Godzilla vs. Hedorah; vs. Gigan; vs. Mechagodzilla; vs. King Ghidorah; vs. Mothra; vs. Mechagodzilla II; vs. Spacegodzilla; vs. DESATROYAH; 2000; American Version; vs. Megagirus; GMK; Godzilla X Mechagodzilla; Tokyo S.O.S.; and Final Wars. And then it expanded too all Godzilla, then Gamera and Yonggary, and Godzilla spin-offs, and now I have a DVD collecting of 403. Likewise, back in the day, I would beg my parents for money. But now I buy ’em with my own cash dollars.

  • Skimaskkass

    September 26, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Fuck!!!! Why didn’t I grow up with these damn it I was born to fucking late!
    Congrats to anyone who knows where that is from.

  • September 26, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    @ Skimaskkass
    AVGN: Godzilla
    “Why couldn’t we have those games when I was a kid? Goddammit, I born too fucking early.”

    @ No one in particular except maybe James.
    You looked… kinda… weird in ’95. You looked more *gasp* NERDY!!! IDK, maybe I’m so used to how you look now.

  • Jakabok

    September 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    In my country is impossible to find VHS tapes with these good ol`horror movies, DVDs too, some of them have the titles translated and they just suck monkey balls.

  • Gonzalo_vm

    September 26, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    that is awesome, u got them on dvd too? expectacular!!

  • Marbo

    September 26, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    love the last growl of the frankensteins monster : D

  • NickReaper

    September 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    It’s like christmas when I go to Cinemassacre and see there’s a new video up.

  • Moertel

    September 26, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    @NickReaper Like Christmas and Easter πŸ˜€

    Umm, james did you ever thought about using stuff like https://flattr.com/ buttons for your vids?

  • avgnfan96

    September 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    i cant wait until MONSTER MAAADDDNESSSS!

  • 70alt1

    September 26, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I love this series (I’m young and only have them on DVD).

  • goes.2.eleven

    September 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Excited for october!! Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, and Monster Madness makes the whole month kick even more ass!

  • September 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Weegee died.

  • September 26, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    James, I gotta hand it to you, you are the Monster Master. Would have been awesome to know you on my block.

  • Kiarachu

    September 26, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Wow…awesome collection!I can’t wait to see monster madness!
    Btw I have recently made a huge work with my dvd collection.I have stored many of them in a huge dvd case because i don’t have more space for keeping them in the boxes…I think I have more than 1000 dvds counting the television series and anime series too…-_-‘
    For a girl I’m such a nerd…but I’m proud to be like this :3

  • volt28

    September 26, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Awesome collection

  • September 26, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    The last Frankenstein growl, the best. Can’t wait, less than a week!

  • robotface74

    September 27, 2010 at 1:18 am

    site seems faster. i like.

  • GoldRoger

    September 27, 2010 at 1:19 am

    You are very dedicated.

  • metroidprime3

    September 27, 2010 at 1:21 am

    Hey James, if you decorate a room to make it look a little “spookier”, and add a lot of seats, and sell tickets for people to watch the movies with you, you can make a lot of money to help you with producing your feature film.

  • nammm3

    September 27, 2010 at 1:29 am

    niiiiice. the frankenstein growl at the end was too gnarly:-D

  • JustCody

    September 27, 2010 at 2:16 am

    that shot of you when you were younger with your collection was great, cool video. MONSTER MADNESS. I CAN FEEL IT

  • heartofiron

    September 27, 2010 at 2:40 am

    The voice actor of the narrator sounds like Jon St. John. Indeed, I am sure it is him. Just imagine the narrator saying “I’ve got balls of steel!!” and you will be convinced.

    Good thing we both got to meet him at MAGfest last year eh James! ^_^

  • Moertel

    September 27, 2010 at 6:12 am

    @Tenchuu and they are always the same! itΒ΄s so creepy after a while..

  • September 27, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Ghoulish!! Lovin’ it! πŸ™‚

  • Monstermash

    September 27, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Do you have all same movies on DVD? Or have you thought of recording those movies to dvd?

  • September 27, 2010 at 9:47 am


  • September 27, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Hey everybody, I noticed some questions about the DVD’s. The Universal Legacy Collection is the DVD series I have. They’re individual sets, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Wolfman, and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Each comes with their own sequels and spinoffs. Good one to get, except Dracula is missing a few sound effects. There’s also the 75th Anniversary DVD’s which I’ve heard of, but don’t have. Check out any of those.

  • jimladd

    September 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Please ban RomEmKing. His link is spam. If you click it it earns him points for every person that clicks it.

  • mortabius

    September 27, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    LOL i love the screams at the end!

  • Chewieshmoo

    September 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm



    DO NOT CLICK ANY OF RomEmKing links!!!!!!

  • Swedish Video Game Nerd

    September 27, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Love the Frankenstein’s Monster’s flirty growl at the end.


  • jason

    September 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    thats a great set of movies james i do the same thing except i am collecting

    70’s/80’s horror i got a ton of them my fav horror icon is JASON VOORHEES can’t wait for this years MONSTER MADNESS

  • September 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    @ ZeeZed
    try updating your Flash Player, try different Browser.

  • September 27, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Are they still on gong or have they finished the collection? Don’t they just have a boxed set I could just buy them all at once?

  • TheProfessionalGolgo13

    September 27, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Another great video James. Every video you post I always update my queue on my blockbuster online.

  • nickNESnerd

    September 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    There should be The Phantom of the Opera The Legacy Collection
    W/ the 1925 Lon Chaney, version the 1930 Talking Lon Chaney version,
    the 1943 colorized remake starring Claude Rains, and the Hammer version directed by Terence Fisher.

  • nickNESnerd

    September 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Or the black and white version of the Claude Rains version just for fun.

  • AdamLaws

    September 27, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Kind of off topic, but I was wondering, is there a chance that one day you could take us on a video tour of your whole house? Cinemassacre Cribs if you will.

  • September 27, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Watching Revenge of the Creature. It’s from the Classic Creature Collection. It has the promotional poster as the box art.

  • Liam Gauci

    September 28, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I love these movies! Got a bunch of them in a number of editions. I have 4 versions of Dracula but I’m not sure which are missing the effects. I have the Classic Monster Collection (Region 2), 75th Anniversary Edition (which has the original and Philip Glass soundtrack versions) and the Collector’s Edition one on VHS with the Glass soundtrack. I’m still undecided which version is the best, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    I still need to get the Mummy and the Invisible Man sequels. I’m taking my time to get them because I can’t see Karloff and Rain’s performances being surpassed but I will surely get them eventually.

    Can’t wait for October, James. I’m putting aside some cash in readiness to buy some of the gems you uncover. Love your work!

  • Liam Gauci

    September 28, 2010 at 6:42 am

    btw James, don’t sell your VHS collection! They’re great items to have. I’m actually buying VHS versions of my fave movies! Why? I have no idea lol

  • MisterE

    September 28, 2010 at 8:16 am

    My parents bought this set back then. I see several in your collection that they didn’t have, but they had and still have all of the basics and direct sequels.
    Invisible man was always my favorite, that and wolfman.

  • murphy2112

    September 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I keep VHS tapes of movies I watched a lot as a kid. The Wayne’s World movies, the first two Ninja Turtles movies, and a lot more. They’re so indicative of the time that throwing them away seems like tossing out part of my childhood.

  • September 29, 2010 at 2:41 am

    My roommate just moved out and said I could have all of his VHS tapes. Christmas Story, Star Wars Trilogy (Maltin interviews), Evil Dead trilogy were just a few of the sixty tapes he left.

  • SpiffyDragon13

    September 29, 2010 at 4:02 am

    So your video made me stumble on something interesting that I can’t figure out. Curious about a complete list of the films released as Universal Monster Classics, I found a list but it didn’t include the title Island of Lost Souls which you showed on camera. When I look up the movie it says it’s a Paramount film, not Universal. Anyone know what’s up with that? If it’s a case of Universal buying certain horror titles so they could release them with this collection, then I wonder what other movies I could be missing. Anyone know of where I can find a complete list of the Universal Monster Classic collection?

  • September 29, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I bought the dvd set as soon as it came out … with the little head busts. So cool!

  • September 30, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Awesome collection there, James. You are a truly dedicated hardcore Classic Horror movie fan. πŸ™‚

  • cloob1

    September 30, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Tomorrow it starts…

  • JeffDesertFox420

    September 30, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Thats kinda funny. I first watched Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman when I was ten or nine, it was on TNT. At the time my parents were showing me Freddy, and the Evil Deads, and others from the eighties. This was my first look at older horror. Although it didn’t have the scare factor of other titles at the time, it had a quality to it , something I liked. Maybe it was because I started feeling for poor Lawrence Tolbert and his curse. it could also be the campiness of it. The old gypsy music, the townsfolk in their oompa band attire. The twist where the doc becomes insane with power and the possibilities, at the end, is also very good. I also liked seeing the destroyed castle of Dr. Frankenstein, where the monster is encased in ice and the castle is entirely out of order.

  • Thomas101

    September 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    One question;

    Are you not afraid DVD will become obsolete in a few years?

  • September 30, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Wow, love the artwork of those tapes and how consistent the spines of the entire collection are. Nowadays some companys can’t even achieve this for a 4 season TV-show.

    And you are so right about the VHS covers. I like them a lot more than those tiny dvd or worse, blu-ray cases. I’m currently in the process of moving and when I packed up my good old laserdiscs I just had to stare at all those giant, beautiful cover artworks.

  • Iron Tiger

    October 1, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I don’t know why but I love to watch this particular video over and over. You make it sounds so nostalgic and exciting.

  • nickNESnerd

    October 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    There should be The Phantom of the Opera The Legacy Collection
    W/ the 1925 Lon Chaney, version the 1930 Talking Lon Chaney version,
    A colorized version of both Silent & Talking versions of the Lon Chaney Phantom, & the 1943 remake.

  • October 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

    His collection of everyting is so massive, thats dedication!


  • jimladd

    October 5, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    romemking suck my sweaty hairy balls you scum.

  • October 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Man, what happened to movie announcers? They used to be so epic!

  • rockabore

    October 7, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Those covers are so awesome I can see why you’d want to collect them. If only they came out with a DVD collection with each cover like that but they’d probably cost a lot or they’d make them in a set.

  • October 31, 2010 at 9:32 am

    You should post thins on youtube. I really like this vid!

  • Fuck RomEmKing

    February 7, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    @jimladd; Amen to that.

  • SpeedyEric

    April 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I agree that the Monsters Collection looks cool. I’ve started to collect most of these movies on DVD. So far, I recently got both the Dracula and Frankenstein Legacy Collection DVDs, and am planning on geting the Wolf Man and Mummy collections.

  • HeadBangerAust

    August 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    hey James what site can you buy the collection from? ebay and amazon suck. just tell me the site, whether it be specific tapes or the entire set? and are they used or still in original shrink wrap? please respond

  • penpan

    September 7, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    What can you say about vhs? I still have an anime vhs collection and other films in the attic I refuse to sell or get rid of. Vhs was so reliable and you can still watch them if you have that good ol’ vcr πŸ˜›

  • dean.chiswell

    September 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    james how did you afford that stuff as a kid

  • SonicTheAk

    September 17, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    omg james as a young man!!!+

  • frostare

    September 29, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Now I know where they got their inspiration for the Dragon Quest VI boss theme, appropiately named “Monsters”… wait, I still don’t!
    Does someone know the name of the tune that plays along the video?

  • Tekkenfan

    December 17, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    dang bet you got MGM VHS’s like london after midnight VHS or ROCKY on VHS

  • hammerhorrortexas

    August 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    London After Midnight is a lost film my friend

  • July 25, 2013 at 12:58 am

    I just recently began collecting the universal monsters vhs collection. Thanks for letting me know what I was getting into.

  • BladeRunner

    September 23, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    such a great video, I love all of the videos you make were you mention these VHS tapes.

  • Claude Lilford

    November 2, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I hate to sound profiteering Cinemassacre but if you have all of these then you could make a fortune selling the entire collection to a museum or something.
    Just saying.

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