If the eight films included in Universal Home Video’s Class Monster Bluray collection are as well-restored as Todd Browning‘s Dracula is reputed to be, then fine — I’ll pop for it or persuade the Uni guys to give me a freebie. But they’ve hawked and re-hawked these films on DVD and laser disc and VHS over and over and over again, and it seems to me that they’ve diminished their lustre somewhat. Appearing to be too much in love with revenue always wounds the brand.

The eight films are Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature From the Black Lagoon.