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Old 06-11-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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USA Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) - August 28 Review




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IMDB 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes 91%

Special features :

Commentary with film historian Gregory W. Mank
Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters behind-the-scenes featurette
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (which has the onscreen title Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein) is a 1948 American comedy horror film directed by Charles Barton and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is the first of several films where the comedy duo meets classic characters from Universal's horror film stable. In this film, they encounter Count Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and the Wolf Man, while subsequent films pair the duo with the Mummy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and the Invisible Man. On a TV special in the early 1950s, the two did a sketch where they interacted with the latest original Universal Studios monster being promoted at the time, the Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). The film is considered the swan song for the "Big Three" Universal horror monsters – Count Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's monster – although it does not appear to fit within the loose continuity of the earlier films.

In 2001, the United States Library of Congress deemed this film "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, and in September 2007, Readers Digest selected the movie as one of the top 100 funniest films of all time. The 1948 film is recognized by historians as the definitive end point to the American golden age of the monster mash and the classic Universal monster cycle

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Old 06-11-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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Never saw it, but I think I'll blind buy it. I wish it came in a digibook though
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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One of the funniest films of all-time. The best part is the monsters and supporting cast all play it straight. Hard to believe, but this was the only other time Legosi played Dracula in a movie.
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One of the funniest films of all-time. The best part is the monsters and supporting cast all play it straight. Hard to believe, but this was the only other time Legosi played Dracula in a movie.
You're right--a few times he did play a vampire, but not Dracula himself.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:38 AM   #5
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I'm definitely glad they picked this one next, as it seems to me to be very much a more broadly appealing title than Buck Privates, but I do kinda wish they'd just gone straight to larger box sets. A&C was a bit more economical on DVD.
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Never saw it, but I think I'll blind buy it. I wish it came in a digibook though
This is an amazing movie, you won't be let down if you get it. I'm also hoping for a digibook and i'm sure a digibook or steelbook version will be released somewhere, the uk, germany, and finland are getting lots of the universal 100th movies in these packagings, its just a matter of waiting to see where it pops up
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:15 AM   #7
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This is fantastic news! I was really impressed with Buck Privates...
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:06 AM   #8
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It's a beauty!
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WOW fantastic! Thank you Universal!
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picking this up for the old man.. he loves this movie
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Chiiiiiiiik!!

Edit: it's supposed to be all caps but for some reason the site keeps changing it to lower-case.
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I'll definitely buy this when it cones out but I definitely want the legacy collections on bluray even more.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:32 PM   #13
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Ironically, Frankenstein is the one character the duo never meets.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:05 PM   #15
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I created a thread on this back on June 1st, but it was one of those that got wiped out when the sitre went down.
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Chiiiiiiiik!!
Edit: it's supposed to be all caps but for some reason the site keeps changing it to lower-case.
Well, that's because you're not pronouncing it correctly:
It's supposed to be:
"Chh....Ch-chh-chiiii....Chhhh....(inaudible whistles).....CHIIIIIICK!!!"
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:35 AM   #17
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Glad they didn't pull any crap with the extras. Two most important (commentary, documentary) are there, so I'm content.
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still wish it were a digibook
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Old 06-19-2012, 04:08 AM   #19
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Beautiful artwork. Digibooks are cool but I love the slipcover versions as well.
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still wish it were a digibook

I agree. Especially since it is $27.
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