I haven't pinned down what it is that makes us buy multiple versions of films we already own, but I know it has something to do with vanity. Realistically, I don't need another copy of 1931's Dracula sitting in my bedroom. The same goes for the other Universal Horror classics. And yet, I had to (HAD to) procure the Essential Collection Blu-ray set. Something interesting I noticed...American consumers have been quietly ripped off. This glorious box of black-and-white nobility will cost you over $100 on Region 1. The UK doppelganger is approximately $45 less. The discs are region-free, and despite the gap in monetary value, I haven't found any differences between the two sets.
That's kind of shitty. Still, I'm psyched to own these films on Blu-ray. There is a good chance that I'll review The Mummy and The Invisible Man, seeing as how it's been years since I watched them. More on this story as it develops.
Posted by Dom Coccaro at 11:40 PM