The Wolf Man - The Legacy Collection: The Wolf Man (1941), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), She-Wolf of London (1946), Werewolf of London (1935) 3 x DVD
When the 1930s begin, the history of cinema entered a decade that would produce a number of famous monster films like Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and Bride Of Frankenstein. But when the 1940s began, Universal Studios (maker of Dracula, Frankenstein, Etc) they created one of the most famous horror films of all time, The Wolf Man.

Now Universal Studios has decided to return to its roots and release DVD-sets featuring films starring your favorite movie monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Wolfman.

This The Wolf Man Legacy Collection contains 4 movies and a documentary:

• The Wolf Man (1941)
• Werewolf Of London (1935)
• Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman (1943)
• She-Wolf Of London (1946)

3 x DVD | NTSC 4:3 | 281 minutes | 18.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Espanol, Francais
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi

In The Wolf Man, Sir John Talbot (Claude Rains, The Invisible Man) welcomes his son Larry (Lon Chaney Jr., Of Mice and Men) back to the family mansion after a long absence. Wasting no time, Larry convinces local beauty Gwen Conliffe (Evelyn Ankers, The Mad Ghoul) to accompany him to a Gypsy caravan on the edge of town. While waiting on his turn for a palm reading by Bela (Bela Lugosi, Dracula), Larry witnesses a friend of Gwen's being attacked by a large wolf. He beats the creature to death with his silver-headed cane, but not before receiving a nasty bite on the chest. The next morning, the body of Bela is found beside the cane, and the townspeople begin to suspect Larry is simply crying wolf to cover a devious murder. That's the least of Larry's troubles though, as Bela's mother Maleva (Maria Ouspensskaya) confirms that not only has the bite infected him a werewolf, but his next target will most likely be Gwen.

A sequel to both The Wolf Man and The Ghost of Frankenstein, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man finds Larry Talbot back in the grip of the werewolf curse and desperate for the release of death. Larry returns to the Gypsy camp to seek the one person who understands his predicament, Maleva. Together they travel to Vasaria to solicit the help of a certain Dr. Frankenstein, a physician they have heard is knowledgeable in matters of life and death. When they discover he has died, Larry goes to his ruined castle and inadvertently reawakens fellow immortal, Frankenstein's Monster (Bela Lugosi). Helping him in his quest for a final exit are Frankenstein's daughter (Ilona Massey, Love Happy) and Dr. Mannering (Patric Knowles, Mutiny), another physician who has been tracking Larry across Europe. With both monsters on the slab in Frankenstein's crumbling lab, Mannering grows mad with power. Instead of draining the life energies of each monster according to Larry's instructions, he reinvigorates each creature for the title bout.

The third film in this set, She-Wolf of London, isn't really related to the Chaney films. This one takes place in early 20th century England, and involves young heiress Phyllis Allenby (June Lockhart, Lost in Space), who worries that she may be the unconscious perpetrator of a rash of murders in a nearby park. The police believe the deaths to be the work of a wild animal, a creature that survivors have dubbed the "She-Wolf." These facts jive with what Phyllis has heard about the "Allenby Curse," a hereditary strain of werewolfism that supposedly afflicted her parents. Under the advice of her guardian, Aunt Martha (Sara Haden, A Family Affair), a terrified Phyllis calls off her impending wedding with fiance Barry Lanfield (Don Porter, The Candidate). Lanfield suspects these murders by moonlight are not as they seem, and attempts to solve the mystery himself.

Finally, we go back six years before Chaney's The Wolf Man for Universal's very first lycanthropic delight, Werewolf of London. Dr. Wilfred Glendon (Henry Hull, High Sierra) is a botanist, a collector of rare plants. On a trip to Tibet to procure a sample of the obscure Mariphasa Lupina, Glendon is bitten by a large wolf. On returning to England, he is visited by the curious Dr. Yogami (Warner Oland, Charlie Chan in Shanghai), a fellow scientist who knows all about the incident. Yogami further claims that the Mariphasa Lupina, which only blooms under moonlight, can temporarily stave off the effects of werewolfism. Sure enough, the first full moon causes coarse hair to appear on Glendon's arm, a transformation he stops by jabbing a Mariphasa Lupina flower into his arm. The next evening he isn't so lucky, and each night without a flower results in a murder, which have Scotland Yard baffled. Soon, Glendon starts to worry that Yogami's claims that "werewolves destroy the thing they love most" might result in the death of his increasingly estranged wife.

• Van Helsing Director Stephen Sommers hosts an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how these werewolf films inspired his motion picture event

• Author and Film Historian Tom Weaver provides insightful commentary on THE WOLF MAN on an alternate audio track

• Monster By Moonlight: An Original Documentary

• Theatrical Trailer for Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman

• Theatrical Trailer For She-Wolf Of London

• Theatrical Trailer For Werewolf Of London

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