The Monster Collection (Blu-ray Collector's Edition) [USA]

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Release date: July 13, 2021
Purchase links: Amazon - Target
Price: $31.49
Notes: 3 Discs - The Monster Collection - The Frankenstein Complex / Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters / 12 hours of Bonus Features

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Bonus Disc Extras

  • Frankenstein Complex Conversations and Interviews
    • Master Class with Guillermo del Toro (HD; 23:22)
    • Extended Conversation with John Landis and Joe Dante (HD; 58:58)
    • Extended Conversation with Mick Garris (HD; 26:52)
    • Extended Conversation with Steve Johnson and John Vulich (HD; 28:49)
    • Q & A with Joe Dante, Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso (HD; 19:52)
    • The Lair of Rick Baker (HD; 9:27)
    • The Lair of Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. (HD; 13:46)
    • Paper Monsters: The Art of Charles Chiodo (HD; 12:52)
    • Living With Monsters: The Art of Kevin Yagher (HD; 14:49)
    • Sympathy for the Devil: Interview with Bernard Rose (HD; 9:41)
    • The Gremlins Pool: Interview with Sacha Feiner (HD; 10:30) is in French with English subtitles.
    • From Latex to Pixels: The Art of Gino Acevedo (HD; 8:57)
    • The Beauty and the Beasts: The Art of Ve Neill (HD; 14:02)
  • Mad Dreams and Monsters Interviews
    • Joy of Working with Phil: Interview with Paul Verhoeven (HD; 5:53)
    • Phil Will Fix This!: Interview with Joe Johnston (HD; 15:17)
    • Animating with Phil: Interviw with Tom St. Amand (HD; 5:48)
    • Phil's Vision: Interview with Chris Walas (HD; 9:03)
    • Friendship, Robots, and Dinosaurs: Interview with Dennis Muren (HD; 14:28)
    • From Stop-Motion to CGI: Interview with Craig Hayes (HD; 4:58)
    • Memories and Archives with Phil Tippett (HD; 11:32)
    • Dinosaur Supervisor with Phil Tippett (HD; 4:43)
    • Starship Troopers 2 with Phil Tippett and Jon Davison (HD; 3:18)
    • "Dinosaur!" with Paul Verhoeven and Jon Davison (HD; 4:44)
    • Mutant Fish with Joe Dante (HD; 4:21)
    • Modern Craftsmanship with Alec Gillis (HD; 7:38)
    • Robot Design with Craig Hayes (HD; 15:34)
    • Musical Storytelling with Alexandre Poncet (HD; 14:54) is in French with English subtitles.

  • Phil Tippett Short Films
    • Prehistoric Beasts (1985) (HD; 9:50) features an optional commentary by Phil Tippett.
    • MutantLand (2010) (HD; 3:21) features an optional commentary by Phil Tippett (with what I'm assuming is one of the documentary's directors, who doesn't identify himself).
    • Phil Tippett's Early Animation Tests (HD; 14:20)

  • Virtual Museum of Phil Tippett's Creations
    • Star Wars & The Empire Strikes Back (HD; 1:19)
    • Dragonslayer (HD; 1:04)
    • Golden Child (HD; 00:29)
    • Howard the Duck (HD; 00:37)
    • Robocop (HD; 2:40)
    • Willow (HD; 1:24)
    • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (HD; 00:32)
    • Pinocchio & Gargoyles (HD; 1:07)
    • Coneheads (HD; 00:57)
    • Jurassic Park (HD; 1:28)
    • Dragonheart (HD; 1:44)
    • Starship Troopers (HD; 1:57)
    • Evolution (HD; 2:18)
    • Blade 2 (HD; 00:49)
    • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (HD; 00:46)
    • Hellboy (HD; 00:46)
    • Cloverfield (HD; 00:56)
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The Frankenstein Complex Disc Extras

  • The Frankenstein Odyssey (HD; 57:23) is a fantastically entertaining behind the scenes look at the making of the main documentary feature. Some parts of this are in French, with English subtitles.
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes (HD; 17:57)
  • Digital Craftsmanship (HD; 15:38) looks at the post-production process. Again, this French production has a French speaking crew, and so this is largely in French with English subtitles.
  • Photo Gallery (HD; 8:13)
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD; 2:11)
  • The Frankenstein Complex Musical Score (HD; 1:08:55) is basically a soundtrack recording of the documentary's score, which plays to key art.

Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters Disc Extras
  • Feature Commentary with Phil Tippett and Directors Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso can be accessed under either the Setup Menu or the Extras Menu.
  • Isolated Score Track is presented in DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 and can be accessed under the Setup Menu.
  • Making the Monsters (HD; 1:41:04) is a great supplementary documentary documenting the main documentary (so to speak), and includes a wealth of interviews and background information. Some of this material overlaps at least tangentially with the similar making of piece included with The Frankenstein Complex as a supplement on that disc.
  • Deleted and Alternate Scenes (HD; 12:01)
  • Photo Gallery (HD; 9:44)
  • Theatrical Trailer (HD; 2:15)
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