Frankenstein [Priced-down Reissue]


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Catalog No.GNXF-2702
JAN/ISBN 4988102430795
Product Type Blu-ray
TV Standard NTSC
Number of Discs 1
Color Mono
Running Time 70minutes
Original Release Year 1931
Layers single-sided/dual-layered
Aspect Ratio(s) 16:9
Region A
Subtitles English Japanese
Audio Track English DTS HD Monaural


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フランケンシュタイン [廉価版] / 洋画

[ユニバーサル・シネマ・コレクション] ユニバーサル・モンスター映画の歴史を築いた作品たちがブルーレイ初単品で登場! 科学がもたらした忌むべき生命の誕生―。ボリス・カーロフ主演、ホラー映画史上、不朽の名作! ※ディスク内容は、「ユニバーサル・モンスターズ・コレクション」(GNXF-1682)収録ディスクと同内容です。
特典: メイキング、カーロフ: 紳士の怪物、ユニバーサル・ホラー制作秘話、アーカイブ集、Boo!、映画史研究家ルディ・ベルマーによる本編音声解説、映画史研究家クリストファー・フレイリングによる本編音声解説、予告編集、ユニバーサルの100年: よみがえる名作たち

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