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Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's "grand unifying monster" film and the first in their "Meet..." series, with the two bungling buddies as baggage handlers saddled with the ghoulish remains of Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein's monster (Glenn Strange). But once they arrive at their cargo's destination, a wax museum, the monsters revolt, with plans to purloin and transplant Lou's brain. The Monster is growing weak and his master Dracula has devised the perfect plan to restore his virility. The fat man takes the bait, which is in the shape of a woman. Director Charles Barton easily guides this ambitious effort which is chaotically comic throughout, despite an off-camera foot injury that confined Glenn Strange to a cast and prompted Bela Lugosi to fill in for him in one scene. This was last screen appearance of Universal's Frankenstein Monster, which had been introduced by Boris Karloff. The result is an unforgettable and unique combination of humor and horror.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: Nr
Movie Studio: Universal Studios Home Video
Movie Genre: Comedy
Movie Type: Creature Film, Horror Comedy, Slapstick, Odd Couple Film
Movie Theme: Nothing Goes Right, Race Against Time, Werewolves, Dangerous Friends, Mad Scientists
MPAA Warnings: Slapstick Violence, Suitable for Children
Run Time: 83 (minutes)
Software Format: DVD
Subtitle Language: English, french
Street Date: August 22, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 246-00-1839
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