Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
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DVD Features

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: August 29, 2000
  • Originally Released: 1948
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Info:
    • Featurette
    • Audio Commentary
    • Parental Control
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Stills
    • Production Notes
    • Biographies - Cast & Crew
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Weblink

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"What we need is young blood... and brains..."
  - DRACULA (Bela Lugosi) to WILBUR (Lou Costello)
"You don't understand. Every night when the moon is full, I turn into a wolf."
"You and fifty million other guys!" --
  - exchange between WOLFMAN (Lon Chaney Jr.) and WILBUR (Lou Costello)

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 27


User Ratings: 8,594
Rating: 3.5/4 -- This is the best of the boys' efforts, allowing them to go for the nyuks yet never diminishing the standing of the classic Universal Studios monsters that figure in its plot. Full Review
Creative Loafing
Sep 14, 2012
...The first and best of the duo's comedy chillers keeps to the spirit of the Universal horror series of the '30s and '40s while delivering its fair share of still-amusing one-liners...
Total Film
Sep 1, 2000
Rating: 3/5 -- A little bit of going through the motions with this horror spoof but fans will enjoy Full Review
Empire Magazine
Oct 16, 2007
The comedy duo's finest onscreen hour comes in the shape of this wonderful horror spoof which also unites all of Universal's scariest horror heroes under the same cinematic roof. Full Review
Oct 16, 2007
A masterpiece filled with raucous laughs, great spooks, and a wicked final scene. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Oct 13, 2014
Rating: 2/5 -- The notion of having these two clowns run afoul of the famous screen monster is a good laugh in itself. But take this gentle warning: get the most out of that one laugh while you can, because the picture, at Loew's Criterion, does not contain many more. Full Review
New York Times
Aug 8, 2006
It may prove a less satisfying offering than usual to devotees of the slim and stocky funsters. Abbott and Costello prevail, however, over the chilly doings of such competent scare artists as Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney. Full Review
Washington Star
Aug 13, 2019

Product Description:

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.


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A&C Meet Frankenstein Movie Lover: from ELLINGTON, NY US -- February, 21, 2013

I've loved this movie since I was a kid. Bela Lugosi does his usual stellar job and Glenn Strange is very good. Lon Jr is again great as Larry Talbot. This movie works because it is very funny but respects the Hollywood Famous Monster genre. It has humor and horror in a way that works as well as it ever has on the big screen. Wonderful movie!

A Comedy Gem Movie Lover: from New York, NY US -- May, 2, 2008

Okay, the single funniest movie ever made has to be Some Like It Hot, but this Abbot & Costello venture probably has more laughs per minute than any film in history. It moves so swiftly and is just gut busting funny. Costello gets so hysterical what with the monsters and all that at one point he calls Chick, his partner, "Abbott"! Did you ever spot that? This film works because the monster plot is taken seriously. It is just a riot.

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