A THREE-DISC BLU-RAY RELEASE CELEBRATING THE WILD, WEIRD AND WONDERFUL STORIES BEHIND THE CREATION OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST MOVIE MONSTERS, ALIENS AND SCI-FI CREATURESFEATURING TWO FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS AND
MORE THAN 12 HOURS OF BONUS MATERIALS
PHIL TIPPETT: MAD DREAMS AND MONSTERS
The acclaimed documentary on the legendary visual effects artist of Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Twilightfame!
THE FRANKENSTEIN COMPLEX
The landmark chronicle on the art of making monsters for the movies, from King Kong to Alien to Avatar to The Lord of the Rings to The Walking Dead…and everything in between!
12+ HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES
Including commentary tracks, making-of featurettes, short films, a master class with Guillermo del Toro and much more!
3-Disc Box Set Available to Own July 13, 2021
THE MONSTER COLLECTION – BLU-RAY COLLECTOR’S EDITION is out now in a three-disc set featuring two acclaimed documentary films, both directed by filmmakers Gilles Penso and Alexandre Poncet, Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters and The Frankenstein Complex. The new disc set also includes over 12 hours of bonus features, including never-before-seen making-of footage and more.
Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters (2019) examines the life and career of Phil Tippett, the Oscar and Emmy Award-winning visual effects genius whose work in creature design, stop-motion and computerized character animation has been seen in such classics as the original Star Wars trilogy, the Jurassic Park and Twilight franchises and the effects powerhouses RoboCop, Dragonheart and Starship Troopers.
Also included in THE MONSTER COLLECTION is Penso and Poncet’s 2015 The Frankenstein Complex, a lively portrait and appreciation of the greatest movie monsters in film history and the talented craftspeople and visual artists who have been bringing them to startling life over the past century. The Frankenstein Complex goes behind the scenes of such classics as King Kong, Avatar, The Lord of the Rings series, An American Werewolf in London, Alienand many others to talk to the filmmakers behind all those dinosaurs, zombies, aliens, Hobbits, dragons, werewolves, giant bugs and oversized apes that have kept us glued to the screener for all these years. Included are interviews with effects geniuses Rick Baker, Greg Nicotero and Chris Wallas alongside such directors as Guillermo del Toro, Paul Verhoeven, Joe Dante, John Landis, Kevin Smith and others.
THE MONSTER COLLECTION – BLU-RAY COLLECTOR’S EDITION contains a colossal 12 hours plus of bonus materials spread out over the three-disc set. Highlights of the supplemental package include a new feature commentary for Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters by Tippett himself and directors Penso and Poncet; two restored short films by Tippett; a Master Class with Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro; extended conversations with John Landis, Mick Garris and Joe Dante; a “Phil Tippett Museum” tour featuring a virtual gallery of Tippett’s creations, and much more.
Additionally, Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters and The Frankenstein Complex will be released as individual film titles available on VOD on July 13, 2021.
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