Universal Horror Collection Volume 2 Blu-ray Review (Scream Factory)
We posted reviews of all of the Universal Horror Collection movies as their own separate posts, but for those looking for a really quick TL;DR of the entire set, here’s a rundown of each disc and then a full aggregate score of the collection.
Murders in the Zoo is a surprisingly effective Universal horror film with a particularly bleak storyline. However, its inclusion in this collection is a bit problematic with the lack of great transfer and limited extra features.
The Mad Doctor of Market Street is a low-effort Universal horror film and it shows with a particularly bland storyline. This disc has a good transfer with a lack of extras, which is understandable considering the film quality.
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx is a fairly good horror/noir hybrid with a hearty dose of comedy thrown in. Scream Factory’s transfer is unremarkable, but there’s a nice extra feature about Lionel Atwill’s body of work.
The Mad Ghoul is a fine, but not particularly impressive, zombie-like film that steals a lot from White Zombie before it. This Scream Factory disc has a solid transfer and a new audio commentary to add to this collection’s extras.
Murders in the Zoo
The Mad Doctor of Market Street
The Strange Case of Doctor Rx
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Universal Horror Collection Volume 2 does not have the stellar films that the first collection had, but they are good enough to warrant picking up this collection of good-to-mediocre horror flicks with a limited amount of new extras.