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Dracula 1931 Ultimate Guide

(21 customer reviews)


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Limited edition reprint.

Product Description

Limited edition reprint.

The Dracula 1931 Ultimate Guide evokes the brochure you might have bought at the cinema in 1931!

Celebrate Universal’s iconic monster movie with a dedicated luxury magazine, called simply Dracula Universal 1931, and beautifully written and lavishly illustrated with many rare stills, posters and press books. This reprinted edition of the very first Classic Monsters Ultimate Guide is an essential for any collector.

Inside you’ll find:

  • A comprehensive account of the production of the movie
  • Details of its transition from Bram Stoker’s book, to the stage, and finally to the screen
  • An overview of the impact the movie has had on popular culture
  • A thorough study of the life of Bela Lugosi
  • Fascinating biographies of the major cast and crew, providing an insight into their oftentimes tragic personal and professional lives
  • A look at some of the popular memorabilia inspired by the film
  • A wealth of trivia and little-known facts
  • Tons of high-quality stills, posters, press books and artwork
  • Plus much more!

Classic Monsters founder, author and horror film historian Nige Burton, has dug deep into his crypt to unearth the compelling story of the making of what, by many, is considered the first proper horror movie. If you are a fan of the Universal classic monsters, then this unique tribute to this horror great is most definitely for your collection, which will become enriched as we add future titles in the series. It’s the perfect reference guide for any fan of Bela Lugosi’s most iconic performance.

Classic monsters are back. You can now look forward to a long running series of books celebrating all your favourite legendary monster movies!

Magazine specification:

  • 36 pages
  • A4
  • Full colour throughout
  • Luxury gloss cover

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21 reviews for Dracula 1931 Ultimate Guide

  1. Erwin Schussel

    Frankenstein 1931 and Dracula 1931 are excellent resources on the plots, casts and the making of these two iconic film classics. Recommended for fans of these films in particular, the horror genre in general, and students of film history.

  2. Rachel Mallett

    Any fan of the classic Bela Lugosi Dracula will love this ebook, but you don’t have to be a horror obsessive to get a lot out of it. It’s clearly been a labour of love for the author, without being sentimental or rose-tinted about the subject matter.

    I was pleasantly surprised at how much information is packed in, not just about the main stars, but about crew members and the events “around” the film, like the stage adaptation which preceded the film, and of course Bram Stoker’s original novel.

    All in all, a very satisfying and enlightening read.

  3. Peter SJ

    This is a smashing little book and easy and enjoyable to read. It isn’t so much the Dracula movie appraisal – lots of people have done that – but loved the fascinating insights into the film crew and minor actors included in this book in the form of one-or-two page articles.

    A nostalgic look-back into the infancy of the horror film industry and an era long gone now – I’m beginning to get morbid! Anyway this book is a real gem – don’t miss it.

  4. Alex Hopkins

    This is the definitive look at the classic 1931 film. A perfect companion for those familiar with the movie and also those who are discovering it for the first time. The author’s passion for Dracula is palpable. It’s written in a delightfully accessible, quirky way and is also beautifully illustrated. A superb exploration of a great film.

  5. Evan Libro

    Very informative book. It provides insight and details of the movie and the background of the actors.

  6. Classic Monsters Customer

    A great and informative read about a movie I love.

  7. John Michael Martin

    I Bought the Dracula 1931 Ultimate Movie Guide, from you guys at MAGNA Horror-Con, Sunday 12th July 2015… BEYOND AWESOME! Congratulations! Your efforts have surpassed EVERY-SINGLE fan publication since the Movie was originally released in 1931!!!

  8. Dacre Stoker

    I picked up a few copies of these myself while at Horror Con UK to enlighten my friends back in the US. The Dracula Guide is full of wonderful tidbits of lore and facts, the photos are awesome, a must have for Classic Dracula fans!!

  9. Christopher Beach Eddy

    Thanks for the great customer service and finding a more affordable US shipping option. I ordered a subscription and physical copies of the books, but I couldn’t wait and downloaded the pdf’s. Thumbs up and highly recommended – as a graphic designer, I really appreciate the nice, clean design. Can’t wait for the magazine!

  10. Siep Kuijpers (verified owner)

    Lovely, lovely tribute to the classic 1931 Bela Lugosi Dracula. Well written, informative text and amazing visuals.
    Highly recommended.

  11. Mark Goldstein, Maine, US

    I have both the Dracula and Frankenstein Ultimate Guides. These were both great reads. You’ll watch these movies in a different light once you read these.

  12. Paul Das, Cleveland, UK

    So impressed that I am now a `New` subscriber to the Magazine and the Ultimate Guides (Extremely Lavish Brochures) are gorgeous. I am Hooked. Thanks!

  13. Joseph Buttler, California, US

    Thank you for all you do. The issues I have received are great and a very enjoyable read.

  14. Paul Freeman, Essex, UK

    Thanks so much for the Dreaming of Nightmares Guide, I also received the Ultimate Guide to Dracula last week, I really look forward to the superb writing, and beautiful presentations of these magazines and Ultimate Guides. well done to Nige Burton, and Jamie Jones, and all the other people involved in this amazing publication of Classic Monsters of the Movies.

    I look forward to receiving Dracula Prince of Darkness, and Classic Monsters, issue number 5. I ordered The Mummy last week, I am really looking forward to that as well. Thanks once again, for producing a magazine, that is of very high quality, and presented to such a high standard that the fans enjoy. I mention this magazine to lots of people, and I get overwhelmed by the quality, and enthusiasm involved by the authors.

    I can’t wait for more Classic Monsters of the Movies.

  15. Chris Adams, Kentucky, US

    I am a subscriber to Classic Monsters magazine, and I have purchased all of your special guides to date. I absolutely LOVE your publications. The pictures, artwork, and information are all unparalleled. THANK YOU for providing us classic monsters fans with such wonderful resources. Your hard work is much appreciated by “monster kids” the world over.

  16. David Corvino, South Carolina, US

    As a charter subscriber, I must tell you how happy I am with all of your publications. I buy every issue, every book you release. My collection is growing!

    I just received issue 5 and it is fantastic. I ordered three new DVDs based on the articles in it. The format, paper, clarity, writing, photographs and content are the best anywhere. Classic Monsters has no equal!

    Thanks for keeping the high quality you began with. It is the most important thing there is.

  17. Matt Bauer

    This is a FANTASTIC anthology of one of the truly great horror movies. Very informative, with great behind-the-scene insights and wonderful photos!

  18. Clayton Cortinas

    Both sharply written and illustrated. Once again, the photos are so crisp the almost appear to leap off the pages.

  19. Robert Richard

    I discovered the ultimate movie guides only in March of this year (2019)and all I can say is WOW!!! I have now purchased 31 of them as well as the Karloff, Lugosi and Lon Chaney Jr. biographies. The quality of these publications well surpasses any thing I have seen in this genre…it is like having a super deluxe color Famous Monsters of Filmland Filmbook. They are spectacular in every way! Could never say THANK YOU enough for them all!!

  20. Martin Sexton, Michigan, US

    I have recently received my orders & have been unable to put them down. These are the highest quality monster fan mags I have ever seen.

    Many thanks for your efforts to document these classic movies & the talent that made it all possible, from the actors & behind the camera crew to your staff & their excellent treatment of the subject matter.

    Excellent products.

  21. Dan Skopp – Wisconsin, USA

    I purchased the five edition boxed set which included, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and The Bride of Frankenstein! I have subscribed since 2015. The attention to detail is absoulty wonderful!!!

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