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The Monster Collection

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A creature double-feature from the depths of the drive-in, The Monster Collection features two impressively comprehensive documentaries by Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso, Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters, a portrait of the man behind some of the most recognizable movie creatures of the modern era, and The Frankenstein Complex, profiling the workaday wizards who turn rubber, latex, and resin into cinema’s most memorable and terrifying creations. Extensive interviews with genre luminaries Rick Baker, Joe Dante, Guillermo Del Toro, John Landis, Dennis Muren, and Paul Verhoeven illuminate the evolution of special effects and stop motion animation in such classics as Star WarsAn American Werewolf in LondonGremlinsRobocopJurassic Park, and Starship Troopers. This collector’s set includes hours of exclusive bonus features, including new audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes footage, extended interviews segments, galleries, and rare short films from Phil Tippett.

Cast & Crew
  • Featuring : Phil Tippett, Joe Dante, Paul Verhoeven, Jon Davison, Rick Baker, Guillermo del Toro, Kevin Smith, Greg Nicotero, John Landis
  • Directors : Gilles Penso and Alexandre Poncet
  • Writers : Gilles Penso and Alexandre Poncet
  • Producer : Alexandre Poncet
Technical Info
  • Years : 2021
  • Country : France
  • Language : English
  • Running Time : 890 minutes
  • Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
  • Rating : Not Rated
  • Genre : Documentary
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features
  • Feature Commentary with Phil Tippett and directors Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso
  • “Meeting the Monsters” Making Of Documentary
  • Prehistoric Beast (1985) a short film by Phil Tippett with audio commentary
  • MutantLand (2010) a short film by Phil Tippett with audio commentary
  • Phil Tippett Museum: A Virtual Gallery of Tippett Creations
  • Joy of Working with Phil: Interview with Paul Verhoeven
  • Phil Will Fix This!: Interview with Joe Johnston
  • Animating with Phil: Interview with Tom St. Amand
  • Phil’s Vision: Interview with Chris Walas
  • Friendship, Robots, and Dinosaurs: Interview with Dennis Muren
  • From Stop-Motion to Computer: Interview with Craig Hayes
  • Memories and Archives with Phil Tippett
  • Dinosaur Supervisor (Jurassic Park) with Phil Tippett
  • Starship Troopers 2 with Phil Tippet and Jon Davison
  • Dinosaur!” with Paul Verhoeven and Jon Davison
  • Mutant Fish (Piranha) with Joe Dante (1978)
  • Modern Craftsmanship with Alec Gillis
  • Robot Design with Craig Hayes
  • The Birth of a Poster with Paul Wee
  • Musical Storytelling with Alexandre Poncet
  • Mad Dreams and Monsters Isolated Musical Score
  • “The Frankenstein Odyssey” Making Of Documentary
  • “Digital Craftmanship” Post-Production featurette
  • The Frankenstein Complex Musical Score
  • Master Class with Guillermo Del Toro
  • An Extended Conversation with John Landis and Joe Dante
  • An Extended Conversation with Mick Garris
  • An Extended Conversation with Steve Johnson and John Vulich
  • Q&A with Joe Dante, Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso
  • Inside the Lair of Rick Baker
  • Inside the Lair of Tom Woodruff and Alec Gillis
  • Paper Monsters: The Art of Charles Chiodo
  • Living With Monsters: The Art of Kevin Yagher
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Interview with Bernard Rose
  • The Gremlins Pool : Interview with Sacha Feiner interview
  • From Latex to Pixels: The Art of Gino Acevedo