The movie was great, I bought three in the collection; this one, Dracula, and the Wolfman. But when I opened to case, the movie fell out. The glue that holds that plastic DVD holder came loose from the outer case (which is cardboard). I thought it was damaged in shipping but I bought all three from different venders and they were all like that. The other disappointment was that the extra features in these DVD's are mainly useless commentary by little-known film historians.
Screenwriters Hurlbut & Balderston and Director James Whale have given it the macabre intensity proper to all good horror pieces, but have substituted a queer kind of mechanistic pathos for the sheer evil that was Frankenstein.
A must for anyone with even a passing interest in horror, this not only confirms Karloff as a master of the genre, but also shows, more than any of Whale's subsequent films, the influence of his vision.