"Universal Classic Monsters" Wikipedia Page

Started by YoungestMonsterKid, September 16, 2020, 02:47:33 AM

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Quote from: tripperMM on February 26, 2021, 04:03:15 AM
:o I just came from Wikipedia and was astonished at the sheer lack of information. The updated page (last edited on 23 February 2021, at 20:13 (UTC)) is for the video line, not the actual Classic Monster Universe. What happened to all th effort and time that was put into that page. And who gave the OK for Louis Feola's representatives/fans/whomever to take over the page without checking the content against what it's supposed to be? How do we get it back? I can't see anywhere that has a backup page of it. Not even archive.org. I do have the list of movies if anyone wants. I did  have it already, just was double chequing a film and saw what happened.
Fortunately, TV Tropes has a pretty comprehensive list still. Proud to say that I helped with that, too.


Quote from: YoungestMonsterKid on September 16, 2020, 02:47:33 AMwhat the hell happened to the Wikipedia page for "Universal Classic Monsters"? It used to basically be a well made list of every horror film made by Universal during the 20's through 50's. It was a real nice, comprehensive list of films (many I'd yet to even see). Now someone changed it to be the bare minimum. It basically just lists the 30 films that they put in the DVD set (plus the Lon Chaney Phantom). (Apparently This Island Earth doesn't even make the cut, anymore.) It's just really annoying. They cut out a lot of the history of the films being made to, I think. It's basically just "these movies were made and exist".

Just wondering if anyone can clue me in as to what happened. I assume it's some lame excuse like "it's too long".

If the list now includes only those movies available as DVDs, my suspicion is that Universal itself edited the page.

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Quote from: Hepcat on April 24, 2021, 03:27:20 PM
If the list now includes only those movies available as DVDs, my suspicion is that Universal itself edited the page.

It doesn't even give a list of all those movies. It just briefly describes "Universal Monsters" as a video tape and DVD brand. Which, I guess could be seen as true. If you ignore all the merchandise that's been marketed under the name too.