Universal Studios has announced Van Helsing for DVD release on October 19, 2004 with a $29.98 MSRP. There will also be an "Ultimate Collector's" edition available with an MSRP of $59.95. Both are available in anamorphic widescreen transfers. What's specific to the Ultimate Edition: For those who want even more behind-the-scenes exclusives, the 3-disc Van Helsing Ultimate Collector's Edition DVD, available for a limited time, takes an in-depth look at the amazing sets and the story of the monster hunter hero. In addition, the three original films that inspired Van Helsing - Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolf Man - are included as an unbeatable bonus for monster lore fans of all ages. What both editions will include: Thrilling Look at Behind-the-Scenes Action and Special Effects The Van Helsing DVD is packed with special features that deliver hours of fascinating entertainment topped by two features that explore the film's amazing sets as never before and the opportunity to play the thrilling Van Helsing Xbox game: * Explore Dracula's Castle Through an innovative 360 (degree) self-guided tour, discover the stunning environments of Van Helsing that you couldn't see in theaters. * You Are in the Movie! Experience movie-making magic through miniature cameras on the set that give the actors' perspectives on the filming of a scene. * Outtakes *Bringing the Monsters to Life From pencil sketches through complete digital composition, the experts at Industrial Light & Magic show how Van Helsing's monsters were brought to life. * The Legend of Van Helsing The evolution of the legendary character, Van Helsing, throughout film history. * Feature Commentaries With director Stephen Sommers, producer Bob Ducsay, and actors Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley and Will Kemp. * The Van Helsing Xbox Game Put this DVD into your Xbox console and play the first level of the stunning Van Helsing game. Available for a limited time, the Van Helsing Ultimate Collector's Edition includes even more great features for even more hours of entertainment for fans who can't get enough background about Van Helsing: * Explore Frankenstein's Lab Explore Frankenstein's Lab through a groundbreaking 360-degree self-guided tour that lets you discover the secrets not shown in theaters. * Van Helsing: The Story, The Life, The Legend Mini-documentaries focus on each character in the film with excerpts, original set design,ILM effects work, conceptual weapons sketches and more. * Track the Adventure: Van Helsing's Map The secrets behind each fantastic set are revealed via an ancient monster map. Five linked featurettes take viewers to a world beyond imagination. * The Music of Van Helsing * Darkness Falls: Dracula's Lair is Transformed Time-lapse photography captures the transformation of Dracula's Coffin Room to his Lab in a matter of minutes through this eye-opening sequence. Monster Savings for Fans of the Genre Buyers of the Van Helsing DVD will receive a coupon for an instant $5.00 off on any of the titles from Universal Studios Home Video's six Monster Legacy Collections: Dracula: The Legacy Collection, Frankenstein: The Legacy Collection and The Wolf Man: The Legacy Collection and the upcoming The Mummy: The Legacy Collection, The Invisible Man: The Legacy Collection and The Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Legacy Collection. These DVD collections represent the definitive releases of the landmark horror franchises that launched an entire genre of entertainment and belong in every collector's library.