Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mad Monster Party Blu-ray Combo Pack

It's time to party for Halloween...the old school way. A little blast from the past has arrived on Blu-ray and DVD. Mad Monster Party comes to us from the same people who made the classic "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer". Your whole family will get in on this fun!

The product:
What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than by celebrating with a monster party? Lionsgate Home Entertainment makes Mad Monster Party available for the first time in High Definition with the release of the Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) as well as HD Digital Download and On Demand arriving just in time for the spookiest holiday of the year as well as the theatrical release of the similarly themed Hotel Transylvania. From the team who created the stop-motion and animated holiday classics "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman," Mad Monster Party stars the voice talents of Boris Karloff (Frankenstein) and Phyllis Diller (Eight on the Lam). The Blu-ray Combo Pack bonus materials in:lude a "making of" featurette, plus two featurettes that look at the animation and the music of the film, as well as two bonus sing-along tracks. The Mad Monster Party Blu-ray Combo Pack arrives on September 4th for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

Baron Von Frankenstein (voice of Boris Karloff) has decided to retire as the head of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters. But first, he must inform the other monsters about his plans. How to deliver the news? How else - through a Mad Monster Party! Von Frankenstein's guests include a who's who of Halloween favorites, including the Werewolf, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Mummy, the Invisible Man and more. But who among them is fit to be the new head of the monsters?

Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack Special Features:

  • "Mad Monster Party: Making of a Cult Classic" featurette
  • "Groovy Ghouls: The Music of Mad Monster Party" featurette
  • "It's Shear Animagic! Secrets of Stop-Motion Animation" featurette
  • Two Bonus sing-along tracks for kids of all ages
  • Trailer
Boris Karloff       Frankenstein, Thriller, Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy
Ethel Ennis           Feature film debut
Gale Garnett        My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Overnight
Allen Swift           TV's "Diver Dan," TV's "The Beagles"
And Phyllis Diller  A Bug's Life, TV's "Family Guy," TV's "The Phyllis Diller Show"

What we thought: Wow, this was a fun video. It's an oldie, but goodie. I had never seen or heard of it before. My son and I both enjoyed watching it together. There is something about these old animated movies that is fun and nothing like things we have now. They have more character to them or something. I think this is a great Halloween cartoon that you and your whole family will enjoy together.

Where to buy: You can get Mad Monster Party Blu-ray Combo Pack in stores and online now.

*Disclaimer: I received this product for review. All opinions are my own.*