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  • Mad Monster Party Coming To Blu-ray From Lionsgate 9/4/12

    From the Lionsgate press release...

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    What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than by celebrating with a monster party? Lionsgate Home Entertainment makes Mad Monster Party availablefor 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 include 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?

    "Mad Monster Party: Making of a Cult Classic" featurette
    "Groovy Ghouls: The Music of Mad Monster Party" featurette
    "It's Sheer Animagic! Secrets of Stop-Motion Animation" featurette
    Two Bonus sing-along tracks for kids of all ages

    *Subject to change

    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"

    Year of Production: 1967
    Title of Copyright: © STUDIOCANAL - Videocraft International Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    Type: Blu-ray Disc and Digital Premiere
    Rating: Not Rated
    Genre: Family/Animation
    Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH
    DVD Closed Captioned: English
    Blu-ray Subtitles: English and Spanish
    Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 4x3 Full Screen (1.33:1)
    DVD Format: 4x3 Full Screen (1.33:1)
    Blu-ray Audio Status: English Monaural DTS-HD Master Audio
    DVD Audio Status: English Monaural Dolby Digital Audio
    Feature Running Time: 95 minutes
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

  • #2
    Unfortunately, it's just not very good. Too long and not much happens. At least that "Mummy" tune is groovy fun!


    • #3
      I love it. I'm all over this one.
      Rock! Shock! Pop!


      • #4
        I have to revisit this one. I was very underwhelmed by it, but I probably went into it with my expectations way too high.


        • #5
          Coming in May!

          Only available from the Umbrella webstore

          Filmed in the revolutionary stop-motion process, “Animagic”, this beloved cult classic is presented in an all-new colour-corrected master from the original 35mm vault materials.

          Mad Monster Party? Collector's Edition includes

          Mad Monster Party? - full feature with new colour-corrected master
          Custom artwork slipcase
          Replica 1967 Mad Monster Party comic
          3 collectable custom art metal enamel pins
          A3 reversible poster
          Custom artwork sticker sheet
          Limited edition numbered release
          Full of goofball gags and all kinds of horror movie puns… Mad Monster Party is as silly as it wants to be, and as silly as it should be, and going along with it makes me want to be silly, too.
          - DVD TALK

          From the studios of Rankin/Bass (creators of the timeless kid’s classics Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman) comes this frighteningly funny Holiday monster bash!

          After discovering an anti-matter formula for total world annihilation, Baron Von Frankenstein (voiced by legendary horror icon Boris Karloff) decides it’s time to retire from the monster-making business. But first he must invite all the card-carrying members of THE WORLDWIDE ORGANIZATION OF MONSTERS to the Isle of Evil – and inform this group of ghouls who will inherit his horrific legacy.

          When he announces that his human nephew, the mild-mannered soda jerk Felix, will be his successor, the monsters are mortified – and bumbling goofball Felix soon discovers that the entire guest list – including Count Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, the Monster’s Mate (voiced by outlandish comedy queen Phyllis Diller) and more – are all out to eliminate him!
          By the end of the party, who will be the last monster standing?

          Written and designed by two of MAD Magazine’s iconic ‘gang of idiots’, editor Harvey Kurtzman and legendary artist Jack Davis – and boasting infectious pop tunes courtesy of a Beatle-mop quartet of skeletons, Little Tibia and the Fibias – MAD MONSTER PARTY is guaranteed to “make everybody chuckle, the tots and their escorts, and even the monsters at heart” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

          Director: Jules Bass

          Cast: Allen Swift, Boris Karloff, Gale Garnett, Phyllis Diller

          Only Available from the Umbrella webstore
          Custom artwork slipcase
          Replica 1967 Mad Monster Party comic
          3 collectable custom art metal enamel pins
          A3 reversible poster
          Custom artwork sticker sheet
          Limited edition numbered release
          NEW! 2023 colour-corrected master in correct aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and also alternate full frame 1.33:1.
          NEW! Audio Commentary by Rick Goldschmidt (historian/biographer for Rankin/Bass Studios)
          NEW! Introduction by Rick Goldschmidt.
          NEW! Easter Egg
          NEW! RANKIN/BASS Trailer Collection
          MAKING OF A CULT CLASSIC featurette
          IT'S SHEER ANIMAGIC! featurette
          UNEARTHING A CLASSIC featurette
          2 Sing-Alongs
          Stills and Poster Gallery
          Original Theatrical Trailer
          No. of discs: 1
          Running time: 95
          Audio format: 2.0 Mono DTS-HD MA
          Format: 1080P
          Colour: COLOUR
          Languages: English
          Aspect ratio: 16:9
          Image ratio: 1.85:1
          Subtitles: English HOH
          Year of Production: 1967
          Release Date: May 2023

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          Rock! Shock! Pop!


          • #6
            I want this on 4K!