Mad Monster Party (Region A Blu-ray)

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Description

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? Find out in this treasured stop-motion classic from the team who brought you Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and other beloved holiday specials.

Product Details

Barcode
012236121497
Department
Movies & TV
Released
4 Sep 2012
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Kids & Family
Sub-genre
Kids & Family
Region
Region A
Studio
Lions Gate
Runtime
95 min
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Mad Monster Party
Release Year
1967
Running Time
95 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Frankenstein / Halloween / Mad Doctor / Monsters / Stop-Motion Animation / Werewolves / Witches And Wizards
Ratings
IMDb
6.7
Rotten Tomatoes®
70% 66%
Synopsis
Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller lend their vocal talents to this glorious stop-motion animated parody of horror films. As Dr. Frankenstein makes plans for his retirement, he calls for a council meeting of all monsters dark and ghoulish to announce his replacement. As the word spreads that the doctor is going to choose his young nephew-protégé for the position, the visiting creatures begin to plot a nasty coup d'état that would leave the sadistic Dr. Frankenstein retired "on ice."

MAD MONSTER PARTY is the first of a run of animated hits (FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, LITTLE DRUMMER BOY, THE HOBBIT) by dreamweavers Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin. The film's jokes are of the utmost wit and reference movies ranging from DRACULA to THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. Furthermore, watching MAD MONSTER PARTY reveals its influence on later 20th-century filmmakers; it was an obvious blueprint for Henry Selick's collaborations with Tim Burton--the two animated opuses JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
Release Notes
Blu-ray/DVD Features:
  • Region 1
Note: Blu-ray feature film + special features:
  • "Mad Monster Party: Making of a Cult Classic" featurette
  • "It's Sheer Animagic! Secrets of Stop-Motion Animation" featurette
  • "Groovy Ghouls! The Music of Mad Monster Party" featurette
  • 2 sing-alongs
  • Trailer
  • DVD feature film + special features
  • Includes same special features as Blu-Ray
  • Full Frame - 1.33
Audio:
  • DTS HD Master Audio - English
  • Subtitles - English, Spanish
Poster
Poster for Mad Monster Party
Cast & Crew
Director
Jules Bass
Star
Phyllis Diller / Gale Garnett / Boris Karloff
Producer
Jules Bass / Arthur Rankin
Writer
Arthur Rankin