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Mad Monster Party

It's the Silliest Party of the Year...and you're all invited!
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 8, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1967
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: "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
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Total Count: 10

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 3,329
Rating: 3/4 -- What it does best is remind that children's entertainment need not be an empty sideshow free of controversy and the occasional chill. Full Review
Film Freak Central
Jul 27, 2002
Rating: 5/5 -- Witty, sophisticated and delightful animated parody. Full Review
Examiner.com
Jan 7, 2016
A novel animated gem for the Halloween season... Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Oct 7, 2013
Rating: 3/5 -- Clunky but charming; the subject and animatronic effects helped inspire The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Flipside Movie Emporium
Jan 12, 2003
... the mix of innocence, stop-motion slapstick, off-beat spoofing, and just plain goofiness is a lot of fun, and sometimes the sheer absurdity of it all can sneak up on you. Full Review
Seanax.com
Sep 7, 2009
nostalgia is key in this loving pastiche of bygone horror. The outmodedness of the villains, even the corniness of the gags, only adds to the film's irresistible charms. It is a fitting swansong to the whole era of 'castle horror' Full Review
Projected Figures
Feb 8, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- It doesn't take much effort to spot the short cuts the filmmakers have taken. Full Review
eFilmCritic.com
Nov 7, 2009

Product Description:

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.

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  • UPC: 012236104391
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