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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?

    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 Sheer Animagic! Secrets of Stop-Motion Animation" featurette
    Two Bonus sing-along tracks for kids of all ages
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    CAST
    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"

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

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    I love it. I'm all over this one.
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    I have to revisit this one. I was very underwhelmed by it, but I probably went into it with my expectations way too high.

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