Blu-ray Review “Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy”

frankencreepyStarring: Frank Welker, Matthew Lillard, Grey DeLisle, Mindy Cohn
Directed By: Paul McEvoy
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Warner Bros. Animation
Release Date: August 19, 2014
Run Time: 74 minutes

Film: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars

Warner Bros seems to be comes out with a new Scooby Doo original movie a few times a year now. They are usually all decent. The last one, “Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery” was quite awesome actually bringing the gang together with the WWE Superstars. “Frankencreepy” is a decent new movie but it doesn’t reach the level that the one before did. This is obviously aiming to attract the market looking for a Halloween flick to watch but coming out in August is just a little too soon for me to get into it. Might revisit closer to the holiday but overall, it felt like just the typical “Scooby Doo” movie, nothing special.

Official Premise: Scooby-Doo and those “meddling kids” Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma are back in an all-new original movie. Velma discovers she’s inherited her great-great-uncle Dr. Von Dinkenstein’s cursed castle in the terrifying town of Transylvania… Pennsylvania, that is. Just when the Gang persuades Velma to go claim her inheritance, the ghost of Dinkenstein Castle blows up the Mystery Machine as a warning! Now the Crew must spring back into action, but this time it’s personal! Who’s responsible for the Dinkenstein monster? What family secret has Velma been hiding? Will Fred recover from the loss of his beloved Mystery Machine? Can any helpless snack survive Scooby and Shaggy’s monster-sized appetites?

Warner Bros is delivering “Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy” as a Blu-ray/DVD combo with a HD Digital Ultraviolet copy included. Like all recent 1080p transfer for this franchise, they are very impressive. The animation style is very solid and looks great. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 tracks works perfectly with the mystery/action aspect of the film. In the special features department are a step down from the extras in “Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery” as well. There are only two bonus episodes: “A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts” and “To Switch a Witch”. Episodes were themed right for this release but not enough to leave you satisfied.

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