Mad Monster Party

Mad Monster Party

Ethel Ennis
Director: Jules Bass Cast: Ethel Ennis
Ethel Ennis
, Gale Garnett
Gale Garnett
, Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
Jules Bass

Blu-ray (Bonus DVD / Full Frame)

$14.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, July 29

Overview

The only theatrical feature from Rankin/Bass -- the outfit behind countless animated holiday TV specials including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman -- this quaint and colorful production pays amusing homage to nearly every movie monster in Universal's catalog, even to the extent of recruiting Boris Karloff to supply the voice of Baron Von Frankenstein. The story begins as the aged Baron invites all members of the Worldwide Organization of Monsters to attend the unveiling of his ultimate creation, a potion capable of destroying all matter. Before the assembled guests -- including Count Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Invisible Man, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon -- Frankenstein announces his retirement as the group's leader and the selection of his successor: his bookish, allergy-ridden nephew Felix. Chaos ensues, as nearly every creep and creature on the list begins conspiring against each other in a bid for the coveted office, including the Baron's outrageously voluptuous assistant Francesca (whose very presence stretches the film's "G" rating). The "Animagic" technique of stop-motion puppets is a refreshing medium for the larger-than-life monsters, and the parade of horror movie put-ons should delight viewers of all ages. Though the original negative was believed lost to neglect after the film's poor box-office performance, a pristine print has resurfaced, much to the delight of devoted fans who first discovered this gem via Halloween TV airings.


Related collections and offers

Product Details

Release Date: 09/04/2012
UPC: 0012236121497
Original Release: 1968
Rating: NR
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1A
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 15,560

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ethel Ennis Voice Only
Gale Garnett Voice Only
Boris Karloff Baron Boris von Frankenstein
Allen Swift Voice Only
Phyllis Diller Frankenstein's Wife

Technical Credits
Jules Bass Director,Songwriter
Forrest J. Ackerman Screenwriter
Len Korobkin Screenwriter
Harvey Kurtzman Screenwriter
Maury Laws Songwriter
Joseph E. Levine Executive Producer
Arthur Rankin Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mad Monster Party
1. Program Start/The Secret of Destruction [3:49]
2. Main Titles [2:38]
3. Felix Flankin [3:35]
4. The Monster and His Mate [2:32]
5. R.S.V.P. [3:34]
6. S.S. Herring [3:00]
7. Monsters Below Deck [3:32]
8. Abandon Ship [1:41]
9. Lecturing the Staff [3:53]
10. The Gang's All Here [4:34]
11. The World's Best Chef [4:44]
12. Baron Frankenstein's Discovery [2:15]
13. Dance Party of the Dead [2:24]
14. Dracula and Francesca [5:31]
15. Mad Monster Party [2:54]
16. Restless Night [3:20]
17. Welcome, Felix [2:48]
18. Springing a Trap [3:56]
19. Family Business [2:18]
20. Stay One Step Ahead [3:29]
21. Double-Cross [5:01]
22. Hate at First Sight [5:27]
23. Monster's Rebellion [3:33]
24. Jungle Hunt [2:45]
25. The Wrath of Kong [2:55]
26. Francesca's Suitors [1:40]
27. Rescue [4:31]
28. The Secret [2:31]

Customer Reviews