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The Addams Family [Blu-ray] [1991]

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  • Actors: Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Dan Hedaya
  • Directors: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Format: Import, Blu-ray, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French, Castilian, Dutch, German, Italian, English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Oct. 2013
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00DDROYYA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,253 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Looking for something creepy, spooky, kooky and altogether ooky? When long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) reappears after 25 years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) plan a celebration to wake the dead. But Wednesday (Christina Ricci) barely has time to warm up her electric chair before Thing points out Fester’s uncharacteristically “normal” behaviour. Could this Fester be a fake, part of a diabolical scheme to raid the Addams fortune?

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Director Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) brings his distinctly cartoonish sensibility to this feature film version of the old Charles Addams comic strip. Anjelica Huston was born to play Morticia Addams, matriarch of the ghoulish Addams clan, while the late Raul Julia is a very agreeable, lusty Gomez. But it's Christina Ricci who arguably steals the show as their stone-faced daughter, Wednesday. As is often the problem with adaptations of comics or television shows, somehow an original story has to be implemented that doesn't clutter things up. But clutter is an issue here as the script gets tangled on a lame plot concerning efforts to steal the Addams' house and fortune. Still, it's fun to see an ideal cast reanimate an old favourite. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 10 Oct. 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Sometimes when these older films (and sometimes not so old) are transferred to Blu-Ray, the work is appalling. Such is not the case with this one.

"The Addams Family" is one of my all-time favourite films and I never really understood all the bashing it got that led to the sparse production of DVDs of it. The film is solid, there are plenty of references to the original cartoons...it's the ultimate Addams Family film.
I have been waiting for this film to be released on Blu-Ray and the result could not be better. There's no grain, the colours are crisp and vibrant, everything is spot on.

The only "problem" I have with this is that there's nothing else apart from the 2 theatrical trailers. No cool extras nor anything alike. HOWEVER there's one thing to praise in the "theatrical trailers". Unlike other editions of old films, the image of the theatrical trailers was also restored. The sound wasn't on the 1st trailer but the picture was in both, which is remarkable.

Get this! And I hope they don't take long before releasing "The Addams Family Values" on Blu-Ray.

Also, for those in the USA or other countries: this release, unlike what Amazon.co.uk says, IS region FREE.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Jun. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This film has an uncanny knack for making the unnatural seem normal, and for making normality appear offensive. It is delightful in its absurdity and very cleverly put together as no detail was too small for notice. The actors were well chosen, as demonstrated by the electric vibe between Raul Julia and Angelica Huston, and by Christina Ricci (Wednesday), who dominates scenes on many occasions due to the superb dialogue (and her inimitable glare). In my opinion, this film is the best of the trilogy, although Addams Family Values is still well worth watching. (If watching both, note the return of the girl scout from the 'Addams Family' in the sequel.) This film is truly a family movie as it can appeal to both children and adults.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 26 Aug. 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This is an absolutely brilliant camp classic. The characters are charming and memorable, especially the understated Morticia, the swashbuckling Gomez, the stone-faced Wednesday and the villain, Dr Greta Penterschloss. The double entendres and ironic lines have since become part of the vocab of lovers of the Addams Family movies. Other interesting characters include the helpful "Thing," the weird butler and Fester, of course, while at the family ball Cousin It and the twins Flora and Fauna really impressed. The funniest scenes include the school play, the séance, the first visit of Fester to the vaults (where they watch an old home movie) and the psychotherapy session: "love, hate, hate, love - ze thoughts they bubble und collide." I have made a habit of watching this one at least once a year. It's a timeless classic, with great gags, excellent acting and a culture of its own. No wonder it has become a cult classic.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Clara on 27 Dec. 2003
Format: DVD
I grew up with this film so maybe I'm biast. It was this film that made me fall in love with the delightful Christina Ricci and making Wednesday Addams my idol.
What's so lovable about these characters, is that they don't KNOW they're weird. To them burying a cat alive is perfectly normal. The reactions of those around them is hilarious and you can't help but wonder why someone wouldn't be impressed by the blood soaked Shakespere performance of Wednesday and Pugsley. Beautifully gothic sets suit the Addams perfectly.
Anyone watching this however should not expect a deep a meaningfull plot. That's not what these films are about. Funny, beautiful and an absolute delight. A great film for you to just sit and watch over and over again, each time noticing more and more things about not only the characters but everything around.
(A special note on the lighting which I always loved. The subtle effect of Mortisha's eyes always being highlighted while the rest of her face is shadowed.)
So if you like a good fun film to watch, a fan of mad outrageous sets and characters, then this is a film for you.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Litchfield on 22 Oct. 2002
Format: VHS Tape
The Addams Family begins with a hearty chuckle, as a group of nauseatingly cheery carol singers are treated to a dose of Addams hospitality. The film is of course a 1990s revamp of the 1960s television series with the catchy refrain: "They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky." However, the film lacks the delicate balance between finesse and crudity that marked the original; perhaps this is the result when a cult show is turned into movie fodder for the masses.
The Addams' live in a decaying mansion that boasts such attractions as a graveyard, a swamp and a vault full of money. It is this last which attracts the attention of a crooked accountant and his unscrupulous client Mrs. Craven. Their plan is to install Mrs. Craven's son Gordon in the house as 'long-lost' Uncle Fester Addams, with the purpose of gaining access to the vault. Initially Gordon is all for this plan, but once he gets to know and like the family, he undergoes a crisis of confidence and must decide where his loyalties lie.
The plot may be depressingly formulaic, but fortunately it is in the Addams' nature to be quirky. The humour is generally quite fresh and clever - who would have picked the villain's ultra-conventional wife pairing off with hirsute (and definitely unconventional) Cousin Itt? But along with the hits, there are some equally spectacular misses, including almost everything involving Grandma Addams. The other female Addams' are excellent, especially young Christina Ricci as the perpetually sullen Wednesday. Ultimately though, you have to wonder if the mysterious and macabre charm of the Addams has lost something in its modernisation, and if perhaps they should have been left to rest in peace.
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