Blu-Ray Review: Munster, Go Home!

Munster Go Home

In 1966 The Munsters was a huge hit so, of course, a movie was to follow. The show, as some may recall (from reruns at least) was originally filmed in black and white. That made Munster, Go Home! the first time audiences got to see the family in full color.

In the movie, the Munster family discovers that a distant relative has left them a mansion in London and Herman Munster is to become Lord Munster. This leads to a lot of anger from their other relatives that think they are more deserving (and happen to be using the mansion to run a crime ring) and the relatives put a lot of effort into trying to scare a family that usually scares others. It all culminates with a race in which Herman drives to famous Drag-U-La and all works out in the end.

The fun thing about this movie is that it really does hold up after half a century of time. Yes, there are times that it is campy and silly but, generally, that was intentional. Mainly, it’s the cast and lovable characters that make it fun to watch. There is something about them that just makes them a lovable bunch.

The image quality is above average. The colors, especially Herman’s famous green skin, really come out and look great. The 2.0 DTS-HD MA audio sounds great too. There is no sound interference and all of the dialogue is clear.

Bonus Features

  • Bonus Television Film – The Munsters’ Revenge (1981) – NEW 2K Scan (1.33:1)
  • NEW Audio Commentary With Actor Butch Patrick And Musician/Filmmaker Rob Zombie
  • Vintage Cast Radio Interviews
  • Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Extensive Still Galleries For Both Films – Behind-The-Scenes Photos, Movie Stills, And Posters

Overall, it’s a pretty fun movie for the whole family. I might add that while everybody is stuck at home right now, this is a really wholesome movie that kids and adults alike can enjoy.

Munsters, Go Home! is available from Scream Factory March 31st.

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