The Addams Family 4K            review by Bobby Blakey

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There have been a lot of classic TV series that have made their way onto the big screen, but few have the content to work in both live action and animation. Before the upcoming animated feature and some straight to video releases in 1998 director Barry Sonnenfeld took on the iconic Addams Family with The Addams Family in 1991 and its sequel Addams Family Values in 1993. With the animated film getting ready to bring the kooky family back what better time to revisit both of these films.

The Addams Family follows long-lost Uncle Fester who reappears after 25 years in the Bermuda Triangle. Gomez and Morticia plan a celebration to wake the dead, but Wednesday barely has time to warm up her electric chair before Thing points out Fester's uncommonly "normal" behavior. Could this Fester be a fake, part of an evil scheme to raid the Addams fortune?

 

I remember seeing this when it came out and was surprised about how fun it was. I revisited it with the release of the animated films, which I loved and to my surprise I had just as much fun despite it aging a bit. The cast all fully capture the essence of the characters and seem be having fun bringing them to life. The story is silly and over the top as expected but just works. Does it bring much new to the TV series mythology no, but it is fun and does it justice.

 

This new 4K release looks outstanding adding even more to the already fun flick. In addition to the film in 4K ultra for the first time ever, this release includes the original bonus features as well as new ones including an interview with Sonnenfeld and more along with both the theatrical and extended edition of the film.

 

Grab your copy of The Addams Family 4K edition with more Mamushka available now from Paramount Home Entertainment.