Live-action film version of the classic kids cartoon series. Fred (Freddie Prinze Jr), Daphne (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Velma (Linda Cardellini), Shaggy (Matthew Lillard) and their dog Scooby have accepted an invitation to investigate some mysterious cases of brainwashing on Spooky Island. When they arrive, they soon discover that a sinister voodoo cult is at work upon the island; but when Fred, Daphne and Velma all get turned into zombies, it’s left to Shaggy and Scooby to save the day.
Please note this is a region B Blu-Ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-Ray player in order to play Zoinks! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc to close its doors Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred Daphne Shaggy and Velma are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series of paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot Actors Freddie Prinze Jr Sarah Michelle Gellar Matthew Lillard Linda Cardellini Rowan Atkinson Isla Fisher & Andrew BryniarskiDirector Raja GosnellCertificate PGYear 2002Screen Fullscreen 43Languages English – Dolby Digital (51)Additional Languages Castilian SpanishSubtitles Dutch ; English ; French ; German ; Italian ; Danish ; Norwegian ; Swedish ; Finnish ; Castilian SpanishDuration 1 hour and 36 minutes (approx)
Ghosts haunting spooky old factories? Hip kids being brainwashed? The Darkopalypse about to engulf the world? Scooby-Doo, where are you? Well, the gang have all fallen out and dissolved the Mystery Inc partnership for good. Jinkeys! But luckily a strange invitation to solve a mystery on Spooky Island has unwittingly reunited the now-flopped members of the team. Can ghoul-getting gang get along again? The latest in a long line of live-actioned-up retro cartoon faves, Scooby-Doo: The Movie features superb action set-pieces and seamlessly blended live actor/CGI interaction–our eponymous hero is rendered with particular panache. What’s more, the special effects are backed by a scarily well-written script and some frighteningly good performances. The Buffy-tastic Sarah Michelle Gellar was born to be Daphne, and Matthew Lillard is show-stealing as the dream-to-play Shaggy. The characters themselves are darkly developed–Fred is now a vain egotist, Velma a last-picked-at-sport geek and Daphne a Clueless-style airhead. Happily, Shaggy and Scooby are still a pair of snack-happy gormless goofs for whom friendship outweighs all else. Scooby-Doo manages to be great fun for the kids without neglecting the fans of the original (1969!) series. Alongside the fun, frights and frantic action are clever in-jokes and even a few hints at some rather adult goings on–Shaggy getting “toasted” in a smokey hippy-style camper van may explain why he’s always so peckish. Throw in a surprise appearance from a love-to-hate familiar face, some Charlie’s Angels-style wire work and a storming rap-rock soundtrack and it’s a hit for all the family. If you’re thinking of missing it, Scooby-Don’t! –Paul Eisinger