Weak overall, but still irresistible
Ben Glenn | The nation's capital | 02/23/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For those of us who are lifelong fans of "The Munsters," this made-for-TV reunion, while weak in storyline, at least continues the life of the original series sadly cut short after only two seasons. Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis look mostly unchanged and the pair have lost none of their camraderie, and even a noticeably older Yvonne DeCarlo holds up well. Kudos also go to the set designers, who seem to have assembled as many of the original props as could be found for the interior set of the Munster home which fans know so well. [Note, however, that exterior shots of the house are taken from "Munster, Go Home!," with "England or Bust" painted on the family car. By the time "The Munsters' Revenge" was produced, the original house facade at Universal had gone through several unfortunate alterations and must have been too costly to restore and re-dress.] Call this one "for fans only.""
Great DVD release
J. Wilson | London, England | 08/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Munsters' Revenge is, as reunion movies go, an excellent outing. The stars look remarkably unchanged (in spite of the 15 year interval)and their typical performances in character leave you feeling they've never really been away - especially with a script which is very reminiscent of the original series and is quite strong in its humour. What a great idea to release this on DVD and let's hope that this encourages the release of more Universal product reunion movies on DVD such as The Return of Ironside, The Rockford Files, etc. Well worth the money."
Fred Gwynne, Yvonne DeCarlo, and Al lewis, REUNITE!!!
Mymunster3 | 10/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Fred Gwynne, Yvonne DeCarlo, Al Lewis, and Sid Caesar, all combine into one munstrously good time! This is a great follow-up movie to the original series!
DVD info for The Munsters' Revenge
Spoken language: English
Captioning: English, Spanish, French
Don't forget to check out:
The Munsters The Complete First Season
The Munsters The Complete Second Season
Munster, Go Home!
... which are all on DVD!"
A Very Good Comedy
Robert A. Williams | Oberlin, OH United States | 07/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This Munster movie is nearly as good as "Munsters Go Home!". There are quite a number of hilarious scenes in this film that make it a timeless work of comedy. This movie is funny!
The film begins with the Munster family checking out the local wax museum, where Herman tells his wife Lilly - "Dear, you can get some good decorating ideas for our house". When they see their replicas, they like them. But Lilly laments - "Everybody's here except poor Marilyn". Herman remarks "You can't blame them, they don't want to scare away the customers".
A series of small robberies are later blamed on the Munsters, because the robbers look just like them. The cops arrest Herman and Grandpa. They later escape. Driving in a car, Grandpa tells Herman that somebody that looks just like them is doing these crimes. Herman says nobody is as handsome as he, except his reflection and his likeness at the wax museum. Grandpa shouts "Herman, you got it". Herman replys "Got what"? Grandpa explains that their answers are likely to be found at the wax museum.
They go to the wax museum and learn about the crime ring that has produced wax models that are also robots, and those robots are doing the crimes. Kinda like Marvin Bush blowing up the Twin Towers and blaming it on alleged Arabs - the baddies are having their robots do crimes and the Munsters are getting the blame.
The bad guys are planning a big robbery of an ancient Egyptian mummy's coffin. The Munsters foil the crime with a little help from Marilyn and her new beau - the police detective, and alot of help from The Phantom of the Opera. A good ending to a good movie.