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"Anyone who knows me, knows that I love King Diamond's records. I loved "Abigail," "Them," "Conspiracy," and "In the Shadows." I thought "Time" was alright, and I felt "Into the Unknown" had its moments. Not knowing what to expect, I bought his "Dead Again," and was shocked at the awesome return to form. I always liked the Scooby series. And I really liked "Scooby Doo on Zombie Island." I thought "The Witch's Ghost" was pretty good. But I was a little disappointed with "The Alien Invaders" and "The Cyber Chase." I thought the live movie was flat out terrible. Not knowing what to expect, I bought this tape.RED LIGHT ALERT! Ah...this may actually be Scooby's best movie! First, it was a charming bonus to get the original voice cast back! 2nd, we are presented with an awesome return to the Scooby Doo formula. In a normal situation, we are presented with the possibility of the supernatural. We also see the gang in Australia. We also get to see how their seeming vacation turns into yet another mystery! The original cast seems to have all their wonderful chemistry back. Fred's calm attitude; Daphne's kind, but unaware character; Velmah's sassy charm; and Shaggy and Scooby's constant fear and appetite. We also get to see the Hex girls again. The misleads are well placed; secondary characters like Jasper give us some comical moments; and we are given time and clues to figure out the mystery before it is revealed. I don't want to chance ruining it for you, but I will say, EVEN if like me you were disappointed by the recent movies 'Alien Invaders,' 'Cyber Chase,' and the terrible live movie, DO NOt, REPEAT DO NOT overlook this gem. It may actually be Scooby Doo's best movie!"
Matthew DeLuca | Tulsa, OK | 03/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Scooby fans, you will love this brand new Scooby Doo movie!
America's favorite cartoon character and the rest of the Mystery Inc gang, go down under, to Australia, where they encounter their scariest mystery yet.....The Legend of the Vampire!
Scooby and pals investigate the mysterious disappearances at a Rock festival. But to do that, Scooby and the gang must first go undercover....as rock stars!
So the Mystery Inc kids join Scooby and they don the rock star clothes and actually perform a song live on stage, with Scooby Doo on the drums! Wait till you see Velma perform on lead vocals! You will see a side of her that you have never seen before!
This movie is special for a few reasons.
First, we get to see the classic Mystery Machine Van again! In the other recent Scooby movies, the gang has used an SUV, but they are back to the classic Mystery van that we all know and love.
Secondly, this movie uses the same music that was used in the classic Scooby Doo cartoons of the 60's and 70's, thus creating the feel that you are watching the classic Scooby shows!
Thirdly, this is pure Scooby Doo...the same Scooby that we know and love. The same fearful, hungry, and humorous canine crimefighter that we have grown so used to.
You simply cant go wrong with Scooby Doo shows, and this is one that you and your family will cherish and enjoy for years to come.
The DVD has some cool extra's!
First, there is a special commentary feature, that allows you to listen to Scooby, Shaggy, and Fred, as they watch the movie with you, and talk about the movie!
Scooby and Shaggy make fun of Fred, and how he doesnt have the "look" of a rock star.
So its like getting TWO versions of the movie....the regular one, AND one with Scooby, Shaggy and Fred talking in the background as they watch the movie with you, which is very entertaining in of itself.
There is also a blooper segment, but to see the bloopers, you first play the Monster Maker game. You can use the three different images of monsters and mix them to make a funny looking monster of your own! And after you do, you will see the bloopers!
The DVD also features Scooby and Shaggy as DJ's, and they show a few musical Scooby videos, featuring recent and classic Scooby Doo footage!
It is very well done.
Also, you can see a sneak preview of the NEXT brand new Scooby Doo animated movie, which will come out this October (October 2003).
If you love Scooby Doo, you will love this DVD. And if for some reason you werent a Scooby Fan before.........one viewing of this DVD will change that.
See what all of the Scooby Doo fans know.......... That Scooby Doo rocks!!! He is an American classic, and this DVD celebrates America's love for Scooby!"
Scooby-Doo And The Legend Of The Vampire
bradley_headstone | 03/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ths Is One of The Bset Scooby Doo Movies I Have ever seen! It starts out when the gang (Daphnie, Fred, Velma, Shaggy And scooby doo) take on Australia for a vacation. But when they find out that the bands are being taken over by the Yowie Yahoo, its another mystery to solve. As always, Shaggy and Scooby are by themselves again when Fred takes Velma and Daphnie when they split up. It is a fun movie to watch, expecially when you get the DVD version of the movie. You enter the special features menu. Click Monster menu and then you can explore the vampire rock that was featured in the movie. It has a menu where you can make your own monster faces by chaging around the body parts. The music is great in this movie! And I think that it is one for the hole family to enjoy. So I would buy the DVD edition so you can enter the cave and have fun!"
The man in the mask is back!
Ravenskya | 05/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you have read my other "Scooby Reviews" you will know that I have had an issue with some of the newer Scooby movies that have been released which have had real monsters in them. Because this was pretty much a sequel to "Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost" I was concerned that there would be real Vampires. Fear not parents! They have returned to the "Man in a Mask" stories which made the Scooby Doo series so lovable to begin with.
A Quick Summary: The gang (Voiced by the Original Actors) heads to the land down under to see a battle of the bands held in the Outback. Suddenly bands begin disappearing before the show. The mysterious Yawie Yahoo of Vampire Rock begins making appearances, so the gang decides to go undercover as a rock band to catch the mysterious monster.
My youngest (4 when we bought the movie, 6 now and still watching it) absolutely LOVES this movie. Fortunately for parents, the artwork is fairly good, the soundtrack is excellent for a Scooby film and the acting is good. Meaning that you can actually sit through this one several times in a row without wanting to make it "Disappear" like some of the other Scooby movies (sorry little buddy, I don't know WHERE that DVD could have gone too...)
The Hex Girls (from Witch's Ghost) show back up in this one, but they are much friendlier and don't mention Wicca that I can recall. At the end of the movie you even get to watch the gang perform a rock song, which my son now knows by heart. My final opinion, this is one of the better Scooby's that has been released in recent years, and I recommend it to parents provided you don't mind listening to a decent amount of cartoon rock music. "
Good, but a few problems...
Daniel | Seal Beach, CA USA | 03/28/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I liked this movie, but it had problems. Scooby and the gang go on an all-new retro animation adventure in Australia, but they are about to face the huge Vampire of Vampire Rock (codername: Yowie-Yahoo). I think the idea of facing a huge vampire is... pretty decent and good, but not as good as the gang facing the Phantom Virus in Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase. Daphne's original voice actor returns, but, IMO, in some of the scenes, were a bit too off. Casey's return was done really well! The Hex Girls return in this movie, and we have new characters. If you're a die-hard Scooby fan, you can get this movie, but you may be disappointed. I still thought it was good."