|Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island [VHS]
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Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred reunite to solve the most frightfully funny mystery of their careers. The scream team's headed to a haunted bayou island to investigate the ghost of Moonscar the Pirate. But it turns out the swashbuckler's spirit isn't the only creepy character on the island.
- An Awesome Scooby Doo Video
I loved this movie, and thought it was one of the best Scooby Doo videos I've ever seen. There's action, laughs, and even some romance. I love it when there are a lot of hints of Daphne/Fred, and there are quite a few in this movie. The music is really good too. One of the great things about this movie is the characters aren't running around aimlessly, not that there is anything wrong with any of the Scooby Doo episodes (I loved them too). There is a real, exciting plot.
Summary: Mystery Inc. has seperated, and Daphne is a reporter. She is trying to find real ghosts for her new show. Fred reunites Mystery Inc. and they travel, solving mysteries and looking for real ghosts. A girl working at a market, Lena, overhears them talking about looking for ghosts and offers to bring them to Moonscar Island, where Simone, her employer's, house is being haunted. The gang goes and finds that there are zombies, cat creatures, and ghosts!...more info
- Great movie!!!!!!!!!!!
This movie is great!!!!!!!!!! When I first watched I thought it matched the Friday the 13th series and I still do. This movie is ok for kids 7 and up to watch but anyone who watches this movie might get scared if they are not 7 or over. ...more info
- scoony-doo on zombie island
this is a great scooby-doo movie my 4 year old will seat and watch it over and over again...more info
- a disgrace to the scooby pedigree
this movie takes a departure from the orginal series, and not a welcome one at that. The monsters were all orginally humans who were plotting something, and dressed up to scare everyone away. Corny ? yes but it was good. There are real monsters in this one and it is much more scary. The only redeeming value: No Scrappy....more info
- Very Good Movie!
In this new movie it is the 90's. The whole gang are grown up with their own careers. Daphne is a reporter who has her own talk show. Freddie is a writer who produces her show, they are also dating. Velma owns a mystery bookstore. Shaggy is still exploring his career path. Scooby Doo still likes eating those scooby snacks. They take the mystery machine to New Orleans to find a real haunted house on a mysterious Bayou. They find that the ghosts and Zombies haunting the island are real! They must solve the mystery of Zombie Island.
I grew up with Scooby Doo in the late 70's and the 80's. It is great to see Scooby Doo making a comeback in the 90's. The characters are still funny. I like it that they are not stuck in a 70's timewarp. The characters are grown up with careers. They wear 90's cloths and listen to 90's music. The music goes with the action in the movie. This is a great movie for anyone who has grown up watching Scooby Doo....more info
- A Great Start to A new Era of Scooby
I used to be a big Scooby fan. But then I hit middle school and got all synical. You realized that the showed screamed 60's, and the formula was always the ame (Kids Find House. Kids Find Monster. Kids unmask Monster. At the end someone says something funny and they all laugh) and then came the demise of the show with the introduction of Scrappy Doo. Scooby lied low for a while, but the fans were still there. Now Hannah Barbera has come to it's senses by re-vamping these classic charecters into movies highschools can even enjoy. This one is the best in particular, it pays homage to things that maked the show enjoyable (Like Freddie secrelty trying on the orange scarf, and a very funny scene where the ganf fins a zombie, and Fred, determined to prove it's just a mask, ends up pulling the head off!). It's obvious that this is the first in a series (Witches' Ghost is also great), long live Hanna barbera's greatest cartoon. And for those who say the fact that the monsters are real ruins the Doo, hey, there's been decades of fake ghosts, let the ones who want real evil have it....more info
- ALERT!!!!!!!! this isn't for young children!!!!
this is not a movie for kids! it has real monsters (i know the box tells you that but the art of the film is very grapic and the story is very much ment for adults) so be sure you watch this movie before you show it to kids.
now as for the movie it's self it really isn't very good and isn't part of the scooby-doo series as far as i see it!!! just plain not good!!!!!!!!...more info
- Scooby at his best!
I have loved Scooby Doo, since I was a child. Now that I'm and adult I still love Scooby, he is classic. Anytime I need to be cheered up, I turn on Scooby and it always seems to work. And this movie is Scooby at his best, the animation is much better quality and the story line is appropiate for all ages. Great movie!...more info
- Dog.. Where?
Its worth every penny. Great movie, not only for kids but for everyone....more info
- What a difference a decade makes!
I have purchased all of the updated Scooby-Doo cartoon movies so far. I believe there are five to date and I also believe that they are a definite improvement over the old 70's cartoon. I won't viciously bash the classic cartoon except to say Hanna-Barbara's use of low-tech sound and animation shortcuts were very tiresome before. (i.e. The overuse of the limited number of people they hired for voice talent [Casey "Shaggy" Casum excluded] and the looping scenery as seen in almost every H&B toon of that period.)Zombie Island has changed everything for Mystery Inc. from the insertion of real "X-Files" type plots to excellent scenery, coloring techniques and high quality animation. The gang finds themselves on a tour of Louisana to try to find "real ghost mysteries" for Daphne's television show. Since a fair share of Louisiana's history deals with supernatural legends such as "voodoo" zombies and vampires it was really quite fascinating to watch this realm develop in a "realistic/fantasy" sort of way. Another neat aspect of these movies has to be the attempt to show the viewer a little history and culture about wherever the mystery is taking place. For example, Zombie Island takes place in Louisiana and it makes a rather decent facsimile of the culture, architecture, cuisine, local habitants and the appearance of that region. The humor in Zombie Island is subtle and enjoyable. Fred scoffs at his outdated ascot and Shaggy's suitcase is full of identical clothing to what he's always wearing. There is a flirty "romantic development" between Fred and Daphne and questions are always asked about what Fred's intentions are whenever he separates the group and excludes Velma from his section of the search party. Shaggy and Scooby's silly antics are kept traditionally intact which is one of the best features of all the new movies. There are some new traditions and lots of old. So in closing, I'm giving Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island five stars and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did it makes an excellent addition to any dvd collection....more info
- Welcome back Scooby-Doo
I've been watching Scooby-Doo for more than 20 years, it's one of my favorite cartoon shows, when it was really a good show, before that stupid Scrappy came into the show.
Anyway, the Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island is one of my favorite movies. When they decide to get back the Scooby show again and the movies, this was the first one, back in 1999. Like I said, for me is the best one. I like the new look on the characters, the story, everything.
If I were going to end the Scooby-Doo show (and the movies) forever, this should have been the last movie or last episode of the show. I mean, it's been a couple of years since the gang were split, and they reunite for like a one last mystery and the cool thing is that this time, the monsters are real. Some people didn't like that, but that's the cool part of the movie.
Besides all that, the animation is very cool, like watching some anime movie, the colors area great, the music, everything, it's just Scooby-Doo....more info
- Scooby's Ultimate Movie, But Beware.
For some time Scooby Doo was all but retired and made a brief comeback with "Laughalympics." In 1998, the original Scooby Doo gang would reunite to make this phenomenal movie. But do beware. PG 13 would probably be a more appropriate rating for this movie. It goes to levels Scooby Doo never before went. And while well done, it would probably be a good idea for parents to screen it first and then decide if it is appropriate for children. Well, that said, this Scooby movie is quite arguably Scooby's greatest movie. To make sense of Scooby's long retirement, there is a flashback with Scooby and the gang solving yet another mystery. Some time passes, and the gang has went their seperate ways. Daphne and Fred have a television show and decide they want to see some real ghosts. Except for Fred, the voice casting is different. But they did a good job of finding voices that at least resembled the original voices. (If it's any comfort, the original voice cast would eventually reunite for the 5th and 6th movies.) Moving on, the gang does get back together, and they head towards New Orleans in hopes of seeing some real ghosts. (2 of the 5 parties are of course reluctant. Guess which 2.) Down in Louisiana, they find some more cases of just 'bad guys in masks.' Later they meet Lena who flirts with Fred and offers to show them her employer's (Simone's) haunted house. They also meet Jaques who seems nice enough and the gardener who does not seem so nice. After Scooby fights with Simone's cats, Simone is understandably annoyed, but she agrees to let the gang in. Soon afterwards, we see some things that appear to indicate the presence of ghosts, but as any Scooby fan knows, there might be a rational explanation, and if so, what is the motive? Scooby and Shaggy offer some comical moments with their too healthy appetities. Soon afterwards, clues start appearing that would make us suspect that some real ghosts are involved, but there is some room for doubt. One thing about this Scooby movie is that the expansion from 30 minutes to 90 or so is a good one. It gives us time to remeet the gang, and time to wonder if the ghosts are real or not, and enjoy some welcome suspense as well. Of all Scooby's adventures, this is one of the LEAST contrived and predictable. Another thing you will notice in this Scooby movie is a surprisingly intense soundtrack. (And I had NO problem whatsoever with that!) In a typical Scooby fashion, the gang gets separated and the horror unfolds. This is one ending I won't give away. But I will say true horror unfolds as we find that surprises shock us for a moment, but then make sense upon discovery. The explosion of misleads enables us to say: "Oh! No wonder!" In all honesty, this movie is more frightening than a lot of so called horror on the market. And perhaps the most frightening moment in this movie is when the 'villain' explains the events that preceeded that of the movie. Good writers seem to know that recognition is often the most horror filled aspect of a story. Again, I consider this a strong contender for Scooby's greatest movie, but do be warned. It may very well be too much for young children. ...more info
- Lots of fun -- Know your kids!
My daughter's turning 3 in two weeks and loves it -- so, incidentally, do my 9-year old and I. I was concerned that it might be too intense for her, but with us sitting there with her and explaining "She's turning into a monster!" and "Oooh, here come the zombies!" she found it thrilling. Would some kids be scared? Sure. One size does not fit all. It's fun for (most) ages -- see it and use your own judgment....more info
- Bad movie for young kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr. Timothy Lee-you should be ashamed to let your 4 year old watch this movie over and over. This movie crosses many lines of cartoon and horror flick. Compared to the other Scooby movies, this is more graphic and not quite so much fun. It is fine for teens and up, but get real. This shouldn't be a movie called a 'family' movie, and you should be doing the responsible thing and knowing what is OK and what isn't for young children to watch. Your 4 year old relies on you to be his parent-so be one!...more info
- Scobby Doo Fan
A must have movie for any Scooby Doo fan. I grew up watching him and now years later have began watching him again....more info
- Too Scary!!!!
I grew up watching the old Scooby cartoons on TV, and my 5-year old son now loves the cartoons and movies too. I have purchased several of the movies for him, and most of them have been fine, but this one is too scary for his age group. There are dead people rising from graveyards and walking around scaring people. Too dark and evil for me--I gave it away. Choose something less scary if you have younger children (age 3 to 10)....more info
- Entertaining video
I thought this movie was awesome. It was a little scarier than some of the others that unmask the bad guys in the end. My 10 year old gets a little spooked by it. But, who's to say that Scooby Doo is just for kids! I've been watching Scooby since I was a little kid. Some of the new ones are a little korny, but I really enjoyed this one. Maybe just preview it for yourself before your little ones watch it (which isn't a bad idea for most things that are out there for our kids to watch these days)....more info
- My daughter loves it...
Like most Scooby movies my daughter was glued to this one. I myself didn't pay that much attention to it but if my daughter was able to sit still as long as she did then I know it's a good one for the little ones. My daughter has many movies & Scooby is one of the only ones that will hold her attention for very long. Recommended for the little ones for sure....more info
- Please make it PG-13
This is definitely Scary. For young children this movie is way too scary and my kids don't freak to easily.
I can see how others like it. But becareful how you intriduce it to your child.
- Great new Scoob!
This one almost gets a 5 just from the fact that it is a new Scooby Movie, but it does deserve the stars anyway. The music and story are great, and the plot twist at the end is quite surprising (at least as Scooby Doo goes!)....more info
- SCOOBY IS STILL COOL AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
I must admit that the first time I watched Zombie Island it was with low expectations. I am 34 years old and like most people my age we grew up watching Scooby Doo on Saturday morning.
My wife and I first purchased the "classic" Scooby Doo series for our 3 year old son. He really enjoys watching them over and over and over again!! I must also admit that my wife and I also enjoy the classic episodes.
We purchased Zombie Island about a month ago and he likes it as much or more than the classics.
I was skeptical at first as I previously stated. How could a new version of Scooby Doo measure up to the classic ones?? Especially without the original voices and annimation..
Zombie Island does justice to the original series. The characters, although very 90s' are still very much the same as the ones in the classics. They actually wear different outfits-with the exception of Shaggy (Velma does have different shoes and socks!) The Mystery Machine is updated with computers ect. Even the Scooby Doo song is done in a very 90s' way.
Not to mention, the animation is much better in Zombie Island than the classics.
A true example of "the more things change-the more they stay the same" True, Scooby Doo is "updated" but it hasn't "changed"
Scooby Doo Zombie Island should appeal kids as well as adults who grew up watching the classics....more info
- Escapism paradise
Me and my wife watched scooby doo and we really enjoyed it. It made a change actually having a real ghost although I missed the "We would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for you pesky kids and that darn dog!!" The main thing is my wife is disabled and suffers from depression and the only show that helps her overcome these difficulties is SCOOBY DOO. We look forward to the next great film. p.s The animation is so much better - you do get the feeling of terror....more info
- Not for small children
I have two preschoolers who LOVE Scooby Doo (as I did when the shows were 1st run). I mistakenly got this tape, thinking it couldn't be bad.
This is MUCH less funny and more graphic than the original series. There is no carefree mood in this movie that I could find.
It is fine for grown ups, but small kids will be horrified. My oldest had bad dreams for a week from watching it one time....more info
- Scary one...JUST PERFECT!
This one, I agree, kids under at least 5 shouldn't watch. Daphne and Fred put out a zombie head...it's a bit scary, ya know. But it's still perfect! Perfect soundtrack, and story, and animation also is very good!!
Scooby-Doo Rox \o/...more info
- scoob fan
OH YEAH!the monsters are real baby!what can I say this video is great.For ears i grew tired of watching the old series.It was so predictible because the monster was only some nut job in a halloween costume.SPOILERS!!!!!!might be too scary for the kiddies under 5 so parents beware.the zombies are sooo creepy.Fans will eat this up!If you are under 5 then stick with the original scooby series,or watch the late 80's movies....more info
- GIVE IT A REST!!!!
Im actually 17 years old,but I changed my e-mail adress. For all the parents out there afraid the kids will be afraid I say shut up. One parent said not for kids under 10.10? Fifth grade? Man. This has got to be the best scooby movie in a long time! To make it better, it was real monsters. I know the great thing about the old series was that the monsters were fake,but it got corny and somewhat stupid after a while. I began to realize that there was no point in solving the mystery if the monsters were just people in masks.They could'nt do any real harm. Now these zombies can actually KILL YOU. I agree dont let kids under 3 watch it,but if they are 7 and over, give it a chance. They're more mature than you know. OVERALL, GREAT FILM !!!!11...more info
- Fun to watch
My two children,age six and three, never get bored of this movie. I must admit, I enjoy viewing it with them. You don't have to be a big Scooby Doo fan to sit through this flick. It gets two thumbs up from my family....more info
- Scooby-Doo, There you are!
Because it is so difficult to integrate the genre of horror with the genre of comedy, I have come to deeply respect all movies capable of it. To this end my love of The Mummy, and this film as well; Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island.
Could have used some more background music, but all in all, not bad. They even got Third Eye Blind to sing the Scooby theme. Now, that's Scooby power!
I don't care if it was a cartoon. The graphics were still perfect! Better by far than they were in the original series...
Story Concept: 4.5/5
Better than most. Nearly perfect. Scooby and the gang are reunited from a breakup, and travel off to an island in Louisiana, where they discover the place is filled with restless ghosts and terrifying zombies!
Story Presentation: 4.5/5
Hmmm... Almost, but no. Still not quite perfect. There are monster fights, truly scary stuff and real monsters this time, not just men in masks. That's good (at least, I think it's good. Little kids might not like it that much.) But their supernatural enemies at the end of the film were, I thought, too weak and easily defeated. That could do with some changing. All in all, though, they obviously wanted to make the movie creepy, and this they did with flying colors.
The actors did a pretty good job, but sadly, they weren't the actors I was hoping to see. The woman who did Velma sounded nothing like her, and Shaggy was not played by Casey Kasem for once (which kinda bugged me.) Still, every actor did all they could, and they nearly got it perfect. Not bad.
All in All: 4.6/5
A very enjoyable Scooby movie. I was surprised so many people bashed it, since from a formal design elements point of view, it was really very good. Still, it takes a certain type of person to enjoy a movie like this. You have to be able to like silly comedy and slapstick, and also like zombies, haunted houses and giant beasts. If you enjoyed "The Mummy," you should enjoy this. The only difference between the two films is that this film also has the irresistable charm of famous characters we've all known and loved since our childhoods. That, in my mind, makes it a great. This is what the original Scooby-Doo is like after having grown up, and is therefore one of the few films I number among those that truly got it right. Scooby-Doo, here you are!...more info
- Awesome movie! My son loved it....
The gang was great and as was the story line. My 3 year old enjoyed it as much as I did as he is in the "RAARRRR" stages and he loves this. It surprised me when I found out that they were real monsters and was wary about my son watching it, but it being a cartoon and all, i am sure it won't have any long term effects on him. He wasn't scared in the least. He was "Wow, Monster! RARRR!"
I cannot believe some of the ratings some people gave this. I can understand where they are coming from, but come on, this is just a cartoon. Let the kids know that this is not real and that it is a little scary, if they scare easily. Also if you are uncomfortable to show it to them at night, do it during the day. Otherwise do not buy it and read the reviews on it....more info
- Warning: Parents Beware!
This is NOT for kids! One of the great things about Scooby Doo is that it shows kids that the ghosts and goblins are just crooks in masks. Zombie Island is a HUGE disappointment. I was lucky to see this before my 6 year old did (and now he won't). It is great for adults, however. It has all of the usual mystery and classic animation you expect but the ending is not typical. There should have been a warning on the package. I will be more careful in the future....more info
- Not for young children........alligators eat innocent people.........
in a flashback sequence. The cat people are truly frightening, and I will NOT let my children see this one. They were disappointed when we had to stop the DVD. I'm glad I didn't waste any money buying it. I can see it being thrilling for tweens and up - it's a low-key horror movie for that age - but it's not the Scooby Doo that I remember and want my children to enjoy....more info
- Way too Scary!
My name is Taylor and I am a big Scooby fan. I really wanted Santa to bring this movie to me for Christmas. He did and I have never been so scared. I had really bad nightmares and I am to scared to go anywhere in the house by myself. Even though the zombies were good guys they were too scary for me. I think kids should know this and be 29 before they watch this Scooby Doo....more info
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