Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

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Overview

The live-action sequel Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed debuts on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include deleted scenes, a pair of interactive mysteries, two music videos, a look at how they make the animated dog dance, and additional featurettes about the film's production. Those ...
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Overview

The live-action sequel Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed debuts on DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that fails to preserve the original theatrical aspect ratio of the film. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include deleted scenes, a pair of interactive mysteries, two music videos, a look at how they make the animated dog dance, and additional featurettes about the film's production. Those with a DVD-ROM drive can access addition Scooby-Doo related materials. This is a fine release for what it is, but the same extras area available on a different disc that also boasts a widescreen transfer of the film. That version is preferable to this one.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Seven minutes of delicious additional scenes; Two music videos: Big Brovaz's "Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again)" and Simple Plan's "Don't Wanna Think About You"; Two audio-visual puzzles to solve: The Scooby-Doo Monsters Unleashed Challenge and The Mystery of the Missing Pants; Dancing Dog: How they made Scooby-Doo dance - and how you can dance just like him; Triple Threat featurette: Scooby-Doo gives you an insider tour of the moviemaking process; True Ghoul Hollywood Story; DVD-Rom PC web links to cool Scooby-Doo stuff; Languages: English, Français, and Español; Subtitles: English, Français, and Español
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
The first Scooby-Doo feature film went against the spirit of the cartoon franchise by giving us a dysfunctional Mysteries, Inc. But in the much better sequel, Fred Freddie Prinze Jr., Daphne Sarah Michelle Gellar, Velma Linda Cardinelli, Shaggy Matthew Lillard, and the computer-generated Scooby are reunited as Coolsville's hottest detectives, busting ghosts and supernatural beasts and unmasking villains, just like in their Hanna-Barbera heyday. This sequel also smartly resurrects some fondly remembered poltergeists from the original cartoons, including Captain Cutler's Ghost, the Pterodactyl Ghost, and the Black Knight Ghost. Why have they risen to transform Coolsville into Ghoulsville? That's the mystery for the gang to solve. Hounding them and sullying the reputation of the "once-great gang" is a TV reporter Alicia Silvertone, while the craggy old Mr. Wickles a brilliantly cast Peter Boyle lurks in the shadows. Monsters Unleashed tweaks Scooby-Doo mythology while honoring its set-in-stone conventions, such as when Shaggy and Scooby realize, after 35 years, that every time the gang makes a plan, they do "something to screw it up somehow." Shaggy vows to "prove we belong in the gang" and "no longer be our goofy selves." The formerly "don't ask, don't tell" Velma is given a suspect love interest in a museum curator Seth Green and, in one amusing scene, a way-extreme makeover courtesy of Daphne. There is also a hangout for all the old criminals foiled by Mysteries, Inc. in the past. It all ends with the requisite unmasking, followed by the apprehended villain's denunciation of "those meddling kids." Supernatural special effects make this eye-popping film a Scooby snack for the eyes.
All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
While this film's antecedent disappointed long-time Scooby-Doo fans, the film did play well to children. The sequel feels aimed at a slightly older crowd -- ten-year-olds rather than seven-year-olds. Thematically speaking, James Gunn's script is rather fairly well thought out. The recurring lesson, that people must be confident enough to be who they are, works well considering that Mystery Inc. is forever exposing bad guys pretending to be ghosts and ghouls. This thematic structure also allows Shaggy and Scooby to be heroes, seeing as they are always nothing but themselves. The film starts strong with a funny, and smarter than one might expect, opening sequence that includes a very humorous exchange between the nerdy Velma (Linda Cardellini) and the equally awkward Patrick Wisely, played by the reliable Seth Green. Thanks to Cardellini's fine work and the deepening of her character, their tentative romance provides some of the film's most enjoyable moments. Once again, this film belongs to Matthew Lillard, who so unselfconsciously becomes a manifestation of the cartoon Shaggy that it is easy to forget that one isn't watching the old animated figure. While Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar can never completely shed the appearance that they think this material is beneath them, Lillard once again embraces the challenge of playing a cartoon and once again pulls it off with welcome aplomb. Better-written, funnier, scarier, and containing a better mystery than the first film, Scooby-Doo 2 still falls just short of actually being a good film. But those who found elements to admire in the first film will not be disappointed by this follow-up.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2004
  • UPC: 085392839827
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,735

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Freddie Prinze Jr. Fred Jones
Sarah Michelle Gellar Daphne Blake
Matthew Lillard Shaggy
Linda Cardellini Velma Dinkley
Seth Green Patrick Wisely
Peter Boyle Old Man Wickles
Tim Blake Nelson Dr. Jonathan Jacobo
Alicia Silverstone Heather Jasper-Howe
Neil Fanning Voice Only
Ruben Studdard Himself
Bill Meilen Chauffeur
Zahf Paroo Ned
Nazanin Afshin-Jam shaggy chick
Temi Tayo Aisida Big Brovas band member
Kwesi Ameyaw men in suit
Dee Bradley Baker Voice Only
James Bamford martial arts coodinator
Cascy Beddow young Shaggy
Lisa Ann Beley Mullet nerdette #2
Doron Bell Jr. drum player
Angie Bell dancer
Lou Bollo flashback security guard #1
Morgan Brayton Mullet nerdette #1
Mary Lou Brien dancer
Michael Brown Big Brovas band member
Mark Burgess men in suit
Aaron Clyke guitar player
Tazmanian Devil himself
Richard "Bo" Dietl pickle man/Faux Ghost Patron
Kevin Durand Black Knight Ghost
Breanna English dancer
Colin Foo investor
Tara Fynn Mullet nerdette #3
Christopher Gauthier Daphne's tattooed fan #1
Everick Golding bass player
Bradley Gosnell kid on bike #1
Catherine Lough Haggquist reporter #2
C. Ernst Harth Miner 49er
Leigh Hilary dancer
Karen Holness keyboard player
John Paul Horsley Big Brovas band member
Dion Howell Big Brovas band member
Chantel Hunt dancer
Darrell Izeard museum guard
Andrew Jackson Road Rage Man
Paul Jamieson scared man
Dan Joffre Faux Ghost Patron
Laurence Kennedy young Velma
Karin Konoval Aggie Wilkins
Ted Kozma museum guard
Alex Lee Dancer
Andrea Loftus dancer
Joe MacLeod skater dude #1
J.P. Manoux Voice Only
Andrew McIlroy investor
Brandon Jay McLaren skater dude #2
Scott McNeil Evil Masked Figure
Stephen E. Miller C.L. Magnus
Bill Mondy vomit reporter
Peter New Daphne's tattooed fan #2
Brenna O'Brien buttercup scout
Richard O'Sullivan Dancer
Hayley Oakes dancer
Bob Papenbrook Black Knight
Alex Pesusich dancer
Alan C. Peterson Harry Lang
Harj Rai dancer
Cherise Roberts Big Brovas band member
Nadia Shepherd Big Brovas band member
Kimani Ray Smith reporter #1
Michael Sorich Voice Only
Terrence Stone Voice Only
Christopher Sumpton Zombie
Jeff Tanner Harry Lang
Emily Tennant young Daphne
Tiffani Timms reporter #4
Ferdinand Tocol dancer
Ingrid Torrance reporter #3
John Ulmer flashback security guard #2
Ryan Vrba young Fred
Wally Wingert Green Eye Skeleton
Calum Worthy kid on bike #2
Aaron Ydenberg skater dude #3
Technical Credits
Raja Gosnell Director
Nick Allen Stunts
Charles Andre Stunts
Joseph Barbera Executive Producer
Melissa Barker Stunts
Elizabeth Beauchamp Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Bentley Stunts
Kent Beyda Editor
Bill Boes Production Designer
Claude Bouchard Stunts
Richard Brooks Stunts
Dustin Brooks Stunts
Leanne Buchanan Stunts
Gavin Buhr Stunts
Doug Chapman Stunts
Nesta Chapman Stunts
Brent Connolly Stunts
Cotton Mather Stunts
Richard Cowan Asst. Director
Peter Cowan Asst. Director
Crystal Dalman Stunts
Jim Dunn Stunts
Ashlea Earl Stunts
Bill Edwards Stunts
John M. Elliott Jr. Makeup
Leesa Evans Costumes/Costume Designer
Alette Falle Stunts
Tom Farr Stunts
Carolyn Field Stunts
Alan Glazer Co-producer
Alex Green Stunts
James Gunn Co-producer, Screenwriter
Greg Hanson Stunts
Nick Harrison Stunts
Darren Higman Musical Direction/Supervision
Dave Hospes Stunts
Gasto Howard Stunts
Debbie Humphreys Costumes/Costume Designer
Greg Jamrok Musical Arrangement
Andrew Kinney Musical Arrangement
Bev Knight Stunts
Brad Loree Stunts
Brian Lydiatt Stunts
Deborah Macatumpag Stunts
Don Macauley Art Director
David Mylrea Stunts
David Newman Score Composer
Scott Nicholson Stunts
Todd W. Nobles Stunts
Brent O'Connor Executive Producer
Susan O'Hara Costumes/Costume Designer
Dan Rizzuto Stunts
Charles Roven Producer
Rosalina Da Silva Makeup
Kelley Smith-Wait Executive Producer
Heath Stevenson Stunts
Melissa R. Stubbs Stunts
Richard Suckle Producer
Cody Thomson Stunts
Brad Timmis Stunts
Angela Uyeda Stunts
Mary Vernieu Casting
Michelle Waitman Stunts
Laura Z. Wasserman Musical Direction/Supervision
Scott Wolf Sound Editor
Michael Norman Wong Art Director
James Norman Wong Art Director
Oliver Wood Cinematographer
Mitchell Lee Yuen Stunts
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Guests of Honor.
2. Mystery Is My Mistress.
3. The Ones Unmasked.
4. Like Real Detectives.
5. Wickles Manor.
6. Good Night, Black Knight.
7. The Same With Dating.
8. The Faux Ghost.
9. Dancing Fools.
10. Who Are You Kidding?
11. Tough Guys.
12. Coolsville Mining Company.
13. Caught Red-Handed.
14. Transformers.
15. Monsters Unleashed.
16. Going Downhill.
17. Clubhouse Memories.
18. Shifting Gears.
19. Who's Driving?
20. Jousting Mismatch.
21. Heroes All Along.
22. Trust Me.
23. Big-Time Frostbite.
24. True Identities.
25. End Credits.
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Deleted Scenes Without Commentary
      Deleted Scenes With Commentary
      Triple Threat Featurette
      True Ghoul Hollywood Story
      Dancing Dog
      Additional Special Features
         The Scooby-Doo Monsters Unleashed Challenge
         Behind-the-Mystery Mystery: The Mystery of the Missing Pants
            Start Here
         Music Videos
            Music Video: "Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again" by Big Brovaz
            Music Video: "Don't Wanna Think About You" by Simple Plan
         Sneak Peek Trailers
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Spoken Languages: Français
      Spoken Languages: Español
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better Than First Scooby!

    Scooby Doo! Where are you?! I was lucky to find you in a better Scooby Doo movie in a while! Scooby Doo 2 was definitely much better that the first feature film. There was also a better story explained and it had better humor than the first. The actors all remained the same but their added spark to the movie made it grand. They really captured their cartoon character great this time! Since this is a movie sequel and I own the first Scooby Doo film, I am looking forward to buying the DVD when it is released! Scooby Doo fans, this is a must that I do not think you will regret!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cool!!!!!!!!!!

    One of the best movies ever!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Scooby Doo Fan since birth!

    Finally a 'human' movie about Scooby doo that lives up to the expectations. This movie is as fun and exciting as watching the cartoon. What better review can I give it than that!? Could do without some of the crude/childish humor but then nothings perfect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BETTER THAN THE FIRST!!!

    I loved the original Scooby-Doo movie, but Scooby-Doo 2 beats that hands down! The actors all seem to be more relaxed in their roles, with Linda Cardellini's Velma an underrated standout. Faster and funnier than the first film,Scooby-doo 2:Monsters Unleashed rates a 20/10!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    COOL

    THIS MOVIE IS SOOO COOL THAT I`V SEEN IT 3 TIMES.SCOOBY-DOO ROCKS

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    Posted April 24, 2010

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