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Scooby Doo Double Feature: Alien Invaders/Zombie Island (Warner DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Features: C



With almost every TV variation one and played out, Turner/Hanna-Barbera and now-owner Warner Bros. set about making feature-length animated Scooby Doo adventures, but it has been a cycle with limits.  We originally looked at Chill Out, Scooby Doo as our first to cover, though it is more recent and has some more money in it, as this link will show:





However, it is a more polished version of the same formula film and though not the desecration the live-action wrecks were, are for young children at best.  Now, Warner is reissuing two of the older production on one DVD; a flipper featuring older transfers (complete with old trailers) to Scooby Doo & The Alien Invaders plus Scooby Doo On Zombie Island.


The titles are more than self-explanatory about what is the famous pooch’s new super wild threat, but these older films have poor color schemes and often animation that tried to update the show, but backfired by actually looking older than the original late 1960s debut series.


Both are here in 1.33 X 1 versions with grain and older transfers that just don’t cut it, but Warner is getting the final mileage out of these before they do Blu-rays, as we expect these were rendered on film.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 is simple stereo at best in both cases with no real surrounds.  Extras include old trailers for other releases, these releases and some very simple text for children to enjoy.  A quiz, game and DVD-ROM weblink are added to the Alien side.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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