Synopsis: When long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) reappears after 25 years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) plan a celebration to wake the dead. But Wednesday (Christina Ricci) barely has time to warm up her electric chair before Thing points out Fester's uncommonly "normal" behavior. Could this Fester be a fake and part of an evil scheme to raid the Addams fortune?
Main Features: I adore the first two Addams Family films from the 1990s. They were up my alley and during the perfect time in my younger years. Some say Addams Family Values is the superior film, but the first always will be the best to me (#2 is great as well, don't get me wrong). The film looks incredibly sharp in the UHD format. The color palate, which I always found to be Burton Lite (no knock on either), plays well in the 4K format, grains working well with the cinematography. And the films performances really shine no matter what. This new cut includes longer musical sections (more Mamushka, as the cover says). Not sure if it was wholly necessary, but the Mamushka scene is a highlight of the film. I have no major qualms with that. Needed? No. But enjoyable? Yes. Its the transfer to UHD that cuts through it all here.
Bonus Features: Sadly, only a few extras populate the set. A digital code slip is in the case. Three featurettes feature Sonnenfeld introducing the extended Mamushka scene and a spotlight on the director, along with archival BTS footage.
Final Call: The Addams Family will never die in my heart, having a macabre hold on me no matter how much Mamushka is in it.