The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first. When Morticia Addams (Anjelica Huston) gives birth to new baby boy Pubert, the other Addams children, Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) and Wednesday (Christina Ricci), devise any number of ways to kill off their new sibling. This leads Morticia and her husband, Gomez Raul Julia, to hire a nanny (Joan Cusack) to oversee all three children. But the nanny has an agenda of her own, packing the Addams children off to a horrid parody of summer camp and setting out to seduce Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd), all with the goal of getting her hands on the Addams family fortune. Of course, the Addams eventually triumph, with this blacker-than-most satire extolling the virtues of eccentricity and non-conformity above all. It was followed by 1999's direct-to-video Addams Family Reunion, with Darryl Hannah and Tim Curry replacing Huston and the late Julia.~Don Kaye
A great sequel to the first.
-Picture; Glad it finally made it to blu 1080p & looks better than ever.
-Sound; 5.1 surround. All the thunders scenes made it great sounding coming out the ceiling via Neural:X DTS simulating immersive surround.
-Digital Copy; No, which is disappointing in today’s time (minus one star). The most frustrating part is the double feature release in one after I picked up this one up (minus two star).
-Gear used for sound & visuals:
LG 65’ C6P 4k/3D passive OLED (manually calibrated)
9.2 Onkyo RZ + pre amp for 7.2.4/11.2 (integrated calibrated then manually tweeted with SPL sound level meter & balance/adjust for full dynamic range)
Klipsch P-REF towers
& dual R112SW subs
Polk Audio MC80 8’ quad in-ceiling heights
Oppo 4K UDP-203
Monster cables: Premium Black Platinum HDR HDMIs, THX Audio RCA, Digital Subwoofer Cables & Fiber Optic Ultra 1000
Monoprice 14 gauge awg copper speaker wire
Nakamichi Speaker Plugs
Auralex Acoustic Isolation platforms
"Addams Family Values" (1993) was the second of two films in the early 90s based on the 60's TV show. The story this time is that a charismatic-but-fake woman gets hired by the Addams as a baby sitter, but she's really a gold-digging "black widow" who's after Uncle Fester's fortune. She convinces Morticia and Gomez (Angelica Huston and Raul Julia) that the older kids -- Wednesday and Pugsley – should go to summer camp so she can be free to put her spell on Lester.