Let's face it this gruesome gal will never win a beauty contest or be the bell of the ball. "Grizelda" isn't the prettiest witch in Castle Frightenstein but what she lacks in beauty she more than makes up for in her cooking or so you'd think! "Grizelda the Ghastly Gourmet" definitely knows her way around the kitchen and no ingredient is off limits to this culinary genius. Have you ever eaten Rancid Runny Roasted Rattlesnake? Just ask Igor.
"Grizelda's Eat, Drink and Be Scary" is the second installment from Anchor Bay Canada / Critical Mass in their proposed series of character compilation DVD's from the show. This incredible character compilation DVD of Billy Van playing "Grizelda the Ghastly Gourmet" is some of the best footage I've ever scene of him and only proves what a comedic genius he truly was. These hilarious segments taken from the incredible classic children's show "The Hilarious House of Frightenstein" are just as funny and entertaining today as they were 30 years ago and thanks to Anchor Bay Canada / Critical Mass; new legions of fans will finally be introduced to all the wacky characters I grew up with.
This incredible compilation DVD starring the iconic Billy Van, the legendary Vincent Price, Fishka Rais and the rest of the amazing Frightenstein cast is presented in full screen format and in Color. Its rated G and the runtime is approximately 65 minutes. The disc packaging and disc artwork is fantastic this time around and much more creative than the previous "Igor" edition in my opinion.
This DVD includes segments of Cooking with "Grizleda", the mail segment and a brief cameo here and there from the Wolfman who's always groovvy! My biggest complaint is that once again there isn't any information booklet listing the DVD segments on the disc. Some type of recipe guide from "Grizelda" or cast bio booklet would have been a nice bonus.
Once again the disc has a play all feature or scene selection to advance to the next segment but that's it. The picture and sound are well done and Anchor Bay Canada / Critical Mass should be commended for their ongoing efforts. The biggest highlight of this disc for me was the introductions from the master of the macabre Vincent Price; he's worth the money for this disc all by himself in my opinion. Fortunately fans won't have to wait to long for the next compilation DVD; it's scheduled for release on June 30 /2009. I'd like to write more but I'm late for one of Grizelda's cooking classes.Read more ›