The Addams Family (1991) coming to 4K with ‘More Mamushka’

Paramount is celebrating the 30th anniversary of director Barry Sonnenfeld’s The Addams Family with a 4K release of the film that will include a never-before-seen “More Mamushka!” extended edition. The film will be reaching Digital 4K Ultra HD on October 19th, with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and a remastered Blu-ray to follow on November 9th. You can pre-order the 4K disc at THIS LINK.

Starring Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman, Judith Malina, and Carel Struycken, the 1991 version of The Addams Family has the following 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?

Sonnenfeld directed the film from a screenplay by Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson.

Here’s the information on the upcoming home entertainment release:

Newly remastered and restored under the supervision of director Barry Sonnenfeld, The Addams Family will be presented in both the original theatrical version and a never-before-seen “More Mamushka!” version, which expands the memorable dance number. The Digital 4K Ultra HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc, and Blu-ray releases also include a brand-new featurette looking back at the making of the film that includes behind-the-scenes footage and a new interview with Sonnenfeld, as well as an introduction to the restored cut by Sonnenfeld and an archival featurette.

Special features include

Introduction to “More Mamushka!” version by director Barry Sonnenfeld — NEW!

Filmmaker Focus: Barry Sonnenfeld on The Addams Family — NEW!

Archival Featurette

Many years have passed since I last watched the 1991 version of The Addams Family, so I had to be reminded what exactly the Mamushka was. If it has slipped your mind as well, the Mamushka is a “dance of brotherly love” performed by Gomez and Fester at one point in the film. Sonnenfeld had to cut down the Mamushka sequence, removing some of the singing and dancing, after a test screening audience (said to have consisted largely of “suburban teenage boys”) reacted negatively to it. Now our chance to see more Mamushka is finally here.

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