Monday, July 21, 2014

DVD Review: Clue: A Movie Mystery Adventure

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this DVD, free of charge, from Shout! Factory Kids , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Do you remember the fun crime solving board game from your youth?

Did you know there was a teen mini series with it?

Me either!

All five episodes have been combined into one DVD movie and it released this past week!

clue movie cover


ix very different teenagers – Dimitri, Liz, Lucas, Agnes, Seamus and Whitney – are all enjoying their everyday lives when they witness a dramatic incident. Unfairly accused of creating a hoax, they team up to find out the truth in the new family mystery adventure Clue: A Movie Mystery Adventure.  Join the young sleuths as they work together discovering and deciphering a succession of clues.

Clue: A Movie Mystery Adventuref features the beloved characters inspired by the world’s most famous crime-solving board game, ClueFollow the six very different young sleuths as they embark on a mysterious adventure beyond their imaginations. As they work as a team to discover hidden treasures, decipher cryptic knowledge, and uncover a secret society, they learn they have more in common than they thought.

Written by Raven Metzner (ElektraDaybreakSix Degrees) and starring Sterling Beaumon (Lost), Sarah Desjardins (Endangered), Kendall Amyre Ferguson, Ana Golja (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Stephan James (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Zach Mills (Super 8), Clue: A Movie Mystery Adventure will have you on the edge of your seat until the final exciting reveal!


I had not seen the series on TV, so I was intriqued by how the game would be transformed into a teen series. I hadn't started Miss Grace on the game yet, as I was saving it for Fall family game night sessions. So before starting the movie, I gave her a quick run down of the game, and then we sat down together to watch the story. I was highly amused at her eagerness to 'solve' the mystery before the big kids did! She got out her trusty note pad and pencil and starting 'tracking clues' and trying to solve the mystery (ok, so maybe she's seen a bit too much Scooby Doo...LOL).

miss grace and the cat keeping clues

Yes, those are ALL her notes. Even the cat got into it, before she got too exhausted by the flurry of note taking and had to nap. LOL.  Meanwhile I was trying to see how they would incorporate the 'color' characters into each of the teens, and I have to admit they did it pretty creatively! The story line had plenty of twists and turns to keep both of our interests and I really loved how they solved the mystery at hand, yet opened up a new one, presumingly for a new season or later movie. The executive producer hasn't said whether he was going to reassemble the cast for another mystery, and now after 3 years, I imagine he won't have the ability to get them all at one time. It is a shame, as Miss Grace was glued to the show, and she would have be a huge fan,has it kept on!

If you're looking for a fun late Summer activity for your older kids/teens, this would be a great starter movie to lead to their own science projects, research of Tesla and his inventions, and even creative writing, in trying to figure out what happened next, after the movie ended!

Check out the promo trailer for the series, and you'll see how charming it is:

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation andcommercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

About Hasbro Studios

Hasbro Studios is the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc.. The studio develops, produces and distributes TV shows based on Hasbro's world class brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and FAMILY GAME NIGHT. Many of these shows air on the Hub Network, a U.S. television network for kids and their families, that is a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery Communications. Hasbro Studios shows can also be seen on networks in more than 180 territories globally. Since its formation in 2009, the studio has received seven Daytime Emmy wins and 16 nominations. On the film side, the studio is developing and producing a number of features based on Hasbro's brands, including TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION (Paramount), G.I. JOE 3 (Paramount) and CANDY LAND (Sony).  

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