Hotel Transylvania 3

DVD Wholesale Quick Overview:

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation delivers exactly what fans will expect – which means another 97 agreeably lightweight minutes of fast-paced gags and colorful animation.

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

A common gesture of political theorists, in the terrorist atrocity-scarred years since 9/11, is to examine the activities of Islamist killers and Middle Eastern ideologues and ask: “Why do they hate us?” This normally leads down a rabbit hole of foreign-policy missteps on behalf of the West, interlinked with the rise of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia and the not-so-secret meddling of oil-obsessed influencers in the Gulf.

Whereas the truth is surely much more straightforward. They hate us because of stuff like Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation. It’s crass, culturally bankrupt cash-grabbing that celebrates the worst, most obnoxious aspects of a globally popular Hollywood genre (kids’ animation) that has nonetheless, in recent years, managed to produce the most artistically accomplished examples of the form.

-Kevin Maher

Even on a good day, it’s easy to feel like America has turned into a horror movie, where the terrors of “The Purge” franchise feel all too real outside of the theater. The need to escape to the movies looms large this summer, not just to beat the heat, but to feel good again. “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” delivers this and more, promising a great time for children, parents, and fans of the funny franchise. But it also holds a timely message — one of acceptance, love, and tolerance of those different from us — that is especially needed right now.

Director Genndy Tartakovsky returns to the “Hotel Transylvania” franchise for the third time, despite initial reports that he would be moving on to new projects. Tartakovsky brings back all the threads that have made the first two entries so loved, but the animation feels even more stunning than ever, thanks in part to the film’s aquatic locales. But be forewarned, “Hotel Transylvania 3” takes a very decided stance on whether or not “La Macarena” is evil, and the summer dance craze of yesteryear just might make a comeback. Or maybe not. Kids have short-term memories these days, right?

-Jamie Righetti


DVD Wholesale Main Features :   

Directors: Genndy Tartakovsky
Producers: Michelle Murdocca
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: French, English, Spanish
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
Audio Description: French
Region: Region 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG – Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2018


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