Scooby Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery

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Scooby Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery,
has Mystery Inc. join forces with KISS trying to save their concert and theme park, KISS World.  But the Crimson Witch wants rock and our forever teenage sleuths must roll out their best crime solving skills.  Sit back, enjoy the mystery, music, and mayhem in this psychedelic episode.

The villain, the mystery, and the technology

The Crimson Witch can fly and induce her victims into hallucinations.

The Crimson Witch can fly and induce her victims into hallucinations.

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The Rock of KISSteria, wanted by the Crimson Witch. As a gift from the City of Detroit was only a cover story.  It is also a black diamond popular with high-tech defense companies.

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Gas dispensers, flying magnetic repulse belt.

Delilah Domino, unmasked.

Delilah Domino, unmasked.

Facts and curiosities

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The Mystery Machine makes very brief appearances before left in a deserted parking lot.

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The gang dresses as KISS.

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Fred drives the KISScraft.

Soundtrack

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“You Can’t Have My Ascot” while the gang drives to KISS World and again in the closing credits.

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“Rock and Roll All Nite” during opening credits.

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“Love Gun” at the KISS costume change.

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“Shout it out Loud” during the chase at the Rockin’ Flume ride.

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“I Was Made for Lovin’ You” during the trip to alternate dimension of KISSteria.

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“Detroit Rock City” played during the KISS concert and the gang’s return from KISSteria.

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“Modern Day Delilah”, at the final credits.

Final thoughts

Highly recommended on Blu-ray,  Scooby Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery is a 70’s nostalgia hit and a musical blast from the past.  Two iconic pop-culture groups, born 5 years apart, come together in 2015 as young and popular as ever.  Absolutely fun, its catering to that group of older adults not too-ashamed to be fans of both.  Only drawback, other than the questionable use of the supernatural (are Scooby and Shaggy still feeling the after-effects of their hallucinations?), is sometimes the music videos distracts us from the fright and mystery.  But it makes little difference, its a great event.  The animation makes several attempts at clever cinematography including fusion of 70’s graphics with modern high-definition.

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