Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Now Available to Own on Blu-Ray and DVD -- Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase - Get Your Copy Today!!! #NancyDrew (Review)

Disclosure:  Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-Ray I reviewed in this blog post.  The opinions I share are my own.

Based on the Best Selling Book...

Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase is now available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital!

Did you grow up reading Nancy Drew books?  I used to love reading these mystery books, and have many fond memories of my childhood during summer vacation, grabbing a stack of my favorite Nancy Drew books to read in the car during summer travel, or holing myself in my bedroom on a rainy day to read one of the many Nancy Drew books I would take out of the public library and read as part of the school summer reading program.  Not only was I a fan of the books, but many of my friends were, too, so we would pass around books in the popular series to each other to read, and then come together to discuss.  We even played detective and tried to come up with new plot lines/story ideas for Nancy Drew to uncover.  But, none of us ever thought about such a wonderful movie like the "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase" I recently watched with my girls.  

My oldest daughter is almost nine and is right around the age I started to read Nancy Drew books.  So, I thought this would be the perfect introduction to the bestselling book, by sharing the movie with my girls first, and then passing down my collection of Nancy Drew books my mom had saved for me all these years.  Summer is right around the corner, and both of my girls love to read, like I do, and love reading for pleasure and to take advantage of the summer reading programs at the nearby libraries.  So, I know they would love to have some new books to dive right in and enjoy.

I had seen the trailer for this movie and saw that this movie was made to go with the newer generations and not solely based on the books I used to read in the 80's and 90's.  But, that was good, as I knew my girls would rather watch a new movie with a hip new vibe, than sit for my oldies but goodies movies. :-) I have to admit, it took me a little while to get into the movie, as I am used to the old Nancy Drew books, and this was not like the old books and characters I used to read about.  My girls, on the other hand, were watching the movie intently, and were hooked from the opening scenes.  I could see them really getting into the movie and trying to solve the case, just like I used to do when I picked up a Nancy Drew book to read and enjoy.

I eventually got into the movie and found myself loving the new take on the classic Nancy Drew series.  There were so many twists and turns, and leaving on you on the edge of your seat.  I liked this about the Nancy Drew series, and was happy that this was carried over into the new movie release.  By the end of the movie, both of my girls were all smiles, as they started to rave about the movie. They definitely want to watch it again, but also want to start reading my Nancy Drew book collection, and help Nancy and her friends solve the different cases. :-)   Who knows, maybe we will do a little Nancy Drew book club in our house, and I will have reason to pick up some of my old Nancy Drew books to read again, and talk about with my girls. 

If you are a fan of Nancy Drew, or are looking for a fun movie to share with your kids who love mysteries and solving cases, then you will definitely want to check out the new "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase."  Pick up and enjoy this movie during an upcoming family movie night, or add to your child's Easter basket along with some Nancy Drew books, and notebook and pen set for them to jot down clues and help Nancy solve the cases.  Either way, know you will be in for a treat when you sit to watch this new release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.  I truly hope they come out with more of these movies, so that my girls can watch and enjoy together. :-)

More about this new movie release:

The iconic mystery solving teenager from the classic Nancy Drew books is back with an all-new feature length film that will keep you guessing until the very end!  Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase on Digital starting March 26, 2019 and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019. Executive Produced by Ellen DeGeneres, the film stars Sophia Lillis (IT and “Sharp Objects”), Sam Trammell (“True Blood” and “This is Us”), and Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife” and “Alice”) and follows Nancy Drew in her new town, making new friends and on a mission to solve the case!  The film carries a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the Digital, $19.98 for the DVD and $28.98 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack.

After the death of his wife, Carson Drew decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter in River Heights.  But for 16-year-old Nancy Drew, life in a small town is mighty dull. She longs for excitement, adventure, and the chance to make a difference.  Nancy gets that opportunity when she is asked to help solve the ghostly activity at the Twin Elms mansion.  Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs and the ominous creature?  Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge? Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case!

Check out this never-before-seen clip from the bonus features here:

Nancy Drew has been a source of inspiration to countless girls as she has her wits and ingenuity to solve intriguing mysteries.  Now, Nancy is back in an all-new film from Ellen DeGeneres,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. “Cast perfectly with Sophia Lillis as Nancy Drew, this mystery has a modern-day edge as Nancy learns about responsibility and friendship while solving mysteries.”

Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase is produced by A Very Good Production and A Red 56 Productions. Based on the novel by Carolyn Keene, the film is Executive Produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Wendy Williams (Free Ride), with Jeff Kleeman (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) and Chip DiggIns (A Walk In The Woods) serving as producers and Rachel Abarbanell (“Splitting Up Together”) as Co-Producer. Katt Shea (Poison Ivy) directed from the script written by Nina Fiore & John Herrera (“The Handmaids Tale”).


·         A Sleuth, A Girl and an Inspiration (Featurette)
·         Pink Footprints: Touring Twin Elms (Featurette)
·         Gag Reel

Street Date: April 2, 2019
Total Runtime: Approx. 89 minutes
DVD: $19.98 SRP
BD: $28.98 SRP


About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

Disclosure:  Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-Ray I reviewed in this blog post.  The opinions I share are my own.

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