Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD, “Daphne & Velma,” which I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own.
“Daphne & Velma” is what I’d call a sort of prequel to Scooby-Doo and the Gang. The movie starts with the introduction of the cheerful Daphne Blake (Sarah Jeffery), who can do no wrong—at least so she thinks. She is starting as a new transfer student at a high-tech high school, Ridge Valley High. Velma Dinkley (Sarah Gilman), the intelligent and more serious girl, is also a student at Ridge Valley High, and she’s also Daphne’s online best friend. Or is she? Almost from the start of Daphne’s arrival at the high school, Velma is acting super strange and not like a true friend. Daphne confronts Velma about her distant behavior and Velma, in return, informs her that she’s being distant for Daphne’s protection. And, to make matters worse, Velma is not the only one acting strangely. Other students are acting very weird as well.
Later in the movie, the duo stumble upon a weird locker that has a bright light emanating from it. This is no ordinary locker, as it turns out to lead down a long corridor. However, when they go down and try to investigate the eerie locker and its passageway, Daphne’s dad appears out of nowhere and slams the locker door shut. He is constantly trying to protect his daughter and keep her safe. But, keep her safe from what?
Tensions rise and so does the conflict between the two girls. Will such conflict prevent them from becoming the mystery-solving team that we traditionally know them for being? And, what could be the cause of all of these mysterious events? You’ll have to watch to find out!
Movie Rating and Other Information
This movie is rated G. It’s a clean, family-friendly movie that provides fun entertainment, laughs, and mystery. There are a few scenes that are eerie and may frighten very young children. My family enjoyed watching it. I really enjoyed the humor and the cool gadgets featured at Ridge Valley High. You can view the trailer here.
The DVD and Blu-ray set I received also comes with special features, including “An Updated Classic Mystery,” a “Gag Reel,” and more. You can own “Daphne & Velma” on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD formats on May 22nd. You can preorder on Amazon. The video format is $19.99. Blue-ray is available for $17.96 and the DVD for $14.42. Prices are subject to change.