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copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The
opinions I share are my own.”
I enjoyed this movie - the latest
interpretation of the "Nancy Drew" mystery books. In this
version, Nancy (Sophia Lillis) and her lawyer dad, Carson,
(Sam Trammel) have moved to a small town because her mom
died when they lived in Chicago. Nancy is having trouble
coping with living in a small town, with few friends (I can
relate to that!). She skateboards like a pro, but she keeps
getting into trouble with her sleuthing.
Nancy is a bit of a tomboy in this version.
She helps her nerdy friend Bess when the rich, mean boy in
town, Derek, makes a viral video of her. Nancy, Bess, and
their other outcast friend, George, make their own
humiliating video him. The adults yell at Nancy and give her
Nancy then gets involved with an eccentric
elderly lady, Flora (Linda Lavin), whose house is being
invaded by ghosts. She has to make friends with mean girl
Helen (Derek's girlfriend) to figure out what's really going
I thought it was a pretty good story and not
too "dumbed down" for the kids. I think anyone would enjoy
it. It was a good mystery, with lots of action and mystery,
and fun, quirky characters. Lillis shines as the new
Nancy Drew. She has a great attitude. Linda Lavin is
fabulous as Aunt Flora. This would be a great gift for
anyone, but especially a pre-teen or teenaged girl.
There are three features. One has the actors
and others talking about the movie, another one is about the
making of it, and then there are the usual deleted scenes.
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!
Nancy Drew And The Hidden
Staircase is out on
Digital TODAY - March 26, and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD
on April 2, 2019.
Executive Produced by Ellen
DeGeneres, the film stars Sophia Lillis (IT
Objects”), Sam Trammell (“True Blood”
“This is Us”), and
Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife”
“Alice”) and follows
Nancy Drew in her new town,
making new friends and on a mission to solve the case!
“Sparkling and lovable, this
tween-friendly film ably updates Nancy Drew for the
"future is female" generation.”
Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
Uncover the Mystery When
Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase
Arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on
Digital March 26, 2019 and on
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD on April 2, 2019
Based on the Bestselling Book!
BURBANK, CA (March 22, 2019)
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
“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!
film carries a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the
Digital, $19.98 for the DVD and $28.98 for the Blu-ray
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!
“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)
Touring Twin Elms (Featurette)
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
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