|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 21 Libraries 22 of 24 copies|
"Don't expose him to bright light. Don't ever get him wet. And don't ever, ever feed him after midnight." This sage advice is ignored midway through Gremlins, with devastating results. This comic Joe Dante effort is set in a Norman Rockwell-esque small town at Christmastime. Seeking a unique gift for his son an erstwhile inventor (Hoyt Axton) purchases a cute, fuzzy little "Mogwai" from a Chinatown shopkeeper's (Keye Luke) grandson (John Louie), who dispenses the above-mentioned warning before closing the deal. Meanwhile, young bank clerk Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) must suffer such antagonists as rich-bitch Mrs. Deagle (Polly Holliday) and priggish Gerald (Judge Reinhold) while pursuing his romance with Kate (Phoebe Cates). These and a variety of other plot strands are tied together when the lovable mogwai (named Gizmo) is exposed to bright light and gotten wet. In short order, the town is invaded by nasty, predatory Gremlins, who lay waste to everything in sight as Billy and Kate try to contain the destruction. Like most of Joe Dante's works, Gremlins is chock-full of significant cameo appearances: in this instance, such pop-culture icons as Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Chuck Jones, Scott Brady, Harry Carey Jr., Steven Spielberg (the film's executive producer) and even Robby the Robot all show up briefly on screen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
An inventor gives his son an odd little creature which multiplies into monsters which wreck the town. Directed by Joe Dante.
Families -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2007
|Edition||Special ed., widescreen version.|
|Other Titles|| Steven Spielberg presents Gremlins
Dante, Joe, 1948-
Holliday, Polly, 1937-
McCain, Frances Lee.
Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCain.
Music, Jerry Goldsmith.
MPAA rating: PG.
In English, French and Spanish, with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
At head of title: Steven Spielberg presents.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1984.
Special features: over 10 minutes of never-before-seen footage; 2 commentaries; behind-the-scenes documentary; photo/storyboard gallery; cast/crew film highlights; theatrical trailer.
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation, enhanced for widescreen TV's; Dolby surround 5.1; Dolby surround stereo; dual-layer format.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.