|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 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.
Families -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Warner Home Video,2009
|Edition||Blu-ray, 25th anniversary ed., Widescreen.|
Dante, Joe, 1948-
Holliday, Polly, 1937-
McCain, Frances Lee.
Reinhold, Judge, 1957-
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCain, Judge Reinhold.
Director of photography, John Hora ; edited by Tina Hirsch ; music by Jerry Goldsmith.
MPAA rating: PG.
Soundtrack in English, French, Spanish (Castilian and Latin), German, Italian, or Portuguese with optional subtitles in French, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese or Swedish; English& German subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Gremlins created by Chris Walas.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1984.
Special features: over 10 minutes of never-before-seen footage; making-of featurette; 2 commentaries; photo/storyboard gallery; theatrical trailers. Bonus material not rated or captioned.
Blu-ray disc, 1080p High Definition, widescreen (16x9, 1.85:1); Dolby TrueHD 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian), Dolby Digital 2.0 (English, Spanish Latin), Dolby Digital 1.0 (Portuguese).
Requires a Blu-ray player or compatible disc drive; this disc will not play in a standard DVD player.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.