C.H.U.D. [DVD] [1984]

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  • Release Date: 09/27/2011
  • Rating: R
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)


People are disappearing all over the Big Apple. Nobody cares, though, because most of the missing are homeless. But when investigative reporter Murphy (J.C. Quinn) tips off principled photographer George Cooper (John Heard) to a government conspiracy involving the dumping of nuclear waste beneath the streets, Cooper decides to dig a little deeper. Soon he discovers the existence of C.H.U.D.s, or "Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers," derelicts who have become grotesque monsters after being exposed to the mountains of hazardous waste. Meanwhile, Captain Bosch (Christopher Curry), a cop whose wife is among the missing, forms an unlikely alliance with the Reverend (Daniel Stern), a leftist soup-kitchen cook who knows the score. Murphy, Cooper, Bosch, and the Reverend soon run up against the stonewalling tactics of Wilson (George Martin), a government toadie. As the titular monsters begin to tire of their underground habitat, the protagonists -- including Cooper's wife, beautiful model Lauren Daniels (Kim Greist) -- face a race against time to defeat not only the C.H.U.D.s, but the government's cover-up. The debut, and only film, from writer Parnell Hall and director Douglas Cheek, C.H.U.D. was followed by 1989's C.H.U.D. 2: Bud the C.H.U.D. Co-stars Stern and Heard would later appear together in the first two Home Alone pictures, while Curry would appear in the third. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Heard
    John Heard - George Cooper
  • Kim Greist
    Kim Greist - Lauren Daniels
  • Daniel Stern
    Daniel Stern - The Reverend
  • Christopher Curry
    Christopher Curry - Capt. Bosch
  • George Martin
    George Martin - Wilson

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still not what I had hoped for...

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    This Blu-ray looks and sounds great BUT the so-called "Theatrical Version" of the film is not. I saw 'C.H.U.D.' (in the theater) when it was originally released and then on cable (countless times), a few years later. The true theatrical version of the film has a smattering of humorous, dubbed dialogue, throughout the course of the movie. This dialogue can be found in both the Laserdisc and VHS release of the film. Unfortunately, when the movie was released on DVD (Director's Cut), the dialogue was removed. When I first heard that 'C.H.U.D.' was being released on Blu-ray (with BOTH theatrical and director's cuts included), I was thrilled...expecting this new release of the theatrical version, to contain the previously removed dialogue. Sadly, said dialogue did not find its way back into the original, theatrical cut... So disappointing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cult Classic

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    Seen it when it first came out. Always liked the movie. Now I have both in my library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replacement Movie

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    An old movie that my bf had on vhs. Working to convert them all over to dvd for space saving.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Old school horror cult classic

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    Great movie to watch when you want to watch something from the 80's horror genre.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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