Chopping Mall [Blu-ray] [1986]

  • SKU: 5624401
  • Release Date: 09/27/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (59 out of 60)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentaries:
  • Director/co-writer Jim Wynorski, actress Kelli Maroney, and co-writer/2nd unit director Steve Mitchell
  • Historians/authors Nathaniel Thompson (Mondo Video) and Ryan Turek (Shock Till You Drop)
  • Director/co-writer Jim Wynorski and co-writer/2nd unit director Steve Mitchell
  • Isolated score track
  • Trailer
  • Featurettes:
  • "Back to the Mall"
  • "Chopping Chopping Mall"
  • "The Killbots"
  • "Scoring Chopping Mall"
  • "The Robot Speaks!"
  • "The Lost Scene"
  • "Army of One"
  • "Chopping Mall: Creating the Killbots"

Synopsis


Chopping Mall
This high-tech spin on the slasher genre pits a group of sex-obsessed teens spending the night in a shopping mall against the mall's marauding robotic security guards -- whose programming turns homicidal after a bolt of lightning scrambles their control circuits. Director Jim Wynorski cut his exploitation teeth working for Roger Corman's legendary "B"-movie factory New World Pictures in the '70s and '80s, and this film's comic early scenes contain homages to that outfit's heyday -- with humorous cameos from Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov (reprising their characters Paul and Mary Bland from Bartel's Eating Raoul) and the ubiquitous Dick Miller. The majority of the film, however, is essentially a teens-in-jeopardy story, with the lethal bots unleashing their amped-up arsenal and bringing the victims to nasty ends amid buckets of gore -- such as the unforgettable moment when one woman's head is targeted by one of the droids and blown up like an overripe melon. (The shot is repeated during the end credits.) ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kelli Maroney
    Kelli Maroney - Allison Parks
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    Tony O'Dell - Bernie
  • Russell Todd
    Russell Todd - Rick Stanton
  • Image coming soon
    Karrie Emerson - Linda Stanton
  • Barbara Crampton
    Barbara Crampton - Suzie Lynn



Customer rating

4.5
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great cut of an old movie

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    KaijuKid
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    I'm an eighties kid, and as such I grew up in the era of dark, dank video rental stores offering dodgy low budget movies. Back then the internet was not a smart phone search away, and it was kind of a fun thing to take a gamble on a movie based solely on the cover and description on the movie case. Chopping Mall was one video cover that always caught my eye on the shelf with it's cool clever art, but I never did get around to actually renting as I always opted for some cheesy sci-fi or fantasy movie instead. Besides, I thought it was a" Friday the 13th" type slasher movie from the name. Well here we are in 2016, and I finally decided to take the plunge after watching a trailer on YouTube and learning that this was actually a shlocky sci-fi killer robot type thing in the vein of Terminator or Saturn 9. Nice! I guess in a way it was a good thing I waited because I don't think the movie even looked this spectacular when it showed in the theater. It has been fully restored picture wise, no scratches, dust or other things associated with retro movies. The clarity is awesome, and the colors look nice with lots of eighties neon. There's also lots of bonus material made especially for this release. As for the movie itself, it's a fun, corny movie that's a product of it's era. If you like eighties low brow humor, teen violence and nudity then this fits that bill. I'm glad I waited to see this improved cut of the movie, even if it took decades to see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun 80's Horror Classic

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    BigRonDawg
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    This is a quality guilty pleasure, the film itself still holds up to it's wacky 80's charms and gore. The cast of seasoned pros and young wannabes is having fun with the material and the director and production team have worked hard to present and excellent genre movie. The special features are exceptional, to me it was worth it just for the Vestron Logo on the packaging. It has been years since I had seen that logo. Found memories of wild action and horror films from a time gone by. Please treat yourself if you can find this little gem of a film and enjoy the second best exploding head from the 19080's. (Hint Scanners is 1st)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Vestron lives!!

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    Jarvis
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    I can only wonder what a film like this would do for a millennial and beyond. With the 80s aesthetic ressurected in so much of today's popular media, would younger folk derive enjoyment from 100% not from concentrate 80's robot mayhem? If not, their loss. For those who did grow up in the 80s with fond memories of trips to the video store, Chopping Mall will deliver the goods.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This movie was so much fun

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    Anthony
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    This movie was a blast from the start. It is now one of my favorite 80's horror movies and that's coming from a huge horror fan. The video quality on this blu-ray is so much better than that multi pack DVD most of us have from years ago. The special features were great as well. I highly recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Underrated Cheesy Cult Classic

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    31FilmTalk
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    I love this film. Its your classic young people against a threat (robots!) while in a unique setting, in this case a mall. Lots of cheesy lines, cheesy effects and cheesy acting. Fun special effects and a genuinely cool soundtrack. If you like 80s cult slasher films, pick this one up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 1980s horror cheese

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    patnovak
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    Chopping Mall is the perfect first entry in Lionsgate's new Vestron Video series of classic 80s/90s horror films. It's an 80s horror film, it's set in a shopping mall, and there are killer robots. So basically it's all kinds of awesome. Lots of terrific supplements too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy it for Kelli Maroney

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    CharlieWaffles
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    I hope I spelled Kelli's last name correctly. Kelli should have had a huge career. Gorgeous, talented, I could go on and on. I purchased this only because BestBuy.com had it for $17.99. A great price for a great film. It is a great snapshot of Kelli's beauty at her peak.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Video Vestron is BACK!

    Posted
    ZombieLover23
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    For the first time on Blu-Ray. Fully Restored & in Widescreen. The transfer is amazing! For horror & 80's fans, I cannot recommend this enough! Looking forward to the next 3 releases that Video Vestron is putting out!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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