Gremlins [30th Anniversary] [Diamond Luxe Edition] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] [1984]

  • SKU: 8138114
  • Release Date: 10/02/2014
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (434 out of 439)

Special Features


  • Cute, clever, mischevious, intelligent and dangerous: making Gremlins - don't get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight! Discover the incredible story behind Gizmo's amazing journey from an antique store in Chinatown to the big screen
  • From Gizmo to Gremlins: creating the creatures - discover the incredible artistry involved in bringing life to Gizmo, Stripe and the Gremlins, from working (or not working) puppets to Howie Mandel voicing our favorite Mogwai
  • 2 motion comics from the 1984 Gremlins books
  • And more!

Synopsis


Gremlins
"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

Cast & Crew


  • Zach Galligan
    Zach Galligan - Billy
  • Hoyt Axton
    Hoyt Axton - Rand Peltzer
  • Frances Lee McCain
    Frances Lee McCain - Lynn Peltzer
  • Phoebe Cates
    Phoebe Cates - Kate
  • Polly Holliday
    Polly Holliday - Mrs. Deagle



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 439 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Timeless Classic

    Posted
    Tightwad1

    A timeless tale for all but the very young. What a twist on the Christmas theme.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    mad10jen
    • Top 250 Contributor

    You doesn't love the adorable Gizmo. Don't feed him after midnight, don't get him wet, and keep him out of the light. Bright light, Bright light. This is such a good movie. It is such a good movie kids will like it but be careful younger kids will be a little freaked out and scared. It is a great movie for adults too. This is one movie that has stood the test of time. Great price and buy. If you have never seen it or are a fan for pick yours up today you will watch it over and over and get your moneys worth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    delightful & spooky

    Posted
    prlwctd

    This Joe Dante film is a wonderful and, at times, scary (so much so that it helped lead to the creation of the PG-13 rating) ride. An inventor gives his son, Billy, a rare Christmas gift: a sweet creature known as a Mogwai (who the recipient names Gizmo). However, this pet requires more precise care than most: it shouldn't get wet (as it'll multiply), be exposed to bright light (which hurts them) or sunlight (it kills them), and it shouldn't be fed after midnight. To do the latter will cause them to turn into the title creatures, which are ugly, mean, & have claws(although they are just as mischievous as their Mogwai counterparts). Needless to say, these rules are all broken, which leads to havoc for Billy's town, which he, Gizmo, & Billy's girlfriend Kate must stop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!

    Posted
    CallawayMan

    This is an awesome movie!!! There is nothing quite like this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    They Don't Make 'Em Like This Anymore

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Gremlins' has always been an underrated film in my opinion, even though it was a relative box office success. The reason being, this was an incredibly difficult and painstaking production that ultimately turned out a very high quality product, especially given the time it was made. While special effects fans are sure to delight the most, just about everyone can appreciate and enjoy this movie which is quite good overall. Unfortunately, as is often the case, the sequel did not live up to the standard set by the original. This is a superb dvd release, featuring a good widescreen transfer and two excellent commentaries, as well as a nice selection of other extras that are sure to please any fan of the film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie!

    Posted
    jaycee
    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    A great 80s classic! i always have loved this movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gremlins

    Posted
    seraph713
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Gremlins is a classic, must-see movie. The Blu Ray version, doubly so. The picture is clear and the audio is fantastic. I cannot say enough great things about this. If you haven't seen it already, pick it up today. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    classic movie

    Posted
    sharps4570
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought this movie so my nephews could see this classic

    I would recommend this to a friend



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