"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
2 commentaries: #1 - Director Joe Dante, Zack Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Dick Miller and Howie Mandel; #2 - Director Joe Dante, producer Michael Finnell and special effects artist Chris Walas
Cast/crew film highlights
Languages & subtitles: English (2 tracks), Français & Español (feature film only)
Over 10 minutes of never-before-seen footage
Hoyt AxtonRand Peltzer
Frances Lee McCainLynn Peltzer
Polly HollidayMrs. Deagle
Jonathan BanksDep. Brent
James MacKrellLew Landers
John LouieChinese Boy
Don SteeleRockin' Ricky Rialto
Dick MillerMr. Futterman
Arnie MoorePete's Father
Harry Carey, Jr.Mr. Anderson
Donald ElsonMan on Street
Belinda BalaskiMrs. Harris
Lois ForakerBank Teller
Chuck JonesMr. Jones
Nicky KattSchool Children
John C. BecherDr. Molinaro
Jackie JosephMrs. Futterman
Frank WelkerSpecial Vocal Effects
Fred NewmanSpecial Vocal Effects
Michael WinslowSpecial Vocal Effects
Peter CullenSpecial Vocal Effects
Michael SheehanSpecial Vocal Effects
Bob HoltSpecial Vocal Effects
Steven SpielbergMan in Electric Wheelchair (uncredited)
great movie for halloween,xmas,and the entire year
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
this is the 3rd time purchasing this movie,this 4k version is the best of the three: dvd/blu-ray hd/blu-ray 4k.
Was a great purchase, and the steelbox limited art was the icing on the cake.
Can't wait for best buy's 4k steelbox release of Gremlins 2: The New Batch 4k
A classic 80s movie. A fun Christmas story with a little bit of horror that starts with a cute pet mogwai named Gizmo till water spills on him and start mayhem in a small town. Always follow the rules!
So Best Buy wants a review for the classic Christmas movie, Gremlins...ok. I first saw this movie when I was about 6 years old and it was terrifying! Cute creatures become little blood thirsty monsters with twisted sense of humor. Now in 4K! Seriously great movie. Buy it. Watch it. Don’t get the case wet.
One of the prime examples of Comedy Horror; the gizmo creature is adorable...and you're left screaming at the kid whenever he inadvertently harms gizmo in some way XD
When the Gremlins do pop up things gets hilariously terrifying, props to Joe Dante and Chris Columbus for giving this movie it's all.
And that "Mega Madness" song...THAT is gonna be stuck in my head forever...along with a Gremlin doing the "Flashdance".
I grew up in the 80’s I’m 45 now. I remember watching this as a kid but haven’t watched it since it came out. I bought it for my 13 year old son and me to watch. We laughed our buts off at the gremlins the funny stuff they did. It was a nice movie night with my son.