Honey, I Shrunk the Kids [DVD] [1989]

  • SKU: 4781971
  • Release Date: 10/08/2002
  • Rating: PG
Joe Johnston's Honey I Shrunk the Kids comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This Disney/Buena/Vista release is difficult to recommend to anyone other than a person on the lookout for family-friendly entertainment.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (160 out of 163)

    Special Features


    • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
    • Fullscreen (1.33:1)
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
    Erstwhile inventor Prof. Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) has been experimenting with an electromagnetic shrinking machine. He leaves the device unattended in his attic; shortly afterward, it is accidentally activated. Alas, the demon machine is aimed at his children, as well as the son of neighbor Russ Thompson (Matt Frewer). The kids, shrunk to 1/4-inch height, are tossed into the trash bin by the unwitting Szalinski. For the rest of the film, our teeny-tiny protagonists attempt to gain their parents' attention -- and to survive the wilds of the backyard, where all sorts of dangers, from bumblebees to lawnmowers, threaten their well-being. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids features Marcia Strassman as Moranis' wife, and juvenile players Robert Oliveri, Kristine Sutherland, Thomas Brown, Jared Rushton, and Amy O'Neill. The visual effects are the handiwork of such masters as Joe Johnston, Phil Tippett, and David Allen. When originally released to theaters, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was double-billed with the Roger Rabbit cartoon Tummy Trouble; this is how it is presented on videotape as well. The film (the live-action one, that is) prompted a 1992 sequel, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Rick Moranis
      Rick Moranis - Prof. Wayne Szalinski
    • Matt Frewer
      Matt Frewer - Big Russ Thompson
    • Marcia Strassman
      Marcia Strassman - Diane Szalinski
    • Kristine Sutherland
      Kristine Sutherland - Mae Thompson
    • Jared Rushton
      Jared Rushton - Ron Thompson



    Customer rating

    4.7
    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful

      Posted
      KingLoki
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      Yet another must see, classic 80's movie. Adventurous, funny, engaging characters, and special effects that really are special having come before the sometimes stale CGI that is everywhere now. I loved it as a kid and still do and am happy to share with my nieces and nephews.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      The archives

      Posted
      Frozen
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      This is just an old classic I remember watching this as a kid and we were in the store with my ten-year-old son he literally begged me to buy this for the house he was very interested in it and I thought why not and it's funny how things just rotate for Generations

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A classic 80s movie

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      luckykat13
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      The original Honey I Shrunk the Kids remains the best of the series. It's an entertaining movie, which, despite the 80s movie effects, is able to transport viewers to the perspective an ant. There's an appropriate amount of drama and laughs for the story line. Good movie for the kids.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Is it Sci-fi?

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      HPGREAT
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      He unknowingly shrinks the kids and deposits them far away--to the end of the yard. They spend their time trying to get back to the house and meet a lot of dangers along the way. He accidentally learns what he did and goes through many antics trying to locate them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun movie especially for kids

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      gchandra
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      Good movie. A true family classic. I bought the DVD only to find out that the disc had issues while displaying the menu and the tracks were getting stuck. But I exchanged the problem disc for a new one and it played pretty well the second time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Truly a good classic watch for the family

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      Terri
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      I love all the actors in this movie. It's funny, adventurous and so creative. I had to find this movie because when I first purchased it was VHS and they became outdated and I found on DVD. My family loves watching this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Still funny years later

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      Mommyof5
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      Bought this to add to our collection and to show my kids what movies I enjoyed as a kid. They loved it just as much as I did and still do. Great value as well I must add.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      OLDIE BUT GOODIE!!!!!

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      catlady3523
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      OMG! I hadn't seen this movie in YEARS!! SOOO fantastic!!! Really great for the time it was made. And the adult humor that I missed as a child was HILARIOUS! Love it! And can't be beat at 3.99!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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