Parents [Blu-ray] [1989]

  • SKU: 5721937
  • Release Date: 01/31/2017
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (22 out of 23)

Special Features


  • "Inside Out" with director of photography Robin Vidgeon
  • "Leftovers to Be" with screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne
  • "Mother's Day" with actress Mary Beth Hurt
  • "Vintage Tastes" with decorative consultant Yolando Cuomo
  • Audio commentary with director Bob Balaban and producer Bonnie Palef
  • Featurettes:
  • Isolated score selections/audio interview with composer Jonathan Elias
  • Radio spots
  • Still gallery
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Parents
In this bizarre and very black comedy set in 1950s suburbia, Michael Laemle (Bryan Madorsky) comes to suspect that his conventional parents (Randy Quaid and Mary Beth Hurt) have a little secret which they have kept from him. Nothing too major - - just that they happen to be cannibals. It seems that Dad has been bringing home some extra meat from his place of work, a mortuary. As the lad grows ever more hysterical, he confesses his suspicions to the school psychologist (Sandy Dennis). She ridicules his notions and even comes to the house to show him how foolish he's being. Instead, she becomes an entree in the next family dinner, as Michael's parents attempt to indoctrinate him into their odd lifestyle. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Randy Quaid
    Randy Quaid - Nick Laemle
  • Mary Beth Hurt
    Mary Beth Hurt - Lily Laemle
  • Sandy Dennis
    Sandy Dennis - Millie Dew
  • Image coming soon
    Bryan Madorsky - Michael Laemle
  • Image coming soon
    Juno Mills-Cockell - Sheila Zellner



Overall customer rating

4.3
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Intriguing Little Film

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    Toyklectrr
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    Parents is a intriguing film. It isn't perfect, and it probably tries to have things both ways with regard to ambiguity and certainty, but it's fun and disturbing in about equal measure, and it certainly has a very distinctive style. I will say that I have a decidedly off kilter sense of humor, and those of you who share that tendency will probably be more prone to enjoy this film than those expecting either traditional horror or comedy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    enzso
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    Weird and dark. Not something everyone will like, but I absolutely loved the tongue-in-cheek dark humor and the funky fifties period piece sets, costumes, and musical score. Randy Quaid plays an incredibly creepy psycho, probably my favorite performance I've seen from him. Supporting cast is great too. This is something I might show to those few vegetarians I know who have a sense of humor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sly satire of Americana!

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    Atreyu500
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    This is one of those little known indie films from the 80s that has been mostly lost to time, getting a new life on BluRay thanks to Vestron! Dark, creepy and smart, it definitely deserves a wider audience. PQ and AQ are excellent - the movie looks better than it even did in the theater. Vestron has done it again - treating us to excellent special editions of fan favorites. Check it out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Again another quality vestron collection bluray

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    Vestroncollector
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    I've been buying this series blurays the quality of transfer looks great and the special features (especially the commentaries) are amazing. This personal is not my favorite movie but if you enjoyed the movie you definitely will not regret purchasing this bluray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Parents !

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    MovieNutcase
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    Parents is about a boy who runs from his mom and dad because they are cannibals. It's a fun gory mess. Great product from Lionsgate..great PQ,AQ and extras to satisfy !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cannibalism!

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    caveratfilmboy
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    It's a fun cheap 80's horror flick that's got a great 50's design and some fun moments sure to entertain any horror fan of 80's cheese.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    80's fun

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    Radicxs2
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    This is an 80s type of dark humor or horror either way I'm glad that this film got pulled off the shelves and gave the blu-ray treatment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    another strange film

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    radicxs
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    This film is a weird one but fun at the same time not really dark. Glad these movies are getting released again on blu-ray

    I would recommend this to a friend


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