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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It’s a classic

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    This is a KILLER steelbook, the art is awesome, and gremlins is such a great classic. Perfect for the collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    great movie for halloween,xmas,and the entire year

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    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

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Gremlins

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    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!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Steelbook was bent

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    It looks as though someone tried to bend the steelbook in half. Hopefully my local store has it in stock and are able to do a curbside exchange.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Gremlins Luxe Editon's Great!!!

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    This Gremlins 30th editon comes in a cool package.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Must Have 80's classic

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    I was born in the mid 80's so during the 90's most of these films were on Cable TV. I remember seeing this many times before but never actually owning it. I was close to buying the Diamond luxe edition of the film but something held me back. I'm glad i did as this movie has been remastered from the original 35MM film to 4K. I compared the included blu ray (which has all the special features) to the 4K disc and there is a significant difference to the two. For starters the 1080p blu-ray has a brighter picture but the 4K color's shine a whole lot more. The DTS-HD 5.1 sound is good but you can hear that this movie was done in the 80's has sound effects sound outdated. Overall this classic has never looked better and it's a must have for any fan for 80's movie, predating CGI graphics and the PG-13 rating which was created in 1984 after this films release.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice 4K Steelbook, Also a Fingerprint Magnet

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

    I really liked this steelbook version of Gremlins compared to the standard 4K release, and managed to get it on sale for less than $15. It then dropped to $10 some time later, but oh well. It's a glossy exterior, so I'm always afraid to touch it too much and leave fingerprints. It's a decent 4K upgrade, but you also get the HD blu-ray as well so you can enjoy both presentations.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Definitely worth getting

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    The way it was transferred to 4K is truly amazing. You can definitely see the details of the gremlins better than dvd. My nephews are hooked on this movie, and was excited to hear that there was a second gremlins movie to see.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great family horror

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

    Loved this movie growing up. I was scared to death of the ending where they warn you there just might be gremlins in your house. Great funny creature feature homage. If you have kids, it’s a great intro to horror

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great movie

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    compared the included blu ray (which has all the special features) to the 4K disc and there is a significant difference to the two. for starters the 1080p blu ray has a bighter picture but the 4K color's shine a whole lot more. the DTS-HD 5.1 sound is good but you can hear taht this movie was done in the 80's has sound effects sound outdated. overall this classic has never looked better and its a must have for any fan for 80's movie, predating CGI graphics and the PG-13 rating which was created in 1984 after this films release.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    good movie!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    A funny family horror-comedy with charming puppetry! Joe Dante's wickedly funny family horror-comedy Gremlins (1984) is a witty satire on American culture and behavior through the eyes of a little creature named Gizmo. Gremlins takes American movies, music, television, food, school, police, family, holidays, consumerism, and banking then throws them in a microwave. Chris Columbus' script is filled with great jokes for the parents that your children need not understand, while there is plenty of cute material for the kids. Joe Dante and Chris Columbus create a dynamic duo of deadly disasters and delightful parody of American society. The dog Barney just steals the show. He's a very expressive little dog that reacts to the puppets in front of him in an adorable way. The first Mogwai Gizmo is an articulate puppet, who is likewise adorable. His singing, mumbling, speaking, and motion make Gizmo one of cinema's greatest puppets. All the Gremlins are pretty impressive from a technical viewpoint as they move and behavior so humanlike. Anyways, Barney the dog and Gizmo the Mogwai are resplendent aspects to Gremlins' overall charm. Dante's direction is slick with neat mid shots and fast cuts to keep the audience believing that the Gremlins are real. The cute Mogwai are shot in a way that they look better in the dark, dry, and not eating too much with their little mouths. Dante makes great use of fake snow falling, large city sets, a hand painted background painting, realistic puppets, moody lighting, atmospheric fog, excessive random toys and detailed props, and mini models for destructive purposes. Dante brings a charm to Gremlins as everything feels lovingly crafted for the movie and it shows. Zach Galligan is surprisingly endearing and likable as the lead Billy. I love the scene where he asks out Phoebe Cates. Hoyt Axton is funny as a failed inventor, yet decent father figure named Rand. Frances Lee McCain is sweet and cool as Billy's mother Lynn. Phoebe Cates is adorable as Billy's love interest and a hater of Christmas named Kate. Her monologue about her father is actually rather gripping and moving despite the ridiculous premise. Belinda Balaski is really innocent and moving in a supporting actress role as a poor mother trying to make her rent payments named Mrs. Harris. Michael Winslow did many vocal sound effects for the Mogwai. Howie Mandel even voices Gizmo! John Louie is immediately intriguing as the young Chinese boy desperate for cash. I adore the performance from Keye Luke as Grandfather. His mystique and gravitas add a lot to Gremlins. He even states the message of Gremlins to the audience directly just in case you didn't get it. Judge Reinhold has a supporting role as the sleazy and conservative Gerald. Jonathan Banks, of Breaking Bad fame, even has a neat role as the scared officer Deputy Brent. Scott Brady is funny as the skeptical Sheriff. A young Corey Feldman plays around for some laughs as Pete. Polly Holliday is cruel and convincing as Mrs. Deagle. Dick Miller and Jackie Joseph are really fun as Mr. and Mrs. Futterman. I really like the science teacher Hanson out of his element as portrayed by the spirited energy of Glynn Turman. Jerry Goldsmith's score is fun and light-hearted with enough energy and darkness for a horror movie theme. You feel the Spielberg vibe from the music to the child friendly comedy. Sure it slows down in the second half due to the story being mostly done and chaos ensues, but it's an enjoyably wild ride. Gremlins gives satire for adults and laughs for children. It's a triumph of Joe Dante's visionary direction and Chris Columbus' witty screenwriting. History will show that Gremlins is Joe Dante's greatest film and a wonderful family film!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Better Than Expected

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Gremlins is a well-loved classic, but I was surprised that this presentation was much better than I was led to believe by some reviews. It's wonderfully filmic and carries a beautiful grainfield that was thankfully reproduced properly. For being a relatively modestly-budgeted film, this 4K presentation holds up exceedingly well. I do wish WB had included a new 1080p disc based on the new master, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Flashback

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

    Great movie that brings back memories. The video quality is a lot better on this release.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Gremlins

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    Great movie from the 80s... Not a horror movie... But not really a Xmas movie... More like a movie of unchained adolescence not following instructions.. then trying to save the day...

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    One of the best the 80s has to offer!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    It's a nice looking steelbook of one of my favorite 80s movies of all time. Gremlins is a fun, somewhat family friendly Christmas horror flick. The practical effects are impressive and hold up almost entirely today with Gizmo remaining an iconic creature among other monsters. Very fun movie with a good 4K transfer. Note that the Blu-ray disc is the old disc that has been available since 2009 in the 25th anniversary edition so nothing new there.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    "Now I have another reason to hate Christmas..."

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    A comedy with horror elements, set at Christmas, released in the summer of 1984, earning positive reviews (Despite many being turned off by the violence) and earned a ton of money at the box office and a huge cult following 30+ years after release. How does this compute? A few days before Christman, Randy Peltzer (Hoyt Axton) is in Chinatown in New York City (Well... at least presumably NYC) and is looking to sell his inventions in one of the many shops around. He finds, with the aid of a young kid, a trinket shop, ran by the boy's grandfather, Mr. Wing (Key Luke). Upon trying to sell his wares, he comes across a strange creature; very rare but also very interesting. He tries to buy the creature for his son, but Mr. Wing refuses because he couldn't handle the huge responsibility of taking care of a Mogwai. Of course, his grandson sneaks him out and sells him the Mogwai, with three rules: Sunlight will kill them, do not get the creature wet, and don't feed them after midnight. Back in Kingston Falls, USA, Randy's son Billy (Zach Galligan, in his screen debut) is working at the local bank, trying to earn a living until his drawing lands him a better job and also trying to get a date with co-worker, Kate (Phoebe Cates). His father comes back from his trip, with an early gift in tow for Billy, the Mogwai he dubs "Gizmo" (Voiced by Howie Mandel). Billy manages to take real good care of Gizmo, but when his young friend Pete (Corey Feldman) accidentally spills water on Gizmo, it unleashes more Mogwai, who tend to be more unruly than Gizmo. Billy decides to take Gizmo to his old school science teacher to run some tests on his own creature he creates with water. In the meantime, Billy tries to take care of all of the creatures, but is tricked into feeding them after midnight, after his clock wire is chewed loose. This then creates something far more dangerous, far more scary and more sinister... Gremlins! Billy must then team up with Kate and Gizmo to protect himself, his family and the rest of Kingston Falls from falling into chaos. Will they succeed? Will they fall in love? Does the mogwai have internal clocks that tell them where midnight is in their timezone? Has anybody never saw this classic film? Endlessly parodied, countless ripoffs (The series of Critters films, Muchies and Hobgoblins just to name a few) and was supposedly even the inspiration for the Furby, this film has huge influence. That, and the film is a ton of fun and pretty dark to boot. I really like how black the film got, with the infamous scene of Kate telling the story of her father while hiding from the gremlins, but also making some of the darker elements huge sources of comedy and hasn't aged a bit. The story is well-paced, managing to entice us throughout the whole journey and not be boring. The two leads have good chemistry, and while Galligan did pretty well as a first time lead (Charming, not bad looking as a lead, delivers a line fairly well), but Cates acts better overall and manages to believably make her character tragic but hopeful. The supporting cast does tremendous work, with Axton delivering a warm, fatherly performance, Feldman does good work as Pete, Mandel doing a voice fairly similarly to Bobby from Bobby's World (Anybody remember that show...?) but not annoying at all, Key Luke doing good work as the stubborn Mr. WIng and Polly Holliday as Mrs. Deagle (The single richest person in town who is a real you-know-what) are all fantastic. Of course, Billy's neighbor is played by iconic character actor Dick Miller and shines as the only real believer in gremlins, though in a fairly xenophobic way, but still believes in them. Joe Dante brings his A-game to the film, managing to imbue his style into a major Hollywood film. Though able to be serious in the serious moments, there is a comedic pulse throughout the entire film that could undercut several scenes, but manages to subside until needed. Which is often needed and well done. Chris Columbus' screenplay, his first screenplay (Followed by The Goonies' and Young Sherlock Holmes, all three made by Spielberg) and manages to be a great mix of comedy and horror (Originally, this was a pitch black comedy, where the gremlins would eat patrons of a McD's instead of the burgers... 'nuff said) and has terrific flow and great use of the Christmas-time setting, which Columbus would use to great effect when he became a director, making the classic Home Alone years later. The makeup, special effects and puppetry are flat out amazing, with the creature design by Chris Walas being absolutely fantastic (He later did the makeup for The Fly, winning an Oscar), with Gizmo and the gremlins looking fantastic and real, and the goopy slime effects also used to great effect. The score by Jerry Goldsmith, though not one of his epic masterpieces along the lines of Patton or Planet of the Apes, but manages to carve out a nice synth/orchestral score, with the more traditional sound blending well with the carnival-esque depravity of the Gremlins when they appear onscreen, unleashing havoc. The cinematography (C/O John Hora) is also used well, being Rockwell-ish but if Norman Rockwell decided to paint small town America with Dali influences. The editing is well done and is cut where there is no lag time in-between scenes and flows well, the sound being decent but decidedly analogue, and the set design appropriately recreating winter in the dead heat of California in the middle of summer. Moving on to the DVD, we'll start with the PQ. Shot in 1.85 on 35mm film (Blown-up 70mm prints were also released) and anamorphically enhanced, the picture here is pretty decent but not stellar. Though the cinematography has some influence on the look, the film can be grainy and soft at times, but the details are fairly sharp for a DVD and the colors do look great as well. Just don't expect a hugely modern look and feel and you'll be within expectations. The AQ is a bit better, but the 5.1 Dolby Digital track doesn't add too much the the presentation. The surrounds are used from time to time, but don't be looking for a strong LFE presence or an aural wonderland of delights, and mainly benefits the music. The original stereo track is also included and works better for the film overall. The extras are fairly excellent, and puts the special in special edition. Starting off is the first of two commentaries, with Joe Dante, produce Mike Finnell and Chris Walas headlining track one. Though it is tech-minded, talking about BTS issues with the puppets, how certain shots were made, et cetera, but they manage to have fun and not be a boring track. Track two is just as good, this time Dante wrangling Galligan, Cates, Dick Miller and Mandel to the party, and manages to be a very entertaining and worthwhile track. Overlap is almost non-existent, and there are some great stories such as an accident Cates had with a moped to Galligan an inch away from being electrocuted fatally when destroying a neon sign. Both are excellent and worthy of your time, Moving on, is a rather disappointing set of extras (Especially compared to the excellent commentaries) starting off with a vintage 1983 making-of that has some good BTS shots and interesting comments from cast and crew, but with muffled sound quality and it being so short, its good for a viewing once or twice. Next up are 10 minutes with deleted scenes (w/ optional commentary with Dante, Galligan, Mandel, Miller & Cates) with a few okay scenes, including a subplot where Mrs. Deagle was knowingly firing workers and forcibly foreclosing on homes for a strip mall, and one that many TV viewers will notice that follows the infamous speech in the bank. Rounding out the extras are an extensive set of photo galleries, biographies of cast and crew members, production notes and trailers to this and the sequel. Overall, this classic is treated well on DVD, with okay picture and sound, but the extras (Mainly the commentaries) make up for it, and is a must own if you don't want to upgrade to HD, though it is worth it with better picture and sound along with all the extras and new ones if you get the Diamond Luxe release. But, if you need a cheap DVD to entertain you for 90 minutes, look no further and comes highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Gremlins finally in 4k!!!

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

    Gremlins in 4K looks great. The Steelbook is very cool. Was really hoping for a gremlin collection that included the sequel.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A Holiday Classic!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    A great holiday classic! A must see every Christmas. The Blu Ray disc looked a bit like an old transfer of the movie. I haven’t had a chance to try out the 4K version yet. It’s still an enjoyable movie, and one of my all time favorites. If you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend this movie. If you have seen it, it’s time to see it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Classic movie! Great to watch on 4k after VHS

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    The upgrade in picture and sound for 4k was a treat. I had seen this many times on VHS. I have a 4k Panasonic player. The sound and the enhanced 4k picture made it worth buying again. You know when it was made but the picture enhancements give it a feel that you can enjoy it now. Not like watching some movies that have not aged well. This was good and I have noticed things in this version that I hadn't noticed before. It is very funny. Would recommend to pick it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A classic Xmas movie!

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Gremlins has always been a fun movie and I have wanted to get this on 4K for my collection. The movie transfer is pretty good on 4k, it definitely beats my older blu ray copy. I also like the steelbook it comes in. I do wish the second movie was also available in 4K but im glad we at least have the first one.

    I would recommend this to a friend