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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "We Got It All... On UHF!!!"

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    JakeInLivnColor
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    1989.... considered one of the best film years in history. Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, Licence to Kill, Batman, Glory, Driving Miss Daisy, Back to the Future Part II, Lethal Weapon II and many more to consider this is absolutely epic. In the summer of that year, a little film squeaked into the release schedule by fledgling studio Orion Pictures titled UHF, a comedy featuring Weird Al Yankovic in his first feature starring role. And last unfortunately, as this film was a critical failure and was a bomb at the box office despite Orion's test screenings saying it was their highest rated film in their history which warranted a summer release. As you can see with the slate of films of the summer being legendary, its no surprise the film failed to find an audience (That, an a hugely unwarranted PG-13 rating!) until it hit home video later that year. Year after year, the film was a high grosser in rentals and sales and became a staple of cable TV during the weekends and for many years was the only way to see the film since the LaserDisc and VHS copies went out of print until 2002 when a surprise extras laden edition was released by MGM and became a top seller for a while after that. So far I haven't mentioned the movie itself, and there is not much to tell except it is a classic comedy. Its really just about a daydreamer who is given the keys to a UHF station that is on death's door and is given life by Yankovic's character George Newman, with such shows that star their janitor (Played by Michael Richards) to such movies as Gandhi II where its more like Dolomite than a biopic of the famed leader. Yes, its very episodic, but with a nice performance by Weird Al as the lead, David Bowe as his faithful friend, comedian turned nutjob Victoria Jackson as his girlfriend and a terrific villain in Kevin McCarthy, it all adds up to a must watch and own. It'll make you want to buy the movie a spatula (Don't ask, see the movie) because you'll love it so much! On the disc itself, the PQ/AQ is surprisingly fantastic for a low budget film from 27 years prior with a nice sharp picture, natural film grain and accurate color detail, despite there not being a remaster and some various dust and specks here and there. The audio is also surprisingly strong from a LPCM 2.0 track with some great separation of audio and the music having a nice low end to it despite no subwoofer channel support. The extras are recycled from the 2002 DVD, with one of the best commentaries you'll ever hear with Yankovic and director Jay Levey that is funny, detailed and never goes silent for more than a few seconds at a time. There is also around 20 minutes of deleted scenes straight from a VHS from Weird Al's closet that has a few clips of unseen shows on the network (For good reason), some scenes of the villain and of course a deleted subplot featuring a friend of George's girlfriend. A fake making-of, with some real behind the scenes footage that lasts 4 minutes, the music video for the song "UHF", promotional materials including trailers, tv spots and posters and production stills complete the carried over materials from the original DVD. The only new feature is a 51 minute feature from the 2014 ComiCon panel about the 25th anniversary edition of the BluRay being released along with chats about his music career and et cetera. Truly, a fine release that has great PQ/AQ, terrific extras and just an all around great film that is totally worthy to sit on your bluray shelf! A must own!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Greatest Underated Movie Ever

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    ScaryEric

    I don't think I could write a review that would be give this film justice. Whether or not you're a fan of Weird Al Yankovic, you can still watch this movie and laugh at it for hours. Made in 1989, the movie pokes fun at many movies made years before it such as "Indiana Jones", "Conan the Barbarian", and many more. And to make matters funnier, The Janitor in the movie is played by future Seinfeld star Micheal Richards. A portrayal of a man who loves his mop has never been done so well by any other man. The movie is about George Newman(Al Yankovic) who goes from job to job never finding one that he enjoys and gets fired constantly. He and his co-hort Bob(David Bowe) ease into the position of owning a cable channel that his uncle Harvey(Stanley Brock) wins in a poker game. And from there the cast of characters of unfold into this unbelievable assault of jokes. I recommend this movie to everyone. It's one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time. Go watch it now. Don't wait.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perhaps the funniest movie ever made

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    RaidenMGS
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    Weird Al's cult classic UHF finally hits blu-ray, courtesy of the fine folks at Shout Factory. If you're not familiar with them, they are a company of movie buffs who gets the rights to fan favourite properties and create a dream package of special features and picture/sound restoration. This is another home run for them, boasting a gorgeous transfer and tons of special features, including one of the funniest commentary tracks ever recorded. The movie, largely a spoof of 1980s films, is as hilarious as ever and still holds up. Highest possible recommendation!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Classic!

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    BachMan

    "UHF" is one of those movies that you watch when you could use a few laughs. It follows "Weird Al's" satirical style in that it pokes fun at and spoofs many famous films such as "Indiana Jones" and "Rambo," just to name a few. Seeing it as a kid and seeing it now, I can say that some of the humor is lost with age, but it is still one of my favorite movies. The plot is simple and comes to a predictable outcome, but I don't feel that it takes anything away from the movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie

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    FlorenceFire

    this is a great movie, its true that it doesn't have the greatest acting in the world but its funny and that's all that counts right? something that kept me entertained for a short while is the features menu if you click on a feature that is on the other side of the disk "Weird AL" will come on the screen and yell different phrases at you telling you to turn the DVD over

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Liked It as a Kid

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    kevman79

    I loved 'U.H.F' as a kid, however, watching it as an adult fails to ignite a spark for the charisma I once had for the film. Still, I know this movie has a huge cult-fan base, and I'm sure this dvd is worth the buy for them.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie.

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    titlover
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    If you liked Airplane!you may enjoy this movie.Filled with sight gags,a couple of new weird al songsit will satisfy a lazy afternoon.Also,earlier movie of Fran Drescher and Michael Richard.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It may say Gater Boys, but this is UHF

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    thelonepig
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    And what a great, low-budget silly comedy it is. "Weird Al" Yankovic brings his generally clean parody to the big screen and it's just as fun. The picture and sound are great.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hillarious movie! A must have!

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    quothetheraven79
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    Probably one of the best cult classics ever made! The bluray looks great! Only problem I have with it, is that it claims to have easter eggs, but I can't seem to find one yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic movie, Now on Blu-ray

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    dishsoap1
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    I just recently realized this movie was released on Blu-ray. I purchased immediately. Great, fun to watch film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Badgers, We don't need no stinking Badgers!

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    treejoint69
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    This comedy classic from the 80's finally gets its Blu ray release, and I must say the picture looks quite good. Still makes me laugh after all these years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Weird Al movie!

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    robflutie
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    This movie is great and has a lot of heart. I do not think this movie gets enough credit for it's creativity and originality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Weird Al!

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    jdclark88
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    Classic comedy movie and Weird Al at his finest! Can't believe it has been over 25 years since this came out!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious!

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    Lady
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    Bought UHF as a gift for my son. It was a hit with All! Would recommend.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    UHF is Awesome!

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    redhairs99
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    Love this movie. One of my all time favs. I even remember seeing this for the first time in the theater.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love weird al

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    smurf15801
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    I got this movie for my son, but I like it also. weird al should have done more movies

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price!

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    JeanneW
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    One of my favorite movies and a must have (birthday present to me)!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Funny movie

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    LouF

    Classic eighties comedy! Wish it was available at the stores for pickup!!!!

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Alright

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    CallawayMan

    I know of other people who like it but I didn't enjoy it much.

    I would recommend this to a friend