The Garbage Pail Kids Movie [DVD] [1987]

Another MGM cult gem gets the DVD treatment with The Garbage Pail Kids Movie, a disturbing slice of '80s cinema that time wished it forgot about. After years of moratorium (some would say for good reason), the shelves can be stacked again with this Mackenzie Astin-starring bomb. The movie itself has been presented with an anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen picture and Dolby Digital sound, both of which splendidly bring out all the weirdness in the pic. Also included is the original theatrical trailer, featuring not one, but two classic voice-over announcers. Pick this disc up only if you're prepared for what's inside -- don't say you weren't warned.
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Special Features

  • Closed Captioned


The Garbage Pail Kids Movie
Sometimes kids like to do things to gross out or shock their parents. This is only natural, but many companies exploit this tendency by creating toys to appeal to that childish joy in the disgusting. In the late '80s, a new kind of bubblegum card, the Garbage Pail kids, featuring caricature paintings, of ugly, unclean moppets with yukky names such as Greaser Greg and Valerie Vomit, Windy Winston, and Foul Phil, each with an offensive habit, found popularity. This hastily-assembled live-action film-- billing itself as a children's comedy-- was hastily assembled to capitalize on that popularity. Featuring midgets dressed up as the bubblegum card characters, it is the story of an antique collector and his assistant who find a mysterious garbage can from outer-space. The assistant ignores his boss's stern orders not to open the can and frees the Garbage Pail Kids. Now the two must somehow get the raunchy rugrats back into the can before they gross-out the world. Appalled parents found the film, even the very idea of it, so offensive that they launched a nation-wide protest that resulted in its withdrawal from circulation. You've been warned. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Anthony Newley
    Anthony Newley - Capt. Manzini
  • Mackenzie Astin
    Mackenzie Astin - Dodger
  • Katie Barberi
    Katie Barberi - Tangerine
  • Kevin Thompson
    Kevin Thompson - Ali Gator
  • Phil Fondacaro
    Phil Fondacaro - Greaser Greg

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