The Garbage Pail Kids Movie [DVD] [1987]

  • SKU: 7214784
  • Release Date: 07/12/2005
  • Rating: PG
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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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 20)

Special Features


  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


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



Customer rating

3.6
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun and sick

    Posted
    dwill
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    I didn't know this movie existed till recently. I used to collect the cards when i was a kid. I was so stunned to find out there was a movie. Let me tell you, this movie is fun, sick, disgusting and cheesy. That's what makes the Garbage Pail Kids who they are. I recommend it if you're into cheesy, dumb movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    One of the Worst Films Ever

    Posted
    kevman79

    At one point, 'Garbage Pails Kids' was pulled from theaters at the overwhelming request of infuriated parents who took their children to see, well, something just atrocious. Billed as a children's movie, it's actually hard to believe someone green-lit this tragedy of a film, but then again, everyone has different taste I guess. For whatever it's worth, let me just tell you 'Garbage Pail Kids' is just that, 'Garbage'.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This movie is so bad it's good!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    This movie is gross yet hilarious. It requires a certain kind of humor to appreciate it. Garbage Pail Kids takes me back to my childhood. It is not a masterpiece but it is very entertaining nonetheless. I introduced it to my nephew and he loves it! I've been reciting lines from it for the past two decades. It is definitely a cult classic!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Blast from the past!

    Posted
    Rybs
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    I could not believe my eyes when I saw this dvd at Best Buy! It's not the greatest of movies but it was definately a blast from the past and brought back memories from my childhood. If you remember this as a child you should make this purchase and relive your childhood memories with these awfully gross characters!!! Good find!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Childhood memories

    Posted
    recliners
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    I vaguely remember seeing this when I was a kid. My brother and I have been going back and forth gifting movies from our youth. Usually they aren't good movies as far as plot or story or anything else, but they're always fun to own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Gross!!!!

    Posted
    Horrorman

    I collected the cards as a kid and was excited when they finally released this movie on dvd. It was a great laugh that brought me back too my childhood. This movie isnt great but it is loads of fun for those that loved The Garbage Pail Kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good watch for a flashback

    Posted
    Haulin12
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    I bought this to watch with my child and show them something from my day. I was okay but prolly will not get a lot of watch time. Guess it is just not up.to.todays standards? Good thing to play to fill time with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great classic kids film

    Posted
    Fusion
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    I loved this movie growing up and guarantee when my kids watch it for the first time later this evening they will love it just as much. Growing up in the 80s was amasing and i think it's the best era for film

    I would recommend this to a friend


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