The Goonies/Gremlins/Gremlins 2: The New Batch [Blu-ray]

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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (217 out of 219)

Special Features


  • The Goonies features:
  • Commentary (with hidden video treasures) by director Richard Donner and selected cast members
  • Gremlins features:
  • Over 10 minutes of additional scenes and making-of featurette
  • Gremlins 2 The New Batch features:
  • Over 20 minutes of footage not seen in theaters

Synopsis


Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Where the original Gremlins was a horror film spiked with comedy, Gremlins 2: The New Batch is essentially a black comedy, with a couple of horrifying touches. As the film starts, the fantastical trinket shop in Chinatown, which sold the Mogwai in the first film, is demolished by a crazed multi-media businessman called Daniel Clamp (John Glover). The heroes from the first movie, Billy (Zach Galligan) and Kate (Phoebe Cates), happen to work for Clamp in his huge high-rise. They find the Mogwai within Clamp's building, but not before he has accidentally spawned legions of mischievous, lizard-like Gremlins. Soon, the Gremlins are wreaking havoc throughout the building. In the original film, their misdeeds were violent, but here they're also goofy and satirical. Director Joe Dante has filled the film with quick verbal and visual jokes, which, for many, makes Gremlins 2: The New Batch a satire and inversion of the typical horror film. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

The Goonies
Leonard Maltin wasn't alone when he noticed similarities between Goonies and the 1934 Our Gang comedy Mama's Little Pirate. Adapted by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg, the film follows a group of misfit kids (including such second-generation Hollywoodites as Josh Brolin and Sean Astin) as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern. Here they cross the path of lady criminal Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) and her outlaw brood. Fortunately, the kids manage to befriend Fratelli's hideously deformed (but soft-hearted) son (John Matuszak), who comes to their rescue. The Spielberg influence is most pronounced in the film's prologue and epilogue, when the viewer is advised that the film's real villains are a group of "Evil Land Developers." The musical score makes excellent use of Max Steiner's main theme from The Adventures of Don Juan, not to mention contributions by the likes of Richard Marx and Cyndi Lauper. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Gremlins
"Don't expose him to bright light. Don't ever get him wet. And don't ever, ever feed him after midnight." This sage advice is ignored midway through Gremlins, with devastating results. This comic Joe Dante effort is set in a Norman Rockwell-esque small town at Christmastime. Seeking a unique gift for his son an erstwhile inventor (Hoyt Axton) purchases a cute, fuzzy little "Mogwai" from a Chinatown shopkeeper's (Keye Luke) grandson (John Louie), who dispenses the above-mentioned warning before closing the deal. Meanwhile, young bank clerk Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) must suffer such antagonists as rich-bitch Mrs. Deagle (Polly Holliday) and priggish Gerald (Judge Reinhold) while pursuing his romance with Kate (Phoebe Cates). These and a variety of other plot strands are tied together when the lovable mogwai (named Gizmo) is exposed to bright light and gotten wet. In short order, the town is invaded by nasty, predatory Gremlins, who lay waste to everything in sight as Billy and Kate try to contain the destruction. Like most of Joe Dante's works, Gremlins is chock-full of significant cameo appearances: in this instance, such pop-culture icons as Dick Miller, Jackie Joseph, Chuck Jones, Scott Brady, Harry Carey Jr., Steven Spielberg (the film's executive producer) and even Robby the Robot all show up briefly on screen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Zach Galligan
    Zach Galligan - Billy Peltzer
  • Phoebe Cates
    Phoebe Cates - Kate Beringer
  • John Glover
    John Glover - Daniel Clamp
  • Robert Prosky
    Robert Prosky - Grandpa Fred
  • Robert Picardo
    Robert Picardo - Forster



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Three Great Movies For One

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    AandJ091108
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    There's nothing like classic 80's adventure movies. This blu-ray set has The Goonies, Gremlins, and Gremlins 2 on three discs. Special features for the Goonies include commentary by Director Richard Donner and select cast members. Ten minutes of additional scenes for The. Gremlins and over 20 minutes of footage not seen in theaters for Gremlins 2. This edition has a nice slip cover and the disc holders are well designed, so you don't have to worry about them fall out of place and getting scratched.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic 80s Movies

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    Bumblebee
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    Three classics of my childhood now in one collection. For $12 I simply couldn’t pass this up. Goonies is by far the best in the collection with Gremlins a close second. Gremlins 2 is a distant third but still watchable granted it went for more comedy than the first one. Overall I’m pleased with the packaging and this purchase. Good to have these movies finally on Blu-ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT DEAL!! GREAT MOVIES!!

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    MR2D2
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    I picked this up at BB to replace my older DVD versions of these 3 classic films. It was a steal at the price I paid. The picture quality seems to be as good if not better than my older DVD's. My only small complaint was that the tray that holds the discs in place was broken on one end. And it was the last copy available at my store. Otherwise pick 'em up if you can find 'em!! And don't get 'em wet!!! lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great popcorn flicks at a great price...

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    robbmeister2010
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    Getting 3 movies for the price of less than one is pretty cool: Gremlins, Gremlins 2 & Goonies. Been a long time since I had seen these and when I saw the triple feature on sale at Best Buy, couldn't refuse it. Sound and picture quality (obviously) varies from movie to movie, but they're all still better than their dvd counterparts. I think you'll enjoy and get your money's worth from this triple feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Grew up on these movies

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    Rydall
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    Three amazing movies that helped define my childhood. Goonies, gremlins and Gremlins 2 are on most peoples nostalgia list. They are just as awesome if not better than I had remembered them! The High definition conversion is nice. I took the opportunity to show all three movies to a younger generation and they absolutely loved them the same way I did when I was a kid. A great value for three amazing movies!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Three best combo film pack ever!!!!

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    ChaseEDRC
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    These classic movies were very inspirational to me growing up they tap back into my childhood so from the nostalgic side of things I love them I recommended for the whole family you going to have a great time!!! They're so good you kind of want to Re made but they're so classic you don't want people to touch them I recommend this I give it five stars!!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Set!

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    Ryan
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    This 3-disc collection is great. It includes the standalone Blu-Ray disc releases of each of these films so no bonus features are missing, which is a pro. If you don't already own the films this is a great way to get them - it's cheap and it's a space saver on your shelf!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Child of the 80s, this is your bluray release

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    mabpr00
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    Oh 'child of the 80s'... Goonies, Gremlins, & Gremlins 2 all in one package - why are you waffling? Sure the transfers could be better, sounds is fine, but until Criterion gives these films the classic treatment, this'll more than do. Free your dollars from their wallet prison and buy this release.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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