Weird Science [DVD] [1985]

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97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (386 out of 399)

Synopsis


Weird Science
John Hughes's third directorial effort, Weird Science, follows in the tradition of his previous teen-centered films, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith play the wannabe hipster Gary and his nebbish weak-willed best friend, Wyatt, a pair of high-school geeks who are hapless with members of the opposite sex. Using Wyatt's computer, they create what they believe is the ideal woman. A lightning storm brings that woman to life, and she takes the form of Kelly Le Brock. Lisa sets about building their self-confidence, but trouble begins brewing when Wyatt's cruel, military-minded older brother, Chet (Bill Paxton), begins to realize that something is not as it should be. Hughes would finish his cycle of high-school themed films with his next movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Anthony Michael Hall
    Anthony Michael Hall - Gary
  • Ilan Mitchell-Smith
    Ilan Mitchell-Smith - Wyatt
  • Kelly LeBrock
    Kelly LeBrock - Lisa
  • Bill Paxton
    Bill Paxton - Chet Donnelly
  • Suzanne Snyder
    Suzanne Snyder - Deb



Customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Plays Great !

    Posted
    Pandabby

    I bought this movie on Blu-Ray from BestBuy.com on January 15, 2017. I received it in the mail. I was really excited to receive it. I opened it up and the disc was nasty dirty. Which made me wonder why the disc was dirty since the entire case was wrapped in plastic like it usually is when it's a new disc. It didn't take much to clean the disc though. And there is a flaw in the center of the disc on the front of the disc. But the disc still plays well. I watched the entire movie just to make sure it would play well. So there are no problems playing the disc. Just was a little concerned about why the disc was dirty. So that is why I am giving a rating of only 4 Stars. I have always Loved this movie. It's a classic 80s movie that I now get to watch whenever I want. And I have a code for the digital copy as well so that's awesome. My advice is to just make sure that the discs are clean when sending it to customers who are paying money to own it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun bit of fluff

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    MrPither
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    This is a John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles) movie from the 1980s. It's a fun bit of fluff that I've always liked. The basic plot is that two nerdy guys who are outcasts create their "perfect woman" (Kelly LeBrock) who then teaches them some important life lessons. I was very happy to see this on Blu-ray, but aside from a really good price, it also came with a DVD and Ultraviolet versions. In addition, the packaging has some interesting 1980s trivia. I think this edition has some extras the old DVD version didn't, but I no longer have the old version to compare. There aren't a lot of bonus features, but they include a commentary track and the pilot of the TV series of the same name.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "She's alive!"

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    VanG
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    "Weird Science" was definitely a wide departure for John Hughes after the yearning, lovelorn comedy/drama of "Sixteen Candles" and the rather introspective melodrama of "The Breakfast Club." For this film, Hughes essentially indulged his id and went for broke with a raunchy comedy that must've been a gift from the gods for America's teen boys upon its release. Hall and Mitchell-Smith are perfect as the high school outcasts who conjure up the perfect girl. What happens next is a roller coaster of wild comedy. It's TERRIFIC! A genuine '80s classic, and one of my favorites.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Where's the Magic?

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    Terry50
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    How does one review such a colossal misstep? On one hand you have a John Hughes movie, a directors who's films have impacted and influenced an entire generation, on the other hand you have a Blu-Ray that has been DNR to the point of absurdity. The picture quality might not be the worst I've seen, but that doesn't mean it's expectable either. The whole point in Blu-Ray, as a format, is superior picture and sound, this doesn't offer that. In a film about a magical character, the poor decision to release this takes a great deal of the magic of owning it out of the picture.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic Sci-Fi Comedy Back on HD

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    Matthew
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    Weird Science was a movie I never got to own. I always watched it when it came on TV. I'm glad to see this classic Sci-Fi Comedy come back on HD. My Dad really enjoyed this movie when he was younger and showed it to me all the time when I was a kid. It's a quirky movie, but I wouldn't recommend it for children. Make sure you have good parental discretion if you are going to have your kids or teens watch this movie. It's more for older teens to young adults to older adults. This is a must own movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    John Hughes Gets Weird and Hilarious

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    VanG
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    After his more heartfelt and yearning films "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club," John Hughes completely let his id and his inner teen boy self loose with the wild, hilarious "Weird Science." I won't bother summarizing the film, but suffice it to say that it was totally unlike what Hughes had done before. This exercise in hysterical, preposterous lunacy is an all-out fun fest of low-brow jokes, toilet humor (in one scene, even literally), dorkdom and sci-fi goofiness. It's a blast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great movie from the 80s

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    shadrac1701
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    This is a great movie, in my opinion. Of course, you have to be open to the less than pure science that goes on in the movie. It is a 1980s movie so there are no fancy computer graphics or fancy bits of "movie magic" that tend to permeate most modern movies. In fact, this movie relies more on acting and the actual story than fancy special effects. There are some special effects, but they are only as needed for the story and are not overdone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An 80's Classic!

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    RetroManReview
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    I've always loved this movie. I don't know if it's because of the typical 80's teen angst or the fact that it makes me nostalgic for my own teen years (When this was actually playing in the theaters)...but whatever the case, it's great to see it again. I was also impressed by the transfer. I'd think that a Blu-ray quality disc with an 80s movie on it would be horrible but, in fact, the quality was superb so I was quite relieved.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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