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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) - Helen Slater, Christian Slater


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#1 of 87 OFFLINE   John*P

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Posted July 31 2004 - 12:31 PM

Who else here wants to see The Legend of Billie Jean on DVD? The movie, starring Helen and Christian Slater, seems to have a bit of a cult following, and I've seen used VHS copies sell on eBay for around $30! (there are also bootleg DVDs of TLOBJ on eBay) I like this movie, and would buy it for sure. I hope that Columbia TriStar releases it on DVD soon.

Here is a plot summary from the IMDB...

Average Texas teen, Billie Jean Davy, (Helen) is caught up in an odd fight for justice. She is usually followed and harassed around by local boys, who, one day, decide to trash her brother's (Christian) scooter for fun. The boys' father refuses to pay them back the price of the scooter. The fight for "fair is fair" takes the teens around the state and produces an unlikely hero.

Check out the Legend of Billie Jean page at IMDB: http://imdb.com/title/tt0089470/

#2 of 87 OFFLINE   Daniel`D

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Posted July 31 2004 - 04:29 PM

I looked this up the other day to see if a dvd release was out and there wasn't one. I wouldn't mind having it.
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#3 of 87 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted July 31 2004 - 07:52 PM

Helen Slater (in her babelicious 80s prime), a killer retro soundtrack with a rocking Pat Benatar theme, Dean Stockwell, Peter Coyote, Keith Gordon and some damn good action scenes... I'd buy it (as long as it was in its' OAR, since the movie was filmed in 'Scope). Sincerely, John Kilduff... Then again, this IS a TriStar title we're talking about.
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#4 of 87 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted August 01 2004 - 07:03 PM

And a very young Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson)...
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#5 of 87 OFFLINE   Ric Bagoly

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Posted August 01 2004 - 07:57 PM

A must-buy within two seconds of the UPS truck pulling up to the store...

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Posted August 02 2004 - 01:31 AM

Watched it about as many times as Beastmaster when we first got cable in the mid 80's. I'd buy this DVD in a heartbeat! -dave
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#7 of 87 OFFLINE   Todd_B

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Posted August 02 2004 - 04:12 AM

Count me in as one that would gladly snatch up a copy of this flick! I've watched it countless times on TBS, but would gladly pay for a nice DVD edition! Todd B
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#8 of 87 OFFLINE   Brian_L_Kleis

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Posted August 02 2004 - 05:25 AM

This seemed to be the only thing ever on HBO back in the mid 80's when that was the big novelty - My grandfather was the only one to have HBO in a town of about 1500 people and TLOBJ was on a seemingly endless loop... I'd buy it in a heartbeat too...!!! Fair is fair
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#9 of 87 OFFLINE   ChrisRose

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Posted August 03 2004 - 10:52 AM

Another buyer here! Posted Image

#10 of 87 OFFLINE   Matt Harrison

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Posted August 03 2004 - 09:58 PM

Count me in.

#11 of 87 OFFLINE   Qui-Gon John

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Posted August 04 2004 - 12:44 AM

I'd buy this one too!

#12 of 87 OFFLINE   Esten

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Posted February 24 2005 - 03:33 PM

I'd definitely pick it up. Are we sure this is a Columbia title? The rights may have changed hands over the years.

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Posted February 25 2005 - 02:25 AM

Helen Slater? 1985? Nuff said Posted Image
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#14 of 87 OFFLINE   John Sullmeyer

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Posted February 25 2005 - 04:05 PM

Why oh why is this not out yet?
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#15 of 87 OFFLINE   Claude North

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Posted February 25 2005 - 04:10 PM

"Billie Jean's everywhere!"

#16 of 87 OFFLINE   Hector.B

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Posted February 25 2005 - 06:01 PM

I need this DVD!

#17 of 87 OFFLINE   Todd_Brown

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Posted February 26 2005 - 01:13 AM

Funny, I was thinking about this film the other day. Definite purchase for me. Todd
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#18 of 87 OFFLINE   RyanAn

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Posted February 26 2005 - 01:31 PM

Glad to see some other people showing the love for Billie Jean! Anyone else remember Kuffs, or my personal favorites Gleaming the Cube and Pump up the Volume? I'd buy a box set of these 4 in a second!! ry.

#19 of 87 OFFLINE   Matt Harrison

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Posted February 26 2005 - 11:19 PM

I own Pump up the volume, top film. I havent seen Kuffs for a while, I liked it alot though.

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Posted February 27 2005 - 12:54 AM

I am not trying to go off topic, but I remember when Gleaming the Cube was supposed to come out a few years back. Me, in all my geekiness, constantly asked the guy at Circuit City about if they will ever get it. My excuse was that it was the date it streets... but alas, they never got it and I wasted a lot of gas. You can get it for upwards of $40, but that is too much.

DVDCompare lists two different releases of Gleaming the Cube but none of Legend of Billie Jean Posted Image

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