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HTF Blu-ray Review: GREMLINS (recommended!)



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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted December 08 2009 - 09:08 AM


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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted December 08 2009 - 09:26 AM

Thanks for the review.  I'm glad I snagged it at Targoet on Black Friday for $12.99

#3 of 10 OFFLINE   ManW_TheUncool

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Posted December 08 2009 - 02:27 PM

Thanks for the review confirming a solid transfer, Michael.

Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich ">

 I'm glad I snagged it at Targoet on Black Friday for $12.99
Wish I could say the same -- they were all out at our Target although my wife did snag the 3-disc WoOz and 1-disc GwtW in that BF sale.  Will probably just wait for a solid deal later.  I've waited this long to own Gremlins, so I can probably wait a while longer for a good deal while I try to catch up on my seemingly ever-growing backlog of as-yet-unwatched titles.

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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted December 09 2009 - 05:04 AM

I watched this last night (via Netflix) and thought it looked very film-like.  I was happy there was no apparent DNR used.


#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted December 09 2009 - 08:44 AM

I'm gonna have to get this one. There's a wonderful anarchic spirit to this film that is unique to Joe Dante's work as far as live action filmmaking goes, and is a direct descendant of the anarchy present in the classic Looney Tunes. Why else would there be a Chuck Jones cameo. I'm snapping this one up as soon as I can.

Great review, Michael. I had no idea who Jeffrey Wells was before your review, and now could care less what he thinks. I found this comment on his site rather apt:

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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Michael Reuben

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Posted December 09 2009 - 09:19 AM

Thanks, Stephen. Wells has been a movie columnist and reviewer for over thirty years, but he's not one I usually pay close attention to. I used this particular piece, which is six months old, because it's rare to find someone who's supposed to be knowledgeable so forthrightly declaring themselves to be anti-grain.
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#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Brian Borst

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Posted December 10 2009 - 07:14 AM



Originally Posted by Stephen_J_H 

I'm gonna have to get this one. There's a wonderful anarchic spirit to this film that is unique to Joe Dante's work as far as live action filmmaking goes, and is a direct descendant of the anarchy present in the classic Looney Tunes. Why else would there be a Chuck Jones cameo. I'm snapping this one up as soon as I can.

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That's even more noticeable in the sequel, but somehow that one wasn't liked as much as the first one. I always though the opening gag with Bugs and Daffy and the actual movie breaking were hilarious. I hope that one will be released on Blu too.

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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   SilverWook

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Posted December 10 2009 - 07:48 AM

Have you seen the fan made update of the film break scene? It's amazing!



It would be nice if Warners could include this when Gremlins 2 hits Blu Ray.


#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Brian Borst

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Posted December 10 2009 - 08:21 AM

I laughed really hard during the Exorcist bit (the voices of the Gremlins instead of Regan already did the trick) but after a couple it got a bit boring, I think. And I do think a new Gremlins movie should be made, but only when they're done with puppets.

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#10 of 10 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted December 13 2009 - 01:52 PM

I had no real problems with the grain,  I was less happy with the number of actual print flaws and the general murkiness of much of the image - murkiness that I didn't think related to attempts to "sell" the effects.  Some of that's an 80s film stock thing, but I still thought this was a pretty dull, drab image...

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