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Nicholas Vargo

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With the "Gremlins" movies coming out on August 20 on DVD, that began to make me wonder which "Gremlins" movie you prefer over the other. What your pick?

My pick:

Gremlins 2: The New Batch--One of the few sequels that is definatly better than the original. Not that the original is any good, it's just that I prefer the sequel.

So which do you prefer?
 

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I liked the sequel better, but neither is worth a purchase.
I'm sure a gremlin will run this off to the polls section soon.
Peace Out~:D
 

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Definitely the original. I liked that it was more horror-oriented. The gremlins actually seemed menacing and dangerous. The sequel was just OTT comedy.
 

Matthew Chmiel

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What Ron said about this getting moved to polls.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch is slightly better than the original, but both are great films.
 

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STRIPE RULES!!
I prefer the original. The first time I laid eye's on 'Gizmo' is seared into my memory, one of cinema's greatest creatures.
And it's also the first time I ever laid eye's on Phoebe Cates too, and you better believe that I ran right out and rented 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High' right afterwards!
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Absolutely G2. Three or four times as fun as the original. It's the Godfather II of Mogwai movies.
 

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I love both. Couldn't choose. They both make me laugh my ass off.

I ended up naming my cats(who were brothers) Stripe and Gizmo. Gizmo died close to 10 years ago, and Stripe is still alive, though on his last legs at age 14 or 15, can't remember which. Stripe has lived a nice life.
 

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"Bright light, bright light!" :D
I did not know these films were coming out in August. I love both of them!
What are the specs? Anybody? Anybody?
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Was the first Gremlins a blockbuster? I remember a lot of merchandising at the time, and had the feeling that the film was the biggest thing since E.T. But over time, no one really talks about it the way they do E.T., Raiders, or Star Wars.
 

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Make mine the original, although I'll purchase both.

I own the original release of Gremlins to DVD and I wasn't totally satisfied with the transfer. Hopefully it it'll be a little better on this re-release, but even if it isn't it'll still be worth repurchasing just for the commentary tracks.
 

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I prefer the first one, darker, creepier and actually has something resembling a story.
I like the Xmas atmosphere to it and it does contain the now legendary "Why I hate Xmas" monologue from gorgeous Phoebe Cates in it.:D
The second was a zany comedy, where anything can and does happen, a fun movie.
 

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The second one by a wide margin. More twisted, surreal and less cutesy.
 

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The second one by a wide margin. More twisted, surreal and less cutesy.
You sure you're thinking of the second film? Those are almost my identical thoughts concerning the first film vs. the second.

I remember seeing the original multiple times in theaters. I was greatly disappointed by the second film. If I recall, "Gremlins 2" barely scraped together $40 million at the BO so I wasn't the only one. There just seemed to be no horror or apparent danger in the second one, just flat-out comedy and insider "wink-wink" jokes.
 

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You sure you're thinking of the second film? Those are almost my identical thoughts concerning the first film vs. the second.
Neither film did it for me as a Horror film. The first one just seemed too Hollywood for me, too calculated and pre- merchandised. The second one simply didn't give a crap about any of those things. I wasn't expecting that and it was a nice surprise.
 

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