Gremlins

Don't get him wet, keep him out of bright light, and never feed him after midnight.
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DVD Features:

  • Released: August 9, 2016
  • Originally Released: 1984
  • Label: WarnerBrothers
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh85%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 65

Upright78%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 451,407
Dante scored his biggest hit with the slyly subversive GREMLINS...
Sight and Sound
Jan 1, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- Benefits from one of the most underappreciated musical scores of the 1980s. Full Review
Alternate Ending
Dec 28, 2019
Rating: 4.5/5 -- If you grew up in the '80's and remember a simpler time without cell phones or you want to introduce your kids to the "magic" of 1980's films then Gremlins is a great place to start. Full Review
FlickDirect
Sep 30, 2019
...Director Joe Dante is in full control of his extraordinarily realistic mechanical creatures...
Variety
May 23, 1984
Rating: 4/5 -- Brilliantly potent social critique of Reagan-era fear-mongering and consumerism.
Little White Lies
Dec 6, 2012
The humans are little more than dress-extras for the mechanics. Full Review
Variety
Nov 27, 2007
4 stars out of 5 -- [I]t's a treat for movie buffs, Dante peppering it with filmmaker cameos, cartoonish slapstick and satirical swipes at Hollywood classics from yesteryear.
Total Film
Jan 1, 2013

Product Description:

Joe Dante's hilariously funny, wickedly scary film is about a loveable, furry little Christmas gift that multiplies into many little Christmas gifts, with savage consequences. Rand Peltzer (Hoyt Axton) is an inventor who hasn't successfully invented anything. But this Christmas he's bringing his family something special--a small, cuddly creature known as a mogwai. The little fella comes with three crucial instructions. He's not to be fed after midnight, he's not to get any direct light and he should never be given so much as a drop of water. If Rand and his son Billy (Zach Galligan) can adhere to these rules they can avoid the otherwise tragic consequences. Unfortunately, the rules are harder to stick to than it seems, and suddenly Billy finds himself with far too many "pets," all with big appetites. It's up to Billy and his girlfriend (Phoebe Cates) to stop the mischievous gremlins before they ruin Christmas for the residents of rural Kingston Falls. GREMLINS features a delightful combination of horror and humor that introduced Gizmo and his wild relatives to an entire generation of young fans.

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Production Notes:

  • Gremlins created by Chris Walas and creature consultant Jon Berg.
  • In the first scene of the film, Rand Peltzer (Hoyt Axton) walks in front of a broken down American Motors Company "Gremlin", parked in front of the China town shop.
  • The Kingston Falls theatre marquee is showing a double bill, A BOY'S LIFE (working title for producer Steven Spielberg's E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL) and WATCH THE SKIES (working title for Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTER'S OF THE THIRD KIND.)
  • An evil Gremlin says "phone home" when he disconnects the Peltzer's phone line, this is a reference to the famous line from Spielberg's E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL.
  • Cameo appearance by Steven Spielberg as the man at the inventor's in the electric wheelchair with a t.v. monitor.
  • Cameo appearance by composer Jerry Goldsmith at the inventor's convention.
  • Cameo appearance by Buggs Bunny cartoonist Chuck Jones, he is the man who looks at Billy's cartoon in the bar. There is a Warner Bros. cartoon playing on the television.
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