UHF (25th Anniversary Edition) (Blu-ray) PG-13

A lot of TV stations have forgotten what "quality" means, but not Channel 62. They NEVER knew what it meant.
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 11, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • Note: Retrospective panel from San Diego Comic-Con 2014
    • Audio commentary
    • Deleted scenes
    • Behind-the-scenes footage
    • Music video
    • Production stills
    • Easter eggs
    • Promotional materials
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 25


User Ratings: 50,600
Rating: B -- Has everything but the kitchen sink, and while it doesn't always hit the sweetest notes of inspiration, it maintains a lovable spiritedness and offers the odd gut-buster. And dumb guy humor. UHF has some of the best dumb guy humor around. Full Review
Aug 27, 2009
Rating: 8/10 -- The individual parts may be greater than the sum of the whole, but man, are those parts funny. Full Review
Under the Radar
Nov 22, 2014
Rating: 1/4 -- This is the dreariest comedy in many a month, a depressing slog through recycled comic formulas. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Weird Al's film hasn't aged a bit... Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Apr 30, 2012
Rating: 3/5 -- Weird Al again proves himself the king of skit, spoof and everything in between
Apr 27, 2003
Rating: 5/5 -- If the idea of a Weird Al movie is anathema to you, just don't bother reading anything I write, ever.
New Times
Jun 24, 2004
Rating: 3/5 -- "Today, we're teaching poodles how to fly!" Michael Richards is hilarious.
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
Dec 19, 2004

Product Description:

Funnyman "Weird" Al Yankovic stars in this comedy as George Newman, a man who takes over a low-rent TV station won by his uncle in a poker game. Newman's unconventional methods for boosting ratings include giving the station's janitor his own children's program -- with spectacularly successful results. Complications ensue when the unscrupulous head of a rival network tries to drive Newman off the air, but there's still plenty of time out for fantasy music video segments and TV bits which showcase Yankovic's talents as a parodist.

Plot Synopsis:

George, a loser guy, gets a lucky break when his dad wins a failing TV station in a poker game. When pop says he has to sell the station to pay gambling debts, George scrambles to buy the station, which he has pushed to the top of the ratings. But his arch rival seems to have the same idea.


Production Notes:

  • Filmed in DeLuxe color at Sweetwater Ranch, Aqua Dulce, California and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Began shooting July 18, 1988; completed shooting September 1988. Released in the USA July 21, 1989. Released on video January 25, 1990.
  • Additional credits: radio personality Dr. Demento appears in a cameo as a "Whipped Cream Eater;" special makeup effects by Doug White Makeup and Effects Laboratories Inc.; fantasy/music video sequences co-produced by Susan Zwerman; computer animation and music video editing by Rick Morris; claymation effects by Chiodo Bros. Productions.
  • Film includes clips from the TV show "Mr. Ed" and the movie "Mars Needs Women.

    Directorial debut for Jay Levey, Al Yankovic's collaborator and writing partner; Al Yankovic's first starring role in a feature film.
  • The filmed is dedicated to the late Trinidad Silva who plays Raul Hernandez.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 49,656
  • UPC: 826663153750
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
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