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Excellent price for a walk down memory lane
on November 14, 2010
If you're a 70's - 80's pepsi generation child, you know what this movie is about. I bought the 4-pack because it was really cheap and offered free shipping. Full of creepy and comedy scenes, this movie is without a doubt one of the better 80's movies. Critters is about little bowling ball sized monsters with nothing but fur and teeth. The original Critters was released in 1986 and did great at the box office. I've seen all four of the parts and they are all equivalently good. Directed by Stepheh Herek, this movie recieved "two thumbs up" from Siskel and Ebert.
(Wiki) The central focus of the series is upon a group of ravenous & carnivorous alien creatures called "Krites" that have the ability to roll into little furry balls and combine into a pernicious sphere that can roll across the landscape and cause destruction. In appearance, the individual Krites resemble small furry/spiky animals with large mouths and many sharp teeth. Throughout the movies they attack humans and livestock by biting and attempting to eat them, or at least a piece of them. The spikes on their backs can be launched as projectiles, with devastating effect at times (actually the spikes can render the victim unconscious or asleep and pulling them out can awaken the victim). The coloration of the Krites varies between black, brown and navy blue. In the original film they also managed to grow to a larger size.
(Wiki) The storyline for the first two films involves bounty hunters from outer space who hunt the extraterrestrial monsters in small American towns. The setting for the third movie is a city. In the final film, the hunt takes place on a space station.
(Wiki) The Krites are ravenous monsters without conscience that exist simply to eat and breed and the main human characters in the films endeavor to protect themselves from the creatures while trying to think of ways to defeat them. Terrence Mann appears in all four films as an interstellar bounty hunter named Ug and Don Keith Opper also appears in all four films as Charlie, a bucolic alcoholic who rises to greatness when called upon to defend mankind from being converted into brunch. Leonardo DiCaprio had a role in Critters 3. Dee Wallace-Stone starred in the first film and Billy Zane had a small role in that production. Scott Grimes starred in the first two films as Bradley Brown.