Meet the Hollowheads
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IT'S SO INCREDIBLY PSYCHO.
I watched it and continued to laugh and laugh at how odd beyond odd it is. A must see for all.
Dad is having the boss over for dinner and needs to make an impression for his promotion, so mom gets busy preparing a special dinner for the occasion. Sis has some partying to do with friends that night, and mom reluctantly gives in to letting her feel grown up and using her "Softening Jelly" before going out. Dad's boss proves to be a true predator of a dinner guest, and things get ugly as the evening evolves into a genuine game of primal survival for the HH family. To complicate matters, sis is escorted back home by the police after they bust the party she went to, who claim that these kids tapped a forbidden feed of some choice "Butt Polish". Of course, this being a family offering, all is somehow made right in the end. But not before considerable fluids are spilled ......
Obviously not for everyone, Meet the Hollowheads is a tweaked-out live action cartoon vision of an alternate universe, sort of a Leave It To Beaver drops acid and goes to Jupiter.Read more ›
Amazon lists this disc at under $4 -- and you sure get what you pay for! The DVD is an ultra-bargain basement release. I knew I was in trouble when I saw the box it came in. A half-thick DVD case with video captures for the box art. Not good! I owned the poster back in college.. why wasn't that used?
It's little more than a DVD dub of the VHS version. Colors are smeary, detail is blurry. The audio is muffled. The tape's tracking is bad in spots. Don't expect normal DVD clarity here!
While it's great that this movie is available on DVD, I just wish a little more effort went into this terrible transfer. Worth buying, though!
Well, that being said, this is a marvelous movie. Everyone in it is wonderful though you'd almost have to say this was written expressly for Richard Portnow and John Glover, two extraordinarily gifted and undervalued character actors. Portnow is riotous as Glover's (Hollowhead's) boss Mr. Crabneck. What a name. No one but Glover could play Henry Hollowhead, the Ozzie Nelson of the future. A future where, like The Jetsons world being dominated by sprockets, Henry's world is ruled by and actually comes to the Hollowheads through tubes. Henry started as a lowly reamer and has by hard work and some creative tubing of his own has climbed up to lower middle management (probably the equivalent of the lower G.I. tract) and raised up an average family perfectly suited for this tubular world. How well Henry entertains Mr. Crabneck as a dinner guest seems to be the determining factor in Henry's next upward movement. This thing is really wild. My favorite parts are the early Crabneck behavior toward the younger son and the provocative Julliette Lewis and what a reamer wears and does.
There were a bunch of these quirky, inventive family comedies around at this time.Read more ›
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