$34.99 + $3.99 shipping
In Stock. Sold by iluvvideo

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Times Square [VHS]
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Times Square [VHS]


Price: $34.99 + $3.99 shipping
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by iluvvideo.
2 new from $34.99 1 used from $29.99 1 collectible from $48.75
Amazon Price New from Used from
$34.99 + $3.99 shipping Only 1 left in stock. Ships from and sold by iluvvideo.


Product Details

  • Actors: Tim Curry, Trini Alvarado, Robin Johnson, Peter Coffield, Herbert Berghof
  • Directors: Allan Moyle
  • Writers: Allan Moyle, Jacob Brackman, Leanne Unger
  • Producers: Bill Oakes, Jacob Brackman, John Nicolella, Kevin McCormick
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, NTSC
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Anchor Bay
  • VHS Release Date: November 28, 2000
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004Y6AU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #273,219 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

VHS Videotape

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

62 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Binky on December 1, 2000
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Anchor Bay's new DVD release offers what fans of this cult classic have been long waiting for; an explanation as to how an original script, spirited scenes, and a fantastic soundtrack can add up to a disjointed and poorly assembled film.
Director Alan Moyle and star Robin Johnson offer a frank and sometimes comic commentary, filling in the gaps where story line and continuity were discarded in favor of soundtrack filler. In some instances, DVD commentaries reveal insights and secrets that can spoil the mystery of the overall movie experience. Here, the comments from Johnson and Moyle only enhance the audience's understanding of both the underlying story, and the behind-the-scenes tug of war that plagued the completion of the project.
One of the first movies ever to feature punk and New Wave music, "Times Square" captures the essence of post-70s New York decay, immortalizing the famous porn district that has since been transformed into a characterless mega-mall -- and for those assets alone, despite its flaws, it is worth checking out. For fans though, who saw the diamond in the rough courtesy of early performances by stars Trini Alvarado, Tim Curry, and the then-unknown Robin Johnson, this new DVD is a must-have.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Rashmi Sunder Raj on August 4, 2005
Format: DVD
The negative reviews in this forum are way too serious.

This is the best teen movie I have ever seen. I saw it 15 years ago and have searched for it in vain in video stores since. Once the internet was born, searches came up with it being deleted. Now there is the DVD.

The performances of the leads are inspired. Nicky must have been the inspiration for Courtney Love!! The music (played at full volume and used as a centerpiece not as background noise) is amazing. The shots of NYC before its disneyfication are haunting.

Suspend your disbelief, and forget what Ebert and others say. This movie is a classic! See it for yourself and decide.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By "cheshirreccat" on February 2, 2002
Format: DVD
This is a beautiful Story with great performances by the two leads. It possesses a quality of "teen" desperation that doesn't exist in films today. Sadly the studio ruined this film after they fired the director and filmed more "filler" scene in order to fit more songs in which to sell the soundtrack. They also reedited the movie to "tone it down" and shorten the length. Despite its flaws, the original vision of this film still shine through. I can't help but wonder what this film would have been like if the director had free reign. I suspect a classic. After my first viewing, Times Square instantly got on to my all time favorite movies list.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Only-A-Child VINE VOICE on August 15, 2005
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I must confess up front to a favorable bias toward "Times Square". Just before its release I recall seeing the trailer and being won over by the scene in the hospital where Nikki begins eating the flowers. Since this was only about 10 seconds into the trailer it is fair to say that I immediately connected with the film. The same trailer is included with the DVD and I was happy to see that my memory of the event was accurate. After seeing the actual feature I went out and bought the double album, which I still own.

I know more about films now than I did 25 years ago and thanks to the DVD commentary (by Director Allen Moyle and Robin Johnson-who played Nikki) I now know a lot about what went into the making of "Times Square". Unfortunately Robin's co-star Trini Alvarado (Pammy) was not available for the commentary. Although most viewers consider Nikki the central character, Nikki really needs Pammy to play off (much like Charlize Theron needs Christina Ricci's reaction shots in "Monster"), yet Pammy's scenes without Nikki are some of the best in the film so you can't really say one character is more important than the other.

"Times Square" suffered the same fate that Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons" did 40 years earlier. The producers took control of the final cut, re-shot some scenes, deleted others, and released a version that did not reflect the director's vision. Apparently no one has ever been able to find the deleted footage for either film. Although "Times Square" was butchered even more than "Ambersons", it seems to have been less damaged. In part that is because the originally intended version would never have approached the perfection of the original "Amberson's".
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By P. Tunnell on November 13, 2001
Format: DVD
I saw TIMES SQUARE at someones house in 1985 when I was a runaway and living in a squat. It amazed me actually how close it was to my life. I was seventeen and worked at a nightclub and came home to an abandoned building in NYC. When people say this movie is unrealistic, I'm always like..."It's the story of my life!"
6 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By P. Duffy on February 3, 2010
Format: DVD
I absolutely love this movie and it truly expresses the style of the time. One of Trini alvarado's(Frighteners;Little Women) first performances and she is remarkable. Tim Curry is great as always and Robin Johnson, in one of her only performances, is outstanding.The film itself is good, and I disagree w many critics that give it a bomb rating b/c it deserves much more than that. The film is extremely entertaining and the soundtrack is fantastic(wish they released the CD). This coming of age story revolves round the friendship of Alvarado and Johnson and how they runaway together and their story is spread through the streets of NY by radio DJ Curry. Many moments in this, such as them dropping TVs from roofs, as well as many of the lines in the script make a statement about society. Even though it is quite old it has a neverending and everlasting appeal to it. I'm upset that this is so expensive, even the VHS is, b/c I would like more people to see it! I luckily found it for only 4$ in a video store going out of business. But if you get the chance to watch this please do its a great movie =)Its on youtube nd thats where i watched it for the first time.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


iluvvideo Privacy Statement iluvvideo Shipping Information iluvvideo Returns & Exchanges