Weird Science [Blu-ray]
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Please do not make the mistake I did and give Universal money for this insult to this great 80's movie.
I had assumed they were doing something special with it as they hadn't released it years earlier as most of the studio cash grabs did where they just released their DVD scans at the higher resolution. I was wrong sadly as this has to be from the very old DVD scan they did. Universal put more money into the package than they did the movie as the image is full of digital macroblocking, smearing and other issues. I originally thought I had put in the DVD instead of the Blu-ray until I remembered it didn't come with one..
Very, very disappointing that Universal wouldn't take the time to do a new scan using current technology and treat this with the respect like a large number of other 80's movies have received. This is sadly just blatant consumer rip-off.
As a former male teenager I can tell you that lots of males spend lots of time thinking about things that:
1. No one else thinks of and,
2. Would NEVER come true
But they think about these things anyway. To some degree the ability to measure how "grown up" a man has become is to discover how much he's given up these immature fantasies. In most men they never go away entirely, although I should say that most of the men I know who are "no fun" are the ones who have completely left behind their silly teenaged self.
Anthony Michael Hall is featured as Gary and Ilan Mitchell-Smith plays Wyatt. (Bill Paxton is a scream as Wyatt's military-academy mental brother Chet.) Gary and Wyatt are geeky early high-school wimps (often featured in Hughes movies, who dream of hot cars, hot babes, popularity and their own place in the spotlight.
In the fantasy world of this movie they use a computer with tons of input and connections to create "Lisa", played by Kelly LeBrock. Lisa is not only willing to shower with Gary and Wyatt (in a very asexual and minimally nude scene), but is essentially a "magic genie", able to grant multiple wishes to Gary and Wyatt. They get hot cars, they throw killer parties, other cute teenaged girls get interested in them. When militaristic Chet finds wild goings-on at the house (while Mom and Dad are conveniently away, of course) he initially blows a gasket. Lisa uses her magic powers over and over. When Grandma and Grandpa come over to visit Lisa "freezes" them like statues and they get stowed in a closet.Read more ›
If your a fan of director John Hughes, then this is a DVD you simply have to own. It'll go nicely with other classics like "The Breakfast Club", "Sixteen Candles", "Pretty In Pink" and many more.
Oh, one more thing...I'm glad its being re-relesed for 2 reasons. 1) my VHS copy is almost worn out. 2) I wont have to pay for a over priced second hand copy.
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He doesn't even have his license Lisa!!! Lol. Great movie starring hot and sexy LebrockPublished 16 days ago by joe espi
Has it been 30 years since this John Hughes comedy made it's debut? Wow, but one can't take this movie seriously anyway. It's called "Weird Science" for a reason. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leland
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