The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)
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I wanted to rent this movie when I was a kid but my grandmother (who always evaluated the videos first) thought it looked quite inappropriate (I subsequently went for Rambo: First Blood Part II, which she thought was more fitting for a 7-year-old). Since it's one and only incarnation on video tape in the late-80s (theatrical prints promptly vanished) this film has been totally non-existant. Luckily (if you like this sort of thing) MGM bought the rights, found a dusty print and spruced it up to give us a brand new digital incarnation of The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. With erm...garbage like this getting a DVD release I must ask where the hell is Bigfoot and Howard the Duck?
Direcor Rodney Amateau (a rather fitting-sounding surname) could have made this an animated movie (eg Care Bears) but no, he actually had the audacity and nerve to attempt it in live action. Note how I said 'attempt' and not 'succeed'.
The animatronics are just horrible. Where is Jim Henson when you need him? So bad is the puppetry that the kids cannot even close their mouths and no one even bothered to lip-sync the dialogue. They are also disgusting beyond reason (as one who is familiar with the trading cards would expect).Read more ›
I like to recall a movie that not many have seen. It's called Freaked, which is about freaks, and its impetus is to freak people out. However, that isn't all there is with that film, as it had hysterical jokes that are outside its shock value. The freaks are unique with compelling personalities about them, some have a good sense of wit, and few even have unpredictably funny backstories; plus, it has Keanu Reeves as a werewolf. It's a good cult classic, very enjoyable, and people should give this movie a chance. But shameless recommendation aside, the point is you can look like a duck and talk like a duck, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should act like a duck; in this movie, all the ugly ducklings did is keep quacking in hopes of being swans.
The film's about Dodger, your typical bullied wuss, who works at an antiqued store owned by Cpt. Manzini, a magician of endless proverbs...and hardly did any magic besides magically turning on a laundry machine. Manzini warned Dodger about not opening what he called 'Pandora's Pail', but the bullies taught him a lesson for being a protagonist and accidentally knocked the magical pail down, letting loose the abortions from the Cabbage Patch nursery.Read more ›
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I'm a Big Garbage Pail Kids Fan! I Loved the movie it was GREATPublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
This movie is so terribly vile. Character development? None. Decent effects? No. A coherent plot? None to be seen. Decent jokes? Nope. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Nick Thomas
The foot pedal was defective. And was missing the bigger bottle of black. Wish I could get a replacement pedal.Published 14 days ago by Morgan
One of the funniest and most horrible of the '80's collection of bad movies. Love it!Published 2 months ago by Big John 72
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