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on January 7, 2015
From the director who brought us Mad Max comes a modern-day fairy tale of sorts that examines the age-old battle of the sexes. Alex (Cher), Jane (Susan Sarandon) and Sukie (Michelle Pfeiffer) are three single women who live in the sleepy New England town of Eastwick. Since all of them lack a man in their lives, and are dissatisfied with the ones who are in town, they wish for a handsome stranger to visit. Miraculously, their wish is granted when Daryl Van Horne (Jack Nicholson) strolls into town and succeeds in turning their lives (and the town's) upside down. For the most part, I thought that the story was very effective in setting up its characters and giving them depth, even Daryl. The three women who are the titular "Witches of Eastwick" were all distinct personalities and had situations that made you care about them. Generally speaking, the performances were all very good, although Jack Nicholson towers above the rest of the cast as he brings his brand of insanity to what is essentially the devil in human form. Even the whole "witch" thing was dealt with rather subtly, as the women only become witches by finding the power within themselves. It is this struggle between male and female power which forms the core conflict of the film, and it is a compelling one even though it has been many times over in various forms. The townspeople are also given some development, although probably not enough to warrant the attention provided them. There are references made to the Salem witch trials, and the wife of the town's newspaper editor (Richard Jenkins...with hair!) acts as the mouthpiece for morality when the the three "witches" start their relationship with Daryl. Despite this interesting aside, I think it detracts a little bit from the main conflict. Moving on, I also thought that John Williams' score was fantastic and had this magical/mysterious quality that really meshed with the story and visuals. It's not his best score, but it was still a very good one. There were also a number of special effects by ILM which I thought were also well-done, especially considering this was made in 1987. Overall, I thought this was a very entertaining and funny movie that presented a well-worn theme in a fresh way. The only detraction, I think, is that there's a bit of a mean streak in regards to the portrayal of the male characters which might turn that half of the audience off. Still, this is a quality film that shows off director George Miller's versatility and the acting talents of its cast.
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on March 12, 2017
This CD had to be the very worst I have ever seen. It was a "copy" and a very bad one at that. The maker didn't even take the time to put a label on it. The music came thru fine but the words the actors was speaking was MUTE. Couldn't hear a single word. Please don't say my CD player is bad because it is not, it is the CD.
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on April 2, 2017
The DVD I received did not have a voice track, only music. Defective. Do NOT purchase.
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on April 14, 2017
The DVD is totally useless: plays the music but NO VOICE. Please replace.
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on January 9, 2017
One of my favorite movies...How can you every go wrong with this cast!! Very entertaining!
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on January 27, 2017
Great movie. Amazing cast, great idea. Always loved
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on November 4, 2013
I have seen this movie four or five times and just watched it again this past weekend. It's a hidden gem for Nicholson fans and he gives a masterful performance as the Devil himself.

When I told my 15-yr-old daughter that Cher was in this 80's movie, she asked, "Was that when she was still able to make facial expressions?"

Yes, she can. This is the pre-surgery Cher, the Moonstruck Cher, the Cher who got a lot of young boys hearts racing back then. Along with a very young Michelle Pfeifer and Susan Sarandon in a role where she doesn't get all sanctimonious and preachy.

This movie is light-hearted and fun and should be enjoyable for anyone.
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on December 8, 2016
Always loved this movie. Glad to have it on DVD
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on April 13, 2013
Witches of Eastwick relies completely on Jack Nicholson's performance, and thankfully Jack is up to the task. The movie itself is ok, a cute concept with an ending that unfortunately doesn't live up to the rest of the film.

There are apparently several versions of this film on DVD, so this review is for the edition that comes in a keepcase and doesn't feature the film's great original cover art but instead just features the film's stars. The DVD is a flipper, with widescreen on one side and pan & scan on the other. Neither side is marked, so once I found the widescreen side I used a magic marker on the pan and scan side (as really, who still wants to see the pan & scan version??). The picture is acceptable, pretty flat and soft, but this isn't something you are buying for a reference disc anyway, so it's fine. Same with the audio, nothing dazzling, but it gets the job done. I've read several reviews saying that they have issues with the audio (no audio, or to dialog), but I didn't experience any issues.

The extras are fairly old school with text based production notes and the like, nothing worth reading more than once and nothing of any real substance. A shame.

Decent movie, ok transfer, flimsy extras. If you like the movie, it's a cheap and easy buy, if you aren't sure maybe wait for it to pop on on cable.
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on March 23, 2017
Jack Nicholson makes the movie fun, Cher, Michelle and Susan kept it in balance.
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