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Weird Science 1985

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The Frankenstein legend takes an uproarious twist in this outrageous special effects-laden comedy from the writer-director of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. Critically acclaimed filmmaker John Hughes is at it again, giving nerdy computer whiz Ilan Mitchell-Smith and his best friend, Anthony Michael Hall, power to create the "perfect woman" (Kelly LeBrock). Like a computer-generated fairy godmother, the duo's out-of-this-world creation guides the pair through the pleasures and pitfalls of adolescence. With a rock beat supplied by many music superstars including Oingo Boingo, this far-out, sci-fi fable brings everyone's favorite teen fantasies to life through the miracle of Weird Science.

Starring:
Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director John Hughes
Starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Supporting actors Kelly LeBrock
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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By C. Brown on October 14, 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
(Review is for the Blu-ray, not the movie which is a classic)

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.
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By A Customer on November 17, 2003
Format: DVD
This DVD tries to suck the buyer in by telling him/her that this DVD contains music from the original score...which it might have, but along with that there comes the added bonus of missing lines that made the movie a classic...for instance the "If there's one thing I know its female stats..." line is completely gone. There are others but I don't have enough room to put them here. Not since the latest Animal House with the missing "Have you seen my rolling papers?" line has a DVD release been so disappointing. While these things may not matter to the majority of you viewers, it will to some of you so you have been warned.
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Format: DVD
Another John Hughe's classic. It falls into the same DVD treatment as 'Sixteen Candles' though. It was released poorly on DVD, and is no longer in production. But hold on, there's rumours that this and 'Breakfast Club' and '16 Candles' will get the DVD treatment they deserve in time for their 20th Anniversary! Weird Science, although silly at times, is a must-have 80's classic with some VERY entertaining scenes. Wait for the next DVD release, please don't pay high amounts for the used early DVD copy!
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Bad news for John Hughes fans, those waiting for feature-laden new special editions of his holy trinity - Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Weird Science - will undoubtedly be disappointed by the upcoming reissues. Although all feature newly remastered 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfers and Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 surround tracks, there are no extras included at all aside from trailers, and Sixteen Candles doesn't even get that. While retail is a low $$$$$$ apiece, after all the wait and endless postponements, such bare-bones reissues are just another thumb-in-the-eye to the consumer. There are different versions of both films from TV and video, there have to be deleted scenes and outtakes, not to mention the fact that commentary from Hughes, or any of the films stars should be easy to get. This is the cd scam all over again - don't wait for a third, or fourth version of the films to come out - make them do it right the first time!!!
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By KA L. on February 28, 2016
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The movie itself is wonderful. The disc has serious issues. At the "Special Features" menu making a selection after watching the movie once the disc freezes. I have watched the movie 3 times in the past month since I got it and now the disc is skipping. The "Special Features" consists of the pilot of the series, the trailer and a talk about the influence of the movie from interview clips from a few of the stars. Kelly LaBrock, Bill Pullman and Ilan Mitchell-Smith are absent from this "talk." Great for a watch when nothing is on and you are looking for a fun 80's movie. Not great if you want to learn more of John Hughes or his filming process.
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Weird Science was always one of my favourite movies when I was a kid. But it's the case of watching something from when you were a kid that you thought was really great, but not so much when you've grown up. Don't get me wrong. The movie is still an 80s classic, but being a kid watching it just gives it something special. The audio mix of this dvd is one of the worst that I've ever heard. It's tinny and flat with hardly any base or surround effects. A stereo mix would have gone a long way to making this a better dvd.
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Here is a flash back to life growing up in the 80's with a novel twist, you are in the fantasy of every teenage boy's. Having the ideal girl, fast cars and nice clothes and the envy of all your classmates. Being popular was the end all be all at that age, but this movies helps you see there is more to it and brings on the just be yourself motif. Funny and entertaining.
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Format: Blu-ray
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. It's a goofy comedy about two male best friends that seemingly can't get a date, but yet they really like women. One day, the two decide to make their own "fantasy dream girl", by computer! It's a geek paradise come true! lol I have to say I was a Senior in high school back when this was released and I found it to have funny moments and some geeky ones as well. Chet, the older brother played by Bill Paxton (Titanic '97, Predator 2, Aliens) is one mean brother and finds out just what is going on when he finally meets this "Dream Girl". He's turned into a steaming pile of you know what, complete with his short crew cut hair, or what is left of it. He's stinking up the place and has to literally agree to never ever tease or harass his younger brother and friend again, or else.

Kelly LeBrock (Hard To Kill), plays the supermodel dream woman that comes into the lives of the two best friends. She obeys their wishes and yet teaches them on how to stand up for themselves and be better guys all around. It's a fun John Hughes movie, but don't take this too seriously.
It's a comedy and an '80s comedy at that.
Look for one of Robert Downey, Jr's early roles as the boyfriend of one of the most popular gals in the movie.
I must say that I think Universal could have done a better job on this Blu-ray edition. If they had only paid this much attention like they did with the 30th Anniversary "Restored" edition of "The Breakfast Club", it no doubt would have had fans of the movie praising it much more.
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