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Heathers [Blu-ray] [1989] [US Import]

Christian Slater , Michael Lehmann    Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Christian Slater
  • Directors: Michael Lehmann
  • Format: AC-3, Colour, DTS Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Sep 2011
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0053TWVZA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,624 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The Heathers are a clique of bitchy classmates in this dark comedy from 1989. The film itself was a good showcase for Winona Ryder, the Queen of Teen in the late 1980s, playing a high-school girl forced into the social world of "the Heathers", and Christian Slater, doing his early Jack Nicholson thing. While Ryder's character muddles over the consequences of giving up one set of friends for another, her association with the new boy in school (Slater) turns out to have deadly consequences. Director Michael Lehmann turned this unusual film into something more than another teen-death flick. There is real wit and sharp satire afoot, and the fusion of horror and comedy is provocative in itself. Heathers remains a kind of benchmark in contemporary cinema for bringing surreal intelligence into Hollywood films. --Tom Keogh,

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heathers! 24 April 2003
By A Customer
Brilliant film, dark comedy, horror, teen movie all in one; its funnier than A League Of Gentlemen, its as shocking as Scream, and more teeny than American Pie...All that from the eighties?!?
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, cult, comedic 10 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
I saw Heathers for the first time ever around two weeks ago. Although I'd heard of the film, I knew nothing of the plot, which focuses on two teenagers (Ryder and Slater), wiping-out the 'popular' element at high school through a series of murders made to look like suicides.
With a million unanticipated twists, and blackly comical moments, this film in a sense, precedes similar plots of murderous high school teenagers in modern America.
It's a fantastic tale, brilliantly acted and well worth shelling out the meagre amount of money to posses a copy.
You won't regret it.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Format:VHS Tape
In his best screen role to date Christian Slater wreaks havoc upon the lives of his peers, forming an uneasy alliance with Winona Ryder's Veronica as the pair evolve into a conscience-driven Bonnie and Clyde, visiting retribution upon the various deserving factions of their repellent American high school. Slater is JD, a new boy in school whose response to provocation from two bullies in the school canteen is to draw a gun on them, setting in place a chain of surreal events immersed in black humour and no little truth. As his initially willing but increasingly horrified girlfriend Winona Ryder finally begins to twig her date is perhaps not the charming chap she first supposed when he inducts her into her first killing. This is familiar territory given a total makeover by Daniel Waters' acerbic writing and JD's character - earmarked as psychotic during the saner moments of the script - emerges as an admittedly barking yet hugely charismatic and not unlikeable student in this school of horrors. As a black comedy the film is peerless. Both Slater and Ryder fully flesh out their bizarre characters, enjoying a script that ticks all the right boxes, leaving no one-liner untouched as the demonic forces of American high school life (the prize bitch, obnoxious football players etc) are visited upon by Slater's avenging angel with a variety of weapons and diabolical plans. JD's actions are clearly deranged yet all too realistic and, yes, occasionally understandable. In this school the best days of your life are exposed as nothing more than a myth, the vengeance driven JD and Veronica immersing themselves in a riot of gags, guns and freakishly stupid people who will make you spill your popcorn with laughter and wonder why you could never meet a pair quite like this at your own school. This is a sheer delight, and the definitive cult movie on American high school life.
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4.0 out of 5 stars "I drank what!" Socrates 2 Aug 2008
Veronica (Winona Ryder) wants to be associated with the most powerful clique in school called The Heathers; however she is persuaded that there are more fun ways to get ahead by a mysterious young man JD (Christian Slater) who helps even the odds; JD's methods of culling the pack may be a tad extreme but not by today's standards.

Winona, who plays Veronica, says this is a comedy about a serious matter. And she is probably correct. However I was watching the surface action and it did not take the time to think about any underlying meanings. I had no idea that Moby Dick does not contain the word "Eskimo." I was surprised as the different events took shape and can see myself in that situation. I had fun watching this movie.

I did not relate this film, to my high-school days; as with C rations. C Rations before 1955 contained only one box meal with fruit. That was the ham and Lima beans box. During high school and 60's, we were lucky to have one "Heather" to a class. Now in the time of MRE's (meal ready to eat), Heathers abound in the class room. This requires the JD's of the world to once again bringing natural balance the high-school society by eliminating excess Heathers.

Bring your popcorn and beware of what you drink.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cant believe there are no reviews yet??! 5 Dec 2010
i'm now...slightly older than a teenager, but this was my all time favourite film that saw me through my teenage years. to this day it is still one of my all time favourites, and i've seen a lot of films. i was blown away by christian slater, and had many a picture on my bedroom wall, and although not a b huge winona fan she, and he, made this film. you dont need me to tell you what its about, you just need to know that this is one of those films that has to be seen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More than just another teen movie 19 April 2011
This is another film that had passed me by until recently. Whether it is an edgy piece of social commentary or just another teen movie is not really the point; it is the black, very funny and not really all that disturbing tale of Winona Ryder and Christian Slater (in two career-defining, as yet unsurpassed performances) bumping off the three titular bitches who pick on the weak and less fortunate of Westerbury High School. It might not appeal to your maiden aunt, but it did to me and I am 55 at the time of writing...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heathers 21 Feb 2011
By Ria
Heathers is an excellent film. If you are an 80's buff you will love it, and if you find Christian Slater magnificent this is the film for you. Although it has a few dark overtones, I found it quite funny and a great ending for he characters. Well worth watching, with a young Christian Slater and Winona Ryder still at school (High School), acting as teenagers from different backgrounds in this cruelly, hilarious highschool movie.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best cult films.
This is my favorite movie!

Tells a tale of a high school ruled by a clique, the 'Heathers', where image is everything.

Murder, swears and action. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gracie Nairns-Poulter
5.0 out of 5 stars "..CLASSIC 80'S MOVIE.."
You cant help but love this, brilliant 80's movie, a dark comedy about a girl who wants to be in with the hip and popular crowd, but soon realise its really not that great and with... Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. Drury
3.0 out of 5 stars Dated
I wanted my niece to see our version of Mean Girls but it backfired on me as it just came across as very dated and, to my niece, very weird.
Published 4 months ago by Emmabemma
5.0 out of 5 stars top notch revival movie
This was for my 18-year-old daughter and it is just about her top favourite film of all time - at the moment, so she was delighted to have a copy of her own.
Published 6 months ago by Mrs H Elisabeth Heesom
5.0 out of 5 stars So Very
Heathers is a masterpiece in dark dry comedy! Take away the 80's perms, shoulder pads and bad shoes, you would think this movie is brand new! Read more
Published 12 months ago by Tony Cobb
5.0 out of 5 stars "We're not gonna be usin' blanks this time..."
Heathers is one of the true dark classic films of the 80's. This film also has some of the best acidic one-liners in cinema. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Hobbs1976
4.0 out of 5 stars For the Kids!
Bought this for my daughter who is a fan and she likes it , so not really an awful lot more to say!
Published 16 months ago by Chivas Brothers - S Watson
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Quite well ahead for its times (80s/90s), worth watching for its 2 your charaters, with some cruel and mean moments (almost in reaction to all the s*** that came from the eighties)... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Elleppi
3.0 out of 5 stars It left me a little confused
The first half was entertaining, funny and just the right amount of dark. Towards the end I began to get confused and the character of JD didn't as much sense to me as he had done... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Emma Jane
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolved
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Christian Slater, favorite of the nice young women in Clueless who battle a tough day by "having a calorie fest" and "seeing the new Christian Slater,"... Read more
Published 21 months ago by SuperPlagiarizer
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