Watch now

Quantity:1

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£3.00
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.00. Details
Sold by: The Happy Zombie
Add to Basket
£3.99
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.00. Details
Sold by: DVD Overstocks
Add to Basket
£3.99
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.00. Details
Sold by: streetsahead
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Weird Science [DVD]

Part of our Four DVDs for £10 offer*


Price: £3.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
41 new from £1.74 17 used from £1.41 4 collectible from £5.99

*Get Four DVD Titles for £10 When Purchasing from Amazon.co.uk
This title is in our Four DVD Titles for £10 offer. To receive the discount, add the Amazon.co.uk offer under More Buying Choices to your basket, then select three more titles from the full range. This offer applies only to qualifying items bought and dispatched from Amazon.co.uk.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Buy four DVDs for £10 from the qualifying selection when dispatched from and sold by Amazon.co.uk. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Bag a bargain from hundreds of top titles in our January Sale in DVD & Blu-ray. Offers end at 23:59 on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Find more great prices on DVD and Blu-ray Bargains.

Frequently Bought Together

Weird Science [DVD] + Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Bueller... Bueller Edition [DVD] [1986] + The Breakfast Club [DVD] [1985]
Price For All Three: £11.90

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Kelly LeBrock, Anthony Michael Hall, Ian Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton, Judie Aronson
  • Directors: John Hughes
  • Producers: John Hughes, Joel Silver
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 1 April 2006
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BMUVFQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,816 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

A John Hughes vehicle which mixes sci-fi, teen fantasies and comedy. A couple of nerdy schoolboys hook a Barbie doll to their computer and scan in magazine pictures of 'perfect' parts of the female anatomy as part of their experiment. The result is the woman of their dreams - Lisa (Kelly LeBrock), a curvaceous and house proud beauty - whose mission it is to help them get the girls. They soon find themselves the most popular boys at school after Lisa manages to loosen them up a bit.

From Amazon.co.uk

Yes, that is Bill Paxton as Ilan Mitchell-Smith's militaristic big brother. And that's Robert Downey Jr. as one of the in-crowd jerks who makes nerds Mitchell-Smith and Hall's lives miserable. Fortunately, this is a John Hughes comedy and our smart nerds create the perfect woman, Lisa (Kelly LeBrock), using a computer and voodoo. Lisa is a willing sex toy, has magical powers, and just wants to help the boys get even and meet nice babes. She even cleans up. The fantasy ebullience of Hughes is given full rein here and that's good and bad (mostly good). It's all aimed at a certain kind of hormone-addled, 16-year-old sensibility; but who doesn't have a little bit of that in them? --Keith Simanton

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pantheon TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Nov 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I love this film and, despite a terrible review for the US release on Blu-ray.com, I decided to buy this UK blu-ray. I'm really pleased that I did.

So, what do you need to know? Well, if you want to know what the film is about then read the countless reviews you will find elsewhere on the internet. Personally, I love John Hughes' films and Weird Science has always been one of my favourites. Just remember: It's not cool to hit someone with your Rex Harrison hat!

The good: I think the picture looks brilliant. There is softness on occasion and a little blurring; but overall, when compared to my DVD, this release looks amazing. BUT, here's something you should know...I also thought 16 Candles, Ferris Bueller and Breakfast Club looked good too. Weird Science probably looks the best of the lot.

The bad: The sound. While there IS an upgrade (to a DTS 2.0) it's still not a 5.1. There's some excellent music in this film (not to mention some very funny sound gags) and I would have liked it cranked up. Also, there are no extas. Not a single thing. But, given the blu-ray.com review stating the the US extras a bit of a waste of space, I don't think it's worth worrying about.

So, if you have the DVD and are not a fussy techno-nerd who likes to examine every pixel for saturation levels then I think you'll be very happy with the blu-ray. I watched it on a plasma TV. No fancy projector etc and it looked great. Fingers crossed for a release of Some Kind of Wonderful and The Great Outdoors!!!
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Aug 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Yep, this sort-of Frankenstein remake is an always funny movie, and absolutely sums up the 80s teen-flick genre. It's very, very silly, but the performances are so snappy, the dialogue so wilfully glib, and the storyline so alluringly nonsensical, you just can't help laughing along. It must be something about this particular film, because back in the 80s, like the previous reviewer, I and a friend memorised the entire film without even trying and would often quote whole scenes to the amazement and delight of all and sundry.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By nickthompsell@yahoo.co.uk on 24 July 2000
Format: VHS Tape
From the very first scene in the gym through to the inevitable house party climax director John Hughes packs this film full of wit and insight into teenage life that he perfected so well in the 1980's. This is arguably his finest moment as he charts a weekend in the life of two high school geeks who create the gorgeous Kelly Le Brock on their computer. The star of the show is undoubtedly Gary, played to a tee by Anthony Michael Hall who had built well on his performance in The Breakfast Club. The fifteen or so years that have passed since this film was released have not been kind to either the fashion nor the music however this is ultimately part of why this film is so fantastic. So if you are in need of some 80's kitsch then look no further than this video, for when the eighties revival takes place it will surely be at the forefront!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sazzle on 20 Nov 2011
Format: DVD
This film is a classic and makes me laugh everytime i see it. An absolute must for the movie collection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bernie VINE VOICE on 13 July 2010
Format: DVD
Here we have a movie that teaches us that anything is possible if we work at it hard enough and with a little luck. This was my first Kelly LeBrock movie and I can tell you that you do not have to be any certain age to appreciate her.

Lots of lessons are learned here by many people from different walks in life. Most people focus in on the scene where Lisa is confronting Gary's parents, [By the way commercial television really hacks this up and sometimes removes parts] others like the run in with Chet Donnelly (Bill Paxton). However I will always carry with me the shower scene as the one I could personally relate to (especially the shot where the camera pulled back to reveal the occupants attire).

You can compare this to movies like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) and "Sixteen Candles" (1984); however those films have a more realistic chance of happening. This film is pure fantasy (or some sort of fantasy?)

See Kelly LeBrock again in "Wrongfully Accused" (1998) as Lauren Goodhue.

Sixteen Candles [DVD]
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. P. Thompson on 11 Nov 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I can't really say anything about this other than I'm betting anyone reading this has seen it already and knows exactly what to expect!

TOTALLY MORONIC SILLYNESS.... Nothing wrong with a bit if you're in the mood :-)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By LouisaJane on 24 Aug 2009
Format: DVD
Totally agree with the other reviews - this film is hilarious. A definate must see!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Massimo Santilli on 19 Feb 2010
Format: DVD
John Hughes, the king of "teen movies", packs a hilarious turmoil of situations, and uses both hands to the beauty of a radiant Kelly LeBrock, who here shows the "wild side" of his lady in red. Situations and issues 100% 80 years, very funny.
The film was written by the director in just 2 days .. Set, like all films of Hughes, in the imaginary Shermer, Illinois ..
The name Lisa comes from the first computer with a graphical interface, the Apple Lisa .. and the computer used for the experiment is a real Memotech MTX512 .. the theme song of the film "Weird Science", the group's cult Oingo Boingo .. While Anthony Michael Hall, Gary, has continued his career as an actor, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wyatt became a teacher of medieval history at university ..
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback