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Weird Science [DVD]

Kelly LeBrock , Anthony Michael Hall , Vernon Wells    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Kelly LeBrock, Anthony Michael Hall, Ian Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton, Judie Aronson
  • Directors: Vernon Wells
  • Producers: Ira Newborn, 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BMUVFQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,277 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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

Product Description

audio in italianogary e wyatt, due sedicenni che non riescono, per la loro timidezza e goffaggine, ad ingranare con le ragazze, hanno la peregrina idea di inventarsene una. c'e' il "computer" in cui wyatt e' maestro e, durante un "week-end" che vede lontani i genitori di gary, ecco che una splendida fanciulla irrompe in carne ed ossa tra tuoni e saette nella bella villa del ragazzo. i due amici, fino allora sfiduciati ed esitanti, cominciano a prendere coraggio. la fantastica loro creatura organizza una festa colossale, a cui partecipano in folla compagni di scuola e sconosciuti vari, la quale festa fa presto a trasformarsi in una autentica bolgia. lrrompe perfino in scena una banda di violenti motociclisti in stile "punk", che provocano una vera rovina; ma uno dei due amici ne affronta a muso duro l'arrogante capo e riesce a mettere in fuga gli intrusi. questo episodio desta l'interesse di due compagne di scuola di gary e wyatt, sui quali la donna del "computer" - lisa - veglia con affetto: tanto da trasformare temporaneamente in un repellente, gigantesco rospo il fratello maggiore di wyatt, un giovanotto presuntuoso e scocciatore che da sempre tiene in soggezione il suo familiare. finita la baldoria, lisa fa tornare ogni cosa magicamente al suo posto, rientrano a casa i genitori di gary e i sedicenni, dopo la loro straordinaria esperienza, cominciano a filare il perfetto amore con le loro due compagne di scuola, mentre la fata evocata e costruita dal "computer" sparisce nel nulla.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just daft fun 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 :-)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True 80s classic 20 Aug 2000
By A Customer
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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant movie 20 Nov 2011
By Sazzle
Format:DVD
This film is a classic and makes me laugh everytime i see it. An absolute must for the movie collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ab Fab 24 Aug 2009
Format:DVD
Totally agree with the other reviews - this film is hilarious. A definate must see!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Blu-ray. No Extras. 20 Nov 2013
By Pantheon TOP 500 REVIEWER
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!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Check out the shower scene! 13 July 2010
By bernie VINE VOICE
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.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A seminal film in any 80's teenagers life! 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!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The old movies are the best 21 Jan 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Daughters love getting old movies at Xmas from when I was younger. Good wee watch and brings back memories of the old hair styles!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch it and simply enjoy!
Magnificent escapist 80's tosh. Watch it and simply enjoy!
Published 1 day ago by CMM
5.0 out of 5 stars I saw this in the 80`s and like many men had a great admiration for Ms...
I saw this in the 80`s and like many men had a great admiration for Ms LeBrock and so I bought this for my son.He also agreed that this was an excellent film
Published 2 days ago by M. Wadkin
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillant
it is very good funny film, I love that it is old film I have keep it now :-) Worth it
Published 26 days ago by Sean
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film/Great Order.
I ordered this film as I remember watching this as a child and thinking how awesome it was.
I was not disappointed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Monkey
5.0 out of 5 stars Weird Science
I really enjoyed this. It was ridiculous but great. Kelly LeBrock looked and acted fantastic. My one problem was the over acting of Anthony Michael Hall and that other guy,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by dozza
5.0 out of 5 stars good retro film
Haven't seen this film for years. A classic 80s movie, a bit corny in some parts, but hey it's from the eighties so is kind of expected.
Published 2 months ago by Tracy Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars partner
This was a film my partner was looking for and he was happy with quality of it and kept him quite
Published 3 months ago by hannah gladstone
4.0 out of 5 stars flash back to my youth
remember this when young so got recently, was good but not as brilliant as i remebered kelly lebrook is amazing effect good, forgot bill paxton is in it and he was crap then as an... Read more
Published 4 months ago by shaun williams
5.0 out of 5 stars A little naughty but nice
This film is very good a bit naughty but not to bad, its a lot of fun, a good film with just a hint a teenage sexual desire, but with Kelly le brock it would be exspected
Published 4 months ago by Mr. B. softley
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
This was brought for a Christmas present to replace the original, recipient was very pleased with it and said that watching it in Blue Ray enhances the enjoyment.
Published 5 months ago by simply red
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