Customer Reviews


85 Reviews
5 star:
 (65)
4 star:
 (8)
3 star:
 (5)
2 star:
 (3)
1 star:
 (4)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True 80s classic
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...
Published on 20 Aug. 2000

versus
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, DEFINITELY IS NOT WHAT AN INSULT DON'T BUY IT
this so called 30th Anniversary edition of this classic 80's comedy is an insult to the fans
first of all there's no extras at all no extras carried over from the previous 2013 version, it's barebones
and the picture & sound quality are exactly the same as the 2013 blu-ray release
there's nothing new here at all, the only difference is the packaging the...
Published 11 days ago by Ben30


‹ Previous | 1 29 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True 80s classic, 20 Aug. 2000
By A Customer
This review is from: Weird Science [VHS] (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.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A seminal film in any 80's teenagers life!, 24 July 2000
This review is from: Weird Science [VHS] (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!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


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 "xyzzy" (Arlington, Texas) - See all my reviews
(VINE VOICE)   
This review is from: Weird Science [DVD] (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]
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant movie, 20 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Weird Science [DVD] (DVD)
This film is a classic and makes me laugh everytime i see it. An absolute must for the movie collection.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just daft fun, 11 Nov. 2009
By 
R. P. Thompson (Manchester) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Weird Science [DVD] (DVD)
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 :-)
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, DEFINITELY IS NOT WHAT AN INSULT DON'T BUY IT, 22 May 2015
this so called 30th Anniversary edition of this classic 80's comedy is an insult to the fans
first of all there's no extras at all no extras carried over from the previous 2013 version, it's barebones
and the picture & sound quality are exactly the same as the 2013 blu-ray release
there's nothing new here at all, the only difference is the packaging the different cover art that's all
Universal should be ashamed of themselves advertising this new blu-ray as 30th Anniversary edition
when of course it is not who ever decided this at Universal should have their Head examined very very stupid decision
Disgusting effort by Universal they have committed a crime here
1 star for this new blu-ray version, just keep the previous blu-ray version which had the making of featurette on it
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kelly LeBrock, a lovelly and loving witch, 19 Feb. 2010
By 
Massimo Santilli "kinowelt" (La Spezia - Liguria Italy) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: Weird Science [DVD] (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 ..
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ab Fab, 24 Aug. 2009
By 
LouisaJane (Manchester, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Weird Science [DVD] (DVD)
Totally agree with the other reviews - this film is hilarious. A definate must see!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Teen Comedy from the 80s That Still Works, 17 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Weird Science [DVD] (DVD)
Watching Weird Science 28 years on from its release one is struck by how the film never feels like it is that old. Yes it's an 80s film- the dress sense, the humour etc give that away, but Weird Science is so good in what it is trying to achieve that it has not lost a heartbeat of what it all meant way back in 1985.

The plot is silly, two virgin nerds create a beautiful woman from their home spectrum computer. Suspend reality though- and this film is really about two virgin nerds who want girlfriends and to become popular. That may sound vein, but John Hughes has written and directed with such wisdom as to a teenagers way of thinking that Weird Science comes out a strong winner.

It helps of course to have a strong cast. Anthony Michael Hall stars as one of the nerds, and he was hot property back in the day, in teenage classics such as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club- his innocence and mischevious grin, coupled together with his blond looks and all American kid summed up the college nerd of the 80s. He's helped along by the other nerd played by Ilan Mitchell-Smith, both actors bounce off of each other so well that it remains a mystery how they never became a duo after this.

The bullies are played so well by Robert Rusler and Robert Downey Jr, that they were either bullies in real life or just reseacrhed the hell out of the role. Rusler especially shines here- and it's another mystery how Rusler did not follow Downney Jr's footsteps and establish himself in Hollywood after this movie. What should be of interest is that Rusler played a nerd type in Vamp the following year.

Mitchell-Smith's domineering army type brother is played by none other than Bill Paxton, and so when you look at the talent and emerging talent that was on offer and John Hughes in his prime it's no wonder that even with a wacked out story, that Weird Science works.

The 'Woman' is played by ex model, Kelly LeBrock and it was a genius stroke to have her cast with her upper British accent. It gave her a uniqueness and an individuality to the movie. So her acting is not the best, but this doesn't make the film any less, as she is given some brilliant lines.

For me the success lies in the fact of the comedy timing. There are plenty of moments that will make you laugh, and it never feels contrived or forced.

Save for a mushy 80s ending, Weird Science is a classic movie, that can be enjoyed I suspect by teenagers of any generation. And that is its lasting legacy.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Save you money and wait for Universal to remaster this great comedy classic. This disc is horrible on ALL counts!!, 30 April 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
What happened to this great movie? Why does it deserve such little respect in hi def? This is one ugly blu ray and it gives the format a bad rap!! I was hoping this "30th Anniversary Edition" would have been a remastering of the very old scan from Universal back when HD-DVD was released. This is the same ugly VC-1 disc full of smearing and lacking any detail and shine that you come to expect from a 1080p image. Universal scrubbed this transfer with so much force that the faces do not look real. This has to be one of the ugliest transfers ever come to the blu ray format and NEEDS remastering from a person who does not know what DNR (digital noise reduction) is and let the movie look like a movie! Very disappointed this has re-surfaced and now I know why they are not selling this in the US. This is the old disc with a new label and new packaging. Don't be fooled folks! Movie only and NO special features (an excellent anniversary disc! lol) and the movie looks like what they turn Chet into! I could barely get through this ugly mess. Love this movie but not this unnecessary mess of a transfer.
Five stars for the great John Hugh's classic, but only one star (wished I could give it a zero) for this mess. The DVD looks better!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


‹ Previous | 1 29 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Weird Science [VHS]
Weird Science [VHS] by John Hughes (VHS Tape - 1999)
£10.99
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews