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4.0 out of 5 stars Region 1 Beats Us Again - Damn You Marshall Plan!!, 23 Mar. 2009
This review is from: Howard the Duck [DVD] [1986] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Ha - "Howard The Duck", more notorious for the way it cut a swathe through Lucasfilm's reputation in the mid-'80s than for anything as mundane as plot, is finally coming to DVD in an (albeit probably bare-bones) Metrodome DVD Region 2 only release. Yes, I realise that it hasn't been released yet, but as I have seen the movie countless times since it's 1986 release, I feel qualified to comment early.

The story - Howard is plucked from Duckworld by means revealed later in the story, only to find himself stranded in Cleveland surrounded by the "Hairless Apes" who treat him like a freak - Apart from Beverley, teased-haired Valkyrie who fronts a band that makes Kajagoogoo look like Black Flag, and Lab Assistant Phil Blumbutt (Tim Robbins! Everybody has to start somewhere) who soon find themselves caught-up in an adventure involving The Dark Overlords Of The Universe, An Experimental Piledriver (or something) and Cajun Sushi. How can anybody NOT be excited about this?

Unlike the "Bare-Bones" Region 2 Version (which has already been re-released TWICE. Low licensing fees anyone?)the Region 1 has a number of new featurettes; interviews with the cast, "making-of" shenanigans and a re-enactment of Universal execs commiting Hari-Kari (not the last one). Lest we forget, "The Phantom Menace" is one of the top grossing films of all time, and this one knocks it out of the park. Okay, not the hardest of feats, but trust me on this.
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