Empire Records [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Alright it's no breakfast club, it doesn't explore the tension and emotions of teenage life but it's all good fun!
One of the best 90's teen movies!
The film was a box office failure and was met with mostly negative reviews from the professional critics. Coming as it does from the director of critical/cult darling Pump Up the Volume, many were expecting a better and more hard edged picture than what they got. It also had to compete with certain 80's favourites brought to the cinematic world by John Hughes. While coming fast on the heels of the immensely popular Clerks (94) didn't help its cause either. Was it a case of bad timing? Is the film really just poor? And or, as mooted at the time: a career killer for those involved? Personally I think it's a film that needs revisiting now some 15 odd years after its release. In fact time has actually been kind to it and it now appears to have a good solid cult following. So unless you are judging it against the superior, record shop set, High Fidelity, you may find it's a film that's hard to dislike.
Some of the complaints against it are fair, with the main one about it not having fully developed characters being as true as day is a day. While calling it one long stitched together music video has some substance when taking it at face value.Read more ›
It's the sort of film that its great to sit with friends and watch. It'll really get you reminiscing about the 1990's. Add to that the fantastic soundtrack which includes such gems as Throwing Muses snake (a scene stealer and one of the best moments in the film)and Evan Dando's the ballad of el goodo and you're guaranteed a film you'll watch over and over without being bored.
This is a must for anyone who has ever wanted to work in a music store or who spent their formative years on the indie scene.
The film revolves around the lives of the employees of Empire records as they fight and argue throughout the film. It is difficult to give any indepth plot descriptions because it mainly invovles one action and the consequences to it. I will therefore just say that it is a somewhat esoteric comedy which can be viewed lighthearedly or with intense scrutiny.
This is the type of film ou can watch repeatedly without getting bored, I should know I watch it every few months.
I can't understand why it isn't in a decent format and only in region 1 but if you can play region 1 dvds then buy this
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Eddie Bonedigger Halford
The best things in life are free but you can get them from the birds and bees I want money joes money! Great film for my collection thanksPublished 11 months ago by mama-bear26
One of my favourites from my teen years, still wonderfully funny and sweet today. Damn the man, save the store!Published 14 months ago by Claire Bradbeer
Sorry just didn't get it....pressed pause and still haven't got round to watching it to the end . :(Published 14 months ago by Jayne Woolley