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Weird Science

Released on 17 October 2005

Featuring: Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr. & Suzanne Snyder

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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    It's all in the name of science. Weird Science.

    The Frankenstein legend takes an uproarious twist in this outrageous special effects - laden comedy from the writer/director of Sixteen Candles and the Breakfast Club. Critically acclaimed filmmaker John Hughes is at it again, giving nerdy computer whiz Ilan Mitchell - Smith and best friend, Anthony Michael Hall, power to create the "perfect woman" (the tantalizing Kelly Le Brock). Like a computer generated fairy god mother, the duo's out-of-this-world creation guides the pair through the pleasures and pitfalls of adolescence. With a rock beat supplied by many music superstars including Oingo Boingo, this far-out sci-fi fable brings every-one's favourite teen fantasies to life through the miracle of Weird Science.
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     Science was never this much fun...

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    Back in the 1980's any red-blooded male was sure to have thanked God himself when they first clapped eyes upon the sexy, sultry and sensuous beauty of Kelly LeBrock. From her Marilyn Monroe aping performance in 'The Woman in Red' to her stunning turn in this 'wacky' comedy from 1985 she seemed to be the perfect woman. Then, she went and married Steven Seagal....But getting back to the subject at hand, 'Weird Science' was another classic comedy from the genius that was John Hughes. Featuring yet another endearingly nerdy performance from Anthony Michael Hall, a wonderfully sleazy performance by Bill Paxton as brother Chet and an early appearance by Robert Downey Jr...and, of couse, Kelly LeBrock. From the very instant the two lead characters clap eyes on her hundreds of teenagers suddenly found computers had become cool again. The comedy itself is certainly not at all sophisticated but leads to some suitably bizarre situations including a face of with a gang of mutant bikers led by Michael Berryman of 'Hills Have Eyes' fame. Yes, it pales in comparison to other Hughes gems such as 'Breakfast Club' and 'Ferris Bueller' being slightly puerile and immature at times, and maybe I'm a tad biased viewing the film as I do through my 80's style rose-tinted-specs but it still retains a great deal of charm today and certainly doesn't resort to the kind of low-brow humour so apparent in modern teen flicks. Now, if you'll excuse me I'm off to steal a Barbie Doll, I've got some extremely important 'work' to do...

     A true gem

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    I have seen this movie countless times and every time it cracks me up. Hilarious, especially the bar scene!

     perfect

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    As most people have said before me, rivals the Breakfast Club!!
    I wasn't even around in the 80's and love this film, excellent teen movie. A must buy for anybody. The bar scene is brilliant.

     LOVE IT!

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    Just a brilliant 80's film, utterly ridiculous but utterly brilliant. It's right up there with 'Breakfast Club' from John Hughes.

    Anthony Michael Hall (Gary) is hilarious throughout (especially the bar scene), and Bill Paxton is a great older brother.

    This is a great gift for anyone who was a teenager in the 80's. I've bought it for my brother and sister as a stocking filler this year.

     great stuff

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    this is a great 80s film.Bill paxton is brilliant as the older brother chet.The only downside is kelly le brocks acting,but im sure you will get over that!

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    ActorsAnthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Suzanne Snyder, Ilan Mitchell Smith, Kelly LeBrock & Bill Paxton
    DirectorJohn Hughes
    Certificate15 years and over
    Year1985
    ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic
    LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1) ; DTS
    Additional LanguagesFrench ; German ; Spanish ; Italian - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo
    SubtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired ; French ; German ; Italian ; Spanish ; Arabic ; Czech ; Danish ; Dutch ; Finnish ; Greek ; Hebrew ; Norwegian ; Polish ; Portuguese ; Swedish ; Turkish ; Icelandic
    Duration1 hour and 30 minutes (approx)
    RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.