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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: AV391
  • UPC: 760137785187
  • Street Date: 12/14/21
  • PreBook Date: 11/09/21
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run Time: 105 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1988
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot:
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Dan Akroyd
  • Actor: Kim Basinger
  • Actor: Jon Lovitz
  • Actor: Harry Shearer
  • Actor: Alyson Hannigan
  • Actor: Seth Green
  • Actor: Juliette Lewis
  • Actor: Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
  • Director: Richard Benjamin
  • Director: Clive Barker, Anthony Hickox, Tony Randel

 

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My Stepmother Is An Alien

She's gorgeous, and she's never been kissed. Needless to say, she's from another planet.

My Stepmother Is An Alien
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He married a girl from out of town... Way out of town. Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters), Kim Basinger (The Nice Guys) and Jon Lovitz (Southland Tales) star in a fish-out-of-water comedy with a sci-fi twist that questions whether a romance between two star-crossed lovers who are literally worlds apart can ever work. When widowed astronomer Steve Mills (Aykroyd) inadvertently causes a gravitational disruption in deep space, a race of hyper-advanced alien lifeforms sends one of their own to investigate, disguised in the alluring human form of Celeste (Basinger). Tasked with seducing the lovelorn Steve in a bid to gain access to his scientific research, Celeste finds herself falling for the man she's been sent to swindle. But they've not counted on Steve's young daughter Jessie (Alyson Hannigan, TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer), who's none too thrilled by the prospect of a new mother - especially not one from another planet. Funny and touching in equal measure, My Stepmother is an Alien is an offbeat and at times surprisingly risqué comedy that confirms the adage that what unites us is far greater than what divides us... even if what divides us happens to be an entire galaxy.

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Bonus Materials

  • Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation
  • Original lossless 2.0 stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by critic Bryan Reesman
  • Cosmetic Encounters: Directing My Stepmother is An Alien, a brand new interview with director Richard Benjamin
  • Original trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Colin Murdoch
  • FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Amanda Reyes

Sales Points

  • Totally 80s soundtrack including Tom Jones & The Art of Noise' iconic cover of Prince's 'Kiss'
  • Features the first pairing of future Buffy the Vampire Slayer stars Seth Green and Alyson Hannigan
  • Classic 80s videostore and cable television staple
  • Great madcap 80s fun with Dan Akroyd and Kim Basinger for fans of Ghostbusters and Splash

Press Quotes

Basinger proves here, as she did in 'Blind Date,' that she has a natural gift for slapstick... Aykroyd falls in love with her - not because she looks sexy, but because she makes him laugh. I had much the same reaction.

     —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Akroyd and Basinger give the film an infectious stroke of energy, and by the end we continue to smile...

     —David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org

Enchantingly eccentric, outfitted in a series of outstandingly strange and funny costumes...Miss Basinger reveals unfailingly sound instincts for comedy.

     —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

(Basinger) is ripe for the camera and shows a genuine feel for comedy

     —Hal Hinson, The Washington Post

Funny and touching in equal measure, My Stepmother is an Alien is an offbeat and at times surprisingly risqué comedy that confirms the adage that what unites us is far greater than what divides us ... even if what divides us happens to be an entire galaxy.

     —Exclusive Magazine

This is a definite upgrade

     —My Stepmother Is An Alien [Blu-ray], Mr Tony Of The Dead

a bizarre treat from the ’80s. It does a fine job of mixing ’80s humor with the kind of plot that you’d see in a ’50 science fiction show

     —My Stepmother Is An Alien [Blu-ray], Inside Pulse

Maybe I was in the right mood, but when Basinger is giggling and imitating Jimmy Durante? That’s some prime romantic comedy material and it made my heart sing

     —My Stepmother Is An Alien [Blu-ray], Bands About Movies

A really fun movie - if you've never seen this I definitely want to recommned that you check this out brand new 2K restoration

     —My Stepmother Is An Alien [Blu-ray], Shawn C Phillips

Saturation impresses in every frame… There’s still depth everywhere, aided by crisp contrast

     —My Stepmother Is An Alien [Blu-ray], Doblu

Absolutely loaded

     —My Stepmother Is An Alien [Blu-ray], Cereal At Midnight

 My Stepmother is an Alien gets a first-rate release from Arrow Video that comes with a solid audio/video presentation and a pair of informative extras. Recommended.

     —My Stepmother Is An Alien [Blu-ray], 10K Bullets

A stellar job was done here with the new presentation.

     —My Stepmother Is An Alien [Blu-ray], The Film Junkies

A fun sci-fi film…check it out

     —My Stepmother Is An Alien [Blu-ray], Screaming Toilet

A really fun movie - if you've never seen this I definitely want to recommned that you check this out brand new 2K restoration

     —Shawn C. Phillips, Coolduder

1988's My Stepmother is an Alien is a very strange movie that could only have been made in the 1980s. Part lusty sex comedy, part sincere family tale. Kim Basinger is hilarious. Fans of this video store staple will find much to love about the new Blu-ray release from Arrow Video, which provides an appropriately-attractive package that's hard to resist.

     —Cereal At Midnight

Arrow Video is known for giving cult films deluxe Blu-ray releases. It's time for My Stepmother is an Alien to shine.

     —Jason Lockard, Classic Cinema Magazine

The cast is quite impressive with Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, and Alyson Hannigan (in her debut role) in starring roles. Look for bit parts by Seth Green and Juliette Lewis too. Basinger fares well here as she’s undoubtedly charming and sexy as the titular alien. It’s not hard to see why her career skyrocketed after this.

     —DVD Corner

Pretty cool, very awesome 80s comedy

     —Danny Filaccio, Cinestalker

It's fun

     —Bob Bobson, Bob's Movie Review

With the restoration treatment from Arrow Video, fans can revisit a film that is best enjoyed without an ounce of critical thinking with a clean picture and restored original sound, plus a small grouping of bonus materials to enhance the experience.

     —Douglas Davidson, Elements Of Madness

  

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