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- Format: Blu-ray
- SKU: AV210
- UPC: 760137261582
- Street Date: 07/23/19
- PreBook Date: 06/18/19
- Label: Arrow Video »
- Genre: Comedy
- Run Time: 94 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 1985
- Region Code: 0
- Box Lot: 0
- Territory: US
- Language: English
Cast & Crew
- Anthony Michael Hall
- Ilan Mitchell-Smith
- Kelly LeBrock
- Bill Paxton
- Robert Downey Jr
- Director: John Hughes
- Director: John Hughes
Weird Science (Steelbook)
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THEY WENT FROM ZEROES TO HEROES IN ONE FANTASTIC WEEKEND. If you can't get a date... make one! After proving himself the king of heartfelt teen flicks with Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, writer-director John Hughes infused the genre with a hefty dose of wacked-out sci-fi comedy in Weird Science, a film where every teenage boy's wildest fantasies come to life. Perenially picked-on high school nerds Gary (Anthony Michael Hall, Sixteen Candles) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of their status at the bottom of the social food chain. Using Wyatt's computer, the two hatch a plan to create their dream woman - and following a massive power surge, that woman unexpectedly appears in the form of Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). Gorgeous, intelligent, and blessed with limitless magic powers, Lisa makes the boys' dreams come true... but what about Wyatt's gun-toting psycho older brother Chet (Bill Paxton), and the two bullies (Robert Downey Jr and Vamp's Robert Rusler) determined to put them back in their place? Inspired by EC Comics and boosted by a killer soundtrack (including the classic title theme by Oingo Boingo), Weird Science has never looked better than in this new special edition, including an exclusive extended version of the film featuring deleted scenes never released on home video before.
- New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative
- High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the original Theatrical Version of the film (94 mins), plus seamlessly-branched exclusive Extended Version (97 mins), featuring two additional scenes newly remastered in high-definition
- Original lossless stereo audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option (theatrical version only)
- Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing • Edited-for-TV version of the film (SD only, 95 mins), plus comparison featurette highlighting the alternate dubs and takes
- Option to watch additional scenes from the Extended Version separately
- Newly-filmed interview with special makeup creator Craig Reardon • Newly-filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn
- Newly-filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos • All-new interview with casting director Jackie Burch
- It's Alive: Resurrecting Weird Science, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including star Anthony Michael Hall
- Theatrical trailers and TV spots
- Image gallery
- ST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors' booklet featuring new writing on the film by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Amanda Reyes
While Criterion may have given The Breakfast Club plenty of love and respect on Blu-ray, Arrow Video has given the mostly unsung Weird Science the four star service it has long-deserved on home video, presenting us with an excellent presentation, multiple versions of the film, and a mountain of great extras. It's an electrifying package, one that fans will be more than pleased with. Highly recommended.
—The Digital Bits
Arrow Video have done an outstanding job with their special edition Blu-ray. The movie itself is newly restored in 4K and looks fantastic. Fans of the film will certainly be pleased.
—Under the Radar
This new Arrow release markedly improves the technical merits of the older Universal releases, and per Arrow's usual way of doing things, they've also assembled some fun supplements. Fans of this film should certainly consider an upgrade, which this certainly is, but even for the public at large, Weird Science comes Recommended.
Weird Science was and is still a whole lot of fun. The performances are great, the gags still work and Hughes' direction is really strong from start to finish. Arrow's Blu-ray reissue looks and sounds very good and contains a nice selection of extra features as well. Highly recommended.