"Actor: Phoebe Cates"

  • Gremlins [1984]Gremlins | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.17   |  Saving you £10.08 (257.80%)   |  RRP £13.99

    When his absent-minded father gives young Billy Pelzer (Zach Galligan) a new pet, he warns him to abide by three rules. The rules get broken, of course, and the pet--a cute Mogwai named Gizmo--unwittingly gives birth to the vicious Gremlins who proceed to terrorise the town. Although the long shadow of Producer Steven Spielberg hangs over Joe Dante's 1984 comedy Gremlins almost as much as it did over Tobe Hooper's Poltergeist (1982), Dante doesn't allow it to overwhelm his own quirky style too much. Glimpses of Robbie the Robot and The Time Machine (which promptly disappears) at an inventors' convention reveal his passion for old-movie references (which culminated with Matinee, 1993). Aided and abetted by Spielberg's guidance and a script by Chris Columbus (who would go on to direct and produce the Home Alone franchise) and a music score by Jerry Goldsmith, Dante had all the help he needed to make the biggest hit of his career. Much of the humour derives from Dante's playful handling of the setting in Smallsville, USA, whose inhabitants are as much the target of his satire as they are of the Gremlins' unwanted solicitations. The xenophobic neighbour who warns prophetically of "gremlins" in foreign cars and machinery provides a subtext for the attack on homely American values, as does showing Invasion of the Body Snatchers on TV while the wicked Gremlins hatch. The sight of the little tykes cavorting in a bar, getting drunk and even dancing in pink leggings looks suspiciously like a satirical dig at the whole 1980's culture of selfishness: with their destructive impulses and overindulgences the Gremlins are the ultimate egotistical yuppies. As with many Spielberg projects, the bland hero saves the day for nostalgic, old-fashioned values, but there are plenty of laughs along the way--for example in the now-classic scene when the hero's mother fights off Gremlins in the kitchen by stuffing them in the blender and microwave. Dante's 1990 sequel is even more satirically pointed, and he effectively remade the original with Small Soldiers (1998), replacing Gremlins with toys. On the DVD: Disappointingly, there are no extra features at all here, aside from subtitles and "interactive menus"--which simply means there is an onscreen menu and it works. --Mark Walker

  • Gremlins 1&2 [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Gremlins 1&2 | Blu Ray | (10/02/2020) from £15.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Gremlins Gremlins is a widly original roller-coaster ride of hilarious mischief. One minute your hair will stand on end, the next you'll hold your sides with laughter at the havoc these supposedly gentle furballs create when the rules are broken. With sly special effects that dazzle and enchant, Gremlins is what superior popular moviemaking is all about (Richard Corliss, Time). Gremlins 2 - The New Batch The Rules are the same but the laughs are bigger and the thrills are better. this time, Billy and everyone's favourite Mogwai, Gizmo, must face off against a new batch of Gremlins who definitely think thet New York is their kind of town. Extras Gremlins: Over 10 Minutes of Footage Not Seen in Cinemas Making-of-Featurette Two Commentaries: 1) Director Joe Dante, Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Dick Miller and Howie Madel 2) Director Joe Dante, Producer Michael Finnell and Special Effects Artist Chris Walas - Photo/Storyboard Gallery - Theatrical Trailers Gremlins 2: Over 20 minutes of never before seen footage. Behind-the-scenes documentary, Commentary by Director Joe Dante, Actor Zach Galligan, Writer Charlie Haas and Producer Michael Finnel, Gag Reel

  • Drop Dead Fred [1991]Drop Dead Fred | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.19   |  Saving you £2.80 (38.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    This not-quite-black comedy was probably a laugh riot on paper. The translation almost works, but the execution is flawed. Phoebe Cates is a recently separated young woman who suddenly begins to see her supposedly imagined childhood friend (the titular Drop Dead Fred) after moving back into her mother's home. Is he a manifestation of her secret desires to ditch the boorish spouse? Or was he real all along? Rik Mayall is a limber, carrot-topped comic with the lamentable assignment of trying to make us laugh with vulgar, sophomoric trickery. He is supposedly the repository of Cates's fastidious repression but is more annoying than cathartic. --Rochelle O'Gorman, Amazon.com

  • Gremlins 2 - The New Batch [1990]Gremlins 2 - The New Batch | DVD | (23/04/2007) from £6.93   |  Saving you £7.32 (129.10%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Here They Grow Again... The rules are the same but the laughs are bigger and thrills are better. This time Billy and everyone's favorite Mogwai Gizmo must face off against a new batch of Gremlins that definitely think New York is their kind of town.

  • Gremlins/Gremlins 2 - The New Batch [1984]Gremlins/Gremlins 2 - The New Batch | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £9.79   |  Saving you £0.20 (2.04%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. They're here! Gremlins: Don't ever get it wet. Keep it away from bright light. And no matter how much it cries no matter how much it begs--never ever feed it after midnight. With these three instructions young Billy Peltzer takes possession of his cuddly new pet. Billy will get a whole lot more than he bargained for... Gremlins 2 - The New Batch: The rules are the same but the laughs are bigger and thrills are better. This time Billy and everyone's favorite Mogwai Gizmo must face off against a new batch of Gremlins that definitely think New York is their kind of town.

  • Gremlins (1984) [Blu-ray] [2019]Gremlins (1984) | Blu Ray | (30/09/2019) from £20.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A father returns from Chinatown with an unusual pet, a Mogwai--a gift for his son. The rules are simple: Keep your Mogwai away from water, bright lights and, most importantly, never--never--feed him after midnight. But the rules are inadvertently broken, and the consequences multiply at an alarming rate.

  • Fast Times At Ridgemont High [DVD]Fast Times At Ridgemont High | DVD | (27/03/2017) from £4.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    The script for Fast Times at Ridgemont High is based on filmmaker Cameron (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) Crowe's time as a reporter for Rolling Stone. He was so youthful looking that he was able to go undercover for a year at a California high school and write a book about it. The film launched the careers of several young actors, including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates and, above all, Sean Penn. The story line is episodic, dealing with the lives of iconic teen types: one of the school's cool kids, a nerd, a teen queen and, most enjoyably, the class stoner (Penn), who finds himself at odds with a strict history teacher (a wonderfully spiky Ray Walston). This is not a great film but very entertaining and, for a certain age group, a seminal film experience.--Marshall Fine, Amazon.com On the DVD: Amy (Clueless) Heckerling and Cameron Crowe's commentary is revealing and indicative of a time where nudity on celluloid was shocking rather than the norm as they talk about the issues which contributed to the film's original X-rating, as well as all the actors who originally auditioned for the roles. The transfer quality is high with little grain, and although the soundtrack is in mono rather than Dolby 5.1 it is not detrimental to the film. There's a retrospective documentary called "Reliving Our Fast Times at Ridgemont High" featuring new interviews with most of the cast and crew, plus a highly original feature about the locations used in the film, how they looked in 1982 and how they look now. For fact buffs there's the usual mix of biographies, theatrical trailer and production notes.--Kristen Bowditch

  • Gremlins [Blu-ray] [Region Free]Gremlins | Blu Ray | (06/10/2014) from £8.99   |  Saving you £-1.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    When his absent-minded father gives young Billy Pelzer (Zach Galligan) a new pet, he warns him to abide by three rules. The rules get broken, of course, and the pet--a cute Mogwai named Gizmo--unwittingly gives birth to the vicious Gremlins who proceed to terrorise the town. Although the long shadow of Producer Steven Spielberg hangs over Joe Dante's 1984 comedy Gremlins almost as much as it did over Tobe Hooper's Poltergeist (1982), Dante doesn't allow it to overwhelm his own quirky style too much. Glimpses of Robbie the Robot and The Time Machine (which promptly disappears) at an inventors' convention reveal his passion for old-movie references (which culminated with Matinee, 1993). Aided and abetted by Spielberg's guidance and a script by Chris Columbus (who would go on to direct and produce the Home Alone franchise) and a music score by Jerry Goldsmith, Dante had all the help he needed to make the biggest hit of his career. Much of the humour derives from Dante's playful handling of the setting in Smallsville, USA, whose inhabitants are as much the target of his satire as they are of the Gremlins' unwanted solicitations. The xenophobic neighbour who warns prophetically of "gremlins" in foreign cars and machinery provides a subtext for the attack on homely American values, as does showing Invasion of the Body Snatchers on TV while the wicked Gremlins hatch. The sight of the little tykes cavorting in a bar, getting drunk and even dancing in pink leggings looks suspiciously like a satirical dig at the whole 1980's culture of selfishness: with their destructive impulses and overindulgences the Gremlins are the ultimate egotistical yuppies. As with many Spielberg projects, the bland hero saves the day for nostalgic, old-fashioned values, but there are plenty of laughs along the way--for example in the now-classic scene when the hero's mother fights off Gremlins in the kitchen by stuffing them in the blender and microwave. Dante's 1990 sequel is even more satirically pointed, and he effectively remade the original with Small Soldiers (1998), replacing Gremlins with toys. On the DVD: Disappointingly, there are no extra features at all here, aside from subtitles and "interactive menus"--which simply means there is an onscreen menu and it works. --Mark Walker

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High [Blu-ray]Fast Times at Ridgemont High | Blu Ray | (26/06/2017) from £6.79   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Before he became an overrated filmmaker, Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire) was a reporter for Rolling Stone who was so youthful looking that he could go undercover for a year at a California high school and write a book about it. He wrote the script for this film, based on that book, and it launched the careers of several young actors, including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, and, above all, Sean Penn. The story line is episodic, dealing with the lives of iconic teen types: one of the school's cool kids, a nerd, a teen queen, and, most enjoyably, the class stoner (Penn), who finds himself at odds with a strict history teacher (a wonderfully spiky Ray Walston). This is not a great movie but very entertaining and, for a certain age group, a seminal movie experience. --Marshall Fine

  • Gremlins / Gremlins 2 - The New Batch [1984]Gremlins / Gremlins 2 - The New Batch | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £7.79   |  Saving you £-0.80 (N/A%)   |  RRP £6.99

    Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. They're here! Gremlins: Don't ever get it wet. Keep it away from bright light. And no matter how much it cries no matter how much it begs--never ever feed it after midnight. With these three instructions young Billy Peltzer takes possession of his cuddly new pet. Billy will get a whole lot more than he bargained for... Gremlins 2 - The New Batch: The rules are the same but the laughs are bigger and thrills ar

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont HighFast Times at Ridgemont High | DVD | (10/04/2003) from £5.38   |  Saving you £10.61 (197.21%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Based on the humorous bestselling novel Fast Times at Ridgemont High details the individual struggles of teenagers as they deal with independence success sexuality money maturity school and just making it through the formative year. Features music by The Go-Go's Graham Nash Jim Buffet Stevie Nicks Tom Petty The Cars and Quarterflash.

  • Bright Lights, Big City [1988]Bright Lights, Big City | DVD | (23/06/2003) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A young wannabe writer haunted by his mother's death his wife's desertion and his boring research job on a magazine succumbs to booze cocaine and the late-night New York club scene...

  • 80s Classic Box Set80s Classic Box Set | DVD | (18/09/2006) from £13.48   |  Saving you £4.51 (33.46%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Goonies: A thrill-a-minute adventure film produced by Steven Spielberg! When brothers Mikey and Brand learn that greedy developers are forcing their family to move they and their friends decide to have one last precious adventure together. With the help of a treasure map they've found in the attic the group known as the Goonies go in search of buried gold hoping against hope that if they find it Mikey and Brand will succeed in keeping their home... (Dir. Richard Donner 1985) Police Academy: The call went out. The recruits came in. No longer would police cadets have to meet standards of height weight or other requirements. Brains were optional too. Can't spell IQ? Don't know the number 911? No matter. Police Academy grads are ready to uphold law and disorder! (Dir. Hugh Wilson 1984) Gremlins: Don't ever get it wet. Keep it away from bright light. And no matter how much it cries no matter how much it begs--never ever feed it after midnight. With these three instructions young Billy Peltzer takes possession of his cuddly new pet. Billy will get a whole lot more than he bargained for... (Dir. Joe Dante 1984)

  • Gremlins [1984]Gremlins | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £10.78   |  Saving you £-2.79 (N/A%)   |  RRP £7.99

    Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous. Don't ever get it wet. Keep it away from bright light. And no matter how much it cries no matter how much it begs--never ever feed it after midnight. With these three instructions young Billy Peltzer takes possession of his cuddly new pet. Billy will get a whole lot more than he bargained for...

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High [Blu-ray]Fast Times at Ridgemont High | Blu Ray | (25/07/2011) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The script for Fast Times at Ridgemont High is based on filmmaker Cameron (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) Crowe's time as a reporter for Rolling Stone. He was so youthful looking that he was able to go undercover for a year at a California high school and write a book about it. The film launched the careers of several young actors, including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates and, above all, Sean Penn. The story line is episodic, dealing with the lives of iconic teen types: one of the school's cool kids, a nerd, a teen queen and, most enjoyably, the class stoner (Penn), who finds himself at odds with a strict history teacher (a wonderfully spiky Ray Walston). This is not a great film but very entertaining and, for a certain age group, a seminal film experience.--Marshall Fine, Amazon.com On the DVD: Amy (Clueless) Heckerling and Cameron Crowe's commentary is revealing and indicative of a time where nudity on celluloid was shocking rather than the norm as they talk about the issues which contributed to the film's original X-rating, as well as all the actors who originally auditioned for the roles. The transfer quality is high with little grain, and although the soundtrack is in mono rather than Dolby 5.1 it is not detrimental to the film. There's a retrospective documentary called "Reliving Our Fast Times at Ridgemont High" featuring new interviews with most of the cast and crew, plus a highly original feature about the locations used in the film, how they looked in 1982 and how they look now. For fact buffs there's the usual mix of biographies, theatrical trailer and production notes.--Kristen Bowditch

  • Gremlins [Blu-ray] [1984]Gremlins | Blu Ray | (15/10/2018) from £10.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Gremlins is a roller-coaster ride of wild originality. One minute your hair will stand on end, the next you'll hold your sides with laughter at the havoc these supposedly gentle furballs create when the rules surrounding their care and feeding are inadvertently broken one fateful Christmas. Presented by Steven Spielberg, written by Chris Columbus and directed by Joe Dante, Gremlins is hilariously funny and wickedly scary! SPECIAL FEATURES: Over 10 minutes of footage not seen in cinemas, making-of featurette, 2 commentaries: (1) Director Joe Dante, Phoebe Cates, Zach Galligan, Dick Miller and Howie Mandel, (2) Director Joe Dante, Producer Michael Finnell and Special Effects Artist Chris Walas. Includes Funko Pocket Pop! Keychain of Gizmo.

  • Gremlins [Blu-ray][Region Free]Gremlins | Blu Ray | (05/10/2009) from £14.83   |  Saving you £3.16 (17.60%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday, Frances Lee McCainDirector: Joe Dante

  • The Anniversary Party [2001]The Anniversary Party | DVD | (28/06/2004) from £9.43   |  Saving you £10.56 (111.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    When novelist Joe (Alan Cumming) and his actress wife Sally (Jennifer Jason Leigh) throw themselves a party to celebrate the sixth anniversary of their turbulent marriage both the hosts and the guests start telling each other the one thing they never hear in Hollywood - the truth! This scathingly funny drama takes an unflinching look at new friends old lovers annoying neighbours marriage and the movie business...

  • Fast Times At Ridgemont High [1982]Fast Times At Ridgemont High | DVD | (04/02/2002) from £10.94   |  Saving you £9.05 (45.30%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The script for Fast Times at Ridgemont High is based on filmmaker Cameron (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) Crowe's time as a reporter for Rolling Stone. He was so youthful looking that he was able to go undercover for a year at a California high school and write a book about it. The film launched the careers of several young actors, including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates and, above all, Sean Penn. The story line is episodic, dealing with the lives of iconic teen types: one of the school's cool kids, a nerd, a teen queen and, most enjoyably, the class stoner (Penn), who finds himself at odds with a strict history teacher (a wonderfully spiky Ray Walston). This is not a great film but very entertaining and, for a certain age group, a seminal film experience.--Marshall Fine, Amazon.com On the DVD: Amy (Clueless) Heckerling and Cameron Crowe's commentary is revealing and indicative of a time where nudity on celluloid was shocking rather than the norm as they talk about the issues which contributed to the film's original X-rating, as well as all the actors who originally auditioned for the roles. The transfer quality is high with little grain, and although the soundtrack is in mono rather than Dolby 5.1 it is not detrimental to the film. There's a retrospective documentary called "Reliving Our Fast Times at Ridgemont High" featuring new interviews with most of the cast and crew, plus a highly original feature about the locations used in the film, how they looked in 1982 and how they look now. For fact buffs there's the usual mix of biographies, theatrical trailer and production notes.--Kristen Bowditch

  • Gremlins [Blu-ray + UV Copy] [1984][Region Free]Gremlins | Blu Ray | (15/04/2013) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-6.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    With its Christmas lights and dusting of snow Kingston Falls is an idyllic small town - until the gremlins take over. A father returns from Chinatown with an unusual pet a Mogwai - a gift for his son. The rules are simple: Keep your Mogwai away from water bright lights and most importantly never..ever..feed him after midnight. But the rules are inadvertently broken and the consequences multiply at an alarming rate. Gremlins is a wildly original roller-coaster ride of hilarious mischief – an instant classic!

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