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Gremlins

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    80
    from 4 reviewers
  • Gremlins
    1984
    106 min
    PG
    True 4K
    HDR10

    Director: Joe Dante

    Actors: Hoyt Axton, John Louie, Keye Luke, Don Steele

    Plot: A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

    Disc Release Date: 1 October 2019

    • Video
      84
    • Audio
      84
    • Extra
      65
    • Movie
      81

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      70
    • Gremlins was shot using Arriflex 35 IIC cameras on 35mm film. The source for this release was made from the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution and then utilised for the creation...

    • Audio
      80
    • Just a DTS-HD MA 5.1 track on the disc, but luckily it is pretty good. Effects are well taken care of by all the speakers, so when the Gremlins are wreaking havoc around the town square, the destruction...

    • Extra
      50
    • UHDAudio Commentary - With Joe Dante, Michael Finnell and Chris Walas.Audio Commentary - With Joe Dante, Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates and Howie Mandel.Blu-rayAudio Commentaries – As Above. Gremlins: Behind...

    • Movie
      70
    • It’s 1984 and I remember the furore regarding the release of tonight’s feature, that had Barry ‘and why not’ Norman’s review stating his own reservations. For you see, Gremlins, was a pioneer, of sorts,...

    • Total
      70
    • Gremlins is a Spielberg produced, Dante directed horror comedy hybrid aimed at the family audience – it shouldn’t work, but it does. With a very dark streak, yet kept light enough for the intended audience...

    Blu-ray.com review by Michael Reuben
    • Video
      70
    • Gremlins�was shot by director Joe Dante's usual cinematographer, John Hora, and as DustinSomner noted in his original review, much of the film has a haze cast over the image. The gauzyoverlay both enhances...

    • Audio
      80
    • Gremlins was released to theaters in Dolby Stereo, with a six-track mix created for 70mmexhibition. For video, the soundtrack was remixed for 5.1. The 2009 Blu-ray encoded that mix inDolby TrueHD, while...

    • Extra
      20
    • The 1080p disc contains the same supplements that it did in 2009. They are listed here. The 4Kdisc duplicates the two commentaries but contains no other extras. The following extras from theDiamond Luxe...

    • Movie
      80
    • Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Now in 4K�but with Less.What is it with Warner's UHD group and extras? They keep screwing up. For no obvious reason,they drop individual items (e.g., the shivery...

    • Total
      60
    • Gremlins is a good 4K disc. The package in which it arrives is lousy, with an antique 1080p Blu-ray and extras that were promised but not delivered, even though they already exist. Maybe oneday the gang...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • Joe Dante's cult classic wreaks havoc on Ultra HD with an exceptionally beautiful HEVC H.265 encode, delivering a marked improvement over previous Blu-ray predecessors and making this the best the movie...

    • Audio
      80
    • Those mischievous, reptilian little monsters invade home theaters with a new DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack (48kHz/24-bit), which doesn't reveal any significantly discernable difference from its Dolby TrueHD...

    • Extra
      20
    • Warner Bros. celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Gremlins with the same set of supplements as the 2009 Blu-ray edition. Audio CommentariesAdditional Scenes (SD, 10 min)Behind the Scenes (SD, 6 min)Trailers...

    • Movie
      80
    • Oh, those adorable, undeniably cute mogwais of Gremlins with their sweet, little smiles and how they roll their eyes at you. Who wouldn't want one in their house and record those lovable furballs for hours...

    • Total
      80
    • Ignoring the logic of the rules for proper mogwai maintenance and care, Gremlins is a horror-comedy of pure awesomeness and festive hilarity, one of those movies that made an impact on the childhood memories...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      88
    • HDR: Dark Highlights:  HDR: Bright Highlights:  HDR: Expanded Color:  Resolution:  Visual Impact:...

    • Audio
      80
    • Extra
      80
    • Disc 1: Gremlins Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: Gremlins Blu-ray (Includes the following legacy bonus features) • Filmmakers’ Commentary with Director Joe Dante, Producer Michael Finnell and Special Effects...

    • Movie
      70
    • Gremlin is somewhat of a contemporary classic, set in a small fictional town during the Christmas season and, tells a cautionary tale involving a cute, cuddly “mogwai” and the dangers of not strictly adhering...

    • Total
      80
    • The legacy bonus supplements are the same as those found on the previous Blu-ray and also includes a Digital Copy. For devoted fans equipped for Ultra HD Blu-ray this is a no brainer....