Includes biographies and filmographies; audio commentary with director Joe Dante, producer Michael Finnell, and special effects artist Chris Walas; a second commentary track with Dante, and actors Phoebe Cates, Zach Galligan, Dick Miller, and Howie Mandel; production notes, 10 minutes of additional scenes with optional commentary, photo gallery, and a six-minute featurette.
When young Billy Peltzer (Galligan) takes possession of his cuddly new pet Gizmo, he is fully aware of the rules that must be observed
While the jacket boasts an all-new digital transfer, the anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture appears to be the same transfer as the DVD released in 2001. However, when compared to the 1997 DVD, the picture exhibits more fully saturated colors and better compression for a slightly smoother image. Images are slightly soft and detail can seem a bit lacking. Contrast seems a bit low at times, and visual information is limited in the darkest scenes. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones and deep blacks. Edge enhancement and pixelization are noticed. The source element is revealing of some scratches and dirt. (Suzanne Hodges)
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