Includes a six-minute behind-the screams featurette, audio commentary by director Joe Dante and producer Mike Finnell, 22 minutes of additional scenes with optional commentary, Gremlins Files interactive movie surprises (not mentioned on the jacket), and a six-minute gag reel (most notably: a very apprehensive monkey named Zo
When the owner of a quaint little trinket shop in Chinatown dies, business developer Daniel Clamp (Glover) can finally demolish the building and make way for his megacenter. However, little does he know that Gizmo, a cute little creature, was in the shop and is now residing at his company. Gizmo
The anamorphically enhanced DVD exhibits a picture that is bright, with nicely balanced colors, accurate fleshtones, and deep blacks. Images are sharp and detailed with good contrast and shadow delineation. There is some minor pixelization and occasional edge enhancement noticed. The source element is revealing of minimal film grain and dirt. The DVD is framed at 1.78:1 and exhibits more pleasing composition compared to the LaserDisc, which was framed at 1.66:1 and occasionally revealed visual effects shots composited in different ratios. (Suzanne Hodges)
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