Sunday, 12 April 2015

This is Spinal Tap (1984)

Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer 
and Rob Reiner.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2003

Up to 11 Edition Blu-ray bought in 2012


Blu-ray extras - 

Audio Commentary with Spinal Tap (in character)
Menu Introduction by the band
This Is Spinal Tap: Up To 11 - documentary (43mins)
Sprinkle Some ***in' Fairy Dust On It" interview with Reg Presley of The Troggs
2007 Live Earth" short film and performance
The Return of Spinal Tap (58mins)
Stonehenge interviews with Nigel
Outtakes and Deleted Scenes (68mins)
Music Videos
Creative Meeting and 'Bitch School' Video
Heavy Metal Memories
Cheese Roll Trailer
Flower People Press Conference
Featurettes (21mins)
Theatrical Trailers

Top Secret (1984)

Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, starring Val Kilmer, Lucy Getteridge, Christopher Villiers, Jeremy Kemp, Omar Sharif, Peter Cushing and Michael Gough.

DVD bought in 2003

Audio commentary by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Jon Davison & Hunt Lowry
Alternate Scenes
Storyboard sequences
Theatrical Trailer

Police Academy I & II (1984-1985)

Police Academy (1984) Directed by Hugh Wilson and starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Catrall, 
Bubba Smith, Donovan Scott, Michael Winslow, G.W. Bailey and George Gaynes. 96mins

Police Academy 2 (1985) Directed by Jerry Paris and starring Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow, David Graf, Colleen Camp, Art Metrano and George Gaynes. 87mins

Double Feature Blu-ray bought in  2014

No extras

Bachelor Party (1984)

Directed by Neal Israel and starring Tom Hanks, Tawny Kitaen, Adrian Zmed and Michael Dudikoff.

DVD bought in 2004
101m 12s

Behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew
Theatrical trailer

Splash (1984)

Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy and Eugene Levy.

20th Anniversary DVD bought in 2004


Audio Commentary by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Writers Bobaloo Mandel & Lowell Ganz
Making a Splash (24mins)
The Audition Tapes (25mins)

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki and starring Alison Lohman, Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman 
and Patrick Stewart (dubbed version).

2-disc DVD bought in 2005

Blu-ray bought in 2014


Blu-ray extras - 

Audio commentary with animator Hideaki Anno and assistant director Kazuyoshi Katayama.
Complete Storyboards (Picture-in-Picture)
Audio Interview with Toshio Suzuki and Hideaki Anno (44mins)
The Birth of Studio Ghibli (28mins)
Behind the Microphone (8mins)
Theatrical Trailers

The NeverEnding Story (1984)

Directed by Wolfgang Peterson and starring Barret Oliver, Noah Hathaway and Tami Stronach.

DVD bought in 2003

Blu-ray bought in 2011


DVD extras -

Production Notes
Theatrical Trailer

Gremlins I & II (1984-1990)

Gremlins (1984) Directed by Joe Dante and starring Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Frances Lee McCain, Corey Feldman and Keye Luke. 106mins

Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Directed by Joe Dante and starring Zach Galligam, 
Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Picardo and Christopher Lee. 106mins

Gremlins DVD bought in 2002
Gremlins 2 DVD bought in 2003
Gremlins Blu-ray bought in 2011

 Gremlins 2 DVD

Gremlins Blu-ray

Gremlins Blu-ray extras - 

Audio Commentary with Joe Dante, producer Mike Finnell, and make-up effects artist Chris Walas
Audio Commentary with Joe Dante, Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Dick Miller and Howie Mandel
Gremlins: Behind-the-Scenes (6mins)
Deleted Scenes (10mins)
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailers

Ghostbusters I & II (1984-1989)

Ghostbusters (1984) Directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Bill Murray, Day Aykroyd, 
Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Annie Potts. 105mins

Ghostbusters II (1989) Directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Bill Murray, Day Aykroyd, 
Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Annie Potts. 108mins

Ghostbusters DVD bought in 1999
Ghostbusters II DVD bought in 1999
Ghostbusters I & II DVD bought in 2005
Ghostbusters 4K Blu-ray bought in 2013
Ghostbusters I & II 4K Blu-ray bought in 2014

 Double Feature DVD



 Double Feature Blu-ray

Blu-ray extras -

Ghostbusters (1984)

Audio commentary by Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis and producer Joe Medjuck
Slimer Mode- picture-in-picture feature
Gallery 1988 Ghostbusters 30th anniversary print collection
Who You Gonna Call: A Ghostbusters Retrospective (24mins)
Ecto-1: Resurrecting the Classic Car (16mins)
Ghostbusters garage: Ecto-1 gallery
1984 featurette (10mins)
Cast and crew featurette (11mins)
SFX team featurette (15mins)
Deleted Scenes (8mins)
Alternate TV version takes
Multi-angle explorations
Storyboards comparisons
Ghostbusters - music video by Ray Parker, Jr.
Theatrical trailer

Ghostbusters II (1989)

Time Is But a Window: Ghostbusters II and Beyond (16mins)
Deleted Scenes (7mins)
On Our Own - music video by Bobby Brown
Theatrical Trailer