Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Gremlins 2: The New Batch

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Director: Joe Dante

Cast: Joe Dante, Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover

     
 

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Where the original Gremlins was a horror film spiked with comedy, Gremlins 2: The New Batch is essentially a black comedy, with a couple of horrifying touches. As the film starts, the fantastical trinket shop in Chinatown, which sold the Mogwai in the first film, is demolished by a crazed multi-media businessman called Daniel Clamp (John Glover). TheSee more details below

Overview

Where the original Gremlins was a horror film spiked with comedy, Gremlins 2: The New Batch is essentially a black comedy, with a couple of horrifying touches. As the film starts, the fantastical trinket shop in Chinatown, which sold the Mogwai in the first film, is demolished by a crazed multi-media businessman called Daniel Clamp (John Glover). The heroes from the first movie, Billy (Zach Galligan) and Kate (Phoebe Cates), happen to work for Clamp in his huge high-rise. They find the Mogwai within Clamp's building, but not before he has accidentally spawned legions of mischievous, lizard-like Gremlins. Soon, the Gremlins are wreaking havoc throughout the building. In the original film, their misdeeds were violent, but here they're also goofy and satirical. Director Joe Dante has filled the film with quick verbal and visual jokes, which, for many, makes Gremlins 2: The New Batch a satire and inversion of the typical horror film.

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Eschewing the typical progression of a horror movie series toward more and more gore, Gremlins 2: The New Batch was a refreshingly lighter sequel. The original's violence and mean-spiritedness are gone, making this follow-up somewhat more kid-friendly. Better yet, the film lays on the in-jokes, references, and humorous cameos to such a degree that New Batch becomes a send-up of the original, and of creatures-gone-awry horror films in general. Each sequence is tacked onto the next like a new room in a funhouse, exploiting an image or gag that relates only tangentially to the storyline; the mid-film all-Gremlin production number of "New York, New York" is particularly inspired.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2012
UPC:
0883929226771
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
12,658

Special Features

Over 20 Minutes of Footage Not Seen In Theaters; Behind-The-Scenes Documentary; Commentary By Director Joe Dante, Actor Zach Galligan, Writer Charlie Haas and Producer Michael Finnell; Gag Reel; Alternate Home Video Sequence; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zach Galligan Billy Peltzer
Phoebe Cates Kate Beringer
John Glover Daniel Clamp
Robert Prosky Grandpa Fred
Robert Picardo Forster
Christopher Lee Dr. Catheter
Haviland Morris Marla Bloodstone
Jackie Joseph Sheila Futterman
Gedde Watanabe Katsuji
Keye Luke Mr. Wing
Kathleen Freeman Microwave Marge
Howie Mandel Gizmo
Tony Randall "Brain" Gremlin
Jeff Bergman Bugs Bunny,Daffy Duck
Don Stanton Martin
Dan Stanton Lewis
Shawn Nelson Wally
Ray Cruz Messenger
Hulk Hogan Himself
Paul Bartel Theater Manager
John Astin Janitor
Master Henry Gibson Fired Employee
Kenneth Tobey Projectionist
Page Hannah Tour Guide #1
Jason Presson Yogurt Jerk
Leonard Maltin Himself
Dick Butkus Himself
Bubba Smith Himself
Jerry Goldsmith Yogurt Customer
Charles Haas Casper
Diane Sainte-Marie TV Reporter at Wing's
Isiah Whitlock Fireman
Dick Miller Murray Futterman
Archie Hahn Forster's Technician
Leslie Neale Forster's Technician
Ron Fassler Forster's Technician
Tim Winters Forster's Technician
Heather Haase Yogurt Jerk
Lisa Mende Yogurt Customer
Patrika Darbo Yogurt Customer
Rick Ducommun Security Guard
Belinda Balaski Movie Theater Mom
Nicky Rose Movie Theater Kid
Heidi Kempf TV Reporter
Eric Shawn TV Reporter
Michael Salort TV Reporter
Frank Ryan Cop
Kristi Witker TV Anchor in Bar
Sarah Lilly Reporter in Lobby
Vladimir Bibic Taxi Driver
Liz Pryor Tour Guide
Julia Sweeney Lab Receptionist
Jeff Swanson Forster's Assistant
Dale Swann Surveillance Supervisor
Gray Daniels TV Cameraman
Stephanie Menuez Clamp's Secretary
Jacque Lynn Colton Lady at Elevator
May Quigley Hallway Employee
Anthony Winters Hallway Employee
Dean Norris Swat Team Leader
Saachiko News-stand Lady
Frank Welker Mohawk
Kirk Thatcher Gremlins
Mark Dodson Gremlins
Neil Ross Announcer
Michael Sheehan Special Vocal Effects
John Capodice Fire Chief

Technical Credits
Joe Dante Director
John H. Anderson Set Decoration/Design
Burt Bacharach Songwriter
Tom Bailey Songwriter
Richard Baker Co-producer,Special Effects
Jeff Beck Songwriter
John Berger Set Decoration/Design
Kent Beyda Editor
Alexander Courage Score Composer
Alannah Currie Songwriter
Glenn Daniels Casting
Hal David Songwriter
Steve De Jarnatt Screenwriter
Crush Songwriter
Marion Dougherty Casting
Fred Ebb Songwriter
Faith No More Songwriter
Michael Finnell Producer
Michael Germain Makeup
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Clifford Green Screenwriter
Ellen Green Screenwriter
Charles Haas Screenwriter
Warren Hamilton Sound Editor
Todd Holland Screenwriter
John Hora Cinematographer
Tony Hymans Songwriter
Chuck Jones Animator
John Kander Songwriter
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Oliver Leiber Songwriter
Al Lewis Songwriter
Gordon Lightfoot Songwriter
Joseph P. Lucky Art Director
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Chris Matheson Screenwriter
Mike McGaughy Stunts
Murray Mencher Songwriter
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Outten Screenwriter
Greg Papalia Set Decoration/Design
Dawn Snyder Set Decoration/Design
Ed Solomon Screenwriter
James Spencer Production Designer
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer

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