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Directed by John Blanchard, Paul Lynch and Don McBrearty
USA
1987

 

Top comedic talent hits new heights of zaniness in this three-episode parody of classic Sci-Fi shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. Joe Flaherty (SCTV, Used Cars) hosts this wonderfully clever, bizarre and delightfully funny Really Weird Tales. (All's Well That Ends Strange) A third-rate lounge performer (Martin Short, íThree Amigos!) thinks he's made the big time through his friendship with a girlie magazine publisher, but soon he discovers what's really behind those buxom bodies and sexy smiles - Directed by Paul Lynch (Prom Night). (Cursed With Charisma) In the failing town of Fitchville, a mysterious stranger (John Candy, Delirious) stirs things up with a no money down real estate boom, but in his wake come two aliens with plans of their own for the place - Directed by Don McBrearty (Murdoch Mysteries). In (I'll Die Loving), Catherine O'Hara (Home Alone) portrays a woman with a serious problem. Everyone she loves explodes. Will she find a cure, or will all her romances literally go up in smoke? - Directed by John Blanchard (SCTV, The Kids in the Hall).

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Broadcast Premiere: February 2nd, 1987

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Distribution Kino Lorber - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:27:33 
Video 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.00 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s   
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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles None
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Studio: Kino Lorber

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Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

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DVD Release Date: June 28th, 2016

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I was a huge Second City fan... Catherine O'Hara lived a couple of streets away from where I grew up and we we went to the same High school - she was quasi-friends with my sister (both cheerleaders) and I'm sure she remembers our Theatre Arts teacher Mrs. Eagle. Loved her, Joe Flaherty, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin and the whole gang. I even started ordering the Second City DVD Boxsets after seeing this... I don't know why I hadn't before. Absolute classic comedy.

The Kino Lorber disc is single-layered and is, unfortunately, interlaced (see combing in bottom capture) and the image quality is fairly weak but is watchable on a CRT or HD TV. It's a shade soft and hazy.

The audio is unremarkable but is consistent and clear. There are no subtitles and the media is locked to region 1. The only supplements are Kino trailers.

The DVD inferiorities didn't interfere with my viewing pleasure. I had a ball. The price to value ratio is high for purchase recommendation. This is something I'll watch again...  

Gary Tooze

 

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