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Gremlins 2: New Batch

Zach Galligan  Actor Phoebe Cates  Actor John Glover  Actor Robert Prosky  Actor Robert Picardo  Actor

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MPAA Rating: PG13
Contains:Violence,Adult Situations,Questionable for Children,Adult Language

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Gremlins 2: New Batch

Theatrical Release Date: 1990 06 15 (USA)

UPC: 085392271122

Studio: Warner Home Video

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:[Violence, Adult Situations, Questionable for Children, Adult Language]

Summary: 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. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Category: Horror

Features: cc Over 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage
Behind-the-scenes documnetary
Feature-length commentary by director Joe Dante and producer Michael Finnell
Gag reel
Cast/crew film highlights
Theatrical trailer
All-New 2001 digital transfer
Soundtrack remastered and presented in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround 2.0
Interactive menus
Scene access
Languages & Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Gremlins 2: New Batch

Format: DVD

Release Date: 08/20/2002

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DDS Dolby Digital Surround

Runtime: 107 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French,Spanish

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1 --
1. Chinatown Dirty Work
2. Gizmo Snatched
3. New York; Clamp Centre
4. Grandpa Fred
5. Splice O' Life Inc.
6. Rescuing Gizmo
7. Clamp Reviews the Troops
8. Marla Moves...on Billy
9. Gizmo Gets Wet
10. Canadian Restaurant
11. The Futtermans
12. Furry Things/Snack Bar
13. Morning Hatching
14. Gremlins in Control
15. Microwave Marge
16. Kate's Wild Ride
17. Clamp's Visitor
18. Between Floors
19. Mutation Menagerie
20. Gremlins Spree
21. Futterman Goes Batty
22. Technical Difficulties
23. Bizarre Science
24. Grandpa Fred on the Air
25. Clamp's Chamber
26. Brain Gremlin
27. Dentist's Office; Spider's Web
28. New York; New York...
29. Phoning in an Answer
30. Cleanup Crew
31. Forrster's Bride
32. End Credits

Matthew Doberman

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. ~ Matthew Doberman, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Joe Dante  Director 
Alexander Courage  Composer (Music Score) 
Steve De Jarnatt  Screenwriter 
Michael Finnell  Producer 
Jerry Goldsmith  Composer (Music Score) 
Clifford Green  Screenwriter 
Charles Haas  Screenwriter 
Todd Holland  Screenwriter 
Kathleen Kennedy  Executive Producer 
Frank Marshall  Executive Producer 
Chris Matheson  Screenwriter 
Richard Outten  Screenwriter 
Ed Solomon  Screenwriter 
Steven Spielberg  Executive Producer 
Ellen Green  Screenwriter 
Zach Galligan  Actor 
Phoebe Cates  Actor 
John Glover  Actor 
Robert Prosky  Actor 
Robert Picardo  Actor 
Christopher Lee  Actor 
Haviland Morris  Actor 
Jackie Joseph  Actor 
Gedde Watanabe  Actor 
Keye Luke  Actor 
Kathleen Freeman  Actor 
Howie Mandel  Actor 
Tony Randall  Actor 
Jeff Bergman  Actor 
Jeff Bergman  Actor 
Don Stanton  Actor 
Dan Stanton  Actor 
Shawn Nelson  Actor 
Raymond Cruz  Actor 
Hulk Hogan  Actor 
Paul Bartel  Actor 
John Astin  Actor 
Henry Gibson  Actor 
Kenneth Tobey  Actor 
Page Hannah  Actor 
Jason Presson  Actor 
Leonard Maltin  Actor 
Dick Butkus  Actor 
Bubba Smith  Actor 
Jerry Goldsmith  Actor 
Charles Haas  Actor 
Diane Sainte-Marie  Actor 
Isiah Whitlock, Jr.  Actor 
Dick Miller  Actor 
Archie Hahn III  Actor 
Leslie Neale  Actor 
Ron Fassler  Actor 
Time Winters  Actor 
Heather Haase  Actor 
Lisa Mende  Actor 
Patrika Darbo  Actor 
Rick Ducommun  Actor 
Belinda Balaski  Actor 
Nicky Rose  Actor 
Heidi Kempf  Actor 
Eric Shawn  Actor 
Michael Salort  Actor 
Frank Ryan  Actor 
Kristi Witker  Actor 
Sarah Lilly  Actor 
Vladimir Bibic  Actor 
Liz Pryor  Actor 
Julia Sweeney  Actor 
Jeff Swanson  Actor 
Dale Swann  Actor 
Gray Daniels  Actor 
Stephanie Menuez  Actor 
Jacque Lynn Colton  Actor 
May Quigley  Actor 
Anthony Winters  Actor 
Dean Norris  Actor 
Saachiko  Actor 
Frank Welker  Actor 
Kirk Thatcher  Actor 
Mark Dodson  Actor 
Neil Ross  Actor 
Michael Sheehan  Actor 
John Capodice  Actor 

Country: USA