At last, Gremlins is coming to 4K Ultra HD this fall. As far as 80s movies go, it doesn't get much more classic than this. That's not to say it's the most iconic movie from that particular decade, but it's certainly up there and that's why it has remained part of the pop culture conversation for all these years. Now, for those of us who want to see Gizmo in action in high-definition, Warner Bros. has it covered.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release a new edition of the 1984 classic on 4K Ultra HD on October 1. Luckily, that puts it out just in time to enjoy for the Halloween season. Even though this is technically a Christmas movie, it works incredibly well as a Halloween movie. To honor the occasion, they've released a new trailer which showcases the high-definition version of the movie. Even though there is no new footage or anything like that, the trailer is loaded down with iconic moments from director Joe Dante's horror/comedy that will remind fans why this is a stone-cold classic.
Those who wish to pick this up have several options. Best Buy will have an exclusive steelbook, with brand new art, that is going for $32.99. The standard 4K edition, which includes a digital copy, is being listed for $25.99. We've included the box art for both versions below. The studio will also make the movie available on digital platforms as well. As far as special features go, there is nothing that hasn't been released on previous editions, but here's a list of what will be included.
- Special Features
- Filmmakers Commentary with Director Joe Dante, Producer Michael Finnell and Special Effects Artist Chris Walas
- Cast Commentary with Director Joe Dante, Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Dick Miller, and Howie Mandel
- Gremlins: Behind the Scenes Featurette
- Additional Scenes with Commentary
- Photo Gallery
- Theatrical Trailers
- Additional Scenes
- Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent: Making Gremlins
- Gremlins: The Gift of the Mogwai (motion comic)
- The Last Gremlin (motion comic)
- From Gizmo to Gremlins: Creating the Creatures
- Hangin' with Hoyt on the set of Gremlins
Gremlins was written by Home Alone director Christopher Columbus and helmed by the legendary Joe Dante. The movie went on to become a critical and commercial success, bringing in $153 million at the box office. Even unadjusted for inflation, that's pretty solid. It spawned a sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, which was released in 1990 and proved to be far less successful.
In the year since, the studio has been trying to crack the code on Gremlins 3, but nothing has ever come of it. Star Zach Galligan has campaigned on social media at various times to get the project going. Yet, it remains no closer to becoming a reality. Though, Warner Bros. is working on an animated series that will debut on the WarnerMedia streaming service.