Here’s a blast from the 80’s past, remember the Garbage Pail Kids? Remember those cards and stickers? Those gross out cartoon characters? Well…a parental protest put them out of circulation. But here’s the movie, called…well…The Garbage Pail Kids Movie. The barebones plot involves a human kid, played by Mackenzie Astin, who works in an antique shop owned by Cap’n Mancini (Anthony Newley). Stay away from the garbage pail, but no. The garbage can spills and enter…the Garbage Pail Kids. These kids…are large headed, filthy moppets. And, like the cards, each of them has a disgusting habit (can you guess what Valerie Vomit does). Needless to say, this movie is a disaster. And one wonders why celluloid was wasted on this movie. Children are starving.
The Dolby Digital Mono presentation is adequate. However, the clarity of the dialogue is in question. The audio mix feels like it’s been submerged in water. Not a great sound for these Garbage Pail Kids. But I don’t think they’d have it any other way.
In this 1.85:1 widescreen transfer, there is much to praise. Colors and detail are surprisingly good. But this transfer also has much to malign. Print transfer damage and dirt are quite evident. So I’m balancing the good with the ugly.
Only a trailer.
This movie has to be seen to believed. And many have. Cultists can now pack in their well worn VHS tapes. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie is now on DVD. Huzzah! Just be warned, newcomers. This could qualify as one of the worst movies ever made.
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