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Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Universal Music Group
  • VHS Release Date: Jan. 29 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6303346405
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,926 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)

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Kids may enjoy the slapstick of this modern reworking of the old Our Gang comedies, but parents who grew up watching them on TV (or grandparents who saw them at theaters) will wonder why anyone would want to be involved in this pathetic remake. Directed by Penelope Spheeris, the film takes look-alike kids and casts them as Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and the rest, minus any sense of what made the old Hal Roach comedies funny. Instead of kids being kids, these are kids doing shtick while recycling such old bits as the He-Man Woman Haters Club, the kids' go-cart race, and Spanky and Alfalfa dressing as girls. Devoid of charm or wit. --Marshall Fine

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Glen H. Barratt on Feb. 11 2004
Format: DVD
I have seen many of the old "Our Gang" shows. I found them boring, dull and just a little strange. The humor was so dry and odd. The picture quality was lacking even for its age and I just could not enjoy them - not even as a kid of under 12. This movie however, took some of the best ideas from the whole "Our Gang" collection (not to mention many original ideas) and combined it with great film technique, unforgetable humor and some of the most talented kids I have ever seen as performing artists. The lines are impossible not to quote after the movie. This movie is great for adults who need a break from all the filth found in modern media and can enjoy the hilarious childhood antics that we all identify with. The real genius of the film is how the movie captures and expresses the mindframe of a child. I love the line "The Blur has been the fastest gocart ever since the begining of time ... 5 years". If you wanted the "cutest" movie ever made, in my opinion, this is it. It's great!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jorge alfaro on May 9 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Personally I think this movie is a great movie, for all ages. It's great because it has comedy and adventures. Let me tell you a little bit about this movie; like the part where their club house burnt down and they had to act like firemen when they didn't know the phone number 911, which they did know. Also the time when they were racing their box durbe racers and they won by Alfalfa's hair.
This movie made the whole family laugh and i hope when you watch it will make you laugh to. I also like the Director and how they made the movie realalistic by how the kids act when together. I would like to encourage others to watch this movie if you like to laugh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "musicbooknmovielover" on July 10 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I admit, I enjoyed watching this movie when I was a "little rascal" myself, but when I watched it again, it wasn't as enjoyable as before. I see it as a cheesy movie in a way.
Nonetheless it's a wonderful movie for all ages. You can see how kids their age see the world. They are growing up and learn that they can't hate women any longer.
About the movie, Alfalfa likes a girl named Darla, and tries to win her heart back from the conceited Waldo.
The clubhouse is burnt down because of a picnic and they are trying to find a way to raise money to build a new one. And Alfalfa is still going after Darla.
It's all in a kid's view and crazy antics along the way. You'll love the movie, and the cute little rascals.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Dec 13 2002
Format: VHS Tape
This is one of those projects that was doomed to failure at the very beginning. The children who were cast for this film were obviously picked for their looks only, as none of them displays any trace of talent, as evidenced by their lifeless delivery of lines. The script seems to have been patched together from bits and pieces of the old gags, with some dreadfully unfunny new lines added. The direction is also terribly inept; it is quite obvious that Ms. Spheeris has no idea what she is doing. It is very sad to see a legendary comedy series thus desecrated. Those persons responsible for producing this disaster should be ashamed of themselves; this film is nothing less than a travesty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By bixodoido on June 11 2003
Format: VHS Tape
This remake of the classic Little Rascals leaves something to be desired. How could it not? The original Little Rascals provided some of the most entertaining moments ever filmed. There is no way this one would be able to live up to the original. That having been said, this movie was very good. It is a great family movie, with many reworked classic moments (like the He-Man Woman Haters Club) as well as some new material. The casting for this movie was great, and the celebrity cameos add to the fun. It is hard to find a good, enjoyable family movie, but the new Little Rascals certainly deserves a place amongst family favorites.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Newman on Jan. 6 2004
Format: VHS Tape
My young kids love the original little Rascals that are available on video and which, until recently aired on AMC on Sunday mornings. They were very disappointed with this fake-looking, slow and poorly-acted attempt that fails miserably to recreate the magic of the original Our Gang. The characters are mismatched too! What made the original work was that many of what was done was impromptu with the kids acting at being themselves. In this movie, the kids are trying to copy other people working from a script and it just doesn't work.
Try to find the originals on video if you can.
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By A Customer on Dec 6 2002
Format: VHS Tape
The formula for this film is simple: Take a classic comedy series, pick a cast of children who resemble the originals, filch a few of the old routines, concoct a sorry script (adding some silly new dialogue here and there), hire a director who has no understanding of either comedy or directing, and foist the finished product upon the public. Anyone familiar with the original series will be dismayed at this dreadful travesty. The Hal Roach comedy series was marked by talented child actors, good scripting, skilled direction, and a sense of spontaneity. All those elements are lacking here; even the worst of the 1938-44 MGM shorts are far superior to this horrid mess. The children in this film bear a physical resemblance to the originals, but totally lack any talent for acting. The result is a wholly contrived, uninteresting, unfunny, and virtually unwatchable piece of pure tripe. Most viewers over the age of four will find this film to be a waste of time. There is simply no excuse for a cast, script, director, and film this bad.
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