5.0 out of 5 stars UHF - Wierd Al Yankovic - DVD edition.
Wierd Al was definitely one of my favorite performers while growing up, he is one of the few artists out there who have managed to stay relevant for 30 years!
Not everyone knows this, but this was one of Orion pictures last films, as AL tested highly with audiences, a big budged was alloted to making this film, which is why it still stands out today as a really...
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3.0 out of 5 stars You Know, For Kids.
I like Wierd Al. I've listened to his songs since I was a kid. I remember when UHF came out many years ago and wanting to go see it, but not being able to. Recently, the movie has come up several times in conversations I have had with people. References to "Wheel of Fish" and "Ghandi II" in UHF were specifically mentioned. So, a few weeks ago I went...
Published on Mar 24 2004 by tvtv3
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5.0 out of 5 stars UHF - Wierd Al Yankovic - DVD edition.,
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This review is from: UHF (Widescreen) (DVD)Wierd Al was definitely one of my favorite performers while growing up, he is one of the few artists out there who have managed to stay relevant for 30 years!
Not everyone knows this, but this was one of Orion pictures last films, as AL tested highly with audiences, a big budged was alloted to making this film, which is why it still stands out today as a really nice production.
It's not the easiest film to find on DVD, so I was happy to find it here on Amazon, and the edition that contains audio commentary! While it may not be everyones favorite movie, it is definitely in my top 5 comedies for the 80's! So it was a must have for my collection. It sits proudly next to Space Balls, Family Vacation Movies, John Candy movies and others!
If you are looking for something serious, then this is not the movie for you, if you are looking for a live version of Al's goofiness and zaniness, then pick up a copy! It has an all star cast, as well as homages to many 80's films.
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE ABSOLUTE FUNNIEST COMEDIES OF ALL TIME!,
This review is from: UHF (Widescreen) (DVD)This is definitely on my top five comedies list. It's so ...funny the whole way through! Just lampoon after lampoon, idiocy after idiocy, and pun after pun. If you liked "Dumb and Dumber", "Monty Python & the Holy Grail", and all those Naked Gun and Airplane vehicles, then you'll LOVE this! The picture and sound quality are both perfect! And the special features are very pleasing (even the menus are funny!).
Ten Stars! More! Buy It! Now! Or miss your chance at winning who knows what on....WHEEL...OF...FISH!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Funniest Movies Ever!,
This review is from: UHF (Widescreen) (DVD)First off, if you're looking for a comedy with a thick and rich plot, you won't find it here. However, if you just want to have a good time and "be goofy," then you'll love this movie. This movie is chock full of parodies, spoofs, and hilarious characters that could easily compare with "Saturday Night Live" or the "Simpsons". If you're a fan of Weird Al's music, you'll enjoy it even more. You needn't listen to the comments of the critics who mostly attacked this movie back in the '80s. They practically get payed to dislike movies, and in my experience, most comedies well received by critics are, overall, not nearly as funny as the really bizarre, satirical movies of this sort. Anyways, UHF is a really good movie, and if you were planning on spending [alot of money] for a used tape of it, now you have a chance to get for a much more reasonable price. Plus, according to Weird Al's Website, it will be a Collector's Edition with lots of extras. The DVD is DEFINITELY coming out this summer. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1 problem with the dvd.,
This review is from: UHF (Widescreen) (DVD)I love this movie but there is one problem. It is double sided. I hate double sided dvds (but, I can understand why "Gone with the wind" had 2 sides; it's too long to fit on on side.) It is stupid to double side a dvd for widescreen and full-screen formats. They should be made separately so when the company sells the dvd to stores, the stores will probably buy both to give their customers their choice. They'd probably make more money that way. Anyways, this movie is great. Weird Al rules. Buy this ASAP.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Laughfest,
This review is from: UHF (Widescreen) (DVD)Sure, it's not an Oscar-winner, but with wall-to-wall gags, homages, and slapstick humor, how can you lose. Michael Richards alone makes it worthy of ownership. :D
A must-have for fans of parody!
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST of random humor!,
This review is from: UHF (Widescreen) (DVD)I think this has to be one of the funniest movies i have seen in my life! just all the random shows in between the plot of the movie just make it like a family guy/futurama show mixed in with a healthy dose of random al.
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally wacky and absolutely hilarious,
This review is from: UHF (Widescreen) (DVD)Okay. I'll admit it. UHF is one of my favorite movies. And I'm not ashamed, either. After all, it's a product of Weird Al Yankovic, who's famous for his strange parodies of popular songs-like "Eat It" or "Amish Paradise" or "Like a Surgeon" or "I Love Rocky Road." In other words, it's totally wacky and absolutely hilarious.
Weird Al plays George Newman, a guy whose overactive imagination has lost him-and his friend, Bob (David Bowe)-yet another job. When his uncle wins a nearly bankrupt UHF station (remember UHF?) in a poker game, he gives the studio to George. Determined to make this job work, George and Bob-with the help of receptionist/reporter Pamela Finklestein (Fran Drescher) and janitor Stanley Spadowski (Michael Richards)-create exciting shows that has everyone in town watching. But when R.J. Fletcher (Kevin McCarthy), the head of the local network affiliate, finds out, he decides to do everything in his power to shut George down and turn U-62 into a parking lot.
Words cannot even begin to describe the hilarity of this movie. On a recent trip, I popped UHF into my laptop's DVD player on the plane, and I was pretty much in tears for the entire hour and a half. Michael Richards alone makes the movie worth watching (repeatedly). And while the movie does have a few slow parts, it's necessary-it gives you time to recover before the side-splitting laughter begins once again. If you're a fan of Michael Richards, off-the-wall comedies, and/or Weird Al, this is a must-see.
5.0 out of 5 stars UHF,
This review is from: UHF (Widescreen) (DVD)I am a die hard "Weird Al" fan. When I heard this DVD was coming out, I knew I had to get it as soon as possible! UHF is one of those movies that is so hilarious mainly because a lot of it doesn't make sense! This DVD is the greatest. I found the commentary to be very good. Actually I found all of the special features to be totally awesome! The deleted scenes are probably my favorite. So, if you are a die hard "Weird Al" fan like me or even if you just heard one of his songs once and said, "Oh, it's alright." you must see this movie!
5.0 out of 5 stars UHF: "The most important DVD release. Ever.",
This review is from: UHF (Widescreen) (DVD)This is a repost of my review from the IMDB site, but since my feelings on the movie haven't changed between then and now, hey.
Many folks find themselves laughing out loud at Al's latest song or video -- at least, the first time they experience it. They might later claim he's stupid or not funny, afraid possibly of being labeled a fan. They might avoid UHF in the belief that it's just an extended Al video.
'UHF' is one of those movies that had a miserable, worthless existence in the theater, shunned by the masses. The recognition of its genius was slow to arrive, but the movie did eventually find cult status on video and cable. The reason, simply: It's hilarious.
Part Naked Gun and part Al video, with plenty of sight gags, this is the kind of movie that only Al could make. "Wheel Of Fish" and "Conan the Librarian" are funnier than they have any right to be, and just wait until you see "Raul's Wild Kingdom".
The cast of 'UHF' seems almost prescient in retrospect; Fran Drescher and Michael Richards made memorable co-stars before they struck gold on network TV. Richards, especially, is hilarious as janitor-turned-TV host Stanley Spadowski. He's brilliant, better than anyone else in the movie and better even than the material he's given.
Although ostensibly a dig at TV, 'UHF' actually lampoons movies and commercials far more effectively, with hilarious send-ups of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'Ghandi' and 'Rambo: First Blood Part II'.
But enough. I've already wasted too many words describing a movie that just needs to be seen. If you absolutely hate Al, or 'Airplane'-type movies, then avoid 'UHF'. Anyone else who just wants to laugh (a lot) needs to give it a look.
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best Special Features ever!,
This review is from: UHF (Widescreen) (DVD)Any Weird Al fan should know what this movie is about, but incase you don't let me tell you. In UHF Al Yankovic plays George Newman a jobless loser whose uncle win a TV station in a game of poker, and puts George in charge of it. The rest of the plot involves George becoming an instant success and trying to save the station.
This may not sound like the greatest plot but it has a ton of hilarious jokes. It kind of reminded me of the same style of comedy as Airplane!
While the movie is funny where this DVD really shines is the special features. Al Yankovic and director Jay Levey provide one of the funniest, most informative commentaries you'll find on any DVD. It also has deleted scenes narrated by Al himself. It has over 200 production stills! And of corse like any great disc this DVD a couple of easter eggs, which I'll let you find yourself.
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UHF (Widescreen) by Jay Levey (DVD - 2003)