Parents (Vestron Video Co... has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shrinkwrap may be renewed, no visible damage on disc or booklet. Jewel case may have cosmetic damage, online codes for possible online content are expired or missing. Shipping time 8-21 business days.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Parents (Vestron Video Collector's Series) [Blu-ray] [Import]

3.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

Price: CDN$ 36.39 & FREE Shipping. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Stream this title instantly with Prime. Join Now. Stream this title instantly with Prime. Join Now.

Frequently bought together

  • Parents (Vestron Video Collector's Series) [Blu-ray] [Import]
  • +
  • The Lair of the White Worm (Vestron Video Collector's Series) [Blu-ray] [Import]
  • +
  • The Gate (Vestron Video Collector's Series) [Blu-ray] [Import]
Total price: CDN$ 122.97
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Actors: Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt
  • Directors: Bob Balaban
  • Format: NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Vestron Video
  • Release Date: Jan. 31 2017
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

In Parents, director Bob Balaban deconstructs our Father Knows Best perception of '50s suburbia, skewing it via moody cinematography and Angelo Badalamenti's sinister score. Ten-year-old Michael Lamele (Bryan Madorsky) thinks his parents (Randy Quaid and Mary Beth Hurt) are cannibals. His constant fear of his folks and their supposedly evil doings begin to warp his view of the world, and he starts seeing a social worker to confront his problems. Are they merely childhood fears intensified by an overactive imagination, or do Michael's parents really crave human flesh? Much in the way that David Lynch approached the sinister underside of small-town America in Wild at Heart, so too does Balaban challenge our notion of the 'burbs as an escape from the harsh reality of the city. If anything, Michael's parents show their true colors once they become wrapped up in the materialistic, socially predatory world of suburban life. Vastly underappreciated, Balaban's Parents is one of those rare modern horror films that uses psychology to freak you out rather than tossing buckets of blood at you (although there are a few in the film, given its theme). This is one horror film that stands up, and deserves repeated viewings. --Bryan Reesman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the manufacturer

Ex Machina John Wick John Wick: Chapter 2 Saban's Power Rangers
Our 4K releases
Format 4K, NTSC, Widescreen 4K, NTSC, Widescreen 4K, NTSC, Widescreen 4K

Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

April 1, 2017
Format: Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
November 21, 2015
Format: VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
December 1, 2013
Format: DVD
February 2, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
October 20, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
May 18, 2004
Format: VHS Tape

Most recent customer reviews

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery & Returns

Need Help?