Feature 7.9
Video 7.0
Audio 6.9
Special Features 6.0
Total 7.7
Distributor: Big Sky Video
Running Time:
94 minutes
Classification:
PG
Reviewer:
Tory Favro

7.7


Class of 1984

I loved this movie when it came out for many reasons, not the least of which was the total smackdown of a young Michael J Fox as a little tucked in nerd who is on the receiving end of some punk bullying!  

Now despite that image now playing in your head, Class of 1984 is pretty strong on the violence with some of the content not suitable for all audiences. The R rating on this one is justified.  

It was great to get this title and relive it all. Mark Lester went from making this 80ís cult classic to the Class of 1999 when he tried to up the ante somewhat for the students. The Class of 1984 though is a tale of revenge that is simply fantastic. Some of the acting is a little hokey but highly enjoyable when taken across the entirety of the film. 

Basically you have the tale of Mr. Norris who has been sent to teach in one of the cityís worst schools and the struggle he has trying to reach the kids in that oppressive environment. 

Modern audiences may find that this movie doesnít have a ring of authenticity for the simple fact that the clothing is just so dated (I hate 80ís fashion!!!). Rest assured though my gentle young audience that some people actually dressed that way. 

It was nice to be able to get a copy of í84 in widescreen in a private collectable DVD. This disc has been released around the world before but not in as nice a package as the Aussie edition, so this is a bonus for those of you Down Under wanting to get a copy. 

Audio is still a bit wanting but really I didnít care. Itís passable enough to enjoy the film and get something out of it. 

Extras are sure to please punters out there with a commentary with Mark Lester that brings us up to speed with where he is at now, an interview booklet and trailer. Iíve never been a fan of a stills gallery but there is one featured here. 

I would recommend the title, itís blood thirsty, camped and it knows it. Now so do you!






 
 



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