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