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Gremlins 2: The New Batch Blu-ray

Posted January 11, 2012 06:03 PM by Josh Katz

Warner Bros.Warner Home Entertainment will bring Gremlins 2: The New Batch to Blu-ray next summer. This madcap sequel to the 1984 horror-comedy finds Billy (Zach Galligan, Waxwork) and his Mogwai Gizmo (Howie Mandel, Gremlins) stuck in an ultra-modern New York City skyscraper and facing off ever-increasing hordes of malicious Gremlins.

Featuring spirited performances from John Glover (Batman & Robin), Phoebe Cates (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Dick Miller (New York, New York), Robert Prosky (Last Action Hero), Christopher Lee (Horror Express), Robert Picardo (Total Recall), and Tony Randall (Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?) - as well as imaginative special effects from Rick Baker (Men in Black) - director Joe Dante (Piranha) uses the sequel's framework as an excuse to pay homage to his filmmaking inspirations, turning the film's second half into a post-modern collage of Roger Corman cheapies, 1950's monster movies, Looney Tunes cartoons, and even Broadway musicals.

Warner has not released the technical and supplementary specifications for this Blu-ray, so it is still unknown if the disc will include any of the following supplements that appeared on the DVD:
  • Commentary by director Joe Dante, producer Michael Finnell, writer Charlie Haas, and star Zach Galligan
  • Behind The Screams featurette
  • Deleted scenes
  • Gremlin Files feature
  • Gag reel
  • Trailer
Gremlins 2: The New Batch is expected to street on May 8th.





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News comments (52 comments)


middleman6573
  Jan 11, 2012
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Excellent news! Day one, no question.
insomniac013
  Jan 11, 2012
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I've been waiting forever for this!! One of my favorite childhood movies
MiC. HD
  Jan 11, 2012
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Day one for sure! I'm a happy man!
insomniac013
  Jan 11, 2012
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Next up on the list of "80's Sequels Which Are Not Yet On Blu Ray For Some Reason":

Ghostbusters 2!

PeterTHX
  Jan 11, 2012
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Finally!
One of the rare sequels better than the original.
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nolfoc
  Jan 11, 2012
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@peter

agreed! i liked this one much more then the original

@bootslinger

expect MIB2 around the time MIB3 hits theaters

stubiedoo
  Jan 11, 2012
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Why does it take so long for them to come out starting from the annoucement,you're talking nearly 4 months.Child's Play was announced for the UK and not out while October.Do they have very slow machines or packers or something?

snakemaster7
  Jan 11, 2012
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Wow, better than the original? I feel sorry for you guys...On a side note, they should do some sort of bundle with both films.

mikesncc1701
  Jan 11, 2012
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Outstanding! Never got around to grabbing this one on DVD but it'll be a great addition as I bought the blu of the first film just last month.

TheManInBlu
  Jan 11, 2012
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I never got around to buying the first one and now I'll wait for the collector's pack or bundle of both movies which they're sure to do

Bluyoda
  Jan 11, 2012
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Great. Will we be getting the original remastered then??? I have been holding out for a better release. I hope they will do this one right.

Cenobite
  Jan 11, 2012
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oh hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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nathanp
  Jan 11, 2012
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One of the better sequels ever made, I'll be grabbing this one for sure!

kong73
  Jan 11, 2012
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I always felt this one was just a little too silly. The gremlins in the original, they were silly but scary too. These guys were played for laughs to often. But what the hell who can resist that Gizmo and even Stripe in both forms lol.
Aw Gremlins!
nomar5677
  Jan 11, 2012
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I thought the original looked great on blu ray. Can't wait for the sequel.

BluAtreyu
  Jan 11, 2012
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Day. One. For. Me. ;-)
matt_hargett
  Jan 11, 2012
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YESS!!!!!! A great post-modern commentary on sequels themselves. I hope the bloopers and deleted scenes are anamorphic and have lossless audio. Warner's been doing a good job with using at least 224kibt/sec on their supplementary audio tracks, and real 24-bit audio on their primary tracks, which would be great here as well. If they just put it on a BD-50 so it can breathe properly without crazy DNR and EE, it's a day one purchase for me.

PS: Hoping for a similar release of UHF, which I think came out the same summer.
bradley4846
  Jan 11, 2012
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Dang, i got to get the first one. Own them both on VHS, i think its time to upgrade
sumo8675309
  Jan 11, 2012
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i wonder if the "john wayne" scene will be included?

rafaelsalguero
  Jan 11, 2012
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O-M-G !!!! Finally
I hope this comes with a Slipcover like the part 1 release

MCT
  Jan 11, 2012
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FUCK YEAH! About time. Definitely adding this to my collection. Hilarious sequel.

Blu-Jawa
  Jan 11, 2012
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Next Summer?? you mean This Summer Right. I have been waiting for this one. My DVR will soon get some more space back. Great News.

thdeanmachine
  Jan 11, 2012
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Literally just bought the DVD a couple weeks ago. God damn it!!!!

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tridon
  Jan 11, 2012
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Oh, Phoebe Cates, the girl of my childhood dreams... and Gizmo, the pet of my childhood dreams.

Mr. Joshua
  Jan 11, 2012
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I've been waiting a long time for this! Heck yeah! Awesome! Sweet! I hope it has both versions of the movie on the blu-ray; the Hulk Hogan version and the John Wayne version!

ChadJCronin
  Jan 11, 2012
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When I was a kid, I thought this modern building was so cool. I can't wait to see how I view it now.

CyberpunkCentral
  Jan 11, 2012
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Gremlins 2 better than the first? What the hell are you guys smoking?

tylerdurden10
  Jan 11, 2012
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While I won't go as far to say it's better than the first one, I will say I love the sequel! Can't wait

bboisvert
  Jan 11, 2012
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This news makes me much happier than it should. One of my favorite movies. No joke.

snakemaster7
  Jan 12, 2012
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@Boothill Gunslinger: I don't care if I'm the minority, I still feel sorry for the people who think the sequel is better. That's MY opinion on the subject, and it will stay that way. Oh, and BTW, bundles doesn't always mean a double feature, I was envisioning a dual pack of both films in there own respective cases, not some one disc bullshit.

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Walts Ghost
  Jan 12, 2012
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Finally! It's about time!

WJWS Channel 13:Amity
  Jan 12, 2012
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@Boothill gunsligner, none of those sequels you mentioned are 80s movies, or sequels to 80s movies.

jimmybearlondon
  Jan 12, 2012
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Love the original so much (it's a staple Xmas film in my household!), but really enjoyed this one too especially for the way it refused to take itself seriously at all... will definitely be picking this one up!

snakemaster7
  Jan 12, 2012
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@Adam_ME Couldn't have said it better, well said

GC Riot
  Jan 12, 2012
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Much more over the top than the original, and a bit of a meta-film as well, more tongue in cheek, but seriously, not even close to the original.
Give me a cheap box set and I'll get it

jaws3dfan
  Jan 12, 2012
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Sweet!! Such a great movie

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Pirate King
  Jan 12, 2012
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More Fun... Good News.... I will be quite excited to add this film to my collection.!!!

in2blu
  Jan 12, 2012
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Microwave!!!!!

Yeah I prefer the original but I do enjoy the mad cap nature of the sequel. You can't accuse it of being boring. And the new Gremlin designs were great by Rick Baker. I watched Gremlins on BD over Christmas and then decided to put on TNB, so I'll wait a while before I buy the bluray. So does anyone think there will be a Gremlins 3, not sure if that domain registration means anything.
MoulinBlu
  Jan 12, 2012
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Looking forward to seeing this again. Glad it's being released alone, rather than limited to a bundle like Scooby Doo, Every Which Way..., etc., forcing owners of the original to buy the first movie twice, just to get the second.

Geoff D
  Jan 12, 2012
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Love this film, it's about time Warners!

xxstrataxx
  Jan 12, 2012
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yes so glad to hear thsi! been waiting for part 2 forever. now give me ghostbusters 2! and give me slips with gremlins 2 and ghostbusters 2 to match part one of each!

CookinBasicpro
  Jan 12, 2012
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I did not think that this would be coming to blu-ray because it was hard to find on dvd plus i thought it was forgotten about
scottevil50
  Jan 12, 2012
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Gremlins 2 yes!!!!

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Whirlygig
  Jan 12, 2012
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Gremlins, and Gremlins 2 - Two completely different types of movies; therefore incomparable.

Both awesome.

Mr Willy Wonka
  Jan 12, 2012
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I'll probably get this, but really, when was the last time a lot of you saw this movie? It's entertaining in a certain ADD way that throws a bunch of visually interesting things at you one after the other, but it doesn't come close to the original. Of COURSE they can be compared, one is a SEQUEL to the other!! From what I've read about this film, director Joe Dante made it intentionally outrageous and ridiculous, in a way to destroy any possibility of it being a franchise that could be "run into the ground." Even though I've been working on a sort-of PREQUEL for years, and there's talk even today of rebooting the "franchise," Gremlins 2 has absolutely nothing on the awesomely original, er, original.

rdkimes
  Jan 12, 2012
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Gremlins 2 better than the original?! That's almost as bad as saying Grease 2 was better than Grease!
bill haverchuck
  Jan 12, 2012
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Gremlins 2 is hilarious - the whole film is wall-to-wall gags, which might (understandably) turn off some fans expecting a darker tone like the original, but who cares? I got to see a print of it at BAM a few months ago & the audience went nuts for it. Day one for sure.

By the by, the building they used for the Clamp Center exteriors is a block away from Grand Central Station in NYC. I went to meet a friend who was temping there for lunch a few years back & my jaw dropped when I realized he was working in the Clamp building!

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Wdm81
  Jan 12, 2012
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Day one for sure, hopefully WB is using this release to test the waters for the proposed third movie.

kdo
  Jan 12, 2012
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Loved the original film, but "Gremlins 2" was a big disappointment for me...never owned it on any previous home video format, and won't be starting now.
wonka
  Jan 13, 2012
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I seen both of these at the movies when i was a kid actually seen the first twice about three years ago the local movie house played a series of xmas movies and it was an original print so the screen was popping, it was film bliss. No way in hell did part 2 even come close

dmollenauer
  Jan 15, 2012
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Had this one my wish list on dvd for quite some time, so I will be picking this up when it hits my sub $10 price point for catalog titles.

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Torgon
  Jan 16, 2012
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I knew I should have waited for a dual boxset like Short Circuit 1&2, lol.


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