Let the mayhem begin!!!
As part of Warner Bros’ celebration in honor of 1984′s Gremlins 30th anniversary as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch is now available for Digital Download on iTunes! The quality is about the same as the current blu-ray release, and is just exciting to be able to have on my mobile device in high quality. Note: all the pictures in this post are courtesy of Warner Brothers and are grabbed from the iTunes digital download of Gremlins. The price is reasonable, and Warner Bros is offering a significant discount when buying the digital 2-pack. Might be worth it if nothing else than to watch Gremlins on an airplane….the irony!
This is just the first release in what is shaping up to be a fantastic 2014 for Gremlins fans.
Earlier this year, series star Zach Galligan tweeted that he did an 80-minute interview for the 30th anniversary “Definitive” Blu-Ray, which should be hitting later this year, and from what I have heard will contain new never-before-seen footage. Might we see the infamous McDonald’s scene? Probably not, but we just might get something surprising. As the tagline goes: What you see, isn’t always what you get.
Speaking personally, I am pleasantly surprised that WB is putting their weight behind Gremlins this year.
The 25th anniversary came and went with a release, but not much fanfare.
In the merchandise realm, fans know that the Gremlins license is strong, with Neca’s recent Spider Gremlin selling incredibly well, and their 1:1 puppet prop replicas really standing out as must-haves for Gremlins fans. The Gremlins Series 3 line seems to be on indefinite hiatus at this point due to poor sales of previous Gremlin-themed figures vs their Mogwai figures, but that is another topic for another time.
Granted I would love to see and hold some props/replicas of original Gremlins gear, based on the 1984 sculpts since they seemed so much more “real” and detailed than the sequel’s designs to me. In the end, I am just happy to see more merchandise happening. Just a fact of life. The more money a product brings in means the more awesomeness we can get as fans!
Now let’s cross our fingers for a sequel/remake/reboot and that the Gremlins hype train gets started again. I have reached out to Warner Bros to find out any more details that might be offered regarding other upcoming Gremlin-centric treats, and I will be sure to get you any information as soon as possible!
What do YOU want to see in a 30th anniversary special edition? Or What do you want to see this year for gremlins? (I heard there is a pretty neato fan book coming soon….stay tuned……)