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Old 08-10-2012, 01:27
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I'm not sure how true this is but according to imdb, Gremlins is due to get a cinema re-release on 7th December. Now considering it originally got released in the UK on 7th December 1984, it is neither a 25th anniversary or 30th anniversary celebration.

Now don't get me wrong, I do love the original Gremlins & would rather see the original over a reboot any day of the week, but do not understand why they are re-releasing it this year.

Does anyone here have a clue to why this is happening ?

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Old 08-10-2012, 01:45
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Hi all

I'm not sure how true this is but according to imdb, Gremlins is due to get a cinema re-release on 7th December. Now considering it originally got released in the UK on 7th December 1984, it is neither a 25th anniversary or 30th anniversary celebration.

Now don't get me wrong, I do love the original Gremlins & would rather see the original over a reboot any day of the week, but do not understand why they are re-releasing it this year.

Does anyone here have a clue to why this is happening ?

Thanks
Park Circus has a listing for Gremlins being released on 30th November. http://www.parkcircus.com/in_cinemas...s/517_gremlins

I'd guess they're showing it for the same reason they release any other film; they've presumably done a digital remaster and want people to be able to see it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:45
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Odd choice for a digital remaster. Normally these releases are to promote an upcoming blu ray version, but its already on blu ray.
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Old 24-11-2012, 00:52
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Now downgraded to 12A for da kids. http://www.bbfc.co.uk/BFF034881/

There has been a trend, at least in Edinburgh, to show more and more Xmas films in the cinema at Xmas these days, years back it was only It's A Wonderful Life that got shown, now it's all sorts; last year one of the arthouses here was even screening Die Hard on Xmas week.
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Old 24-11-2012, 01:49
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Wow I have no idea why they're putting this back in cinemas but I quite like this film so I'll go and watch it. Gizmo is the cutest thing to ever grace a cinema screen.
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Old 24-11-2012, 16:06
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Maybe they are sticking it on because they didn't want to release much this Christmas to compete against The Hobbit but thought a re-release of an oldish, yet popular, film will give them a few Christmas coins.
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Old 24-11-2012, 17:21
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Caused a right fuss in the 80s! I loved it, gremlins 2 was a bit shit though
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Old 25-11-2012, 00:00
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Cineworld are showing this as a one-off on 11th December.
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Old 25-11-2012, 08:42
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Caused a right fuss in the 80s! I loved it, gremlins 2 was a bit shit though
Blasphemy. Gremlins 2 was fantastic.
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Old 26-11-2012, 18:43
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It sucks that it's not being shown in much cinemas
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Old 27-11-2012, 13:01
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I love Gremlins!!! Damn my parents for not taking me to see it at the cinema in '84. We got to see everything else, so I would love the opportunity to finally see it on the big screen!
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Old 21-12-2012, 01:47
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The bbfc have put their 1984 report about Gremlins up on their site: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/sites/default/...s/Gremlins.pdf
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Old 21-12-2012, 14:52
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The bbfc have put their 1984 report about Gremlins up on their site: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/sites/default/...s/Gremlins.pdf
Interesting, and to be fair you have to agree with a lot of the comments. It's definitely not for kids, although I think it could well have passed as a 12 had that certification been available in those days.
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Old 21-12-2012, 19:23
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I went to see this on Wednesday night at the Cambridge Picturehouse

Brilliant stuff. Great to finally see it on the big screen, having only ever seen it on TV/DVD.

Re. the classification... I read that it was also an issue in the US, where it received a "PG" rating as there was nothing between that and the "R" rating, so the MPAA gave it a PG. Due to criticism of Gremlins and Temple of Doom both receiving a PG, Spielberg suggested to a friend at the MPAA that they should create a "PG-13" rating...
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