Eight lost campy classics released on DVD
Just in time to take away the pain of Tax Day, Lionsgate today released DVDs of eight movies you've probably long forgotten from the '80s. (Though seriously, tell me you didn't forget about Hiding Out, with the great Jon Cryer!)
Dubbed "The Lost Collection," the set features some of our favorite stars from the decade in movies that didn't make quite the biggest splash in their careers. Names like Drew Barrymore, Keanu Reeves, Jim Belushi and Cryer.
Each movie is available for $14.98 and includes a "Pop-Up Trivia" track. They're available at the usual stores and online retailers, including lionsgateshop.com. (While you're there, pick up Care Bears: Cheer, There & Everywhere.) Here's the list.
IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES (1984): Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, Drew Barrymore. Remember Drew before she was obnoxious and overexposed? Think WAY back. "That bimbo stole my husband! They drank their lover's wine in glasses I stood in line to buy!"
THE NIGHT BEFORE (1988): Keanu Reeves, Lori Loughlin. Never saw this flick in the '80s, but Keanu was funny in Youngblood and Parenthood, so who knows? "Gee, am I overreacting? Well, I guess being sold into prostitution has made me a little edgy; or maybe it's the thought of almost losing my virtue to the Goodyear blimp - and then again it could be simply the sleazy feeling of vinyl against my skin."
HOMER & EDDIE (1989): Jim Belushi, Whoopi Goldberg. "Probably more unpleasant couplings are imaginable, but none springs immediately to mind," the Washington Post said about the casting of this movie, which is described as "unlikely friends who go on a rollicking road trip together." Hey, Belushi and Whoopi were good together in Jumping Jack Flash.
MORGAN STEWART'S COMING HOME (1987): Jon Cryer, Lynn Redgrave. A highly underrated Cryer movie -- aren't they all -- with a great performance by the late Paul Gleason. Cryer appeared in four movies in 1987 -- Morgan Stewart, Superman 4, Dudes and the next movie on this list. (Trailer)
HIDING OUT (1987): Jon Cryer, Annabeth Gish. "I used to be just like you: a short, horny, hopeless dork." I've always been baffled why this movie -- along with Pretty in Pink -- didn't immediately spring Cryer into stardom. Instead, it'd be almost 20 more years before TV's Two and a Half Men did the trick. (Trailer)
REPOSSESSED (1990): Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair. A '90s movie on the list? For shame! But the plot -- about a girl who needs a repeat exorcism -- is very '80s and Naked Gun-esque. "What's going on, father? I just had to tie my wife down to the bed. I've never done anything like that before, well except for that one time when the kids were at camp." (Trailer)
SLAUGHTER HIGH (1986): Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore. The plot goes exactly the same as your own 10-year high school reunion. Only you don't get to murder quite so many people with sharp instruments. But how bad can the movie be? It was reviewed by Eat Horror, Fatally-Yours.com and SlasherPool.com. (Trailer)