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Little Monsters (Vestron Video Collector's Series)
(Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, et al / Blu-ray / PG / (1989) 2020 / LGF)

Overview: New to the Vestron Collector’s Series, 'Little Monsters' is the story of Brian (Fred Savage), a sixth-grader who’s recently moved to a new town and made friends with Maurice (Howie Mandel) — the monster who lives under Brian's bed!

Maurice introduces Brian to the world of monsters, where junk food rules, adults aren’t allowed, and the fun and games never end. But when Brian's brother is kidnapped, it’s time for Brian to get serious and fight the monsters on their turf in this zany cult favorite.

Blu-ray Verdict: Simply put, 'Little Monsters' is a funny and moving family comedy that reminds me of my childhood days when I first saw the movie. I thought then, and having rewatched it now on this incredible new Blu-ray special edition, that the cast was perfect, the script was hilarious, and the special and make-up effects were outstanding.

Brian Stevenson (Fred Savage) has just moved into a new house with his parents and little brother Eric (Ben Savage). He has no friends and is not doing well with grades. That is until he discovers that a monster named Maurice (Howie Mandell) has invaded his room!

He starts out scared of Maurice, but quickly becomes best friends with him. Maurice takes Brian to a world of Monsters under his bed and shows him the time of his life.

Brian finds out though that the world is ruled by an evil monster (Frank Whaley) who terrorizes people and has not been seen lately. So, and together, Brian and Maurice embark on an adventure of a lifetime to put this monster away.

Fred Savage (The Wonder Years), Howie Mandell (Bobby's World), Ben Savage (Boy Meets World), Rick Ducommun (Blank Check, Scary Movie), Frank Whaley (Pulp Fiction, Field of Dreams), Devin Ratray (Home Alone 1 & 2), and Daniel Stern (The Wonder Years) all star here and wow, what a delightful flashback to the movies of the late '80s, that's for sure!

Directed by Richard Greenberg, Savage, who was riding high in films right around here - soon to be stepping side though for the '90s to welcome in the late '80s heart throb duo of Corey Feldman and Corey Haim - is genuinely excellently innocent, and all puffy-cheeked here.

And although his maniacal behavior does occasionally become exhausting, Mandel's performance is certainly energetic, and you can't help but love him when he drinks a bully's apple juice, only to refill it with p*ss!! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

• *NEW* Audio Commentary with Jarret Gahan, Editor-in-Chief of
• *NEW* Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer David Newman
• *NEW* “Call Him Maurice” – An Interview with Actor Howie Mandel
• *NEW* “Beneath the Bed” – An Interview with Producer Andrew Licht
• *NEW* “Monsters Big & Small” – An Interview with Special Makeup Effects Creator Robert Short
• *NEW* Vintage Interviews with Actors Fred Savage, Ben Savage, Special Makeup Effects Creator Robert Short, and Director Richard Alan Greenberg
• Behind-the-Scenes Footage
• “Making Maurice” – Vintage Footage of Howie Mandel’s Makeup Transformation
• Vintage EPK & VHS Promo
• Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery

With 6 new special features, including an all new interview with Howie Mandel, the 'Little Monsters' Blu-ray will be available September 15th, 2020 for the suggested retail price of $17.99.

Original Trailer