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Class of 1984
Class of 1984
Actors: Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross, Timothy Van Patten, Roddy McDowall, Stefan Arngrim
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror
R     2006     1hr 38min

They?re all part of a typical day for the students of Lincoln High. Into this academic abyss arrives Andy Norris (Slaughterhouse Five?s Perry King), an idealistic and na´ve music teacher who has moved into the community wi...  more »

     

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Actors: Perry King, Merrie Lynn Ross, Timothy Van Patten, Roddy McDowall, Stefan Arngrim
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 02/21/2006
Original Release Date: 08/20/1982
Theatrical Release Date: 08/20/1982
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Stegman and Gang
Chris Longden | Orchard Park, NY | 02/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A piano playing prodigy with an evil punk attitude?

May seem a little light hearted from a far, but do not be fooled, CLASS OF 1984 is gritty, violent and blatant as it can be about it.

Lincoln High School is a tough school with an even tougher group of punks, filling the students and teachers alike with nothing but fear for who will stand up against a "supreme ruling senior" Stegman and his gang of misfits?

Enter Andy Norris (Perry King) a music teacher sent from a far more prestigious school to help reinvigorate Lincoln High's flailing music department. Filled with a sense of purpose Andy first comes across the musical prodigy Stegman and thinks he can help bevel Stegmans rough "punk" edges and churn out a brilliant pianist.

Much to Andy's surprise Stegman is not so easily swayed and lashes back against Andy in every way possible (let alone imaginable).

The gloves are off between students and teachers in CLASS OF 1984, and there is no room for second place.

Who wins?

Who dies?

You'll have to find that out for yourself!"
Cult Classic
William | Australia | 07/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Released last week on DVD in Australia (21 July), this cult classic is finally available in widescreen for your very own library. It has a couple of decent but not great special features. Sorry to hear the US DVD release has been postponed (try ordering from Australia at www.ezydvd.com.au).

Scary, and nail-biting. Grab it if you can."
GRRR CMON US!!!THE UK VERSION IS AWESOME
S. Corbin | 08/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"okey dokey kids i did pick up the current AB release of this film froma AMAZON UK!!!its BEAUTIFUL. SOUND AND PICTURE, EXCELLENT. The commentary is a bit of a let down. I really thought they would focus more on the in and outs of that particular film...but no. they end up just kinda catching with Mr Lester. kinda boring.OK so if you have to have this film and only next to Willie Dynamite did i ever wait for a film this bad...well mmm thats a lie, i wait ALOT for lots O films.....anywho enjoy if you can figure out your PAL region hangup with the UK version. need NTSC? wistatecap@yahoo.com"
"WE ARE THE FUTURE!"
Matthew Keller | Los Angeles, CA | 01/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the same vein as the 1979 classic THE WARRIORS, Marc Lesters' 1982 cult hit CLASS OF 1984 takes you inside the walls of an inner city High School overwrought with drug dealers, gangs and thugs.

CLASS OF 1984 was seemingly the beginning to endless carbon copies of high school teacher vs. thug students films. Yet CLASS OF 1984 (a movie that was originally banned in the UK) with all of it's similarities to such films as DANGEROUS MINDS ('95), THE SUBSTITUTE ('96), 187 ('97), bares one striking difference. The antagonists of the film are given no redeeming qualities, none are shown as mistreated youths or having grown up in a broken home. For the most part we are shown the exact oppisite, as the "problem children" are created not by an abusive and poor home life, but yet by a silver spoon. Housing lots of violence and gore (and not to mention a bone chilling rape scene that leaves even the most hardened person thinking "that is just messed up!") CLASS OF 1984 I feel is a movie that has stood out since its release and unapologetically showed us that cold, careless killers are not always who you think they are.

I have been awaiting this film on DVD for sometime now, and thanks to Anchor Bay my wait is not much longer. Having first seen this film on VHS, I am excited to see the bonus features and commentaries that are said to accompany the DVD. So if you fancy yourself a "retro film guru" or if you are down for some good old fashion blood and guts, this DVD is a must own!!!
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