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Thursday, July 24, 2014

REVIEW: The Legend of Billie Jean (Mill Creek Blu-ray) GIVEAWAY and Review.


YES! This is my first time watching The Legend of Billie Jean. Get it out now. Feel free to pause reading this review and comment in the Facebook link or Tweet you found this on that you "can't believe it". Then come back and will have an nice quiet chat about my thoughts on one of your childhood favorites that I was, up until last night, a virgin to. ... Okay now that we've got that out of our system (and we haven't have we?) let's discuss this new Mill Creek Blu-ray and the movie itself. 


Synopsis from Mill Creek:

When local rich kid Hubie Pyatt steals and wrecks Binx Davy's  beloved motor scooter, Binx's older sister, Billie Jean demands the $608 it costs to fix it. Binx shoots Mr. Pyatt by accident and he and Billie Jean flee town accompanied by Billie Jean's girlfriends, Ophelia and Putter. They Become fugitives and when they pick up a very willing hostage, Lloyd, they become criminals. Billie Jean becomes a legend in her own time, a symbol of freedom to teenagers everywhere!

I loved your favorite childhood movie. I loved it enough to know that though this edition boasts that it is the Special "Fair is Fair" Edition it really doesn't have much going for it in terms of a fan package. That upsets me greatly because I am now a fan. I would want more. Sure it comes with a Helen Slater and Yeardley Smith commentary, but I could use a few interviews, trailers, stills, some kind of 80's making of video (or perhaps a retrospective on 80's rebel movies like Heathers). It's just the movie and the commentary and a cover so hot that one could easily mistake it for spank material. The price is perfect however, but I would gladly pay more for a fan release. Transfer looks good. No real complaints other than I'm a spoiled brat and want MORE (daddy). 

The movie itself is timeless or maybe I'm just stuck in the 80's permanently. It's the perfect mesh of rebellion and style with plenty of amazing 80's grooves from Billy Idol, The Divinyls and Pat fucking Benatar. I'm not sure if the Benatar theme or the sped up version of Rebel Yell is better. I mean noticeably sped up.  I fist pumped and walked out of my house screaming at my house at least three times during this movie yelling at my parents and the law and that damn shop owner who tries to take advantage of Billie Jean (or at least I felt like I wanted to get up and yell). This is a movie that is easy to root for the heroes, like the girl power version of Rocky only much better dressed and better looking. 

I always though my favorite Helen Slater picture was Supergirl. The Legend of Billie Jean corrected that. She is smokin' hot, super charged and ready to kick some ass. With everyone from Christian Slater to Yeardley Smith to Keith Gordon in this movie, you'll find your favorite 80's icon filling their stereotypical role to perfection. Yes there's a Wilhelm Scream... yes it pissed me off as it always does, but to make up for it, there mask from ROCKTOBER BLOOD shows up! Lots of little horror goodies for you creepy kiddies, but this stood out. 

I highly recommend this movie. I want you to enjoy it as much as I have which is why I'm giving away a copy of this movie. The giveaway will last until August 1st. Send me a YouTube clip of your favorite 80's song from a Horror, Sci-Fi or Exploitation flick. Email it to jimmy@docterror.com. Make sure to like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. Thanks.

More important than any trailer... the music video:


You can purchase The Legend of Billie Jean now. This may not have been a part of a childhood, but I sure to feel nostalgic for it. Now I just have to find a Pat Benatar poster to put on my wall.


1 comment:

  1. This is such an absolute classic! While you may not have grown up with this one, like I did, I'm glad that you dug it!

    The Pat Benetar tune does it for me everytime. If I'm in the care and it comes on, I crank that to 11 and unabashedly fist pump and scream to the car next to me that fair is fair!

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