VH1 Keeps The 80s Alive, Again

By Perri Nemiroff 2009-01-15 20:44:38
Let the celebration of the 80ís continue. Paramount Home Entertainment and VH1 proudly announce the addition of 30 more memorable flicks to the I Love the 80ís Collection ready for purchase February 3rd.

The effort to preserve high tops, acid washed jeans and mullets began in August when 40 of the decadeís most memorable films including Airplane, Pretty in Pink and Top Gun were released on DVD rocking some new retro packaging. The newest members of the family will sport similar duds and be accompanied by a CD with four songs from top recording artists of the time in addition to two free music downloads. Theyíll run you anywhere from $12.99 to $19.99 per DVD.

I donít quite understand the purpose of releasing these films as parts of a collection as opposed to just letting them stand on their own. It would be one thing if VH1 put a fun twist on the films or added bonus material in accordance to their television programs, but all youíre getting besides the movie are a couple of potentially unwanted music tracks. Nostalgia always overpowers practicality when it comes to buying a DVD, but it seems like buying the film outside of this collection would be the more gratifying way to remember the film.

Maybe it is only because Iím comparing the newest installments to the original ones, but it seems as though the list of additional films is far less exciting. The majority of the films from the first 40 were ones Iíve seen dozens of times and could watch dozens more. I canít say the same for the next 30. In fact, I havenít even seen a majority of them. Take a look for yourself and see if any strike your fancy:

THE ACCUSED
AMERICAN DREAMER
BLACK RAIN
CHEECH & CHONG STILL SMOKIN
CLUE
COMING TO AMERICA
DRAGONSLAYER
EDDIE MURPHY RAW
FLASHDANCE
GALLIPOLI
GOLDEN CHILD
HARLEM NIGHTS
HEARTBURN
THE HUNTER
LADY JANE
MOMMIE DEAREST
NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD!
AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
ORDINARY PEOPLE
THE PRESIDIO
RAGTIME
SHIRLEY VALENTINE
STAYING ALIVE
SUMMER RENTAL
TOP SECRET!
TRADING PLACES
TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM
U2: RATTLE AND HUM
THE UNTOUCHABLES
YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES
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