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From the imagination of Steven Spielberg, The Goonies plunges a band of small heroes into a swashbuckling surprise-around-every corner quest beyond their wildest dreams! Following a mysterious treasure map into a spectacular underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby-traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, the kids race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys?and a mild mannered monster with a face only a mother could love.
The Goonies is one of the best movies ever made. The story about a bunch of oddball children who triumph over the “man” was a prototype for great character relationships and development in family movies. Also, who can forget the egregious use of weight and race stereotypes with Lawrence ‘Chunk’ Cohen (Jeff Cohen), Clark ‘Mouth’ Devereaux (Corey Feldman) in his dealings with the Spanish housekeeper and Richard ‘Data’ Wang (Jonathan Ke Quan)? Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, The Goonies gets a Blu-ray Collector’s Edition filled with a few souvenir trinkets.
Despite the wondrous circumstances, the characters are believable. The cast of The Goonies was a lightning-in-a-bottle assemblage of talent. Sean Astin’s (The Lord of the Rings) Mikey is the best every-kid in the history of filmmaking. He messes up phrases endearingly and is the heart at the center of the film. His jock brother Brand is no slouch either and Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men, Jonah Hex) brings him to life. If you needed a wise-ass in the 1980s, you had to go to Corey Feldman (Stand By Me, The Lost Boys), so the character of Mouth was put in his capable hands. Ke Huy Quan (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) played Data and Kerri Green (Lucas) and Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) brought the female touches of Andy and Stef. Great good guys alone aren’t enough to make a film and The Goonies has some of the best baddies going. Anne Ramsey (Throw Mama From the Train) brings dangerous charisma to Mama Fratelli. Robert Davi (License to Kill) and Joe Pantoliano (The Matrix) make Jake and Francis Fratelli sing, literally for Davi.
You’ll get The Goonies “Where Are They Now?” Empire Magazine article reprint. This is cool. Included you will also find an exclusive board game and a 1985 Souvenir Magazine. As well as the 64-page magazine which is a nice touch.
If you’re a fan of The Goonies, you need to have this in your library.
– Commentary with Director Richard Donner and all seven actors
-Hidden Treasures – Pop up videos of commentary
-The making of the Goonies 1985 Featurette
– Deleted Scenes
– The Goonies “R” Good Enough Music video by Cyndi Lauper
– Theatrical Trailer