Stay Tuned (1992) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Stay Tuned (1992) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Stay Tuned (1992) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Stay Tuned (1992) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Peter Hyams
Starring: Jeffrey Jones, John Ritter, Pam Dawber
RATED: PG/REGION O/2.35/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Sony Pictures

Salesman Roy Knable (John Ritter) spends all his free time watching television, to the exasperation of his wife, Helen (Pam Dawber). One day, TV salesman Spike (Jeffrey Jones) convinces Roy to buy a satellite dish offering 666 channels. The new addition to Roy’s home entertainment system sucks him and Helen into Hellvision, a realm run by Spike, who is an emissary of Satan. For 24 hours, the couple must survive devilish parodies of TV programs if they want to return to reality alive.

Stay Tuned is one of those movies that I remember seeing on cable TV way back in the day when people pretty much only had watching TV to do in their free time. How important was cable? Well, it’s a whole plot point to this movie. We have a couple on the break of ending things. The husband is all about watching TV and this becomes an issue when a sinister man shows up at his door one night following a fight with the couple and offers him a cable TV package with a big satellite that picks up 666 channels! The only catch is, they are sucked into this cable package and forced to try to survive all the evil shows in order to be free! One of the coolest things about this movie is it is a totally product of its time. Not only the cable but basically every cool show and commercial from around the time is hit on here from Waynes World to Northern Exposer and countless more.

Not only is Stay Tuned a 90s nostalgia overload (which could sadly be lost on younger viewers) but it’s a really solid movie as well. The cast is great and John Ritter is wonderful in this. He was really hitting his mark in these weird little comedy movies with a twist like Problem Child, but Stay Tuned has a little bit of an edge to it. The movie could double as a comedy and a horror in a lot of ways and because of that, it will appeal to both. The movie tells a very good story of a couple trying to work things out with the kids watching them live out this nightmare while they do it at home on the couch! I can’t recommend this one enough to you people. It even comes with a nice making-of as an extra.

Extras

  • The Making of ‘Stay Tuned’

Quality of Transfer: 88%

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