|George newman is a daydreamer whose hyperactive imagination keeps him from holding a steady job...Until his uncle hires him as manager of channel 62, a TV station that's losing moneyand viewers fast. But when george replaces the station's reruns with bizarre wheel of fish, ratings begin to soar!|
Editor's NoteFunnyman "Weird" Al Yankovic stars in this comedy as George Newman, a man who takes over a low-rent TV station won by his uncle in a poker game. Newman's unconventional methods for boosting ratings include giving the station's janitor his own children's program -- with spectacularly successful results. Complications ensue when the unscrupulous head of a rival network tries to drive Newman off the air, but there's still plenty of time out for fantasy music video segments and TV bits which showcase Yankovic's talents as a parodist.
|"Weird Al" Yankovic|
|Jay Levey - Director|
|David Lewis - Director of Photography|
|Dennis M. O'Connor - Editor|
|"Weird Al" Yankovic - Musical Score|
|John Du Prez - Musical Score|
|Kevin Breslin, et al. - Producer|
|Ward Preston - Production Designer|
|Jay Levey - Writer|
|"Weird Al" Yankovic - Writer|
Why buy this DVD?8/19/2002
It's real simple the commentary with Jay Levey and Al Yankovic. It is better than the movie. Al lists every single address and location where they filmed each seen. Co-stars from the movie make guest appearances. Its overall information is rather unique. I highly recommend this DVD. If you due buy this dvd, watch the movie first then the commentary (I know you'll do that anyway). ;)
The best comedy...EVER!7/25/2002
It's too bad this came out against Batman and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, because no one heard of it. I even didn't realize it was a movie till I was browsing through Blockbuster one day and came across UHF. Never in my life have I laughed so much throughout an entire movie. By far a price worth having.
This film is one of the brightest spots in the Uni6/28/2002
I have to admit that I am a biased fan of Weird Al Yankovic but even if I wasn't this film would definitely still get a FIVE STAR rating. This film contains several different forms of comedy. It has dark humor, slap-stick and even some humor that forms its own categories. Check this film out and you won't be disappointed! Not only does it have the hilarious Weird Al but also has an all-star performance from Michael Richards. This DVD also contains more extras than I have seen on most DVDs. You get a large collection of deleted scenes, film commentary, promotional extras, trailer extras and a behind the scenes look on top of all the other extras already mentioned. I am sure I left something out but you will agree when you see this DVD, it is one heck of a DVD!
Stupid yes, genius - yes, hilarious - yes6/25/2002
This movie is extremely funny - an inexpensive must have for your collection.
A manifestation of genius.5/5/2002
This movie is one of the few manifestations of true genius. I classify genius as a person with a vision who wields such a phenomenal grasp of "humor" (which is as pertinent a genre as drama, suspense or romance, in its highest form) which weathers years and even generations and retains its full value of humor. This movie is a work of true genius; it is hilarious, opening credits to ending. It is simultaneously tacky slapstick and intelligent satire. Some people don't like it. I don't like those people. If you were born between 1960 and 1985, and you want to laugh out loud, laugh so hard you cry, and sample the best humor of the 1980's (and possibly the 1990's)... join the "cult" of UHF! (Some of us have been waiting for a decade for this DVD to be released! THANK GOODNESS!!!!!)