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Story

This dark comedy from 1989 was a good showcase for Winona Ryder, playing a high school girl brought into a clique of bitchy classmates (all named Heather), and Christian Slater, doing his early Jack Nicholson thing. While Ryder's character muddles over the consequences of giving up one set of friends for another, her association with a new boy (Slater) in school turns out to have deadly consequences. Director Michael Lehmann turned this unusual film into something more than another teen-death flick. There is real wit and sharp satire afoot, and the very fusion of horror and comedy is provocative in itself. Heathers remains a kind of benchmark in contemporary cinema for bringing surreal intelligence into Hollywood films. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • THX
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Winona RyderVeronica
Christian SlaterJ.D.
Shannen DohertyHeather
Lisanne FalkHeather
Kim WalkerHeather
Penelope MilfordPauline Fleming
Glenn ShadixFather Ripper

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Michael Lehmann
  • Producer: Anchor Bay
  • Length: 102 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaMar 31, 1989
    EuropeNov 17, 1989
    JapanDec 8, 1990
    AustraliaApr 19, 1990
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaM
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaNov 18, 2008
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaSep 25, 2001
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