THE BARGAIN BUY: The Goonies (DVD)

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THE BARGAIN BUY: The Goonies (DVD)

While it is neither Elswehere's interest nor place to advice anyone on how best to bring up children, we would be remiss if we didn't point out you might just be some kind of lesser parent or caregiver if your kids between eight and 12 have not seen The Goonies.

You are denying them (and yourself) a whole lot of chilly fun of the old style: baddies are baddies, kids are fickle but smart, there's a pirate ship and treasure, a girl who can hold her own against the boys, gadgets . . .

Written by Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus, directed by Richard Donner and with a cast of then largely unknowns, The Goonies has barely aged a bit in terms of kid-fun since it appeared in the mid Eighties.

The original film and first DVD release also had the poster art by the great Drew Struzan (pictured, the current reissue has another and lesser cover).

It wasn't on DVD for a very long time but has been available for at least a decade now, so if you haven't plonked the kids down in front of it then . . .

JB_logoOkay, let's just tell you this: The Goonies is family entertainment with a good story (a few cliches although the cartoonish villains are fun) and it is now available on DVD at JB Hi-Fi stores here as part of a 2-for-$25 deal.

Which means you can pick that up . . . but also Gremlins, Tom Cruise's somewhat overlooked Edge of Tomorrow, the excellent contemporary political thriller A Most Wanted man (Philip Seymour Hoffman) or a number of others in the deal.

Order in the pizza and enjoy.

Your kids'll love ya for it. 

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