Blu-ray, DVD Release: Zapped!

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 24, 2016
Price: DVD $6.99, Blu-ray $13.99
Studio: Olive Films


The beloved ludicrous 1982 comedy Zapped! directed by Mel Stuart (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) makes its U.S. Blu-ray debut courtesy of Olive Films.

Heather Thomas feels the power in Zapped!

Heather Thomas feels the power in Zapped!

It all kicks off when a lab accident leaves high school student Barney Springboro (Scott Baio of TV’s Happy Days and Charles in Charge) with telekinetic powers. Encouraged by his friend, the hormonally minded Peyton Nichols (Willie Aames of TV’s Eight is Enough and Charles in Charge) to put his powers to good use, Barney exacts revenge on school bullies, cheats a little at sports and improves his luck with the girls, culminating in a prom scene reminiscent of Carrie … with laughs.

Zapped! co-stars the luscious Heather Thomas (TV’s The Fall Guy) as bitchy, angora-sweatered high school beauty Jane, Felice Schachter (TV’s The Facts of Life) as Bernadette, nerd girl of Barney’s dreams; and Robert Mandan (TV’s Soap) as high school principal Walter J. Coolidge. It also features some memorable bits by the silly and sexy Sue Anne Langdon and geek-supreme Eddie Deezen!

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.