I just recently saw Howard the Duck for the first time ever, and wanted to post my thoughts/review on the film. Unfortunately, all of the previous threads discussing the film have been closed, so I had to start this new one. Anyway, I had heard about HTD for years, but had avoided watching this because of the universally bad reviews/opinions of the film. However, by the time the film finally came out on DVD in early 2009, I had gotten to the point where I really wanted to see this, especially since the movie had become infamous in the years since it's release - also, this was the only LFL production that I had never seen, and I wanted to see it if only for that reason. I was finally able to see the movie recently, and really enjoyed it! Here are my thoughts on the DVD: Howard the Duck - The Film - The opening sequence was amazing - I liked the "Earth-like" setting, though you knew right away that you were seeing another planet once you saw the two moons in the sky (shades of the two suns on Tattoine?!) - Howard's apartment scenes were hilarious, i.e. Playduck & the movie posters, which were take-off's of ROTLA, Flashdance (Splashdance), etc. - This film screams the '80's, from the new wave/punk rock group Cherry Bombs (Beverly's all-girl band), to the big hair, etc. Great stuff. - The animatronic Howard was very well-done, especially the mouth movement, which looked very realistic. - The humor in the film was great, especially the scenes where Howard used 'Quack-Fu' to defeat his opponents - hilarious. - Last but definitely not least, the effects by ILM were superb. Especially incredible was the "Dark Overlord" monster at the very end - incredible! This is definitely one of the coolest creatures in horror/monster films, and is right up there with the monster at the end of Cloverfield. Special Features - The trailers were amusing, especially the teaser trailer with the Beverly character talking about Howard - I remember seeing this back in '86. - I really enjoyed the retrospective/making of documentaries. It was interesting to see the filmmakers (Hyuk/Katz) discuss the making of the film, and also their dissapointment that the film didn't do better in the theatre (despite all of the $ spent making this). - It's also interesting that HTD has grown in popularity as the years have passed, to the extent that it has gotten an almost 'cult-like' following. It seems like it has taken a long time for the film to have gotten the respect it truly deserves, but better late than never. I'm sure the DVD release helped bring the film to a wider audience. Final thoughts - I would like to see a toy company make an over-sized figure of the "Dark Overlord" creature from the end of the film - that would be great to have.