The Mill Creek Entertainment "Retro VHS Style" Blu-ray of the 1988 Jeff Goldblum/Cyndi Lauper comedy "Vibes" provides a good reminder of the wonderfully quirky concepts of films, such as "Big Trouble in Little China" and "The Golden Child," of the era. This alone makes "Vibes' an excellent "Retro" choice; posts on similar "Retro" no-reason-to-feel-guilty pleasures can be found in the MCE section of this site.
Ala fellow (reviewed) "Retro" film "Hudson Hawk, "Vibes" opens with the highly odd events that set the stage for the rest of the film. In this case, ne'er do wells are high in the mountains of South America in search of a lost city of gold; what ensues can be considered Montezuma's revenge.
What occurs next in "Vibes" evokes thoughts of early scenes in classic '80s comedy "Ghostbusters." Sylvia Pickel (Lauper) is participating in research to measure the abilities that she enjoys courtesy of spirit guide Louise, who both whispers in the ear of her psychic friend and allows her to travel outside of her body,
Meanwhile, Nick Deezy (Goldblum) is demonstrating his ability to psychically connect with someone by touching an object with which that person has had contact.
Harry Buscafusco (Peter Falk) provides the (deceptive) final piece of the puzzle; he recruits Deezy and Pickel to accompany him to Ecuador by telling them that he needs their help to find his missing son.
Amusement ensues as forces collide and the truth comes out; all of this climaxes at the original scene of the crime in a scene that PERFECTLY illustrates the FX of the '80s.
The appeal this time relates to seeing '80s pop culture queen Lauper do what she does so well while Goldblum demonstrates his equally era-apt trademark deadpan style.