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PHE Press Release: PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES 25th Anniversary (Blu-ray)


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 28 2012 - 09:52 AM

 

 

CELEBRATING ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY, JOHN HUGHES’ COMEDY CLASSIC COMES IN FOR A LANDING IN HIGH DEFINITION

 

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES

 

Arriving November 6, 2012, Blu-ray™ Features More Than an Hour of Bonus Material, Including an In-Depth Look at the Work and Legacy of John Hughes

 

   

 

              HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Arriving just in time for Thanksgiving on November 6, 2012, the hilarious fan-favoritePLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Blu-ray release from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  Written and directed by the incomparable John Hughes and starring comedy greats Steve Martin and John Candy, the uproarious classic follows a businessman (Martin) who is struggling to get home for Thanksgiving, but burdened by one travel mishap after another, as well as the company of an annoying traveling salesman (Candy).  Filled with outrageously funny situations and a generous helping of warmth, the film also features appearances by Michael McKean, Edie McClurg and Kevin Bacon. The PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES Blu-ray features an in-depth retrospective on John Hughes’ career that includes interviews with those who worked with him and explores his indelible impact as a writer and filmmaker.  Additional features include “Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes, Trains And Automobiles”, “John Hughes For Adults”, a tribute to John Candy and a deleted scene.   PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES Blu-ray             The PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish 2.0 Mono Dolby Digital and Portuguese Mono Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  Bonus features are presented in standard definition except where noted: ·         John Hughes: Life Moves Pretty Fast (HD)

o   John Hughes: The Voice of a Generation

o   Heartbreak and Triumph: The Legacy of John Hughes ·         Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes, Trains And Automobiles ·         John Hughes for Adults ·         A Tribute to John Candy ·         Deleted Scene—“Airplane Food” (HD)   About Paramount Home Media Distribution Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

    PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES Blu-ray Street Date:                          November 6, 2012 Suggested retail price:            $19.99 U.S. Runtime:                                92 minutes

U.S. Rating:                            R Canadian Rating:                   PG

 

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#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 28 2012 - 09:54 AM

Not sure what is going on here...   Already a Blu-ray available on Amazon with the same artwork that you can buy today.   No indication of a newer version for November 6th.

 

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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   JohnS

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Posted September 28 2012 - 10:42 AM

The one that's already available is probably the one that was the exclusive one. I've seen this blurry jacked up in price. This November one is the one where the blurry goes wide to all stores. That's my guess. I have this November one per- ordered. Got it for about $12.

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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted September 28 2012 - 11:56 AM

The existing transfer has a ton of DNR. Ashame if this is just the same disc again.




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