How's the Ferris Bueller's Day Off DVD?

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  1. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

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    My grandmother and I love this movie. I want to get the DVD because I haven't seen the movie in ages and I wore my VHS tape out by watching it so much. I also want to have my sister see the movie, because she's never seen it before. So how is it? What should I look out for with the cons? What are the pros? Are the extras good? Is there a new version of the DVD being released? Thanks.
     
  2. Jon Robertson

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    Everything is fine, picture and sound-wise. It's a very fine 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer and 5.1 sound remix. The only extra feature is a very good commentary by John Hughes.

    Go and get it - I doubt we'll see anything better than this.
     
  3. paul o'donnell

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    Yup, Jon nailed it there.
    It's your standard Paramount dvd but with a nice commentary. Recommeded, especially if you like the film. I'd never seen it OAR before this [​IMG]
     
  4. Scott Temple

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    Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1), Dolby Digital 5.1 (with additional English and French stereo tracks), optional English subtitles, Commentary track with Director John Hughes
    I recommend it. [​IMG]
    (no new version is planned at this time)
     
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    You must purchase it immediately! [​IMG]
     
  6. Bill Balcziak

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    It's a bargain. The commentary track is among the best I've heard and the picture is exceptionally good for the vintage. Oh, and the movie is pretty good, too. [​IMG]
     
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    It's a great disc, good picture, good sound.
    The commentaries good, but note how many times Hughes talks about Alan Ruck's performance.
    I can wait. [​IMG]
     
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    As indicated above, this is a very nice disk. I believe it had a price reduction not long ago so you can now pick it up for a very reasonable price. I got my copy not long ago at Best Buy on sale for $11.99. At that price, it's hard to go wrong.
     
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    It's a pity they didn't include any of the films deleted scenes, especially since we are teased by seeing some in the trailer and also hearing Hughes discuss them in the commentary.
     
  10. StephenA

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    Ok, I think I'll pick this up when i get some extra money. Thanks for the info.
     
  11. Jesse Skeen

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    The French track is hilarious!
     
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    Also, Wal-Mart has it for $14.99.
    I almost got it, but I only had enough cash on me to finally get AI and Moulin Rouge. [​IMG]
     
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    Your grandmother loves this movie [​IMG]?
    -Tom
     
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  16. StephenA

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    Yes she does. She's 84. She always watches it when she catches it on TV. I don't know why. It's funny.
     
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    If you love the movie, buy it. [​IMG]
     
  18. StephenA

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    I finally broke down and got Ferris Bueller's Day Off today. I also got A Time to Kill, Wargames, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and the Attack of the Clones soundtrack CD. It all cost me 60 bucks in all, which I thought was a good deal. I'll watch the DVD tonight, and post what I think about it tomorrow.
     
  19. Jerry Gracia

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    John Hughes makes a great point on the commentary about the Super 35 filming process and how a shot in the movie appeared in 4:3 versus wide 2.35:1.

    Very good stuff beyond that as well.

    I've always seen this movie in 4:3 for years...seeing the movie in its proper 2.35:1 ratio on DVD was alomost like watching the movie again for the first time.

    Another great example of why O.A.R. is superior, even when the Super 35 process is employed.
     
  20. StephenA

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    I'm definately glad I got the disc. I looks way better than my old VHS copy, plus I get to see it in it's OAR. It looks different and better that way.
     

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