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Press Release PHE Press Release: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) (4k UHD) (1 Viewer)

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CELEBRATING ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY, JOHN HUGHES’ COMEDY CLASSIC LANDS ON 4K ULTRA HD WITH OVER AN HOUR OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED FILM FOOTAGE



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Making an On-Time Arrival November 22, 2022, Just in Time for Thanksgiving








Written and directed by the incomparable John Hughes, the celebrated comedy PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES comes in for a landing on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on November 22, 2022 from Paramount Home Entertainment.



Originally released on November 25, 1987, PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Starring comedy greats Steve Martin and John Candy, the uproarious film has become a beloved holiday classic.



Newly remastered on 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision™ and HDR-10, PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES looks better than ever and is packaged with a bonus “LOST LUGGAGE” Blu-ray Disc™ containing over an hour of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes that were recently discovered in the archives of writer, producer and director John Hughes. The newly uncovered footage offers a unique glimpse into the filmmaking and editing process and features even more hilarious moments between Steve Martin and John Candy.



In addition to the newly discovered footage, the bonus Blu-ray Disc also includes Dylan Baker’s original audition for the character of Owen. The 4K Ultra HD Disc includes the feature film and the following legacy bonus content:

· Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes, Trains and Automobiles

· John Hughes: Life Moves Pretty Fast (2-Part Documentary):

  • John Hughes: The Voice of a Generation
  • Heartbreak and Triumph: The Legacy of John Hughes
· John Hughes for Adults

· A Tribute to John Candy



The release also includes access to a Digital copy of the film.



Synopsis

Steve Martin and John Candy star in this hysterical tale of travel gone awry. Neal Page (Martin) is an uptight ad exec trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving with his family. When rerouted to Wichita, Neal reluctantly partners with Del Griffith (Candy), an obnoxious yet loveable salesman. Together, they embark on a cross-country adventure filled with outrageously funny situations and a generous helping of warmth.

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PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES


Street Date: November 22, 2022

U.S. Rating: R





Written, produced and directed by John Hughes.


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The HDX digital copy I purchased for $4.99 looks great and has a few nice extras, but the newly discovered hours worth of deleted and extended scenes make this an awfully tempting upgrade.
 

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Are we sure about the date of release? (bluray.com lists the 8th of November)
If it's the 22th, unfortunately it won't come on time here in Greece to view on Thanksgiving (although we don't celebrate it here :D)
 

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Oh wow! I have the super-old DVD, and have always meant to upgrade but glad I never did so I can easily justify getting this! W00T!
 

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The bonus footage makes this a must-buy. All kinds of scenes and subplots were cut from the final version and Paul Hirsch's memoir talks about how the ending was created on the fly just by using footage of Martin on the train and catching a look of his to come up with the plot device of "figuring it out" and then reversing the film to make it look like he went back to the downtown station to confront Del whereas in the scene as shot, Del had gone to the suburban station and he ran into him there.
 

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A much-needed upgrade. Even taking into account the strange grain removal Paramount does with their newer masters, it will still look better than the horrible blu-ray.

It's getting difficult to keep up with all the new 4K releases. On the same date this one is being released, I've also pre-ordered:

Company Of Wolves 4K 22.11
High Plains Drifter 4K 22.11
Malcolm X (Criterion 4K) 22.11
Sony Pictures Classics 30th Anniversary 4K 22.11
Wall-E (Criterion 4K) 22.11
 

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