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The 'Burbs Blu-ray Detailed

Posted July 30, 2014 05:14 PM by Webmaster

Arrow VideoBritish distributors Arrow Video have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of Joe Dante's The 'Burbs (1989), starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman, Gale Gordon, Rick Ducommun, and Henry Gibson. The release will be available for purchase on September 15th.

Synopsis: The films of director Joe Dante have taken us to some strange places – a mysterious Chinatown antique store in Gremlins; a secluded resort populated by werewolves in The Howling; even deep inside the human body in Innerspace. But now he takes us to the strangest place of all – surburbia!

Family man Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) is looking forward to a week of putting his feet up at home in the quiet, leafy cul-de-sac of Mayfield Place. But his plans are scuppered by the arrival of new next-door neighbours, The Klopeks, whose behaviour and habits are more than just a little kooky. But things go from kooky to downright sinister when local old boy Walter disappears, leading Ray and his buddies to suspect their new neighbours of killing and eating him! Sure, the Klopeks are a strange bunch what with their digging up the backyard in the middle of the night – but they're not devil-worshipping cannibal killers… are they?

If you're looking for a knowing slice of tongue-in-cheek terror then look no further than The 'Burbs. A standout horror comedy from a director who has given us more than his fair share of fun frighteners, The 'Burbs assembles a superb cast including Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher and Corey Feldman in a tall tale of small-town terror. You'll never look at those eccentric neighbours in the same way again!

Special Features:
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Theatrical cut, newly-restored from the original film elements
  • Original uncompressed 2.0 Stereo PCM Audio
  • Isolated Music and Effects Soundtrack
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • New audio commentary with writer Dana Olsen, moderated by author Calum Waddell
  • There Goes the Neighbourhood: The Making of The 'Burbs - A new feature-length documentary including interviews with Dante, actors Corey Feldman, Courtney Gains and Wendy Schaal, director of photography Robert M. Stevens and production designer James H. Spencer
  • The original Workprint cut of the film transferred from Director Joe Dante's personal copy, on home video for the very first time - includes deleted and alternate scenes!
  • A Tale of Two 'Burbs – Video featurette comparing the differences between the Workprint and Theatrical cuts of the film, with optional audio commentary from Dante
  • Alternate ending, presented in HD for the very first time
  • Original Theatrical Trailer in HD
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
  • Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kenneth J. Souza, author of Scared Silly: The Films of Joe Dante, and an article looking at the collaborations of Joe Dante and composer Jerry Goldsmith, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.



Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United Kingdom [Country settings]

News comments (25 comments)



FrankV
  Jul 30, 2014
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Can't wait to get it.

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Losey
  Jul 30, 2014
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Wow! That's what I call extra features! I like Dante's body of work quite a bit. D1 for sure.

MikeZ.
  Jul 30, 2014
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Region Free ?

FrankV
  Jul 30, 2014
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No, the disc is not region free.
sixpackrt
  Jul 30, 2014
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Yeah, I'd say that was worth the delay. Nice.

pEgLeG
  Jul 30, 2014
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I love this movie!
bumblebee tuna
  Jul 30, 2014
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We need a North American release of this! Definitely one of my most wanted blu-rays.

stasheroo
  Jul 30, 2014
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Great news! An underrated classic in my opinion. Hanks and Rick Ducommun are great in this one. Day one for sure!

arthatt6969
  Jul 30, 2014
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Day one for me also!! but why no joe dante commentary on the feature.

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RipleyLV426
  Jul 30, 2014
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Thank the gods i got a region free player!
cooney
  Jul 31, 2014
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This is amazing and really unexpected for me. I always assumed this would get a bare bones release from Universal and when this edition was announced, I expected some new features, but nothing like this! I always go back to this as my favorite movie and have obsessed over its production for years and even got to speak to Dante about it once. This work print and documentary are tuly exciting! The clips included in the trailer and the images released in publicity stills will finally make sense.

I remember when this was first released on DVD, I took my lunch break in high school to run to the mall and get a copy so I could drive straight home to watch it once school got out. Now I'm going to need to pick up a region free player.

The Goldsmith score is what originally got me interested in film music. When I tracked down a copy of the ultra-rare CD in the pre-eBay and Napster days, it was the first time I ever listened to an album and just listened to the music. The isolated music and effects track is also a great addition.

Ray_Rogers
  Jul 31, 2014
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Can't wait to import this! Thanks Arrow!
Yep, I use my self-built computer which uses AnyDVD HD to strip Region Locked Blus to play with ArcSoft Total Media Theatre 6. Well worth it since my first but certainly not last Blu I bought of theirs was Time Bandits.

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Gardenofstone10
  Jul 31, 2014
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Release in America!!!
Lodz
  Jul 31, 2014
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I really wish I could buy this but if it's not region free then I guess I'll have to hope one day for the North American release.

Bluyoda
  Jul 31, 2014
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I am really glad to have a region free player. This is going to be sweet.
BrandonJF
  Jul 31, 2014
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Even if the movie does get released in the US, I wouldn't be expecting all of those extras (if any of them) to be included. I can see Shout licensing the movie at some point and creating their own supplements.

Big-D
  Jul 31, 2014
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My dear American friends, why be locked to one specific region when a multi-region Blu-Ray player will enable you to import discs world-wide. Just think of the Hammer movies, distributors like Arrow and Eureka that you're missing out on. Seriously, it's worth the investment.
probedb
  Jul 31, 2014
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Had it on pre-order since it was announced Can't wait for it now.
llcruize
  Jul 31, 2014
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I really hope we get this kind of release in the U.S. . Love this movie. I may well check into a multi-region player at some point.
DthFrmAbv
  Jul 31, 2014
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This is definitely day 1 purchase for me, now I just need to decide if I want the steelbook or the standard case release with the reversible cover.

returnofthemack
  Jul 31, 2014
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The reason I bought a region free player is now only a couple months away!
Lyris
  Aug 01, 2014
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Given all the great stuff coming out of the UK, why on earth would anyone in Region A not just pay the hundred bucks to just get a region switchable player, and save themselves from the constant disappointment?

Ray_Rogers
  Aug 01, 2014
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@Big-D
I am Multi-Region cause of my computer.
Smackos
  Aug 02, 2014
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Any info on if this is getting a digital release as yet?

RONDALLAS
  Aug 02, 2014
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Funny movie n ill get this day one. Thankfully I was a letter to beat the region on my blu ray player.


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