Nine years after the Yuletide slasher flick Black Christmas, Porky's director Bob Clark once again took on the holiday genre, switching from gasps to laughs with A Christmas Story. Adapted from a memoir by humorist Jean Shepherd (who narrates), the film centers on Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy living in 1940s Indiana, desperately yearning for a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. Despite protests from his mother (Melinda Dillon) that he'll shoot his eye out, Ralphie persists, unsuccessfully trying to enlist the assistance of both his teacher and Santa Claus. All the while, Ralphie finds himself dealing with the constant taunts of a pair of bullies and trying to not get in the middle of a feud between his mother and father (Darren McGavin) regarding a sexy lamp.~Matthew Tobey
Commentary by Peter Billingsley and Director/Co-Writer Bob Clark
20th- Anniversary Documentary Another Christmas Story
2 Festive featurettes: Daisy Red Ryder: A History and Get a Leg Up Script Pages
Darren McGavinThe Old Man
Tedde MooreMiss Shields
Zack WardScut Farkus
Yano AnayaGrover Dill
Patty JohnsonHead Elf
Tommy Lee WallaceBoy in School
Colin FoxMing, the Merciless
Paul HubbardFlash Gordon
Les CarlsonTree Man
Jim HunterFreight Man
Dwayne McLeanBlack Bart
Fred Lee OwnWaiter #2
Jean ShepherdAdult Ralphie
Jeff GillenSanta Claus
Jean ShepherdBook Author
Paul ZazaComposer (Music Score)
Reuben FreedProduction Designer
Gavin MitchellArt Director
Gary GochAssociate Producer
Mark FreebornSet Designer
Mary E. McLeodCostume Designer
Dave ApplebySound/Sound Designer
Dino PigatSound/Sound Designer
Ken Heeley-RaySound/Sound Designer
David EvansSound Editor
Ken Heeley-RaySound Editor
Wayne GriffinSound Editor
Americana,Domestic Comedy,Family-Oriented Comedy,Holiday Film
My daughters favorite Christmas Movies. Saw it in the store in Blu-Ray and Steel Book case and just had to buy it for her for Christmas. I also enjoy this movies as it reminds of my boyhood Christmases.
This was a bad Mexican copy. We began to watch this classic and we're very disappointed to find out that the audio and video we're not in sync. Just like watching an old karate movie. I'm sending back.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rating 1 out of 5 stars with 1 review
No Digital Copy
I just spent over an hour trying to get customer service to understand that they did not send me the dvd with the digital copy. It was really a mind numbing experience. They were not helpful other than saying that I could return it, as if I didn't know that. So beware, you may get a digital copy, you may not, but one things for sure, customer service will be zero help.
A instant classic! Relatable, endearing, joyful holiday fun. Everyone can relate to Ralphie and that burning desire for the one intangible gift of all gifts. So many fun elements I love this movie. And your family will too.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
"You'll shoot your eye out kid!"
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
A classic Christmas film about a boy who dreams of getting a Red Ryder BB Gun. It takes place in the late 30's, early 1940 in the suburbs. It closely follows a family through various misfortunes and highs. The cast of characters alone will be memorable to watch. The narration throughout will be a lasting thought.
Instant classic. This movie comes out every year during the holidays. It will never get old and if you haven't seen it, I'll buy it for you. It's easily in the top 5 all-time Christmas movies ever made.