Bachelor Party [DVD] [1984]

While much is made about the gross-out content of the current crop of teen comedies, they pale in comparison to films like Bachelor Party, perhaps the raunchiest of all the '80s sex comedies. Now, 20th Century Fox allows viewers a glimpse at a bygone era with this DVD edition. The picture is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen fashion and looks quite good. Colors are rich and full, with very little degradation. Overall, the master print has held up well after nearly two decades. The sound is offered in Dolby Digital 4.0 and does a decent job of conveying the raucous atmosphere of the titular party. The extras appear to be culled from an EPK from around the time of the film's release, and they're very much a product of the '80s in terms of their structure and use of music. On that level, they're rather amusing to watch, although they shed little light on the making of the film. Still, it's very interesting to watch a 27-year-old Tom Hanks joking with interviewers. Bachelor Party is worth owning on DVD, if only because it's something of a Rosetta stone of '80s excess.
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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars.
4.5
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (45 out of 47)

Special Features

  • Anamorphic widescreen [aspect ratio 1.85:1]
  • Interactive menus
  • Behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew
  • Scene selection
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Languages: English 4.0 Surround, English mono, French mono
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish

Synopsis

Bachelor Party
Tom Hanks stars in this raunchy teen comedy from veteran screenwriters Pat Proft and Neil Israel, who had previously collaborated on the amusing sketch film Tunnelvision (1976) and the disappointing Americathon (1980). Bus-driver Rick Gasko (Hanks) is engaged to wealthy Debbie Thompson (Tawny Kitaen), much to the chagrin of her father (George Grizzard), who considers Rick a loser. To keep an eye on her future groom, Debbie and her friends dress as prostitutes to attend his bachelor party, which quickly turns into a bacchanal of smutty debauchery. Familiar faces in the cast include action stars Michael Dudikoff and Ji-Tu Cimbuka, pin-ups Monique Gabrielle and Rosanne Katon, and teen-movie regulars Adrian Zmed and Wendie Jo Sperber. It's an occasionally hilarious excursion into bad taste, although one which two-time Oscar winner Hanks would probably like to forget. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks - Rick Gasko
  • Tawny Kitaen
    Tawny Kitaen - Debbie Thompson
  • Adrian Zmed
    Adrian Zmed - Jay O'Neill
  • George Grizzard
    George Grizzard - Mr. Thompson
  • Barbara Stuart
    Barbara Stuart - Mrs. Thompson

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 out of 54.5
47 Reviews
96%of customers recommend this product.

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