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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure [DVD] [1989]

  • SKU: 4360051
  • Release Date: 12/04/2001
  • Rating: PG
Stephen Herek's cult comedy favorite Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Although the only supplemental material is the original theatrical trailer, the highly affordable list price and the high-quality transfer make this a disc worth owning, if one likes the film. Fans of Keanu Reeves are sure to appreciate this MGM/UA release.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (131 out of 132)

    Special Features


    • Original theatrical trailer
    • English 5.1 Surround
    • English, French, and Spanish language subtitles

    Synopsis


    Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
    With only a few days before their high-school graduation, it looks like airheaded rock star wannabes Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are doomed to flunk all their finals. The boys' long-suffering teacher (Bernie Casey) gives them one more chance. If they can ace a presentation on the topic of how a famous historical personality might react to modern times, they will be allowed to pass. If not, Ted's dad will plunk the boy into military school, thereby breaking up the boys' garage band permanently. Bill and Ted receive unexpected aid from a very unexpected source: Rufus (George Carlin), an Emissary from the Future. It seems that in Rufus's time, Bill and Ted's rock music is the basis of all society-and if their band is aborted, Rufus's world will no longer exist. Thus, Bill and Ted are whisked off in a time machine (actually a telephone booth) to retrieve a few historical characters--including Joan of Arc, Abe Lincoln, Napoleon and Beethoven--as "eyewitnesses" for their crucial oral exam. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure inspired both a sequel (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey) and a Saturday morning cartoon series. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Keanu Reeves
      Keanu Reeves - Ted "Theodore" Logan
    • Alex Winter
      Alex Winter - Bill S. Preston
    • George Carlin
      George Carlin - Rufus
    • Bernie Casey
      Bernie Casey - Mr. Ryan
    • Terry Camilleri
      Terry Camilleri - Napoleon



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent, Dude!

      Posted
      PandaDestroy
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      Loved Bill and Ted since I was kid and would catch "Excellent Adventure" sometimes on TV, but could never watch it from beginning to end since the first time I watched it when I was kid because of commercials. And since I'm a steelbook collector, I thought that this would make an awesome part of my collection! First thing's first, the steelbook packaging is what you expect it to be. Nothing special, no raised edges that make it pop out or anything. But it is a collector's item, like I said, so it makes for a good item in the collection if you have one. Audio/Visual: Also what you would expect. The special effects are not redone with CGI nor do they look up to date (like the time traveling scenes). They are just upscaled to make it look HD, however, on bigger TV's the upscale may appear a bit grainy as it was on my TV (60 inch). The audio is hit or miss. Some parts of the movie had audio upgraded clarity while some sounded like standard definition. It is an 80's movie so the upscaling can be hit or miss. Other than that, if you're a Bill and Ted fan and a steelbook collector, then go for it and grab this steelbook!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

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      Jesse
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      Excellent rating for an Excellent Adventure. The movie is a classic, I remember being a kid at the video store and my parents renting this when it first hit VHS. A unique and entertaining story. I never owned a DVD or Blu-Ray copy but when I saw this Steelbook, and it was on sale, I grabbed it. I'm not a Steelbook collector but the art on this made it definitely worth getting to display. In case you are wondering, Bill and Ted's Bogus Adventure Steelbook will have a matching cover with a different color scheme. I believe it will be released during the holidays.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Reliving A "sort of" Classic

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      Terry50
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      Where do you start talking about a movie like this one? It's hard because basically it's whole premise is sort of goofy. It's about two "rockers" from southern California that time travel to different points in history in order to get a good grade on their oral history report. Yet, there is something so watchable, and so enjoyable about it that you just don't care. The two leads are not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, but they're positivity and out look on life makes it hard to dislike them, and as a result you end up having a more fun with this silly plot than maybe you should

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Totally Excellent

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      Vee2014
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      Bill Preston and Ted Logan are two totally excellent dudes facing one most heinous history exam. With the help of Rufus an ultra-cool messenger in a time traveling phone booth, the triumphant twosome bag a bevy of historical heavyweights like the "Bodacious Philosopher" Socrates" One Very Excellent Barbarian" Genghis Khan, the "Short Dead Dude" Napoleon and "Noah's Wife" Joan of Arc to stage the most hysterical high school project ever. History's about to be rewritten by two guys who can't even spell.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Guilty pleasure

      Posted
      Jollibee
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      This movie is fun for kids and adults alike, and to learn historical figures on the way. The idea of two rocker dudes going back in time in a phonebooth to kidnap historical figures for a high school history report is hilarious. when I was young, my best friend and I went to the movies 5 times to see this movie. It became a great movie that me and my dad mutually loved and watched over and over...if i was feeling bad or my dad came in the door, he would open his arms and smile, saying "party on, dudes!!!!"

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good fun

      Posted
      kevman79

      A film that the whole family can enjoy, 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure' is one of those movies that's just plain fun to watch. The anamorphic widescreen dvd transfer is far from outstanding, but it's more than acceptable. No bonus features except for the trailer, big fans may want to plop down the extra money to buy the Bill & Ted's special box set, although the bonus extras on that set are really not all that great, and you also end up paying for the weak sequel that just wasn't up to par with its predecessor.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      Posted
      kryptonian82
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      What's not great about this movie? It's excellent, a butof nostalgia and a whole lot of fun. Saw this when I was a kid and love it to this day. It's a cult classic that never loses interest. It's a modern day Rigby and Mordecai (Regular Show). Every character is interesting, from Billy the Kid to Ghengis Khan. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are funny as heck. So many one liners in this movie that will be remembered for decades.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A classic movie with Keanu Reeves

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      Solomon87
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      I was only a teenage when this movie came out and made me aware of Keanu Reeves and now have been a long time fan of his. I waited for years for this to come out on Bluray and i could not be more happy! Bill and Ted cruising through in history in a telephone booth and interacting with the late and great George Carlin really just made this a wonderfully fun movie and now i can watch it in Hi-Def anytime i want!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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