Ferris Bueller's Day Off [DVD] [1986]

One of the perennial teenage films of the 1980s, Ferris Bueller's Day Off inspired dozens of films, made stars out of Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, and Ben Stein, and even influenced a rock band (Save Ferris). Besides The Breakfast Club, John Hughes will undoubtedly be remembered for this classic piece of filmmaking. That's why the commentary with writer/director John Hughes on the disc makes it so appealing. Hughes is incredibly informative and insightful and gives away every casting secret anyone ever had about the making of the film. He's one of the more articulate directors to do commentary of a film. The downside to this disc, unfortunately, is that it is not a new film transfer. Sporadic dirt can be seen in the widescreen frames, though it's not too offensive and won't detract from viewing pleasure. The audio is excellent -- offered in Dolby Surround, 5.1 Surround, and French-language. There are also English subtitles for the hearing impaired. The most glaring omission on this disc is the lack of a theatrical trailer, which seems like a standard extra. Overall, however, the commentary more than makes up for any weaker aspects of the disc.
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99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (499 out of 505)

Special Features


  • Commentary with John Hughes

Synopsis


Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris' trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Writer/director John Hughes once again tries to wed satire, slapstick, and social commentary, as Ferris Bueller's Day Off starts like a house afire and goes on to make "serious" points about status-seeking and casual parental cruelties. It brightens up considerably in the last few moments, when Ferris' tattletale sister (Jennifer Grey) decides to align herself with her merry prankster sibling. A huge moneymaker, Ferris Bueller's Day Off eventually spawned a TV sitcom. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Matthew Broderick
    Matthew Broderick - Ferris Bueller
  • Alan Ruck
    Alan Ruck - Cameron Frye
  • Mia Sara
    Mia Sara - Sloane Peterson
  • Jeffrey Jones
    Jeffrey Jones - Ed Rooney
  • Jennifer Grey
    Jennifer Grey - Jeanie Bueller



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 505 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Classic now on Blu Ray

    Posted
    Breezo22
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    I had been looking for this on blu ray for a while, and the only place I could find it was on bestbuy.com!!! Finally ordered it and and shipping was fast and free!!!! The blu ray quality is phenomenal!!!! If u love this movie, you should definetly get it on blu ray!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comedy classic

    Posted
    mad10jen
    • Top 250 Contributor

    I remember when I was a kid and saw this movie and thought it was hilarious. Now as an adult I appreciate even more because I can relate better to the characters. It is even funnier as an adult. Everybody wants to be Ferris for a day. You will get this movie out at least a couple of times a year so it is worth the purchase. It is a classic and has a great story with good actors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Totally awesome movie!

    Posted
    Viktoria

    If you haven't seen Ferris Bueller's Day Off by now, your life has been incomplete. One of my favorite movies and very funny! I can't recall if there is any swearing in this movie, but great to watch with the whole family. You will want to watch this movie over and over again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I need a day off

    Posted
    bbkidd

    Great movie for all ages! Even my teenage son loves this cult favorite. There are so many funny parts one has to enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun filled pix

    Posted
    Fratt

    A great family movie. Ferris antics are a little eyond the normal high school student but almost believable in today's world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Those teenage years...

    Posted
    joe1979

    Ferris takes us back to remember the times when we was in high school and what we did, what we saw, what we wanted to do, or what we wanted to be a part of! This movie is funny and will surely please, watch it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

    Posted
    aquarooster1

    This movie is a must see classic for everyone to see. If your seriously reading this review your missing out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic!

    Posted
    TheRealBigALKY

    If you don't own this for your movie collection, there is a major problem. This is a great movie. A must for any serious collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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