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Groundhog Day [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [Only @ Best Buy] [1993]

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  • Release Date: 01/23/2018
  • Rating: PG
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (242 out of 243)

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    Groundhog Day
    Bill Murray plays Phil, a TV weatherman working for a local station in Pennsylvania but convinced that national news stardom is in his grasp. Phil displays a charm and wit on camera that evaporates the moment the red light goes off; he is bitter, appallingly self-centered, and treats his co-workers with contempt, especially his producer Rita (Andie MacDowell) and cameraman Larry (Chris Elliot). On February 2, 1992, Phil, Rita, and Larry are sent on an assignment that Phil especially loathes: the annual Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, PA, where the citizens await the appearance of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who will supposedly determine the length of winter by his ability to see his own shadow. Phil is eager to beat a hasty retreat, but when a freak snowstorm strands him in Punxsutawney, he wakes up the next morning with the strangest sense of déjà vu: he seems to be living the same day over again. The next morning it happens again, and then again. Soon, no matter what he does, he's stuck in February 2, 1992; not imprisonment nor attempted suicide nor kidnapping the groundhog gets him out of the loop. But the more Phil relives the same day, the more he's forced to look at other people's lives, and something unusual happens: he begins to care about others. He starts to respect people, he tries to save the life of a homeless man, and he discovers that he's falling in love with Rita and therefore wants to be someone that she could love in return. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Bill Murray
      Bill Murray - Phil Connors
    • Andie MacDowell
      Andie MacDowell - Rita
    • Chris Elliott
      Chris Elliott - Larry
    • Stephen Tobolowsky
      Stephen Tobolowsky - Ned
    • Brian Doyle-Murray
      Brian Doyle-Murray - Buster



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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 243 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Looks at least decent on 4K

      Posted
      Silverscarf
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      Groundhog Day is a movie that I love because of how unique and meta it is, I watch it every year on Groundhog Day and since I've been trying to buy most movies on 4K if they're available, I decided to pick this up to upgrade from the terrible DVD I had. Most of the film looks good on 4K, though some parts don't look super great. Sometimes you can kind of see some "flickering" in the kinds of details in some parts of the picture, most notably the wallpaper in Phil's room at the B and B goes kind of spastic whenever its on screen, and some of the darker colors on clothes throughout the movie. The effect is almost like only every other frame of the movie has the HDR coloring, so it kind of goes back and forth, if that makes sense. The parts where the movie looks the best are all the outdoor scenes and the big car chase scene, that's where you really notice the most improvement in quality. I did pop in the included regular Blu-ray for a little bit of a comparison, there does seem to be a better contrast of colors on the 4K, and the sound is definitely better. Overall this was a bit of a let down after so many of the positive reviews I read that all said this looked so amazing on 4K, I would say it looks good, not great, but I am still glad I got it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great 4k transfer

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      psyclopps
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      First off, this move is a classic! I was glad to see a high quality release close to groundhog day this year. I had my kid watch it and he got a kick out of it... I was worried it would be "too old" for him to be interested in. Otherwise the audio quality is great and has been remixed to Dolby Atmos though I did not see much benefit here since it is not the type of movie that would take huge advantage of that. The visual quality is suburb in 4k! I did not see much benefit to HDR on this either but the crisp transfer of the original film version is amazing since it was shot pre digital. Some scenes look horrible due to the video and effect techniques of the day such as the time lapse clouds in the beginning (so noisy!) but the rest of hte film expresses so much detail that you actually don't see in a lot of movies today.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This comedy classic still holds up.

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      bobinator
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      No need to review the movie, if you haven't seen it yet, shame on you! I will review the 4k bluray of the film instead. The image quality is top notch (for a movie shot on film as opposed to digitally). Film brings with it film grain, and it won't have the super-clean, super-sharp look of digitally shot movies, but it looks notable better than the conventional bluray. Sony didn't scrimp on this disc either. It was made from a 4K master instead of upconverting a 2K master as many 4k bluray disc manufacturers are often doing. It makes a difference. I love this movie and this is my favorite presentation to date. The Atmos audio track (7.1 if you don't have Atmos) is the best this movie has ever sounded. It has been a number of years and I was surprised by how well the movie still holds up. I recommend this disc to any fan of the film with a 4k bluray player & TV. I'm very happy with my purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Perfect

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      CasualBestBuyShopper
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      G.D really is nearly perfect. I never tire of it. At the same time I think most people miss the point. (By the way, I've NOT seen the Special Edition.) I'm facinated each time watching the totally self centered Bill Murray caught in this marvelous time paradox, living the same day over and over. He goes through differing stages: fear and confusion; euphoria, when he realizes he can do ANYTHING without consequence; despair, when he realizes that life is meaningless if one pursues selfish pleasures without goals; and finally a peaceful self actualization when he dedicates himself toward self improvement and the humanitarian goals his situation gives him the opportunity to pursue. It gives one pause to consider what each of US would do in a similar circumstance. Oh, it's really funny, too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A true comedy classic finally released on 4K

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      omb71
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      Groundhog Day is one of my favorite comedies of all time. Classic Bill Murray at his prime! That said, I will give the film five (*****) stars, though, I was a bit disappointed with the lackluster quality of the 4K treatment as I couldn’t really see visually nor hear audibly any upgraded improvement over the DVD or Blu-ray on this one. My guess is: when a film was made many years prior to the existence of 4K, it’s hard if not impossible to create the 4K ‘magic’. Still, I’d wholeheartedly recommend this film to anyone regardless of format.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Funny, original film

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      CKCSWHFFAN
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      I remember when this came out. Bill was on "GMA" & did the weather. Funny, original film. You wish comedies were ALL like this. Bill did a great job as Phil. All the things he did in the film as February 2 kept repeating. Harold in his bit part as the doctor. Another cameo by Willie Garson (Stanford from YOU KNOW WHAT & the City, There's Something About Mary). I CAN NOT INPUT THE 1ST WORD OF THE SHOW Decent extras on the DVD. BUT, an anniversary edition? Needed more. Like……… NO CHAPTER LIST OR ANY INFORMATION INSIDE ON THE FILM. The film was a hit & this is an anniversary release of it, how about something inside to read on the film? I did NOT care for the artwork on the front.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One Of The Best Comedies Ever...

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      Meek
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      It is unfortunate that the 2D blu-ray included is subpar, but the 4K is a substantial upgrade. This is highly recommended for any Bill Murray fan and those that are willing to go through some repetition of the plot for a big payoff at the end. The repetition of Groundhog Day is necessary for the viewer to witness the transformation of Bill Murray’s character. There are so many wonderful moments that are unique to each iteration of the repeated day. One of the most unique comedies and films that I’ve ever seen.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A movie that one can watch over and over

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      Brybill
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      I make sure to watch this on every Groundhog day but find myself watching it throughout the year. Don't expect a crystal clear picture as there is film grain (does not bother me in the least bit). Being from Chicago, I'm a big Bill Murray fan and this is one of my favorite work that he has done. Every one does a good job in this and has the right amount of humor. Happy to have this 4ak 25th anniversary edition in my collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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