Home Alone is the highly successful and beloved family comedy about a young boy named Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realizes they've left him "home alone," he learns to fend for himself and, eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) who are planning to rob every house in Kevin's suburban Chicago neighborhood. Though the film's slapstick ending may be somewhat violent, Culkin's charming presence helped the film become one of the most successful ever at the time of its release.~Stephen Thomas Erlewine
1990 press featurette
Angels with filthy souls
Deleted scenes/alternate takes
Feature audio commmentary by director Chris Columbus and Macaulay Culkin
I was simply blown away by how warm, rich and robust the color and lighting in this 4K UHD disc release of Home Alone was. Additionally, the fine grain structure and fullness of the image made everything seem more solid, larger than life, and with more depth than ever before.
Couldn't ask for better. Some of the finest work on a Fox classic release via Disney. Don't hesitate to have this one in your library for Christmas. A huge upgrade over previous formats and masters.
Home alone has to be one of the best and funniest films ever made! for 3 reasons.
A. Its a Family Christmas Movie with Macaulay Culkin!
2. Angels with Filthy souls is a hilarious scene
D. 20th Century Fox made this film!
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I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
The Christmas movie
I genuinely enjoy Home Alone because of its unique plot and the character development that takes place especially with Kevin for in the beginning he starts off as a whiny, ungrateful, and a very dependent child an example of this is when he is clueless on how to pack for the trip and when he said that he doesn’t want to see his family he ends up being very smart with his traps and independent as well as grateful to see his family I think this plot is an eye opener for people who are materialistic and it shows the the true meaning of Christmas (for this who celebrate it) is family. The humor in this is incredible as well since it’s a holiday movie that gets played about twice a year (when I watch it with my family and when I watch it alone) the jokes never get old. Considering that Macaulay Culkin was around 9 or 10 years old when filming his performance in this is really great for his age so was the rest of the casts. With that being said I give this movie a 4.5 it’s not a four because it’s better than that idk how to explain it but it’s also not a five for me.
Top notch film-like 4K HDR presentation. Some of the notable HDR elements that stand out are car headlights, street lights and flames. Film grain is present and is not distracting at all. Black levels are perfect and the highlights are not blown out at all.
One has to recognize that Home Alone was shot as a soft film, meaning that ultra crisp resolution just is never going to be there. Overall, the 4K UHD transfer is a nice improvement from the previous blu-rays. The HDR grading does give it a very nice film depth and the Steelbook option is a fitting presentation for this classic sci-fi/action movie.
We all know how great this movie is, but how does it look in 4k? This is a great 4k transfer with some scenes being crystal clear. I noticed so many new things while watching this 4k disc. There are a few scenes that are soft, but that is more of a product of the source material rather than the 4k transfer. I would recommend this 4k disc to Home Alone fans.
Significant improvement over the Blu-Ray. I tried two different “family fun edition” Blu-Rays in multiple players to find that they both froze at the exact same place. Apparently Fox did some subpar coding/writing for their movies. Die Hard does this too. Anyways, I was mostly happy it could play all the way through and the picture quality was astounding.