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John Hughes Yearbook Collection [3 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 3512015
  • Release Date: 03/10/2015
  • Rating: R
This release is a 3-disc Blueray collection of the following John Hughes classics: "The Breakfast Club John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think. "Sixteen Candles" On the eve of her sister's wedding, suburban teenager Samantha (Molly Ringwald) suffers silently as her family forgets her birthday. Even worse, some total dork (Anthony Michael Hall) keeps propositioning her with sophomoric innuendo when she really craves romantic attention from high-school hunk Jake (Michael Schoeffling). Moving from Samantha's family home as it's invaded by other relatives to a high-school dance where nothing seems to go her way, this bittersweet teen comedy traces the hopes and disappointments of not only Samantha, but also a host of incidental but memorable characters, from a hapless Japanese exchange student to a prom queen and a posse of barely pubescent nerds. A climactic party scene at which these various strata of young America overcome their rigid hierarchies sets the stage for resolutions both tender and torrid. "Weird Science" John Hughes's third directorial effort follows in the tradition of his previous teen-centered films, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. Wannabe hipster Gary (Anthony Michael Hall) and his nebbish weak-willed best friend, Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith), are a pair of high-school geeks who are hapless with members of the opposite sex. Using Wyatt's computer, they create what they believe is the ideal woman. A lightning storm brings that woman to life, and she takes the form of Kelly Le Brock. Lisa is her name and she immediately sets about building their self-confidence, but trouble begins brewing when Wyatt's cruel, military-minded older brother, Chet (Bill Paxton), begins to realize that something is not as it should be.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (199 out of 201)

    Special Features


    • Accepting the facts: The Breakfast Club trivia track
    • 3 retrospective documentaries
    • The most convenient definitions: The origins of the brat pack
    • The Breakfast Club feature commentary with Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson
    • Weird Science TV pilot episode: "She's Alive"

    Synopsis


    The Breakfast Club
    John Hughes wrote and directed this quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. "When you grow up, your heart dies," Allison proclaims in one of the film's many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status. ~ Dylan Wilcox, Rovi

    Sixteen Candles
    On the eve of her sister's wedding, suburban teenager Samantha (Molly Ringwald) suffers silently as her family forgets her birthday. Even worse, some total dork (Anthony Michael Hall) keeps propositioning her with sophomoric innuendo when she really craves romantic attention from high-school hunk Jake (Michael Schoeffling). Moving from Samantha's family home as it's invaded by outre relatives to a high-school dance where nothing seems to go her way, this bittersweet teen comedy traces the hopes and disappointments of not only Samantha, but also a host of incidental but memorable characters, from a hapless Japanese exchange student to a prom queen and a posse of barely pubescent nerds. A climactic party scene at which these various strata of young America overcome their rigid hierarchies sets the stage for resolutions both tender and torrid. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

    Weird Science
    John Hughes's third directorial effort, Weird Science, follows in the tradition of his previous teen-centered films, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith play the wannabe hipster Gary and his nebbish weak-willed best friend, Wyatt, a pair of high-school geeks who are hapless with members of the opposite sex. Using Wyatt's computer, they create what they believe is the ideal woman. A lightning storm brings that woman to life, and she takes the form of Kelly Le Brock. Lisa sets about building their self-confidence, but trouble begins brewing when Wyatt's cruel, military-minded older brother, Chet (Bill Paxton), begins to realize that something is not as it should be. Hughes would finish his cycle of high-school themed films with his next movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Emilio Estevez
      Emilio Estevez - Andrew Clark
    • Judd Nelson
      Judd Nelson - John Bender
    • Molly Ringwald
      Molly Ringwald - Claire Standish
    • Anthony Michael Hall
      Anthony Michael Hall - Brian Johnson
    • Ally Sheedy
      Ally Sheedy - Allison Reynolds



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 201 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      80's Classics!

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      AandJ091108
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      The John Hughes Yearbook Collection gathers together three of the legendary and sadly deceased filmmaker's most celebrated 80's films The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Weird Science. All three films had been released on bluray before. The discs of Weird Science and Sixteen Candles are the same as were released a couple or so years ago. The Breakfast Club however got a brand new remastered transfer which is a considerable improvement over the original bluray released a few years back and is dubbed as the 30th Anniversary Edition (and is also available separately for purchase from this collection as well). The new transfer boasts a very noticeable increase in fine detail and also features a warmer and more lifelike feel as a whole. The original bluray had just used an ancient old HD master used for the DVD release so fans will be thrilled to see the film looking better than it ever has. Extras are the same as the first bluray release with the addition of a new trivia track. Sadly Universal didn't see fit to also remaster Weird Science and Sixteen Candles. Not that the existing bluray transfers look bad by any means but there is a lot of room for improvement. Weird Science fares the worst with a transfer that while better than the old DVD still looks not as good as it could. The opening scene looks pretty rough but it does get better as it goes along. Sixteen Candles doesn't suffer from all of the same issues but after you see how amazing The Breakfast Club looks in its new remastered edition, it will have you longing for new transfers for the other two films as well. This is still a great buy for people who don't own any of these 3 fine 80's classics on bluray yet. You get an amazing new transfer for The Breakfast Club along with decent transfers for the other two films that look better than their DVD counterparts. Highly recommended!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      No brainer!!

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      Gregorio
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      It's 3 john Hughes movies for the price of a typical bluray!! You recieve the 30th anniversary edition of the breakfast club which retails for 14.99$ so paying 10$ more for 2 other classics is great!! The downside is that the other 2 films rant anniversary editions. They're the old bluray releases, which will probably get anniversary editions soon!! Still a great pickup of you didn't own any of these on bluray before.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Don't you forget about me...

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      DuckysAllGrownUp
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      Dear Mr. Vernon - I don't know how you did it, but you must have broken some rules to make this product possible, Three of the quintessential films of my youth all in one package - it doesn't get much better than that! And now, I can see them as I want to see them - in Blu-Ray format, digital download, and not just in the mazes of my minds memories.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great collection, especially for price

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      mbishar
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      Two of the three are 80's classics, and Weird Science is a personal favorite (although critically speaking not as good as the others). Digital copies make this even better. Only wish there were a John Hughes collection that had of of his movies. I assume because of different studios this is impossible, but just hoping.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      John Hughes 3 Movie Collection

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      WLG1961
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      What's to say,? Three John Hughes classic 80's movies, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Weird Science all Blu-ray disc and Hi-def. You also receive a digital copy of all three movies! This is offered at an AMAZINGLY low price! I found it an offer too difficult to refuse and I haven't had any regrets for purchasing it.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      classics from the 80's

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      Danyael
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      If you seen these as a kid and thought there were some funny parts then I strongly encourage you to re-watch these as an adult as you will see and understand so much more! If you've never seen these then you truly are missing out on some serious classics!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great value for great films

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      JohnOnRadio
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      I found this set on sale and was surprised at the value of 3 high-quality 80s movies that you get in this bundle. Not only are there really good special features, but to get the disc AND a digital copy is well worth the price.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Gread collection

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      Duck
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      You can't go wrong with a John Hughes movie. He has made so many classics that could make you laugh out loud. My only complaint would be that there are only 3 movies on here and you can't find a collection of some of his lesser known movies like Currly Sue or Better off Dead.

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