John Hughes Yearbook Collection [3 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 6991414
  • Release Date: 03/10/2015
  • Rating: R
This release is a 3-disc 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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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


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

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

Cast & Crew


  • Molly Ringwald
    Molly Ringwald - Samantha Baker
  • Anthony Michael Hall
    Anthony Michael Hall - Geek
  • Michael Schoeffling
    Michael Schoeffling - Jake
  • Paul Dooley
    Paul Dooley - Jim Baker
  • Liane Alexandra Curtis
    Liane Alexandra Curtis - Randy



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movies.

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    ERBY
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    Great compilation of John Hughes movies. Being an 80's kid this is the perfect bit of nostalgia for me. And it was at a great affordable price. The only downside was that it was not in Blu-ray but at least I have it in DVD. Can't wait to watch over and over and over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Welcome back

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    Jess
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    Love that they have re-released these hits. I can now share my adolescence with my kids!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hughes at his best

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    Dave
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    Great collection of movies to relive your past and enjoy a more peaceful time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome collection

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    Midge
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    Glad we found this. Lots of great moments to share with family and friends

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good collection

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    mama5555xbox1
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    I love Weird Sience and Breakfast club. I could do without the 16 candles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Bought this as a gift. Perfect set to give any friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad I Bought It

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    phillipdrafting
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    Three fun movies to watch on rainy days to make you smile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Mesha
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    Love that I get all 3 movies in 1 for a great price

    I would recommend this to a friend




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