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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    10 best classic films

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    The Burbs is an awesome film about modern suburbia, with one house on the block where all the neighbors wonder why this one family keeps to them selves. It a must see, the Blue Ray edition released an alternate ending!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Great 80's comedy/thriller mystery!!

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    I've been waiting forever for The 'Burbs to get a blu-ray release and when I found out Best Buy was the only store to put this out, it was a day one purchase for me!! Good picture and sound quality but it is very bare bones, only bonus features it comes with is an alternate ending and teaser trailer but it's great 80's fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    It's Alright

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    This is one of those movies that you'll pop in every now and then but doesn't really stick with you that much. I couldn't tell you any of the lines or plots of the movie. It's not a bad movie by any means. It's just....there. If you're a Tom Hanks fan, you'll probably like this movie. For me, it just....exists.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    "Sardine?"

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    Joe Dante is always, at least to me, a very underappreciated filmmaker, with his films usually misunderstood and box office disappointments if not outright failures. The 'burbs is Dante's follow up to his Oscar-winning but box-office disappointment Innerspace, tackling a one-location story about paranoid neighbors who band together to see what mysteries lurk with their new neighbors, the Klopeks. Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) is forced to lead fellow neighbors Art (Rick Duccommon) and Rumsfeld (Bruce Dern) to learn why they are so secretive and possibly learn if elderly man named Walter is possibly a victim of the Klopek's. The film was released in February of 1989, and did reasonably well, but didn't do gangbusters as expected, and was a huge critical flop, some even labling the film one of the worst failures in comedy. Luckily, critical and public perception has changed and has become a popular film, developing a strong cult, and I am part of the cult. Funny, witty, some dark-ish humor abound with Dante delivering some of his best work here, complete with his usual filmmaking touch. The cast isnuo to snuff, with Hanks delivering one of his best, and last, major comedy films he has done. The technical work is well done and professional and you can tell it had a good budget to work with. All in all, it is a funny film, a comedy classic that will not satisfy most, but will make new fans out of the film. The Blu-ray specs feature a decent 2k remaster, but compared the the better version from Arrow, it is a bit if a downer. It does feature a sharp image for the most part, with colors and details being well done and grain being well-resolved for the most part, but I suspect part of the problem is sharing 2 versions of the film on one disc. The sound, featuring a DTS-HD 2.0 track is lively and features nice separation of stereo elements, but be reserved since it cannot compare to modern films. The extras are where the disc really shine, leading off with a work print version of the film, loaded with deleted scenes not shown elsewhere, but since it was sourced from VHS elements, keep your expectations in check. There is also a commentary with writer Dana Olsen, an over hour-long documentary carried over from the Arrow bluray, new interviews (38 mins.) with cast and crew specific to this release, an alternate ending, photo and poster galleries and a trailer. The Arrow release also had a 24 min. featurette along with an isolated score and a nice booklet, but this release has a slipcover and reversible artwork. This release is overall recommended, with decent specs and plenty of extras, but is lacking a couple of extras from the Arrow release, still i recommend this one hundred percent. You won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious and fun movie!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Hilarious and fun movie from the eighties! Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    An 80s classic in a fantastic edition.

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    I've seen this film a couple of times before I bought the Blu-ray, but watching this restoration on this disc it was like watching it for the first time. It looks excellent. This is an excellent dark comedy with a killer cast (Tom Hanks, Corey Feldman, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher). Shout Select also includes an hour long doc and a workprint version, both are highly recommended. I love this film. In my opinion, it's a must have. I hope you feel the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    the burbs

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    Nearly thirty years after its theatrical run, The 'Burbs remains a humorous portrait of the growing dissidence in dealing with "different" neighbors within a heterogeneous community. If you own any of the other Blu-rays of the film, I think that Shout Select's Collector's Edition is worth picking up, although look for it on discount. It offers nearly forty minutes of new interviews and has a couple of nice archival image galleries. It definitely vaults ahead of the Universal BD. Shout also duplicates the UK audio commentary, retrospective doc, the complete workprint, and alternate ending. For image quality, I would go with the Arrow (and do note that it also has an exclusive music/effects track and booklet). For fans of Joe Dante, Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, and Bruce Dern, the Shout Select earns a VERY HIGH RECOMMENDATION.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Tom Hanks film!

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    I can't give enough praise about this 1989 classic directed by Joe Dante ( the howling, Gremlins 1 & 2) and stars Tom Hanks & Carrie Fisher in a brilliant dark comedy that could easily been an episode from Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories (1985-1987) or HBO's Tales from the Crypt(1989-1996). The comedy and horror element is mixed perfectly like Gremlins. This film will delight and has gained a good cult status since its original release. The bluray Looks great on this transfer and is a huge upgrade to the previous DVD release. Also this bluray has a bonus feature of an alternative ending which is pretty cool. The only thing missing is the Uk bluray bonus feature of Joe Dante's workprint of the film which he is a different toned film. All together tho missing this bonus cut this bluray release we have in the US is worth the purchase because of the new transfer and bonus alternative ending. I highly recommend this bluray and suggest fans of Tom Hanks or Joe Dante get this ASAP!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Late 80's Classic Finally Has Come to Blu-ray

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    I love Blu-rays because they are, material wise, superior to DVDs which scratch so easily. That said, I love this classic. It is one of Tom Hanks good ole comedies (also loved him in The Ladykillers). Now this isn't one of those constantly fall out of your chair laughing comedies. I would call this movie a mellow comedy that leaves you with a good feeling at the close of the movie. The actors and the characters they portray just mesh together well in this movie. Bruce Dern is funny as the Vietnam Vet. I usually think of him playing a bad guy role, but this one suited him well. I just love the different personalities of the neighbors and how they band together at the arrival of some unseen new neighbors who obviously lack a sense of lawn upkeep. If it's one thing that will raise the ire of neighbors in a Burb, it's the lack of proper lawn maintenance. So go rent or buy this movie, it's a nice oldie but goodie to enjoy on a rainy night.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great late 80's movie

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    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    The BURB's, This is your standard late 80s movie, I really enjoy this movie it falls in line with money pit and other movies like that might not be the best movie but it's definitely worth watching and looks good on this 4K Blu-ray transfer especially on my Sony $300 4K player that does upscaling

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    In the burbs...

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    This is the greatest comedy of all time,second is Clue. It has a whole bunch of great lines and an outstanding score by Jerry Goldsmith (Patton). Even though Tom Hanks is really, really funny, the best character in this is Art, played outstandingly by Rick Duccomon. You have to add this to your comedy collection. The movie itself is about three men (Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, and Rick Duccomon) who get obssesed with what is going on in Tom Hanks' neighbors house. Art thinks that the neighbors are killing the other people who used to live there. But he can't be right. Can He? This is a must have for people who love comedy and mysteries. The lesson: Don't judge a person by his cover....... but don't be too careful.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Most underrated Tom Hanks movie

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    Now here is a film that truly shows the mindset of neighbors in this little 80s jem called simply, The burbs. The insane conspiracies, the madness of the occult, slapstick humor, and a great cast makes this movie unforgettable. I dont like to spoil movies on reviews, so if your reading this, please buy it and watch it. You also get Director Joe Dante's original workprint of the movie which features deleted/extended scenes and alternate ending. I love this Neighborhood!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Hanks comedy, which is saying something

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    It's goofy and probably not the most memorable Hanks movie to most people, but this movie struck a chord with me and has always been my favorite Tom Hanks movie, which is truly saying something. Yes, with his wealth of work out there, I somehow choose "The 'Burbs" as my favorite. Very excited to have it on blu-ray, but slightly dissapointed that there are no real extras on this one. I am hoping for a proper extra filled release of this one day, but for now, just having it on blu-ray will suffice. Would love to see some behind the scenes as I am sure they all had a fun time filming this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    Tom Hanks is great it is a great movie to watch with friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Frog

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Good movie we all liked it. Glad none of our neighbors are as nieve and stupid!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Very enjoyable!

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    I was very surprised at this movie. I bought it knowing that it was a SHOUT Select edition. They are usually heavy on extras, and this one is no different. Not only does it contain interviews and an alternate ending, but it includes the original workprint of the film, which is not only in good condition, but contains many changes and additional footage. This was not a popular film simply because it was released at the same time as Tom Hanks’s Big. Plus, as part of the extras, there is a making of documentary that runs over an hour long. The ‘Burbs is fun for the whole family.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great release for a great movie

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    The Burbs has a fantastic ensemble cast and is one of Tom Hanks' most entertaining roles. The picture and sound quality are great and there's some nice special features, including a great interview with director Joe Dante. This is a must buy for cult movie fans and anyone wanting to dive a little deeper into Tom Hanks' filmography.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    HANKS AT HIS (EARLY) BEST

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    I love the 'BURBS! This movie reminded me so of the screwball comedies of the '60s I loved watching as a kid, especially THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN! Hanks, supported by the late Rick Duccoman, Bruce Dern, Corey Feldman, and Carrie Fisher are all great in this story of a quiet cul-de-sac whose tranquil normalcy is thrown for a loop by their new neighbors who move into the creepy old house next door in the dead of the night. Hi-jinks and horrors follow in this very funny film. Check it out!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Burbs

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Comical movie on normal neighbors that have creepy neighbors suddenly move in and are suspects that might be responsible for the disappearance of the neighbors.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tom Hanks Comedy!

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    When Tom Hanks was still doing comedy comes a performance in the suburbs, where the local residents take a fear to a new weird family that has just moved in. Hijinks happen as they are all paranoid of these new residents. Directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins fame), he adds another solid movie to his directing repertoire. I had a lot of fun with this. Shout adds a lot of extras to keep you occupied too. A solid Blu-ray package!

    I would recommend this to a friend