Sixteen Candles [DVD] [1984]

  • SKU: 5279067
  • Release Date: 09/02/2003
  • Rating: PG
Originally released in 1998 by Image Entertainment, Sixteen Candles is now back in the hands of Universal and is re-released on DVD. While this disc is a marked improvement in many ways over that first outing, it's not without its downside. The 1.85:1 anamorphic (the original release was not anamorphic) is far better than previously available. Colors are wonderfully translated from an older print, just going to show what a little restoration work can do. Detail and skin tones are also right on target, which is refreshing to see. The sound is also an improvement, though not one of great significance. In a surprising move, both 5.1 Dolby Digital and DTS tracks are offered, but hardly have the change to be fully utilized, as the re-mastered sound didn't have much to work with in the first place. Dialogue is clear, and little more could be asked for in this small comedy. Where the disc really falters, as did the original, is supplements, which are non-existent. While it seems odd that nothing exists or could be produced to add extra value to this disc, only those involved can answer why nothing is offered.
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (230 out of 239)

Special Features


  • Remastered with the original motion picture music (featuring David Bowie, BIlly Idol, Spandau Ballet, Prince, and more)
  • Closed Captioned

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

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



Overall customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sixteen Candles, (1984), DVD

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    solarpm
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    REVIEW of: Sixteen Candles, (1984), DVD [ PROS ] - Classic film - Funny content - Great film to watch with boy friend or girlfriend. - Affordable Item was on clearance price for $2.97 in-store. Regularly priced $4.99. - Durable construction - DVD casing is recylcable [ CONS ] None that I can think of. [ OTHER ] - Online SKU#: 9065352 [ ABOUT ME ] - 30 yr old male. - Cellular user of: Cricket, TracFone, and T-Mobile. - Game & Simulation programmer. - Microsoft XBOX360 gamer. - Advanced Microsoft Windows OS user of: IA-32 x86 Win 98 IA-32 x86 Win XP IA-32 x86 Win Vista IA-32 x86 Win 7 IA-32 x86 Win 8.0 IA-32 x86 Win 8.1 IA-64 x86-64 Win 8.1 - Regular Best Buy shopper (electronics, video games, music, movies etc.) - My Best Buy member (formerly Best Buy Reward Zone). - Regularly uses Reward Zone certificates. - Regularly submits free/reliable answers to Best Buy's "Questions and Answers" section to its users. - Regularly submits customer survey reports found on each receipt. Hope my review helped you with your purchase consideration!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Quintescential 80's Teen Movie

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    MoviebuffPete
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    This classic from writer/director John Hughes gives us a great look at the 80's teen and what life was like for them. Gedde Watanabe has a standout performance as foreign exchange student Long Duck Dong! But the story line is about typical teen problems, unrequited love, peer pressure, school groups (dorks, geeks, popular and popular students, etc.) . They may have been different in the 80's, but the problems are all pretty universally the same. If you haven't seen it, all I can say is, "where have you been living -- under a rock?"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Classic Film at a Great Price

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    cribellate
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    The film is a classic of 80's comedy. Any film buff should have it in their library. However, those who have not seen it should be forewarned of the character, Long Duk Dong. Similar to other films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sixteen Candles suffers from a terrible Asian stereotype for comedic effect that to contemporary audiences is anything but funny. Controversy of the Long Duk Dong character aside though, Sixteen Candles is a wonderful film that should be a part of any library and with this edition its a price that can't be beat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic 80s

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    EricL63
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    I added this classic movie to my library primarily due to the wife wanting it for the collection so our children (who are now college age) can see some of the 80's comedy. This is a great transfer with good video and decent audio for blu-ray standards. It took a while for them to release this format, so if you were looking for it before, it only came out on blu-ray this past year. Well worth adding to the movie library and I recommend both the quality of the transfer, and the movie itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Loving this movie..

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    bluewolf85
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    My sister and I watch in 90 movie but movie make in 80s...that's awesome!! I really enjoy this movie....that's girl who falling in love boy...but she didn't tell him about feel about him. that's boy's notice she's look at him. also her family forgot her birthday... I can't tell you how in end... if you already know movie or not... you will love this... 80s is awesome!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My wife is thrilled with this purchase

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    FitzR
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    I wasn't planning on purchasing this item when I went to the store, but when I found this in the deeply discounted bin I had to purchase it for my wife because it's one of her favorite movies. If you're willing to spend a little time looking, you can usually find something. This is really good for last-minute items at an affordable price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good blast from the past

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    Firstpower1
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    If your in the mood for a classic John Hughes coming of age comedy/drama, you won't go wrong with Sixteen Candles. While the Breakfast Club is a superior Hughes film, this one starring Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall left me smiling and nostalgic for the 80s. Recommended for fans of 80s teen comedies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Favorite 80's movie

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    Hector24
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    This is my favorite movie of the 80's and perhaps of all time. The slice of innocence the movie presents is priceless. The varied characters are well developed, masterfully acted, and leaves you connecting with them in a way that few movies do. Sixteen Candles is a movie that will be relatable in any decade.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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