Rob Reiner's tale of boyhood friendship, Stand by Me, comes to DVD in this special edition. Boasting a 1.85:1 widescreen anamorphic transfer and Dolby Digital Stereo in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, the disc includes a multitude of language subtitles. For those who wanted to know how to say "Chopper, sic balls" in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai, this is their golden opportunity. In addition to the well-done visuals, there is a commentary track from the director as well as interviews with him and author Stephen King, whose story served as the basis for the movie. In addition to talent files and production notes, an exclusive featurette concerning the making of the film is included. The music score can be isolated, and a music video for the Ben E. King title song is also available at the touch of a button.
Digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video
Exclusive featurette "Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand by Me," including interviews with Stephen King and Rob Reiner
I am 14 years old, and I absolutely love this movie. But don't let my age fool you. I'm not just going to sit here and talk about how hott River Pheonix was.
This movie is well rounded in my perspective. Everyone can relate to at least one of the boys in it at one time in their life. The actors are matched perfectly with who their character portrays.Corey Feldman's character Teddy is the boy who's sensitive about his dad, but tries to hide it, Jerry O' Connell's character Vern is the chubby, wussy kid, but still part of the club, Wil Wheaton's character Gordie is the sweet, intelligent friend who tells stories to the other boys and is ignored by his parents, and River Phoenix's character Chris is the boy in the neighborhood that's been labeled a bad kid and feels he'll never get out of their town, the peacemaker, and Gordie's best friend.
This movie just sucks you in as soon as you start watching it. It's not overly mushy and sad, but it's not so tough that only a sixteen year old boy could stand it. You feel for each character, no matter how mean or nice they are. My personal favorite is Chris Chambers, which i know this will probably drive you guys nuts that almost every other person does too, but River Phoenix is just so touching. The campfire scene is great, the milk money seen is great, and one of my favorites is the train scene. You can definitely see the terror in their faces. It's funny that they all act so tough, except maybe Vern, although he tries, and they still like talking about goofy and dancing and singing along to Lollipop. You also just want to be there with them. Feel that kind of friendship that so many people long for. It's such a feel good movie, but not in the sense of a 10 year old's feel good movie. It makes you feel complete when you watch it. It's not jam packed with action sequences or it doesn't have fluffy pink bunnies hopping around in it either. It's just one of a kind. Definitely worth my time and yours.
The newest DVD of Stand By Me (Special Edition) has Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand By Me where all the main actors,except River, and Rob Reiner are interviewed. They also talk about working with River Phoenix. There's also the Stand By Me music video with River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, and obviously Ben E. King. Not to mention an extra CD with some awesome oldie's songs like Everyday, Lollipop, Stand By Me, and Mr. Lee.
Although known for the likes of "Carrie," "Pet Semetary," and "IT," Stephen King has also created stories that don't fall under the traditional horror category such as "The Green Mile" and "The Shawshank Redemption." "Stand by Me" falls into the latter category. This tells the story of four friends on a search for a dead body and they end up finding something more along the way. With great direction by Rob Reiner and great performances by Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Jerry O'Connell, Corey Feldman and Keifer Sutherland, this is an enjoyable film that any Stephen King fan would enjoy.
Some very well known actors who portrayed the boys in Stand By Me. I understand this story was based on a Novella written by Stephen King called The Body. If you are a King fan you will love it. If not, you will still enjoy the personalities of the young actors as they take a walk of a life time.
This 4K version of stand by me is a great improvement over the Blu-ray. The picture and sound improvement make this the best way to view this movie. After all these years this movie stands the test of time.
This is a very touching movie. How 4 boys grow up together demonstrates their maturation and events that they experienced together. Their loyalty to one another demonstrates how they develop over the years through the difficulties they share.