The 'Burbs [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
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- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- Language : English, French
- Parcel Dimensions : 17.2 x 13.6 x 1.5 cm; 70 Grams
- Canadian Home Video Rating : Parental Guidance (PG)
- Director : Joe Dante
- Media Format : NTSC, Subtitled
- Run time : 1 hour and 42 minutes
- Release date : Aug. 16 2016
- Actors : Tom Hanks
- Language : French (DTS-HD 2.0), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0)
- Studio : Universal Studios Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B01G6AS3QK
- Country of origin : Canada
- Best Sellers Rank: #687 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Tom Hanks portrays suburbanite Ray Peterson, whose plans for a peaceful vacation are disturbed by a creepy new family on the block, in this outrageous suspense-comedy directed by Joe Dante.To the disappointment of his wife Carol (Carrie Fisher), Ray decides to spend a relaxing week at home, and soon gets into trouble with his neighbors - a hefty busybody (Rick Ducommun), a freaked-out ex-soldier (Bruce Dern), and a spacey teenager (Corey Feldman) - as they observe the strange happenings next door at the Klopek'sbizarre residence.When a neighboorhood grouch suddenly disappears, the men are convinced the ramshackle house hides some hideous clues. Armed with assault rifles, high-powered binoculars and a shovel, they decide to see for themselves exactly what is going on in the Klopek place. Set in an average neighborhood that is anything but average, The 'Burbs blends slapstick comedy and spine-thrilling mystery with the type of humor that has made Tom hanks one of today's most popular stars.
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The blu-ray works perfectly in my North American player.
This movie is a hilarious slice of suburban neighbourhood life in the U.S. All the characters are well written, and superbly brought to life by the excellent cast. The story itself is very well written and hilarious.
“The ‘Burbs” is a must see movie!
By Stephane Beaulne on July 20, 2020
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Putting aside the extras, which we all love, the packaging and new artwork also looks great, let's concentrate on the quality of the movie..... it's a whole different game.
The picture is very disappointing. Grainy, overly pink skin tones and colours that look a little muddy throughout. I actually checked my settings thinking I'd hit a button by mistake and wiped out some of the quality. But No! To my mind this looks horrible, and in a direct comparison with the old dvd up-scaled on the player, the dvd wins hands down. Far superior picture, no grain just crisp, clean and smooth colours.
If you're able, compare the main titles. The dvd is more sharply focused, as is the opening scene with the paper boy. The blu-ray looked decidedly 'woolly' with again grainy colours.
I was actually surprised at how good the dvd looked on playback after being upscaled. Quite frankly, there is no need for the BD apart from viewing the aforementioned extras. Don't be too quick to ditch your old discs, folks.
I for one will be selling my Blu-Ray, the quality just doesn't cut it.
The 3 stars are for the extras.
There is a couple of screens of information text when you start the movie telling you about how they have restored it from the original film and audio. It's a good job, and does benefit greatly from the cleaned up print, gorgeous saturated colours, and soundtrack. Joe Dante, the director, personally approved the final product. However whether just due to the fact this is a full HD blu-ray, film grain is very obvious the whole way through, and I am surprised they did not do anything about this (maybe there is some reason they couldn't .... film restoration is not my forte!).
I really thoroughly enjoyed watching some of the extras. The documentary included is worth the price of the blu-ray alone. Also something interesting that I haven't yet watched but will do is Joe Dante's personal cut of the movie, which until this blu-ray only existed on VHS in Dante's personal collection. It does say the transfer is only as good as the VHS, so will be interesting (!) but I understand the edit is really quite different with totally different opening and endings.
Film grain aside, this really is a top top top notch version of the movie. You can tell from the work done on the movie itself, the curation of all the extras, and even the reversible blu-ray case sleeve with special artwork on one side, that this has been a labour of love.
If you love this movie, even if you already own it -- buy this version again. You won't be disappointed.
THE BURB'S, excellent writing from Dana olsen
very Funny acting from all the cast, Tom Hanks, Rick Docummon, Corey Feldman, the whole cast is Great
with of course Great Directing from Joe Dante
i used to watch this film lots of times when it was released on DVD years & years ago
never ever thought this film would get a blu-ray release until i saw the listing on amazon uk
what i surprise i Got, this blu-ray special edition by Arrowfilms is incredible
Arrow films went the Whole nine yards with this film
The Theatrical release has been given an excellent blu-ray Transfer in 2K resolution
i only watched some scenes from the Theatrical version to check the picture quality out
considering i've seen the film so many times on DVD
Arrowfilms have done a Great Job cleaning up the picture quality from dvd to High Definition 1080
the Audio mix is only Master audio stereo, not 5.1 surround sound unfortunately
now to the special features, man am i excited about the extras
Arrow films have produced a brand new 1 hour long Documentary on the making of the film
new interviews with Joe Dante, D.O.P Robert stevens, Production design James spencer
plus actors Core feldman, Wendy Schaal and Courtney Gains who played Hans
Mr Klopek played by Brian Gibson passed away years ago
unfortunately for some reason Bruce Dern, Tom Hanks, Rick Docummon or Carrie fisher were not interviewed
maybe they weren't available.
this Doco is Great, Detailed interviews with Joe Dante is most of the cast and crew
he talks about the Workprint version and other things about the film
there's an Audio commentary by writer Dana olsen on the Theatrical cut
there is also the UNCUT Workprint version on this blu-ray Disc aswell
i never knew there was a workprint version so instead of watching the typical Theatrical cut
i watched the Workprint version first, very very enjoyable watching it.
a massive difference between this workprint and the Theatrical
the workprint goes for at least 105mins and is Fullscreen only 1:33:1 ratio
the Theatrical cut is only under 90mins with credits included
the workprint has no credits before and after the film, there is no Burbs title at the beginning
the Workprint has both some scenes from the Theatrical cut mixed with Deleted scenes & extended scenes
there are some scenes that look the same as the Theatrical scenes but Different Dialogue
the Dream sequence where Tom Hanks is Dreaming is also extended
more footage of the Pagan followers, i prefer this extended Dream scene than the Theatrical cut
the Music score is also different, it does not sound like the Jerry Goldsmith score for the dvd release
the Heavy metal songs from the dvd release are different on this workprint
eg when Corey feldman's Guitar mock scene is on he's playing to a song from THE CULT.
there is also a Different ending where you see the Klopek's Get arrested and put in Handcuffs
i Could talk about this workprint all day and how Different it is to the DVD release
the workprint is a completely Different film version that's for sure.
this workprint has been transferred Directly from Joe Dante's personal VHS copy
so it's a master copy transfer in Fullscreen format 1:33:1, so the picture quality is VHS quality with Mono sound mix
but Arrow films have done a Great Job cleaning up the picture quality little bit to make sure
the whole 105mins is watchable
i like both versions of the film actually
but very very interesting Workprint i'll definitely watch it again
there is also a 30page booklet by Kenneth Souza writing about the film, an interesting read.
like all Arrow films blu-ray's this is region B locked so any U.S. fans reading this review
you'll need a region free blu-ray player
Arrow films have gone the whole nine yards with this blu-ray release
the 2 versions of this film plus 1 hour long Doco on 1 Disc
it Deserves 5 stars for sure, Definitely worth the cash
One of Tom Hanks classic 80’s movies, if you haven’t seen this, then I highly recommend you sort yourself out and watch it!
I think in those days it was a last minute rush rummaging through VHS Tapes looking for a tape to tape a film like the Burbs on that you weren't that botherred about....Only to end up being hollerred at by your Dad when the tape turns out to be a rare concert or an old war film.
This film is so bizzare it's hilarious.
Bruce Dern's charachter Mr.Rumsfield is the most memorable,but the whole cast worked hard to make one hell of a film.
I just don't tire of watching it.