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The ‘Burbs (Collector’s Edition): Blu-Ray Review

Arriving this week on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is Joe Dante’s 1989 black comedy, “The ‘Burbs”, starring Tom Hanks. Admittedly, I wasn’t a huge fan of this film when it was first released, however it has grown on me over the years.  Although, Hanks is fine here, it is the supporting cast that makes “The ‘Burbs” enjoyable, most notably Bruce Dern, and the late Rick Ducommun.

Shout Factory has given us a new 2K transfer that looks absolutely-fantastic.  Included in the release are new interviews with Joe Dante, Editor Marshall Harvey and Director of Photography John Hora.   Also included is Dante’s original workprint with deleted and extended scenes.  If you are a fan of this late-80’s classic, then you will want to ad this release to your collection.

Bonus Features

  • NEW 2017 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
  • NEW Interviews With Director Joe Dante, Editor Marshall Harvey, And Director Of Photography (Additional Scenes) John Hora
  • Audio Commentary With Writer Dana Olsen, Moderated By Author Calum Waddell
  • There Goes The Neighborhood: The Making Of The ‘Burbs – Includes Interviews With Director Joe Dante, Actors Corey Feldman, Courtney Gaines, And Wendy Schaal, Director Of Photography Robert M. Stevens, And Production Designer James H. Spencer
  • Alternate Ending
  • Original Workprint From Joe Dante’s Archive (Includes Deleted And Extended Scenes)
  • Behind-The-Scenes Still Gallery
  • Stills And Posters Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

By: Marc Ferman