Arriving just in time for Thanksgiving on November 6, 2012, the comedy "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Blu-ray release from Paramount. The film is written and directed by John Hughes and starring comedy greats Steve Martin and John Candy. This funny classic follows a businessman (Martin) who is struggling to get home for Thanksgiving, but is burdened by one travel mishap after another, as well as the company of an annoying traveling salesman (Candy).
The "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" Blu-ray features an in-depth retrospective on John Hughes’ career that includes interviews with those who worked with him and explores his indelible impact as a writer and filmmaker. Additional features include “Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes, Trains And Automobiles”, “John Hughes For Adults”, a tribute to John Candy and a deleted scene.
The Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish 2.0 Mono Dolby Digital and Portuguese Mono Dolby Digital with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. Bonus features are presented in standard definition except where noted:
- John Hughes: Life Moves Pretty Fast (HD)
- John Hughes: The Voice of a Generation
- Heartbreak and Triumph: The Legacy of John Hughes
- Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes, Trains And Automobiles
- John Hughes for Adults
- A Tribute to John Candy
- Deleted Scene—“Airplane Food” (HD)
The suggested retail price of the Blu-ray is $19.99.
This appears to be the same release John reviewed last year, but no longer a Best Buy exclusive. Click here to read his review.