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Adventures in Babysitting (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] (1987)

Elisabeth Shue , Penelope Ann Miller , Chris Columbus  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Elisabeth Shue, Penelope Ann Miller, Vincent D'Onofrio, John Chandler, Keith Coogan
  • Directors: Chris Columbus
  • Writers: David Simkins
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: August 7, 2012
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0080BFWAE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,695 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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US Blu-Ray/Region All pressing. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with the 25th anniversary edition of Adventures In Babysitting, starring Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue (best actress, 1995, Leaving Las Vegas). Experience all the laughter and excitement in a whole new way on Blu-ray with a sensational new digital restoration! When Chris Parker (Shue) agrees to babysit, she expects a night of TV and boredom. But when her frantic friend calls and pleads to be rescued from a downtown Chicago bus station, Chris and the kids pack up and leave their safe suburban surroundings for the heart of the big city. It's a frighteningly funny expedition no one will forget!

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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Beginning your movie with the right song can get you off to a good start and "Adventures in Babysitting" gives us that golden oldie "And Then He Kissed Me" as Chris Parker prepares for her big date with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, this clown promptly proceeds to dump our heroine, which only proves he is a fool because Chris is played by Elisabeth Shue. Those of us who remember "Call to Glory" already knew that Shue was a babe and so does Brad Anderson (Keith Coogan), the kid who is too old for the babysitter on whom he has a mondo crush. Into the mix we add Sara Anderson (Maia Brewton), the adorable kid sister who has a thing for the Mighty Thor from Marvel Comics (she must have got the cool Thor helmet from Stan Lee, Jack Kirby or somebody in the ol' Bullpen), Daryl Coopersmith (Anthony Rapp), Brad's best friend who has yet to learn when to shut up, and Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller), Chris' best friend who is stuck in downtown Chicago at a bus depot without her glasses, having decided that running away from home was a bad idea. Unfortunately for our heroine, deciding to simply go down and pick up Brenda proves to be a bad idea. With the three kids in tow, Chris takes off for the big city. When the station wagon gets a flat tire that is only the first in a massive chain of misfortunes that befall our plucky lass. There will be a tow truck man with a claw, street thugs with knives on the El, gangster in a chop shop, a college frat party, a close encounter with the parental units at a party high at top a skyscraper, and a delightful session of singing "The Babysitter Blues."
In its own way, "Adventures in Baby Sitting is in the mold of the Indiana Jones films, where the cast of characters are stuck on a roller coaster of exciting encounters.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a classic 80's comedy February 17, 2006
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Another classic 80's comedy, ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING (aka "A Night on the Town") comes to DVD to delight old fans and new.

When highschool senior Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) decides to spend Saturday night babysitting the Anderson kids Sara (Maia Brewton) and Brad (Keith Coogan) as well as Brad's best friend Daryl (Anthony Rapp), no one, not least Chris, will be prepared for the wild ride ahead, when Chris' best friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller) phones and begs to be rescued from the Chicago bus depot after an aborted attempt to run away. Chris bundles the kids in the car and heads for downtown Chicago, but after getting stranded thanks to a flat tyre, the gang end up in a mess of trouble!

This is such a fun film. Elisabeth Shue glows as Chris and offers one of her funniest comedy performances. Whilst she is best-remembered by most film critics for her role in "Leaving Las Vegas", to 80's kids like me, she'll forever be fondly regarded as Chris in AIB.

Anthony Rapp, Keith Coogan and Maia Brewton are hilarious in their roles, and Penelope Ann Miller is a scream in the film's clever subplot of Brenda's adventures in the bus depot. The film also features early turns from Vincent d'Onofrio, Bradley Whitford and George Newbern.

The DVD is presented in non-anamorphic widescreen, with no extras whatsoever, but fans will just be happy to finally have this 80's gem on DVD. A bargain price too.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good comedies are hard to come by... September 18, 2005
Format:DVD
This is one of those rare gems!

Everyone, I believe, can relate to the craziness that goes on here.... it is just taken to the extreme in this movie.

Elizabeth Shue is fantastic as the babysitter. One of the most memorable lines is when she proclaims... "I'm the babysitter!".

Not to be missed. Enjoyable for everyone. Must see classic and timeless comedy.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Blu-ray quality August 7, 2012
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It's hard to understand, but this Blu-ray disk is worse than the DVD. The video is extremely grainy. I compared it to the DVD, which I own, and the DVD is better. I'm sending it back, hoping that I received a bad copy. If not, I'm surprised that Disney (Touchstone) would release such a inferior product. Even the audio was not up to Blu-ray quality. On my surround sound 5.1 system, the video only played in stereo. In addition, there are no "extras" at all. I was hoping for some comments by the excellent actors, or Chris Columbus, the director of the first Harry Potter films. Nothing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beats "Something About Mary" any old day! February 28, 2000
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This movie is so entertaining, it should be in every video/DVD collection. It's a simple story about a babysitter forced to take her charges with her into the city as she hurries to help out a friend. This plausible premise quickly escalates until the babysitter and kids find themselves in situations that James Bond might find daunting. The acting, the music and the appealing plot make the story enjoyable for everybody from kids to parents. I popped the disk into the machine with no great expectations, and could not stop watching until it finished. Other films may use crotch-biting dogs and semen in the hair to substitute shock for hilarity. But Adventures in Babysitting delivers real laughs while taking you on a wild ride through the wicked bowels of the city.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite movie ever!!!! November 24, 2004
Format:DVD
This has got to be my favorite movie of all time.I've been watching it since I was two and Elizabeth Shue does an amazing job.It has all the elements you could want in a movie.From comedy to adventure,to suspense to romance.You can't find a better movie that everyone can watch together.It is a really good family movie and I have seriously watched it hundreds of times.You can't go wrong with this movie.I promise!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family movie!
Absolutely love this great family movie! My 7 now 8 yr old daughter equally enjoys the plot and the songs...
Published 2 days ago by Kris Rosinski
4.0 out of 5 stars Love the Movie
it seem to take a bit to process my order but I got it now and I love the movie
Published 3 days ago by amy phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie
everything was great except there was severall times the screen went black had to move arror on screen and click on but never lost audio
Published 6 days ago by edward bull
5.0 out of 5 stars A good clean fun movie, especially for young teens or Jr High kids.
I used to watch this with my kids. I lost my Video years ago, and was so glad to find on a DVD. Thanks for the sale.
Published 17 days ago by Spring Therapist
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of adventures in babysitting
A real fun movie to collect ! Elisabeth is brilliant in this movie. I love her dance scene at beginning of movie and the singing scene in the nightclub.
Published 18 days ago by Nita
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable
Very funny entertaining for all ages.. Loved the music..!!!
Easy to know were that movies was going to take me and my family!! Loved it***
Published 26 days ago by yythgyhhjuuuhhjyyytyghgj
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie for kids and adults
Lots of action, humor, excitement and teen crushes. Teaches some good lessons about not judging by appearances too. Kids loved it.
Published 26 days ago by Debra S
5.0 out of 5 stars Still fun for us...and for a new generation, too!
Good, mostly-clean fun in this action-filled drama/comedy. Our 9-year-old daughter got a kick out of it, and we were laughing as scenes from our memories of the movie played out. Read more
Published 1 month ago by rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
I liked that it was funny, and at times there was a lot of action. I disliked the inappropriate language.
Published 1 month ago by elhayes
4.0 out of 5 stars Elisabeth Shue at her Best.
Great 80's flick, fun and fast paced. I purchased this for my daughter and got to enjoy it all over again with her. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Juan
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