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Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Collection (1991)

Keanu Reeves , Alex Winter , Peter Hewitt , Stephen Herek  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, William Sadler, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri
  • Directors: Peter Hewitt, Stephen Herek
  • Writers: Chris Matheson, Ed Solomon
  • Producers: Barry Spikings, Chris Matheson, Connie Tavel, Ed Solomon
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: July 12, 2005
  • Run Time: 184 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00094ARHS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #98,571 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Collection" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Air Guitar Tutorial
  • "The Most Triumphant Making-Of Documentary"
  • "THe Original Bill & Ted: In Conversation with Chris & Ed"
  • "Score! An Interview with Guitarist Steve Vai" featurette
  • "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures" cartoon episode
  • "Hysterical Personages: A History Lesson"
  • "Bill & Ted's Excellent Comic Book" 20 still photos
  • Radio Spots

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

Like, radical, dude--but not nearly as funny as it should be, even though it was a box-office hit. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are a pair of dim Valley boys, whose life is made heinous by a school history project. Enter George Carlin as a futuristic dude with a time-traveling phone booth. So Bill and Ted go back in time to round up a gang of historical figures (Socrates, Joan of Arc) to bring back for their presentation. Abe Lincoln at the mall? That's about as witty as it gets, rendering this the kind of comedy that gives teenaged audiences a bad name. --Marshall Fine

It is the future. Society has at last solved all its major problems, thanks to amiable lunkheads Bill and Ted and the inspiring music of their band, Wyld Stallyns. Only one man is dissatisfied with the way things have turned out, the evil De Nomolos. In an effort to change the future, De Nomolos sends evil Bill and Ted robots back in time to prevent the real Bill and Ted from winning a pivotal Battle of the Bands. What follows is a spirited journey through the afterlife as Bill and Ted try to rescue their girlfriends, save the future, and, oh, yeah, learn how to play the guitar. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey swings easily between childish and clever humor, and is good at both: a Bergman reference is quickly followed by an equally funny bit about Death's stinky feet. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter seem happy to be reprising their roles and even manage to add funny spins on Evil Robot Bill and Ted. William Sadler very nearly steals the movie as Death, playing both his wounded dignity and budding desire to be funky to a T. As if that weren't enough, George Carlin returns as Rufus and Pam Grier does a cameo just for the hell of it. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey is ample proof that not all sequels suck. Sometimes they're even better than the original. --Ali Davis

Product Description

Disc 1: BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE Disc 2: BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY Disc 3: BONUS DISC

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TWO great movies! June 29, 2005
Format:DVD
The other reviewer is relying on childhood memories of the two films. Excellent Adventure is a great film, and when the second film came out, it did not have the time machine and the historical dudes from the first movie, so it felt too different than the first. Not many people cared for it, but I have been showing these films to my nieces and nephews for years now and the complete consensus is that the second film is a better film than the first. The writing is just as good and the film moves along quite well.

The two films feel quite different, but this is a good thing. They did a time travel movie already, so they went on to something else. It works!

Bogus Journey is a very funny film that needs to have a second look by fans of the first. Just keep in mind that it is not about time travel and historical dead dudes.

I have both the original DVDs, but I am reordering this collection for the extras.

Extras on these discs include:

The Original Bill & Ted: In Conversation With Screenwriters: Chris Matheson & Ed Solomon

The Most Triumphant Making-Of Documentary

Score! An Interview With Guitarist Steve Vai

Hysterical Personages: Biographies of Nine Historical Dudes and One Babe Dressed as a Dude

One Sweet and Sour Chinese Adventure To-Go - Episode of the Cartoon

The Linguistic Stylings of Bill & Ted

And Radio Spots
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids Love It! January 25, 2007
By Amanda
Format:DVD
I saw Bill and Ted as a teen-ager. Now my 14 year-old son and pre-teen kids love it. Their friends have come over and seen these movies and really enjoyed them, too. They are clean movies and are different enough from everything else, it keeps kids entertained.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet movie July 31, 2006
Format:DVD
i had heard of the bill and ted movies from somebody and they sounded like my kind of movie. so one day i was just sitting there and on tv bill and teds bogus journey was coming on so i was like man im gonna watch that. so i did and i reallly enjoyed it. it was mucho funny. so then i thought to myself, "wow it would be cool to actually own this movie so i can watch it whenever i like." so i got on good ole amazon here and looked it up. one of the results was this box set. the most excellent collection. i love box sets and i loved bill and ted so it was perfect. i have watched these movies several times since i bought it. so in conclusion, if you like bill and ted you should definatley buy this dvd box set. if youve never seen bill and ted you should still definately buy this dvd box set. go! get it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Packaging, Packaging, Packaging May 11, 2013
By D. Ward
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There is ten times more cardboard in this 3-disk set than plastic in the disks. Way too much packaging, but the disks were still funny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Collection October 16, 2011
By Joe
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Excellent set of movies from the 80's. I forgot how funny both movies were plus the cameos by George Carlin were great.
I recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good laugh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff January 30, 2010
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Although the first movie was significantly better than the second, I though the opportunity to buy both together was great. They look and sound fine and there's some good extras. I only wish there was commentary.
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4.0 out of 5 stars incredibly goofy March 11, 2009
Format:DVD
this pair of movies are incredibly goofy which make them the perfect set for a fun night in. the first movie is a classic and the second is so strange that it's funny. the totally non-bogus disc has a ton of material on it, too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two Most Excellent Movies and a Triumphant Bonus Disc January 20, 2009
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In this phone booth looking collector's case are the two Bill & Ted movies and a bonus disc containing a conversation with the writers, an episode of the cartoon, instructions on how to play the air guitar with two world champions, interviews with writers-directors-stars, and some other "non-bogus" stuff, including hints at what might be a third Bill & Ted movie.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A most excellent purchase
While I have loved these most excellent movies since first seeing them in the theaters, I never quite found a triumphant copy of them that was worth owning. Read more
Published 2 months ago by P. Romero
5.0 out of 5 stars No way! Most oustanding!
These guys are the Sunday-school versions of Spacoli and Lebowski, but I'm not into weed anymore, so they rock. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic - say no more
Lost my original discs in the fire. Great to have a new set. The first one should be part of everyone's high school education
Published 5 months ago by Nigel Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Rad!
These movies are great to own on DVD. It sure takes me back to my childhood when I watched them a ton. I recommend these movies to anybody and young kids growing up. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Rich
4.0 out of 5 stars Most Memorable
The original ("Excellent Adventure") is a classic. The sequel ("Bogus") is forgettable. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Frangelico
5.0 out of 5 stars reliving the good times
It was great to watch the silliness again! It was well worth watching after all these years! A great way to have a pick me up when needed!
Published 13 months ago by Mr Craig Warne
5.0 out of 5 stars great dvd
i remember this when bill and ted excellent adventure and bill and ted bogus journey came out it made me laugh i remember keanu reeves in the other movies as well too like in the... Read more
Published 15 months ago by joshua lenhart
5.0 out of 5 stars Go to Love them
Qirky cute silly FUNNY movie! Even my daughter used to want to watch it over and over!!
Bill And Ted is a comedy just fun and silly for laughs and you end up loving the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kathleen Sanderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite guilty pleasure
These two filma are my favorite "guilty pleasure". They are the type of movies where you can just enjoy them for what they are aND NOT HAVE TO FIND SOME HIDDEN MEANING OR A... Read more
Published 18 months ago by jackrush
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent !!
Very good movie, just so funny and I wanted to have it for a long time, thanks !! I recommend it
Published 19 months ago by Jose Fco. Herrera A.
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