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Home Alone (1990)

Macaulay Culkin , Joe Pesci , Chris Columbus  |  PG |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (989 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Roberts Blossom
  • Directors: Chris Columbus
  • Writers: John Hughes
  • Producers: John Hughes, Mark Levinson, Mark Radcliffe, Scott M. Rosenfelt, Tarquin Gotch
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby TrueHD), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • DVD Release Date: October 5, 1999
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (989 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008N6NQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,623 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Home Alone" on IMDb

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  • Cross Promo with trailers from Home Alone 2 and Home Alone 3

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    Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!

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    164 of 178 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Home Alone - Family Fun Edition October 16, 2007
    On November 21st, 2006, 20th Century Fox released Home Alone - Family Fun Edition. This DVD edition is the long awaited special edition to one of cinemas most adored Christmas films. This edition offers a hefty amount of extra goodies...such as over 30 minutes of deleted scenes, on the set featurettes, new interviews, and a brand new commentary track featuring director Chris Columbus & Macaulay Culkin. I have to say unlike most commentary tracks, this one is actully very informative and very fun. Macaulay and Chris seem to have so much fun watching the film. This edition like the first one is presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. I read somewhere that the video and audio is updated too, I cannot confirm if it is or not but I read that. If you own the previous edition of this film, it is definately worth your money to update to this. The special features alone warrant a double dip. Also for the hold outs not wanting to buy the film til it got a special edition, well here it is. I would recommend this edition to anyone wanting to own this classic film on DVD.
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    65 of 75 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars AT LAST! September 1, 2006
    Finally Fox studios came to their senses to re-release a childhood classic. Now this re-release does have a substanial amount of bonus features including 4 behind the scenes feature, deleted scenes, 3 trailers, and some trivia games but the icing on the cake is the Christopher Columbus and Macaulay Culkin Commentary. Its good to know that Macaulay Culkin being the highest paid child star back then in the early 90's and still to this date, he is humble enough to go back to his childhood memories. Deff worth the upgrade if you own the previous release..a true classic...
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    56 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars It Will Never Wear Out It's Welcome! February 8, 2005
    By Samhot
    This movie was a favorite amongst many when it first came out in 1990, and more than a decade later, this movie *still* remains a classic, and will continue to be a classic for many more years to come.

    The story is simple, really: young Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is the underdog of the family; always getting picked on by his older siblings, and feeling like an outcast. One day, he gets into it with his older brother, and Kevin ends up being punished. During his punishment, he wishes that he could spend a christmas by himself without any of his family members. Wouldn't you know it - due to his family's carelessness, they accidently leave Kevin home on their way to the airport (to fly to Paris for Christmas vacation.)

    And from there, the fun begins. While Kevin is home by himself, two bumbling, nincompoop burglars (played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) known as the "Wet Bandits," set their sites on Kevin's house. When Kevin figures this out, he sets the house up with all sorts of tricks and traps, to out-maneuver these two clowns. And it's *hilarious* (listening to Daniel Stern's agonized wails -- as if he were castrated -- leaves me gasping for breath!) Anytime I watch this movie, these scenes in general have a way of bringing out the devilishly-maniacal, mischievous kid in me (and no doubt, many other viewers as well.) Of course, the movie isn't all about brash, goofy slapstick; there are some moving moments scattered throughout the film (particularly when Kevin befriends an old man - who is feared throughout the neighborhood - who teaches Kevin a few things about life, as well as receiving a little bit of advice from young Kevin along the way.
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    29 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Holiday Classic Has Been Saved March 29, 2007
    The first edition of this dvd was ok but lacked in the special features area and dvd quality. Thankfully the Family Fun edition has been released and the quality is excellent. This new edition has 5.1 sound and the picture quality is so much more crisper. This dvd is loaded with special features. It's hard to believe that Home Alone came out more than 16 years ago and has stood the test of time and is destined to be a holiday classic. Great fun movie...
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    Format:VHS Tape
    Remember the first time you laughed your head off the first time you saw a little boy scream from the burn off aftershave in the morning? Or when you heard the clank of paint cans hitting the heads of two rotten villains? Relive all those wonderful moments in this hilarious gift set! From Kevin's offensive on two house burglars to his dastard adventures through the Big Apple, you won't want to miss this collection of over-the-top, slapstick humor. These tapes make great gifts for the kiddies, or any nostalgic fan. I recommend this five-star collection for anyone wanting a good time watching a set of genuinely fun movies.
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    9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Fun family holiday flick-transfer subpar December 17, 2008
    This is a review of the Blu-Ray disc. Since Amazon does not specifically provide rating stars for PQ and AQ, I am writing this at the top, as some of the reviews here, were ported over from the SD.

    PQ-3/5-sad to say, Fox has skimped again. There is significant noise and grain in this film, and the picture is murky. The film was tested on an upper end 42" Plasma and BD30K player. I've seen older movies look better than this. The sound was a 4/5. The poor quality of the transfer merits a rent, not a buy.

    The film itself was clever given Kevin's ingenious use of toys and every-day household items to overcome the burglars. It's also endearing, as he is only 8, and already "grown up" in many ways (grocery shopping, discussion with older man in church, and his interactions with his family). I felt the first 3/4 of the movie was not very engaging, or particularly funny, unfortunately. The last 15 minutes were the most entertaining, and the arrival of the rest of the family were heartfelt. Overall a nice holiday themed movie, but nothing outstanding here.
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    Awe this reminds me when my boys were little now their slapping that after shave on their handsome faces. Do I feel old or what?
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    4.0 out of 5 stars AHHHH!
    I love this movie. Made my kids watch it this last Christmas, they loved it, too.

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    I watched this movie with my children when they were young and now I have enjoyed it again and lots of laughs with my grandchildren.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars This is a true classic, and worth owning.
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    Optimized for Widescreen?
    Yes, it is anamorphic (at least according to a review I read). I didn't buy the previous version because it wasn't anamorphic, and so I'm going to get this one.
    Apr 4, 2008 by Icruise |  See all 2 posts
    Voice Over?
    I'm guessing that whoever said that didn't know how to turn the commentary track off, and automatically thought that the voiceover was forced.
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