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Sixteen Candles (Universal 100th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (1984)

Molly Ringwald , Anthony Michael Hall , John Hughes  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Carlin Glynn, Justin Henry
  • Directors: John Hughes
  • Writers: John Hughes
  • Producers: Hilton A. Green
  • Format: Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Multiple Formats
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (DTS 5.1), English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), French (DTS-HD 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (DTS-HD 2.0)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: August 28, 2012
  • Digital Copy Expiration Date: December 31, 2013 (Click here for more information)
  • Run Time: 186 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (431 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007N31XO4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,223 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald) is ready to make the most of her Sweet Sixteen birthday…If only someone would remember it. She’s your average teen, enduring creepy freshmen, spoiled siblings, confused parents and the “Big Blonde on Campus” who stands between her and the boy of her dreams. From writer/director John Hughs (The Breakfast Club, Weird Science), Sixteen Candles is a warm-hearted coming of age comedy that helped define a generation!

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111 of 116 people found the following review helpful
Soundtrack Issues
In the first DVD release of Sixteen Candles, several of the songs from the original soundtrack were missing due to licensing rights. For anyone looking for a version of the movie with the original soundtrack, get the "High School Reunion Collection" (released in 2003). This is the version I own and it has all of the original songs in it. I believe the "Flashback Edition" (released in 2008) also has the original songs, but I cannot verify that. The original release (released in 1998) has no special heading/title and is the version with several missing songs.

MPAA Rating Controversy
As far as the "PG" rating, do not buy this movie thinking you are going to enjoy introducing your young kids to a great 80's throwback. Prior to buying this movie, I had only seen it on TV. I assumed that the edited TV version was similar to the unedited movie because of the "PG" rating. As it turns out, Sixteen Candles came out in May, 1984, 2 months before the "PG-13" rating was implemented. So at the time, movies were either rated "G", "PG", or "R". Sixteen Candles was originally going to be rated "R", but prior to release, just enough F-bombs were edited out to make the "PG" cut and reach the targeted teenage audience. This is NOT equivelant to a modern day "PG" film. There are still at least 2 F-bombs in the movie as well as several more S-words, A-words, slanders to sexual orientation, and other explicit language. There are also underage drinking, sexual innuendo, and a shower scene with blatant up close nudity.

In short, this is a great classic 80s movie worth owning with the understanding that it should be considered a "PG-13" movie that just missed being a rated "R" movie, as would have been the case if it were released just a few months later than it was. For purists, get the "High School Reunion Collection" to experience the movie with the original soundtrack as it was intended.
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154 of 164 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I wish they'd left the soundtrack alone... November 6, 1999
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I have to agree with the reviewer who complained about the "butchered" soundtrack. I grew up with "Sixteen Candles" -- I've seen it so many times I practically know it by heart -- and the songs are as much a part of the movie as the dialogue. I wonder if someone forgot to get permission to use some of the songs when the original movie was released -- but that wouldn't explain the cheezed-up "muzak" version of the opening credit music. And why substitute "Strangers in the Night" for "New York, New York" as background music for the post-party conversation between Jake and The Geek? The replacement music, as a whole, seems thrown together -- the songs are obviously meant to sound "almost like" the originals but for anyone who really knows the movie "almost like" just doesn't cut it. The most awkward moment is when the family is leaving the house the morning of Ginny's wedding. In the original version of the film, David Bowie's "Young American" is playing in the background as the family piles into two cars. In this version, there is NO music playing -- the family enters the cars in silence. What used to be a funny, quick scene now seems agonizingly drawn out.
"Sixteen Candles" is still a great movie, of course, and I'm glad that I have it in my DVD collection. But I found myself cringing every time a song was changed -- I could barely concentrate on the diaglogue at times. (I don't know what I would have done if the Thompson Twins' "If you were here" was replaced at the end of the movie; thankfully, it wasn't.)
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59 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 80's Teen Flick January 29, 2001
Sixteen Candles takes place basically over the course of one day when a family forgets the sweet sixteenth birthday of a girl amid the preparations for the oldest daughter's wedding. The sixteen year old is played by the 80's teen queen Molly Ringwald. It was the movie that helped her gain that title and is the best of her career. She plays the role of Samantha Baker with ease and charm. We feel all her range of emotions from the hurt of being forgotten to the longing she feels for a boy, Jake Ryan, who she has a major crush on but doesn't think he knows that she's alive. Little does Samantha know that Jake wants to meet her and the movie goes through a series of near misses between the two. Anthony Michael Hall plays "The Geek" who is constantly hitting on Samantha. He acts like he is a man of the world, but really is full of hot air. Mr. Hall is extremely funny and the scene where he gives Jake advice on women and eventually drives the prom queen home in Jake's father's Roll Royce are priceless. Both sets of Samantha's grandparents are funny, one set are the worriers and the other the carefree sort. Gedde Wannabe is funny as an exchange student who comes with one of the grandparents. He does take the Asian stereotypes to the max but he comes across with a nice degree of charm. John and Joan Cusack show up in bit parts and the movie has a great soundtrack. The Thompson Twins' "Wish You Were Here" perfectly frames the ending scene where Jake and Samantha finally hook up. Sixteen Candles was the directorial debut of John Hughes and set the stage for the Brat Pack movies that would be the dominant teen movies of the 80's. Unlike his other movies like The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink or Some Kind Of Wonderful, Sixteen Candles isn't full of teen angst, self-examination and skepticism that the others are. It is a charming look at the life of a teenager that seems to be the most real.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 16 Candles DVD
This was a gift for my youngest child just turning 16 yrs old and she and her friends loved the movie (a John Hughes Classic Movie)
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Published 17 hours ago by Richard R. Dalessandro
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I've loved this movie as a teen and as a adult. It's a good clean funny movie. Very good buy.
Published 3 days ago by Cherie
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
This was a birthday gift. The person who I gave it to,did nothing but rave about the movie, so I am giving it five stars.
Published 6 days ago by JRGMoscow
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this movie way back when
Even though it definitely shows that it was 80's in style....still a very fun movie to watch. Highly recommend this.
Published 9 days ago by Sally Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars This is what high school was about
Funny and realistic high school girls and boys. I do not get tired of watching this movie. Love the end, what every high school girl thinks about.
Published 17 days ago by Ruth Anne Bouchillon
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the best
Classic, one of the best and funniest of all the teen films. Never, ever gets old. John Hughes was a genius, and he's a the top of his gamer here.
Published 18 days ago by Rhonda Tucker
5.0 out of 5 stars A well done reproduction!
Okay, so I'm an 80's junkie to say the least. So much so if I could find Kevin Flynn, I'd go to The Grid! Read more
Published 20 days ago by B. Sala
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
What can I's a classic. Shared it with my daughter. Catching up on all my 80s favorites. This is the #1 movie for me.
Published 1 month ago by E. MAGIN
4.0 out of 5 stars Molly is hot
It's a good 80's movie .long duck doing is one of the best movie characters in this old movie lol
Published 1 month ago by James garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
This is an awesome 80s movie. A must see and a must have for your movie collection. Can't beat it.
Published 1 month ago by Charlie Hanson
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Is the Sixteen Candles soundtrack truly restored in this new Blu-Ray...
It's been a while since this was posted, and no one answered, so I was wondering if you ever got the Universal 100th Anniversary or not? I'm also curious about the soundtrack. I really don't want a messed up version!
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