Why is this movie so under appreciated? In the 90s when LucasArts was popular, I always thought The Burbs was begging to be adapted into a graphical point and click adventure game.
Never got it, and now we can't even get a damn Bluray.
If I ever met anyone from the film, something about The Burbs would be the first thing out of my mouth. Nothing else in their bodies of work even matter in comparison. What's Star Wars? What's *insert famous Tom Hanks movie here*?
I've been waiting for the Blu-ray to watch it again, but I am going to end up giving up. I haven't seen it in years now, and eventually I am just going to watch it anyway! THERE GO THE GODDAMN BROWNIES.
As previously stated, not region-free, but with plenty of extra features:
British distributors Arrow Video have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of Joe Dante's The 'Burbs (1989), available for purchase on September 15th, 2014.
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Theatrical cut, newly-restored from the original film elements - Original uncompressed 2.0 Stereo PCM Audio - Isolated Music and Effects Soundtrack - Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing - New audio commentary with writer Dana Olsen, moderated by author Calum Waddell - There Goes the Neighbourhood: The Making of The 'Burbs - A new feature-length documentary including interviews with Dante, actors Corey Feldman, Courtney Gains and Wendy Schaal, director of photography Robert M. Stevens and production designer James H. Spencer - The original Workprint cut of the film transferred from Director Joe Dante's personal copy, on home video for the very first time - includes deleted and alternate scenes! - A Tale of Two 'Burbs - Video featurette comparing the differences between the Workprint and Theatrical cuts of the film, with optional audio commentary from Dante - Alternate ending, presented in HD for the very first time - Original Theatrical Trailer in HD - Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys - Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Kenneth J. Souza, author of Scared Silly: The Films of Joe Dante, and an article looking at the collaborations of Joe Dante and composer Jerry Goldsmith, illustrated with original archive stills and posters.
Why did they have to region lock it? So many European BRs are not. It's NOT like Universal appears to be releasing one here in the States, so the LEAST they could have done is let Arrow release it Region Free.
blu ray dot com sent me a pre-order notification as well, so it must not be BB exclusive. $10 there as well. It's better than nothing! I'd prefer to buy it from Amazon and to have it on Instant Video as well (and itunes actually), but I'm desperate enough to take anything