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on August 18, 1999
We all know that Austin Powers was a funny movie, but the way the press prattles on and on about it, you'd never know that there was life before Austin. Let me take you back to 1992 B.A.P (Before Austin Powers): Mike Myers takes a "Saturday Night Live" sketch to the big screen. The sketch was called "Wayne's World", and the movie version was greeted with major box office and critical praise (Excellent!). This movie kicks serious a--! The jokes are funny, even after you've seen it 50 times! The performaces are wonderful! The lines are classic! It's just such a great movie! It'll bring you up when you feel down! So, in conclusion, this movie sucks...NOT!
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on May 22, 2009
Wayne's World is directed by Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization.) The film stars Mike Myers (Austin Powers), Dana Carvey (This Is Spinal Tap), Tia Carrere (Jury Duty), Rob Lowe (St. Elmo's Fire), Brian Doyle-Murray (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation), Ed O'Neill (Married With Children), and Donna Dixon. The film is based on the classic series of Saturday Night Live sketches of the same name, also starring Myers.

Wayne Campbell (Myers) and Garth Elgar (Carvey) are hold-over would-be rockers from the eighties. Wayne still lives in his parents' basement, and hosts his public access television show, Wayne's World, from there - a strange show that isn't afraid to poke fun at its guests. A television executive (Lowe) intends to acquire the rights to the show, so that he can exploi t it and make big bucks from the production. Along the way, Garth will pursue his dream woman (Dixon), Wayne will meet a rock star girlfriend (Carrere), and the twosome will hear plenty of bizarre theories and experiences from a psychotic donut shop owner (O'Neill.)

Wayne's World is a classic because it succeeds on so many levels. In addition to giving us interesting, funny characters, the movie throws comical scenes at us at lightning speed - and they succeed more often than they fall flat. Additionally, the film manages to make fun of just about every angle of the movie industry without ever losing its heart. Despite some harsh language here and there, it manages to succeed as a film without being explicit. Yes, it's a little bit dated almost two decades later. But when so many catchphrases from one movie become part of everyday American culture, you know the film has succeeded and cemented its own place as a classic piece of cinema (even if it goes against everything I usually call classics.)

There aren't enough good things to say about this movie. There is no shortage of stuff that will make you laugh here. In just over an hour-and-a-half, the movie pokes fun at the entertainment industry, product placement, alternate endings, public access television, and other films and genres - yet at the same time manages to tell an effective, comical story that, unlike so many other comedies, actually has a heart. Wayne's World may not have the impact it did during its initial release two decades ago, but there is no denying that this is a great little piece of cinema. You'll laugh until it hurts - and then you'll laugh some more.

Image and Sound:
You'll laugh! You'll cry! You'll Hurl! And this time around, you'll be doing all three in 1080p and TrueHD! The transfer here is a bit underwhelming, but this was never really much of a "visual" movie. This transfer is a slight step up in detail from earlier DVD incarnations of the movie, but it's not a massive improvement over them. Where the disc really shines, though, is its TrueHD audio track, which really gets a chance to shine in loud scenes, and features improved clarity over earlier DVD counterparts. However, if you own the older DVD, there's really not much of a reason to upgrade. This is a good-looking and sounding disc, but it's not that much of an improvement over an upconverted DVD.

Special Features:
There are no new special features here, just stuff ported over from the previous DVD release. First up is a Penelope Spheeris commentary track. No fan of the movie will be disappointed in this commentary - it goes into quite a bit of detail on the movie, and she has no shortage of info to share. Still, you'll wish Myers and Carvey had been on board. The other major feature is Extreme Close-Up, your standard obligatory "making of" featurette. Like the commentary, there's a lot of interesting information here, and fans won't want to pass it up. Closing out the features is the original theatrical trailer. All in all, these are nice little bonuses, I only wish they had included some new stuff here instead of just porting over (what few) bonus features were on the DVD.

Final Words:
It's Wayne's World! Wayne's World! It's party time! It's excellent! And it's on Blu-Ray at long last! The film is an undeniable classic, even if it breaks all the rules for what I usually call a classic. If you already own the old DVD, this isn't worth the double dip since the upconverted DVD comes close to the quality of this disc anyhow. But if you don't already own the movie, this disc is a good bet. Get out of your parents' basement, get in the Mirthmobile, and head down to the store and pick up this disc. No fan should be disappointed, though only die-hards (who surely already own the film) need apply for this double dip.
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on January 3, 2003
This movie never gets old. I first saw this movie when I was about 10 years old and only laughed at certain parts because I didn't understand most of it. But even then it was hilarious to me. But then once I saw it and understood more of the jokes I couldn't stop laughing. This movie is he funniest SNL spin-off yet. Actually to think of it, it's the only good one. This movie is so funny it's hard to only watch it once. But for those who have not seen it yet: It is somewhat different from the SNL skits. Those who may think that this movie is "stupid humor" or filled with mainly sex jokes like the SNL skits, you will be sadly dissapointed. This movie's humor mainly comes from random things just popping up. But yet it still has its fair chare of "babe" jokes as it did on SNL. But it is definatly not stupid humor like a Chris Farely/David Spade movie or an Adam Sandler movie. It is more of an "inside joke" movie that you will laugh even more when watching it and reciting the lines with friends. I own this movie on VHS and DVD. Its an instant classic. Buy it.
"Wayne's World" runs for about 90 minutes. It is rated PG-13 for some sexual humor, some alcohol abuse, and language.
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on July 15, 2001
Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) have a television show on a public access station that they film in thier basement. A producer (Rob Lowe) buys the show and puts it on his network. But little do Wayne and Garth know that he plans to exploit the show and takes Wayne's girlfriend Casandra (Tia Carrere).
This is the best SNL movie ever and is filled with lots of memorable lines and scenes. This was filmed on a small budget but was a major sucess. There are plenty of famous people in small roles like Chris Farley, Laura Flynn Boyle, Alice Cooper and Ed O'neil to name a few.
The DVD is presented in widescreen and in DD 5.1 surround. It also contains a featurete filled with interviews and clips from the movie and the theatrical trailer.
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1992. "Saturday Night Live" was on fire with its current comedy lineup and one of the show's more popular sketch was "WAYNE'S WORLD" which featured Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), two rock n' roll fans who host a cable access show in Aurora, Illinois.

The film featured an all-star cast with Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle, Robert Patrick, Alice Cooper, Ione Skye and a several more notable talent and was commercially successful as it made $121.5 million in the US and on various online polls, has been selected in their top 100 comedy films of all time.

Because of the film's tight schedule as both Mike Myers and Dana Carvey had to film during the summer vacation and then head back to New York City for rehearsals for "Saturday Night Live", Producer Lorn Michaels tapped producer and director Penelope Spheeris ("The Little Rascals", "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years", "Dudes", etc.) who knew how to shoot an entire film in slightly over a month's time but most importantly, her background with working on music videos and the top rock bands.

"Wayne's World" is a hilarious film with many jokes, multiple endings and various film parodies and overall, trying to find out if both Wayne and Garth's relationship as friends can last and how they can take back their show.

VIDEO & AUDIO:

"WAYNE'S WORLD" is featured in 1080p High Definition and overall, it's an OK but not a vibrant looking transfer. At times it seems a bit soft but it definitely looks cleaner and better than the original DVD which I did comparisons with.

After watching "WAYNE'S WORLD 2' and seeing the disappointing picture quality of the sequel, I wasn't sure how the first film would turn out on Blu-ray. Fortunately, the picture quality of the original is much better than the sequel. Where the sequel had plenty or dust particles and the white speckles, there are very few on this transfer.

As for audio, "WAYNE'S WORLD" features a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless soundtrack (as well as French 2.0 Dolby Surround and Spanish Mono).

The film is primarily dialogue but it happens to be a film also strong when it comes to the utilization of music. There is a lot of music being utilized throughout the film. And I can tell you that the audio is quite clear but if I had one disappointment, the soundtrack of the overall film is primarily front channel usage. In fact, I don't think I've even heard my subwoofer being utilized during the whole film. If any bass was coming out, it was coming out through my two fronts.

Even during certain sequences that would utilize low frequency sounds, no subwoofer usage. I did hear my rear surround at work a few times, especially during the airplane sequence but overall, the soundtrack is also OK. Was hoping for better directional usage of audio throughout the whole 5.1.

But overall, picture and audio quality were average at best.

As for subtitles, subtitles are presented in English, English SDH, Spanish and Portuguese.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

"Wayne's World" comes with the same features from the original DVD release. Primarily the one commentary and one featurette.

* Audio Commentary by Director Penelope Spheeris- Actually, a very cool commentary by Director Spheeris. She comes off as a rock n' roll, free and anything goes kind of director. Laughing and just having fun as she talks about working with the guys, making sure she was strict to the schedule but allowing various scenes that she wanted, what Mike and Dana wanted and then working with the best footage during post-production. A lot of behind-the-scenes information from how Mike Myers was initially against the headbanging scene for "Bohemian Rhapsody" because he felt it wasn't funny to why she was happy that Tia Carrere was cast for the role and how her rock n' roll and SNL experience helped her for this film. I also found it interesting as Spheeris talked about how Lorne Michaels promotes this competitive nature for the comedians on "Saturday Night Live" and thus, this film that did feature a lot of improvisation, was about the characters utilizing their surroundings and what they would do on the scene when the camera was on them.
* "Wayne's World Extreme Close-Up: Exclusive Cast & Crew Interviews" - (23:14) This featurette features interviews with Director Penelope Spheeris, Producer Lorne Michaels and the cast of "WAYNE'S WORLD". You also get interesting tidbits of information about the screen testing of the film from the "Cream of Some Young Guy" scene, the headbanging scene and how Mike Myers neck hurt from reshooting that scene over and over, Dana Carvey forgetting the words to "Bohemian Rhapsody", the laughing scene of Wayne and Garth under the airplane, the friendship of Mike Myers and Rob Lowe began with this film, how Dana Carvey based Garth's way of talking from his brother and much more. (In Standard Definition)
* Theatrical Trailer - (2:03) The original theatrical trailer in HD.

JUDGMENT CALL:

I absolutely enjoyed "WAYNE'S WORLD" when it came out on film. The way it was cut and the overall wackiness and improvised scenes, the parodying of other films and TV shows and of course, the multiple endings. Everything seemed to work perfectly.

Mike Myers and Dana Carvey do a great job with their characters. The guys were in their element and of course Mike Myers improvising especially the Wayne and Cassandra bedroom scene was hilarious! Both men did a great job in making the audience feel these characters and just laugh with them (or at them).

I also believe that part of the benefit of this film's success is due to Director Penelope Spheeris's extensive music and rock n' roll background. She knew what she wanted to capture on film, she knew she wanted the rock music to be integral to the film and even learning from the Director's commentary of how the talent didn't feel certain scenes would be funny, but she insisted for the talent to do what she instructed (unfortunately, it's been reported that because of this, she was not tapped to direct the sequel which was a shame). But you have to give Spheeris some major credit, to cut a film in 32-34 days is just unheard of these days and even at that time but because some of the cast and crew were used to the quick schedule workaround from their years at "Saturday Night Live", everything came together.

But there were so many memorable moments from the film that will always stand out, most importantly the "Bohemian Rhapsody" scene with the guys singing the QUEEN song which probably, many people not familiar with QUEEN may have never heard of until it was shown over and over on MTV. If anything, music played a major role for this film and it was fun watching how it was utilized.

As for the Blu-ray transfer, definitely much better than the sequel but picture and audio quality was average at best. Special features were quite slim and it would have been awesome to see some sort of gag reel or deleted scenes.

For those who own the DVD and wonder if it's worth double dipping and repurchasing it on Blu-ray, it's up to you. If the 1080p High Definition transfer is important to you. The audio quality is not exactly reference quality and for special features, there really is nothing added to the Blu-ray version of this release. So, in comparing both the DVD and the Blu-ray, it all comes down to if you want the film on High Definition.

From a sketch on `Saturday Night Live' and becoming a full-feature film, 16 years later, `Wayne's World' is definitely a unique, hilarious and crazy classic comedy film worth watching!
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on December 11, 2014
This is one of my most favorite movies ever!!! Wayne's World was one of my favorite movies growing up in the 90's. I bought this movie in the 90's as a VHS tape. In the 2000's, I rebought this movie in dvd format. I was very excited to see this movie be reformatted as a blu-ray. It is a very good quality movie. No scratches or defects. Awesome picture and clarity on the screen. I would definitely recommend this blu-ray to all of you Wayne's World fans!
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on February 10, 2015
Back when it came out in 1992, I wanted to see Wayne’s World. I was only in 2nd grade at the time, but the commercials for it on tv made it look funny, even if I didn’t understand a lot of what was going on. But for the longest time, I couldn’t see it because for whatever reason, my mom was totally against it, and stressed that she didn’t want me “to be like those people”. Cut to 2000 and I finally got to see the movie, and I adored it. I gave it a shot again recently to see how it holds up, and I’m happy to say that it’s just as fun as it was the first time I saw it. It’s funny seeing how many kinds of jokes like making fun of obvious product placement, poorly dubbed dialogue for people speaking in another language, and making note of side characters who give out tons of useful information for no reason are all crammed together here. This isn’t to say that Wayne’s World started anything like that, but there’s definitely something for everyone here in what’s a pretty light, fun comedy about two public access rockers.

It’s easy to go over the plot of Wayne’s World because, to be honest, there isn’t a whole lot to talk about. Yeah, it’s there and it’s good for what it is, but a big portion of the movie is jokes (not that I’m complaining). Wayne and Garth are two positive rockers who do a public access show from Wayne’s basement, along with a few friends who look like they just came back from a metal concert. Their show is extremely popular, and when a big-shot business man sees how big it is, he immediately sees dollar signs. He makes an offer with Wayne and Garth to let them continue doing what they’re doing, but for a much bigger audience, and they agree. Sadly, a lot of changes need to be made in order to keep the show on the air. An arcade owner is crowbarred into each episode to advertise his business, and even worse- the killer theme song has been redone by a “professional” singer. Wayne wants to get his show back, but with the contract signed, it’s not going to be easy. At the same time, both he and Garth have their eyes on two lovely ladies; with one being in an up and coming band. More bad news- the big shot business dude has his eye on her too, in more ways than one.

…you can’t really blame him though, she’s stupid-hot. Like, even with her 90s hair.

This is probably the only Saturday Night Live skit-turned-movie that managed to be great. The comedic writing was great for its time, and still managed to make me laugh out loud a few times on my most recent viewing. Wayne and Garth are just two lovable characters, with Wayne being charismatic and Garth being a little timid and shy around most other people. They make a great team and are up there with the likes of Bill & Ted and Tucker & Dale for sure. Because the movie’s set in the real 90s, and not some alternate world, all kinds of relevant things show up, like bands and shows. Alice Cooper makes an appearance and steals the scene by discussing Native Americans. Trust me, it’s funny. The first time I heard the redone Wayne’s World theme song for the big budget show, I was dying. It’s so spot-on as to what would’ve happened if this was all real.

I also have to give a special mention to Tia Carrere, who plays Cassandra. GOOD GOD is this woman gorgeous. Look, I really do hate saying stuff like this in reviews, though I rarely do it. But she really is on another level. Every scene she was in had my full attention. Even when her band played the most annoying song in the world (Ballroom Blitz), I could tolerate it.

If you’re in need of a fun comedy, Wayne’s World is here for you. It’s pretty tame when you get down to it, and it’s hard to see what my mom was so worried about (I doubt she saw more than the trailer). Anyone of just about any age can enjoy the movie. And if you haven’t done so before, be sure to check out your public access stations throughout the week, at different times. There are a lot of interesting shows out there. You could very well find your own Wayne’s World if you look hard enough.

Party on!
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on February 24, 2015
This was my favorite movie as a kid so I just had to have the Blu-Ray release! The Blu-Ray transfer was very nice. Since this was an older movie you do see some film grain but it's really not that big of a deal. Still one of my all time favorite Comedies.
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on July 25, 2016
saw this when it first came out a half dozen times in theater. Bought the vhs when it came out, and wore two,Bought multiple dvd's as they scratched and wore. Now on Amazon this tireless classic I can view forever. At 70 It still makes me feel good. Thanks Mike and Dana for the wonderful entertainment it gave me and my kids. Can't wait to corrupt the grandkids with it soon.
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on July 15, 2016
I like dumb comedy once in a while and this movie really fit the bill. I had to wait till my wife and kids (age 5 & 7) were not home to watch it because she cannot stand these kind of brainless humor and my kids would not be able to relate to any of it. It was good for a laugh but I don't think I would watch WW2.
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