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The Burbs With New Cut on its Blu-ray Premiere

Cult Comedy Starring Tom Hanks With Workprint

Joe Dante's small horror comedy The Burbs starring Tom Hanks became somewhat of a cult hit with a solid fanbase. In England, Arrow Video will release the film on its first Blu-ray worldwide and loads the disc with many bonus features. One of them is especially exciting: a never-before seen workprint by Joe Dante featuring new and alternate scenes.

Here's the full component list:

  • 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

The Blu-ray will hit UK shelves on September 15th, 2014. You can order it at Amazon.co.uk.

Release: Sep 09, 2014 - Author: Mike Lowrey - Translator: Mike Lowrey

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