Do you have a classic movie fan on your Christmas list? Paramount Home Entertainment has you covered! Just in time for Christmas, the company has released an assortment of its most popular classic movies on Blu-ray and there is something for everyone! Here’s a brief synopsis of Paramount Home Entertainment’s newest Blu-Ray releases:
Filled with electrifying dancing, memorable music, timeless spirit and the contagious celebration of youth, Footloose arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever and in a new Deluxe Edition DVD, both featuring more than 30 minutes of all-new special features. In this beloved fable about teen exuberance overcoming rigid, misplaced morality, Kevin Bacon lights up the screen as city-boy Ren, an outsider who finds himself in an uptight Midwestern town where dancing has been banned. Footloose also stars John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lori Singer and Chris Penn.
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Written and directed by John Hughes, the hilarious classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles stars Steve Martin and John Candy as a businessman and a travelling salesman forced together by circumstance as they try to get home in time for Thanksgiving. The Blu-ray features a bran new, in-depth retrospective on John Hughes’ career that includes new interviews and explores his indelible impact as a writer and filmmaker.
A masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy, Airplane! tells the story of an ex-fighter pilot who takes control of an airliner when the crew is incapacitated – and skewers airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials and everything else in its path along the way. The wildly quotable comedy features an all-star cast including Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty and Robert Stack. The Blu-ray includes a trivia track, an enhanced version of the film with deleted scenes, interviews and more.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad
Leslie Nielsen stars as Police Squad’s own granite-jawed, rock-brained cop Frank Drebin, who bumbles across a mind-control scheme to assassinate Queen Elizabeth in The Naked Gun: From the Files of the Police Squad. Priscilla Presley, Ricardo Montalban, a stuffed beaver, two baseball teams and an odd assortment of others join the wacko goings-on. The Blu-ray includes commentary by director David Zucker, producer Robert Weiss and Peter Tilden.
If non-fiction is what you are looking for, Paramount Home Entertainment has great choices for you too! From the history of bootlegging to the hysterical styling of America’s best-selling stand-up comedian, non-fiction is never boring with Paramount!
Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s engaging, entertaining and enlightening documentary about the rise and fall of the 18th Amendment debuts on Blu-ray and DVD. A fascinating story that goes beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, flappers and speakeasies to raise profound questions about the proper role of government and individual rights and responsibilities. Prohibition delves deep into how a society founded on individual freedom became a nation of scofflaws and hypocrites. Told through expert interviews, vintage footage and compelling images, the five-and-a-half hour film explores how the enshrining of a faith-driven moral code in the Constitution paradoxically caused millions of Americans to rethink their definition of morality.
Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos
The best-selling stand-up comedian of ALL TIME is back with his first special since 2008. TIME Magazine called Jeff, “the most powerful comedian in the United States.” There’s no doubt that Jeff and his entourage of signature characters are a phenomenon, selling out shows around the world and appealing to audiences of all ages.
We haven’t yet had the chance to watch all these amazing movies yet, but so far I have fallen in love with Footloose, which I had never seen before. My husband, on the other hand, is completely entranced by Prohibition, and I must admit that I find it quite fascinating too! If you’re looking for great movie choices for that special film buff, check out Paramount Home Entertainment’s newest titles for yourself. You’re sure to find a favourite film for almost everyone!
Buy It: To purchase any of the Blu-ray releases from Paramount Home Entertainment, check your local DVD retailer or shop online now