Presented in a beautiful high definition 1080p transfer I don’t think Trains, Planes and Automobiles has ever looked better. A full English DTS HD MA 5.1 Surround Soundtrack mix is included along with Spanish and Portuguese Language Mono Dolby Digital Soundtracks as well as English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese Language Subtitles encoded as options. There is also a companion standard definition DVD included with a 16 by 9 enhanced presentation as well as English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and Spanish Language Mono Dolby Digital Sound too. English Closed Captions for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and English, French and Spanish Language Subtitles are also included on the DVD. Exclusive to the Blu-ray Disc are John Hughes: Life Moves Pretty Fast, which is split up between two HD featurettes, which are The Legacy Of John Hughes (27:39) with new interviews with Producer Howard Deutch, Actors Mathew Broderick, Alan Ruck and John Cryer as well as Actress Leah Thompson. Heartbreak and Triumph (25:32) details John Hughes career from Advertising to writing for National Lampoon and then his work as a screenwriter on National Lampoon’s Vacation and Mr. Mom and then his career as a Writer and Director as well as the voice for my generation that began in films like Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club and continued onward from there with Weird Science and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and beyond. A humorous deleted scene entitled Airline Food (3:24) is also included in full HD.
Retrospective featurettes covering the making of Trains, Planes and Automobiles (16:38) and a press junket with John Hughes (4:02) and Steve Martin highlighting the comedy of John Candy (3:01) wrap up the extra value features found within the Two-Disc Set. A coupon containing a limited time only redeemable code for either an iTunes Digital Copy or an Ultraviolet Digital Copy is included within blue BD case too. Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD Copy 30th Anniversary Two-Disc Set is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment.
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