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Planes, Trains And Automobiles To Be Released On 4k Ultra HD; Everything You Need To Know

There are a lot of movies about Halloween and Christmas, but only one about Thanksgiving: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. In celebration of both Thanksgiving and the film’s 35th anniversary, John Hughes‘s iconic comedy starring Steve Martin and John Candy is being released in 4K Ultra HD. On November 22, you can watch the enhanced film with more than an hour of new material. 

Martin plays an advertising executive who is in New York City for work and is merely trying to get back to Chicago in time to spend Thanksgiving with his family. His flight home is rerouted because of the blizzard, and he has to hit the road with Candy, a salesman who is both annoying and kind at heart. The film features the kind of high-quality comedy that could only be created by uniting comedic greats like Martin, Candy, and Hughes on a road trip. 

For many reasons, the film “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” stands out as a classic. For starters, it’s the sole movie in which Martin and Candy play lead roles together. In their own right, Martin and Candy have already cemented their place in comedy history, but when they work together, they create something absolutely magical.

This classic comedy was Hughes’s first feature picture aimed squarely at mature audiences. Although Hughes was already well-known for directing teen comedies like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, he proved with this picture that he could succeed in a new genre.

Today’s announcement comes as welcome confirmation that John Hughes’ Planes, Trains, and Automobiles will really be released in 4K Ultra HD by Paramount. On 11/22, just in time for Thanksgiving, you may anticipate its arrival in tangible 4K UHD. Plus, here’s the rub: The Lost Luggage bonus Blu-ray disc will have nearly an hour of extra material, including outtakes and alternate takes.

The audition that landed Dylan Baker the role of Owen will also be included on the extra DVD. The 4K disc will feature both Dolby Vision and HDR10, and it will also include the previously released legacy content, such as Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, the documentary John Hughes: Live Moves Pretty Fast (in two parts), John Hughes for Adults, and A Tribute to John Candy. 

However, there is a plethora of additional 4K Ultra HD release information to share with you today…

This new DVD has not only a 4K restoration of the film but also previously unreleased material. New, never-before-seen footage from the film was discovered in Hughes’ files recently. The new Blu-ray Disc version of “Lost Luggage” includes the film along with nearly an hour of extra material, including alternate takes and outtakes. The disc will also have Dylan Baker’s (Owen) initial audition tape.

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