Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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Director: Stephen Herek

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

     
 

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Stephen Herek's cult comedy favorite Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Although the only supplemental material is theSee more details below

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Overview

Stephen Herek's cult comedy favorite Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Although the only supplemental material is the original theatrical trailer, the highly affordable list price and the high-quality transfer make this a disc worth owning, if one likes the film. Fans of Keanu Reeves are sure to appreciate this MGM/UA release.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
This slacker comedy provides some good low-brow laughs and, sadly enough, delivered many teenagers some history lessons when it was released. Keanu Reeves' breakthrough role as the loveable dunce Ted resulted in typecasting that would plague his career until The Matrix. The film aggravated some educators with its frivolous treatment of academia but brought praise from others for making history fun and palatable. It also stamped words like "bogus" and "gnarley" firmly into the '80s slang lexicon. George Carlin's appearance as the time-traveler Rufus adds a little comedic legitimacy to this little film, which essentially boils down to engaging and well-paced silly, mindless fun with a fairly well-written script. The legacy of Bill and Ted can be traced to the slacker comedies of Adam Sandler, and the film itself was popular enough to spawn an ill-fated sequel and a short-lived Saturday morning cartoon.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2001
UPC:
0027616869265
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
6,025

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; English 5.1 Surround; English, French, and Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Keanu Reeves Ted "Theodore" Logan
Alex Winter Bill S. Preston
George Carlin Rufus
Terry Camilleri Napoleon
Bernie Casey Mr. Ryan
Dan Shor Billy the Kid
Tony Steedman Socrates
Roi Loomis Sigmund Freud
Jane Wiedlin Joan of Arc
Robert V. Barron Abraham Lincoln
Clifford David Ludwig van Beethoven
Hal Landon Capt. Logan
Amy Stock-Poynton Missy/Mom
J. Patrick McNamara Mr. Preston
Tony Camilieri Actor
Clarence Clemons One of "The Three Most Important People in
Martha Davis One of "The Three Most Important People in
Al Leong Genghis Khan
William Robbins Ox
Ed Solomon Stupid Waiter
Stanzi Stokes Actor
Fee Waybill One of "The Three Most Important People In The World"
Frazier Bain Deacon
Diane Franklin Princess Joanna
Kimberley Kates Princess Elizabeth
Steve Shepherd Randolf
Anne Machette Buffy
Traci Dawn Davis Jody
Duncan McLeod Bartender
John Clure Tatooed Cowboy
Jim Cody Williams Bearded Cowboy
Dusty O'Dee Old West Ugly Dude
Heather Pittman Kerry
Ruth Pittman Daphne
Richard Alexander Bowling Alley Manager
James Bowbitch John the Serf
John Karlsen Evil Duke
Jeff S. Goodrich Music Store Salesman
Lisa Rubin Girl at Mall
Marjean Holden Student Speaker
Claudia Templeton Aerobic Saleswoman
Carol Gossler Aerobic Instructor
Steve Rotblatt Police Psychiatrist
Chris Matheson Ugly Waiter
Mark Ogden 1st Neanderthal
Ron Althoff Security Guard
Tom Dugan 2nd Neanderthal

Technical Credits
Stephen Herek Director
Larry Bock Editor
Dan Bradley Stunts
Robert W. Cort Executive Producer
Stephen Deutsch Producer
Ted Field Executive Producer
Glenis S. Gross Casting
Brad Jeffries Choreography
Scott Kroopf Co-producer,Producer
Daniel Marc Makeup
Chris Matheson Screenwriter
Michael S. Murphey Producer
David Newman Score Composer
Barry Nolan Special Effects
Jill M. Ohanneson Costumes/Costume Designer
Partick Rand Editor
Roy Forge Smith Production Designer
Joel Soisson Co-producer,Producer
Ed Solomon Screenwriter
Tim Suhrstedt Cinematographer
Gordon White Art Director
Jennifer Williams Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Main Title/Stallyns [5:02]
2. History Challenge [4:50]
3. The Future Calls [7:32]
4. Cicuits of History [6:31]
5. The Wild West [4:50]
6. Ancient Greece [2:15]
7. Medieval Times [7:54]
8. 2 Headless Dudes [2:36]
9. Party On, Dudes [3:41]
10. Gather the Troops [:58]
11. Patchwork [6:21]
12. San Dimas [3:11]
13. Mall Trouble [6:01]
14. Prison Break [5:45]
15. History World Tour [5:24]
16. Jam Session/Credits [8:35]

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