The 'Burbs

( 16 )

Overview

Joe Dante directs Tom Hanks in the cult favorite The 'Burbs, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, biographies of the actors, and production notes. This is a solid release from Universal that should ...
See more details below
DVD (Wide Screen)
$13.92
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$14.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (DVD)
  • All (6) from $4.64   
  • New (3) from $9.91   
  • Used (3) from $4.62   

Overview

Joe Dante directs Tom Hanks in the cult favorite The 'Burbs, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, biographies of the actors, and production notes. This is a solid release from Universal that should satisfy fans of the film.
Read More Show Less

Special Features

Production notes; Cast & filmmakers' bios; Film highlights; Theatrical trailer; Web links
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
A purposefully hyper-exaggerated satire of suburban paranoia, Joe Dante's hit-and-miss comedy is often more miss than hit, though it's not without a fair amount of over-the-top charm and some good performances from Bruce Dern and Tom Hanks. Though younger audiences raised on his later efforts may forget that Hanks was a remarkable comedic actor early in his career, Dante utilizes the former Bosom Buddy's seemingly forgotten gift for zany neurosis to full effect here. With long stretches of mediocrity infrequently giving way to inspired, paranoid humor, the mysterious neighbors (played to full effect by Henry Gibson, Brother Theodore, and Courtney Gains) possess a formidable quirkiness straddling the line between eccentricity and outright menace. Suburban satire is no stranger to director Dante, though such previous efforts as Gremlins (1984) find the director on slightly firmer ground in terms of consistency. One-note performances by Carrie Fisher and Corey Feldman weigh the film down considerably despite providing the respective restraint and social cynicism their characters represent.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/1999
  • UPC: 025192052828
  • Original Release: 1989
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English, Español, Français
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 364

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Hanks Ray Peterson
Bruce Dern Mark Rumsfield
Carrie Fisher Carol Peterson
Rick Ducommun Art Weingartner
Corey Feldman Ricky Butler
Master Henry Gibson Dr. Werner Klopek
Wendy Schaal Bonnie Rumsfield
Courtney Gains Hans Klopek
Robert Picardo Garbageman
Franklyn Ajaye Detective
Rance Howard Detective
Brother Theodore Uncle Reuben Klopek
Gale Gordon Walter
Richard Miller Garbageman
Cory Danziger Dave Peterson
Heather Haase Ricky's Girl Friend
Nicky Katt Steve Kuntz
Bill Stevenson Ricky's Friend
Gary Hays Ricky's Friend
Kevin Gage Cop
Dana Olsen Cop
Brenda Benner Walter's Daughter
Patrika Darbo Art's Wife
Technical Credits
Joe Dante Director
John Anderson Set Decoration/Design
Larry Brezner Co-producer
Judy Cammer Set Decoration/Design
Robert Collector Screenwriter
Erin Cummins Set Decoration/Design
Mike Fenton Casting
Michael Finnell Co-producer
Michael Germain Makeup
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Brian Grazer Producer
Warren Hamilton Jr. Musical Direction/Supervision
Marshall Harvey Editor
Charlie Hughes Art Director
Michael Johnson Set Decoration/Design
Pat Kehoe Associate Producer
Mitch Markowitz Screenwriter
Rosanna Norton Costumes/Costume Designer
Dana Olsen Co-producer, Screenwriter
Ken Pepiot Special Effects
Jeff Smolek Stunts
James Spencer Production Designer
Robert M. Stevens Cinematographer
Dan Striepeke Makeup
Judy Taylor Casting
James Tocci Set Decoration/Design
Read More Show Less

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter List
1. Main Titles [5:15]
2. The Neighbors [3:26]
3. Art's Got A Gun! [5:01]
4. Out of the Cave [5:28]
5. Under Our Noses [1:25]
6. Better Than TV [3:50]
7. Garbage Patrol [3:54]
8. Where's Walter? [4:04]
9. Satanic Paté [2:37]
10. Devil Dreams [:55]
11. This Is Real! [3:15]
12. A Neighborly Chat [3:15]
13. The Doctor [2:46]
14. Over the Fence [4:42]
15. The Basement [1:19]
16. Real Problems [8:00]
17. Killer Klopeks [6:10]
18. End Titles [1:42]
Read More Show Less

Menu

Side #1 --
   Bonus Materials
      Alternate Ending
      Production Notes
      Cast and Filmmakers
         Tom Hanks as Ray Peterson
         Bruce Dern as Mark Rumsfield
         Carrie Fisher as Carol Peterson
         Rick Ducommun as Art Weingartner
         Corey Feldman as Ricky Butler
         Directed by Joe Dante
      Theatrical Trailer
      Universal Web Links
   Language Selection
   Play
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 16 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(13)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 16 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Tom Hanks strikes again!

    This movie is a typical Tom Hanks vehicle. It is hilariously funny and so typical about gossip between neighbors. Things get completely out of hand and everything snowballs, until the very end when you realize that their interference was justified!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the burbs

    the way these neighbors dont give up in determining their neighbors are spooky is hillarias.I laughed till I cried.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic!

    This is a favorite. Quirky and stylized, the film ranges from over-the-top to subtle. Perfectly cast, it's a comedic romp where the leads are almost as fiendish as the adversaries. It never did much box office, but it's now almost a cult pick.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic dark comedy

    This is my all-time favorite movie. It has so many subtle jokes going on all of the time that you have to stay on your toes not to miss them. If you like offbeat humor, this is a great way to spend some time.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    perfect cast and script

    Art, Mark, and Ray step up to the plate instead of calling the police on their ''dream'' (nightmare) neighbors....Sardines, pretzels, and upside-down brownies may become your favorite snacks once you've viewed this hoot enough times. Just don't leave your toupee on the stove, ok?

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Comedy Film Ever!

    Quite simply the most entertaining comedy ever! There are so many little ''throw away'' funny lines that you have to watch it hundreds of times to fully appreciate it. (E.g. Carol: ''Why don't you stop this before somebody falls off a roof or gets themselves electrocuted or something?'') Visual comedy (Art eating the dogfood, Rumsfield's fall off the roof, Art getting electrocuted, the spike from the roof going through the Klopek's car...)are superb, and the dramatic ending... Wonderful. To quote Ricky's ending line... ''Man, I love this neighborhood!''

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the burbs is the funniest

    this movie is my all tiome favorite, this a laugh out loud movie. completely hillarious, the best,

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A FAVORITE

    Even though Corey Feldman is in this movie, it is one of my favorites. It's just an intelligent comedy one can watch over and over. Sadly, it's very underrated.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An awesome movie with an an up-to-par DVD

    The 'Burbs is one of the funniest movies ever made. It's DVD release is definitely worth the money. Not only does it feature an alternate ending to the movie, but it features production notes, cast and crew bios, and the original theatrical trailer which features snippets of scenes that were cut from the movie. Check out the internet movie database, www.imdb.com/search to find out what these deleted scenes are and what alternate ending the DVD has as an extra. It's a great movie, and a great DVD buy.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 16 Customer Reviews