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The 'burbs Steelbook [Blu-ray

Tom Hanks , Bruce Dern , Joe Dante    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher
  • Directors: Joe Dante
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Arrow Video
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Aug 2014
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00IJF6XXQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,450 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Tom Hanks stars in The 'Burbs, a sporadically funny extended sketch piece about a gaggle of suburban neighbours so preoccupied with mysteries taking place behind the closed doors of a newcomer that they go to extremes to look inside. The film is essentially a simple satire from director Joe Dante, for whom suburbia has been ripe territory for such comic-horror stories as Gremlins, Explorers, Matinee and Small Soldiers. Of all Dante's movies, The 'Burbs has the least story material to go around, and it depends heavily (and with modest success) on the comic powers of its cast--including Bruce Dern as a paranoid nut, Hanks as a Mr Normal type who loses perspective, and Rick Ducommun as Hanks' neurotic best friend. These appealing people hold one's attention, but by the end of the film, with nothing much having happened, even the cast can't mitigate an empty feeling. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com

Product Description

HE S A MAN OF PEACE IN A SAVAGE LAND... SUBURBIA.

The films of director Joe Dante have taken us to some strange places a mysterious Chinatown antique store in Gremlins; a secluded resort populated by werewolves in The Howling; even deep inside the human body in Innerspace. But now he takes us to the strangest place of all surburbia!

Family man Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) is looking forward to a week of putting his feet up at home in the quiet, leafy cul-de-sac of Mayfield Place. But his plans are scuppered by the arrival of new next-door neighbours, The Klopeks, whose behaviour and habits are more than just a little kooky. But things go from kooky to downright sinister when local old boy Walter disappears, leading Ray and his buddies to suspect their new neighbours of killing and eating him! Sure, the Klopeks are a strange bunch what with their digging up the backyard in the middle of the night but they re not devil-worshipping cannibal killers... are they?

If you re looking for a knowing slice of tongue-in-cheek terror then look no further than The Burbs. A standout horror comedy from a director who has given us more than his fair share of fun frighteners, The Burbs assembles a superb cast including Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher and Corey Feldman in a tall tale of small-town terror. You ll never look at those eccentric neighbours in the same way again!

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  • Limited edition SteelBook packaging
  • High Definition digital transfer
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Huns came out of the cave! 24 Feb 2008
Format:DVD
My sister and I are reviewing this film as it is definetley one of our favourites.First is that anyone I know who has seen this film cannot help quoting from it comments such as "this is walter" and "what is that Slavic?".

What makes this film remarkable is that Tom Hanks leads the film and it is just not a Tom Hanks film. There is no message of hope no triumph of decent Americans.on the contrary this is a film that celebrates fear of strangers/foreigners and extols the virtue of snooping. What I find slightly annoying is that Rick Duccomon (Art aka Tuna-Neck) has been in so little since (I think he was in the lamentable California Man and Gremlins 2 but that is it). This is a tragedy as Rick's performance is a revelation especially his ability to eat in every single scene.

It also has excellent support from the always interesting Feldman and the barking mad Dern. One review (halliwells)described the Burbs as the most unusual American major studio film of the 80s It is certainly one of them. Make sure you buy the dvd because it is on tv a lot but always annoyingly cut.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Embodiement of 1980's Goodness 31 May 2007
Format:DVD
I'm absolutely positive that this is the only movie I've seen with Tom Hanks that I have enjoyed. It's certainly the only one I've ever bought!

A quirky look at suburban life, nosy neighbors and dark secrets lurking beneath the floor boards of the house next door. A Horror-Comedy classic, this movie is a "must have" for anyone who (a) grew up in the 1980's and/or (b) enjoyed such movie's as House (I, II, III, etc.), Ghostbusters, Evil Dead, Beetlejuice and Gremlins.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still watching it, and still laughing 14 July 2004
Format:VHS Tape
If you have the appropriate sense of humour, you will laugh at this film forever. It carries more character quotes than any other film I can remember, like Bruce Dern's "Where you going Pinocchio", Corey Feldman's "No tan-lines today" or Tom Hanks " Who keeps a horse in their basement?" amongst others. The performances by the star cast are so strong that they completely take over what is a fairly ordinary storyline. The excellent directing catches some wonderful moments of real pace during a pedantic day in suburbia which comes alive with the antics of the various characters as they interact with their strange neighbours, the Klopeks. On average I watch this film once a month and still find new angles on the jokes and asides which pepper the script. Give it a chance and it will hook you in too.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best films ever 28 Jun 2005
By The Fault VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
The Burbs is a cult classic black comedy directed by Joe Dante and stars Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher and Corey Fledman among other reocognisable faces.
The story is based around a group of suburbanites and their obsession with a strange new family in the neighbourhood called the Clopeks. Their overactive imaginations lead them to delve deeper into the odd activities taking place at the Clopek residence, such as the strange noises coming from the basement, digging up the back yard in the middle of the night (like grave diggers) and the general odd behaviour of the family.
What makes this film so appealing is that this could take place in any neighbourhood you care to think of. The suburb is otherwise very ordinary - set routines, nosy neighbours and typical banter you would find in a quiet suburb.
The Burbs features a fantastic cast, lively script and some genuine laughs. The characters are all fantastic to watch and you learn to love them all for their individual qualities (of which there are many).
This is the uncut version of one of the best films I have ever seen. The only part I have never noticed before was the inclusion of a four letter swear word in one scene (for those who want to know, it begins with "s"). I didn't notice any other differences to when it is on television.
This DVD only includes a 90 second teaser trailer from when the film was released but the film is so good you shouldn't let the lack of extras put you off. This is easily one of my all time favourite films. Very little comes anywhere close to the quality of this little gem. An incredible film!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
An absolute classic. You really can't describe The 'Burbs, a bit of horror, a bit of suspense, a bit of action, adventure and a huge assortment of comedy glued together with slapstick and dark humor. Altogether, a great film, a great cast and a great script. This film has sadly been forgot but for the few people who actually appreciate this film it remain an all-time great forever. Full marks to the director Joe Dante. Buy this film, its EXCELLANT!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the burbs- the real review 18 Dec 2011
Format:DVD
for anyone who has wondered about those strange folk next door, an absolute belter of a dvd one for the collection.
just brilliant
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars burbs dvd 14 Feb 2012
By Cassir
Format:DVD
Arrived very quickly. Great film enjoyed as a child and now enjoyed by my children. New and good value for money. Happy customer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Stampy
Format:DVD
On a week off from work Ray Peterson (Hanks) and his neighbours become
suspicious of the new residents next door who are hardly ever seen in
daylight.

In and amongst The Da Vinci Code, Charlie Wilson's War and Cast Away it
is easy to forget how brilliant a comedy actor Tom Hanks is.

Has it really been over 20 years since his first Oscar nomination in
the groundbreaking Big? That vintage scene stealing presence with a
charming innocence was exquisite method acting by the American, in
which his child was trapped inside the vulnerable adult figure. Of
course you only have to visit a few years back for his last "comedy" if
you can call The Lady-killers that. Dark reality humour encoded but his
awkwardness peeked through in perhaps the Coen's worst picture.

Nevertheless here we were in 1989 having come back off the monumental
success of Big and Hanks was up and running towards Hollywood stardom
and this Joe Dante picture showcased much more of the comic genius of
its central star.

With a plot spilling out mystery about quiet and non fundamental
neighbours this is a perfect example of what society in the suburbs is
reflected as from an outsider's view. You only have to flick on the TV
to see the same representation in a sitcom such as Desperate Housewives
or a film in Little Children to find gossipy neighbour's prying eyes
over their fence for a good nosy at everyone else's dirty laundry.

The Burbs' sensationally capitalizes on this conformed ideology of the
nosy neighbour by parodying all the way through by running delicious
gags at how formula and formality gets shaken up by the arrival of the
unknown.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the burbs
great film was surprised with the speed of the order and watched almost straight away. will use this service again.
Published 1 month ago by valisland
3.0 out of 5 stars The Next Door Neighbour
Still as good as it was when first caught a glimpse of this gem, keeps you guessing along with the characters... & laughing of course. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Daniel
1.0 out of 5 stars mistake by me
made a mistake thought it was dvd my own fault wont let it happen again, nothing wrong with tape thanks
Published 2 months ago by anthony satelle
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Another of his earlier films to add to my hanks collection.
Not one that can be watched over and over.
Published 3 months ago by ShellyB76
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant
love this movie, especially on a sunday afternoon nice and cosy with a big plate of munchies worth buying, go for it
Published 4 months ago by jacs
5.0 out of 5 stars tom hanks
a hilariouse film about nosey neighbours,a great film to add too you collection go out buy it and see you wont regret it
Published 4 months ago by davidhattermann
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
Excellent movie - one of my favourites and perfect as a "starter" spooky film for youngsters at Halloween!! Love it!
Published 6 months ago by JAK
5.0 out of 5 stars Laughter is anticarcinogenic !.
Tom Hanks at his funniest. Great film for the whole family. It's good to see your Children and Grandchildren enjoy themselves.
Published 9 months ago by Rob Ferrante
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny bizarre movie
What happens when three men in a suburban neighborhood become suspicious of the new neighbors who have just moved in? Read more
Published 9 months ago by PM De Angelis
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best films from the 80s
During the '80s Tom Hanks was one of the best comedic actors around and The Burbs is quite possibly his best, it's also one of the most under-appreciated film of the '80s. Read more
Published 11 months ago by martin w
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