Two classic films have been released recently to Blu-ray just in time for holiday gift giving. The first is the ultimate chick-flick or date night movie. Sweet Home Alabama stars Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, and Patrick Dempsey. This romantic comedy was directed by Andy Tennant and tells the story of Melanie “Carmichael” Smooter Perry (Witherspoon) an Alabama girl who moves to New York City to follow her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. In NYC she sheds her small town ways and gets herself engaged to one of the most eligible bachelors in the city. The only problem is, she’s still married and she has to go home and confront her past before she can move on.
The second film is pure silly comedy, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. This slacker/science fiction/comedy movie stars Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and the late George Carlin. This film started the Bill & Ted franchise. The boys, Bill and Ted, travel through time with the help of their telephone-shaped time machine and along the way interact with historical figures. It’s a bit like “Back to the Future” only slacker-style. The film is dated so it’s not for everyone. Still, those who saw the film when it originally came out in the late 80′s or those who like nostalgia will enjoy it.
The Blu-ray release means a cleaned-up look for both movies and great sound quality.
Both of these films would make great stocking stuffers and both are available on Blu-ray for the first time.
Buy these New To Blu-ray Films
- Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
- DVD Release Date: November 13, 2012
- Run Time: 90 minutes
- Special Features: “Air Guitar Tutorial,” “One Sweet and Sour Chinese Adventure to Go,” radio spots, and theatrical trailer.
- Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: November 6, 2012
- Run Time: 109 minutes
- Special Features: “Off The Cutting Room Floor” feature includes 8 Deleted Scenes introduced by the movie’s director, Andy Tennant