Tea ' Burbs - Ultra Collector Box Blu-ray + DVD + Book
"A small masterpiece of darkness by Joe Dante" - Le Nouvel Observateur
Ray Peterson lives in Mayfield Place, a quiet street in Hinckley Hills in the Midwest of the United States. This uneventful family man decides to spend his week off at home and take advantage of the calm of the neighborhood to rest. But strange events have taken place since a new family, the Klopeks, has settled down the street. Ray and his neighbours, Art the nosy and Mark the ultra-authoritarian veteran, decide to spy on them, convinced that the Klopeks are behind the disappearance of their neighbor Walter...
The cult director of Gremlins and Panic on Florida Beach delivers with The 'Burbs(Les Banlieusards) a hilarious comedy openly eyeing the side of fantasy cinema. Fifteen years before the hit series Desperate Housewives , Joe Dante offers a biting critique of the American way of life , a vitriolic portrait of a small American community happily embodied by Tom Hanks ( Forrest Gump ) and Bruce Dern ( Silent Running , Nebraska ). Available for the first time on DVD in its restored 2K version!
(1988 – Colors – 102 mins)
new 2K restoration
THE BOX CONTAINS
// THE FILM (NEW 2K RESTORATION)
SUPPLEMENTS (IN HD)*
. PREFACE BY FRANK LAFOND
. SUBURBAN LIFE ACCORDING TO JOE DANTE (22 mins)
Joe Dante reminisces about the filming in this exclusive interview.
."THE 'BURBS": WORKING COPY (106 mins)
Deleted scenes and alternate sequences… The original working copy of the film, taken from Joe Dante's personal VHS and visible for the first time!
. A TALE OF TWO SUBURBS (24 mins)
A comparison of the main differences between the working copy and the cinema version of the film. With optional audio commentary by Joe Dante.
. ALTERNATE END (7 mins)
. PROMOTIONAL ARCHIVES (12 mins)
Featurette and interviews with Tom Hanks and Rick Ducommun made for the theatrical release of the film.
* in HD on the Blu-ray Disc™ version
// THE 200 PAGE BOOK
"MONSTERS OF MAYFIELD PLACE"
A COLLECTIVE DIRECTED BY FRANK LAFOND
“ The 'Burbs seeks to interrogate a utopian conception of middle-class suburbia at a time when 1950s values were revived by Reagan's neo-conservatism. -Frank Lafond
A nod to the Twilight Zone episode "The Monsters of Maple Street", The 'Burbs was first a TV series project developed by Dana Olsen and titled The Sheriff of Maple Street , before becoming the longest-running footage directed by Joe Dante. Directed by Frank Lafond, author of Joe Dante, the art of je(u) , and written by a collective of five French teachers or specialists, Les Monstres de Mayfield Place looks back on the genesis of The 'Burbs , explores certain key themes of film and charts the careers of director Joe Dante, composer Jerry Goldsmith and all the cast. An offbeat and introspective vision of the suburbs, dissected through six original articles that come to decorate 40 exclusive behind-the-scenes photos.
// AN EXCLUSIVE VISUAL CREATED BY MICK BROWNFIELD
Mick Brownfield is an avid cinephile and comic book collector. He has worked his entire career in his hometown of London, exercising his talents as an illustrator for the press, advertising and publishing and for clients as prestigious as Disney, Coca-Cola and Penguin.
Find all the creations of Mick Brownfield on www.mickbrownfield.com
Released on December 1, 2016