Ferris Bueller Double-Dipping On Blu-ray
by Travis Leamons on June 6, 2011

To paraphrase Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, “Paramount is so tight that if you stuck the original Ferris Bueller Blu-ray up its ass, in two weeks you’d have a new Blu-ray release.” Okay, not really. It will take more than two weeks, since it won’t arrive until August 2nd.

In commemoration of the comedy’s 25th Anniversary, the studio has announced a new edition for both Blu-ray and DVD. Still labeled the “Bueller…Bueller Edition,” the releases will sport commemorative packaging that include a new graphic outline of Ferris’ adventures through Chicago. Sadly, that looks to be the only thing new about this new release. Similar to what Paramount did with Top Gun, when it re-released it on Blu-ray with a DVD thrown in, this shows little effort in recognizing one of the best teen movies.

Matthew Broderick stars as a delightfully charming high school student who, with his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) and best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck), ditches school to enjoy one perfect day as a kid with no responsibilities. The seminal comedy about Ferris’ wild adventures in the Windy City during a single, glorious day off continues to be enjoyed, quoted and revered 25 years after its theatrical debut.

The Blu-ray and DVD include the behind-the-scenes featurettes “Getting the Class Together – The Cast of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “The Making of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “Who is Ferris Bueller?”, “The World According to Ben Stein” and ”Vintage Ferris Bueller: The Lost Tapes” as well as a Class Album.

The Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, English 2.0 Dolby Surround and English Mono and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD is presented in English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround and French 2.0 Dolby Digital Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles.

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