September 27, 2023

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, John Hughes’ comedy classic, Planes, Trains, And Automobiles lands on 4K Ultra HD and a Zavvi Exclusive Steelbook this November.

1987 saw the release of what has come to be regarded as a true comedy classic movie. John Hughes brought to the world ‘Planes, Trains, And Automobiles.’ The film stared Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, and John Candy as Del Griffith, a goodhearted but annoying salesman. In spite of their differences, they share a three-day odyssey of misadventures trying to get Neal home to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving Day dinner with his family.

Now, to celebrate its 35th anniversary, Paramount Home Entertainment is releasing the film in a 4K Ultra HD presentation. The online retailer Zavvi will also be releasing an exclusive Steelbook version. And what’s more, both releases come with over an hour of previously unreleased film footage.


Steve Martin and John Candy star in this hysterical tale of travel gone awry. Neal Page (Martin) is an uptight ad exec trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving with his family. When rerouted to Wichita, Neal reluctantly partners with Del Griffith (Candy), an obnoxious yet loveable salesman. Together, they embark on a cross-country adventure filled with outrageously funny situations and a generous helping of warmth.


Written and directed by the incomparable John Hughes, the celebrated comedy PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES comes in for landing on 4K Ultra HD™ and 4K Ultra HD™ ZAVVI Exclusive SteelBook® for the first time ever on November 21, 2022, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Originally released on November 25, 1987, PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Starring comedy greats Steve Martin and John Candy, the uproarious film has become a beloved holiday classic.


Newly remastered on 4K Ultra HD™ with Dolby Vision™ and HDR-10, PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES looks better than ever and is packaged with a bonus “LOST LUGGAGE” Blu-ray™ Disc containing over an hour of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes that were recently discovered in the archives of writer, producer and director John Hughes. The newly uncovered footage offers a unique glimpse into the filmmaking and editing process and features even more hilarious moments between Steve Martin and John Candy.


In addition to the newly discovered footage, the bonus Blu-ray™ Disc also includes Dylan Baker’s original audition for the character of Owen. The 4K Ultra HD™ Disc includes the feature film and the following legacy bonus content:

Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

John Hughes: Life Moves Pretty Fast (2-Part Documentary):

John Hughes: The Voice of a Generation

Heartbreak and Triumph: The Legacy of John Hughes

John Hughes for Adults

A Tribute to John Candy


Street Date: November 21, 2022
UK Rating: 15

Written, produced, and directed by John Hughes.

You can preorder the 4K Ultra HD and Zavvi exclusive steelbook right here.

Are you a fan of the film? Will you be picking up a copy of the film in 4K Ultra HD? Are you a fan of John Hughes and his work? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Paramount Home Entertainment

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