Tommy Boy: Holy Schnike Edition Blu-Ray Edition

DVD Reviews | Dec 16th, 2008

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Starring Chris Farley, David Spade, Bo Derek, Rob Lowe, Brian Dennehy, Dan Ackroyd
Written By: Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner
Directed By: Peter Segal
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
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Chris Farley and David Spade star in this very funny film that helped the duo rise to the top in the comedy world. The duo play traveling salesman who are not very good at their job, but are out in the field in order to save Tommy’s (Farley) family business from his late father.

I’ll spare everyone the recap of the movie because if you have been waiting for 15 years for the Blu-Ray release of this film, than I don’t have to tell you what’s great about the film. Obviously, this film was the one that broke out Chris Farley and David Spade as the new buddy films of the 90s, with their follow-up copy cat “Black Sheep.” The film features a great cast, especially a still hot Bo Derek can we say bikini scene? The scenes prove to still hold up and I still can’t help but laugh at them.

I was disappointed in the transfer of the release to Blu-Ray. I wouldn’t call it stellar and on par with newer films that are clean and crisp on Blu-Ray. Granted, it’s a film that was shot in the 90s on celluloid and the master copies are prob. a little beat up for the transfer to high definition. I think the film could have been cleaned up a little better with the quality. Some scenes looked better than others as far as quality goes, but for the most part, it was sub-par for Blu-Ray. The sound on the movie was good. The colors came across nicely but did not match the deep, rich colors you find in today’s films coming out on Blu-Ray.

If you didn’t get the “Holy Schnike Edition” on DVD, than this Blu-Ray has plenty of extras that are new to you. For the most part though, it’s the same as the DVD release. I particularly enjoyed the Gag Reel and Deleted/Extended scenes. Some of them are not worthy of being in the film, but great to see alone. The gag reel shows the goofiness of Farley and Spade, and at the same time, sad to think a wonderful, physical comedian like Chris Farley is no longer with us.

Commentary By Director Peter Segal
4 Featurettes:
– Tommy Boy: Behind The Laughter
– Stories From The Side Of The Road
– Just The Two Of Us
– Growing Up Farley
6 Deleted Scenes
6 Alternate Takes
15 Extended Scenes
7 Storyboard Comparisons
19 TV Spots
Gag Reel
Photo Gallery
Theatrical Trailer

ENGLISH: Dolby TrueHD 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color

English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Favorite Scenes: Cow Tipping, Road Trip Across America, On the Plane to Chicago, “Housekeeping!”, “Bees!”
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 97 minutes
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