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Planes, Trains And Automobiles Extended And Deleted Scenes Are Coming In A New 4K Release
By JEREMY SMITH
"Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is 93 minutes full of chaos, hilarity, cleverness and heart. While the initial cut of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" was an astounding 225 minutes, it seemed unlikely that an extended cut would be released, until now. Paramount’s 4K Blu-ray re-release is a welcome development with 75 minutes of deleted scenes, and some major perks.
While the brevity of "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is one of its greatest virtues, an extended version has potential to provide a more emotionally complex story. At long last, fans will see how certain omitted scenes play out tonally, even if these scenes were cut for the overall film’s benefit.
Fans will find bonus context and laughs in certain classic scenes. Some of what’s in store includes why money from Neal’s wallet was stolen, Del leaving beers on a vibrating bed, and an extended version of the state trooper’s traffic stop, with a new Del confession mixed in. The last one, of course, will only exacerbate Neal’s troubles.
The most treasured perk of this newly released content is undoubtedly getting to see more John Candy. His portrayal of Del Griffith is magnificent, as he made an impossibly broad character into a wincingly believable human being, shattering hearts with one line about his late wife. A devastating follow-up scene will be available to watch and be moved by.
"Planes, Trains and Automobiles" is the crown of Candy's film career, and to see an hour-plus of new-to-audiences material is a godsend. The 4K UHD arrives on November 8, allowing fans to laugh through tears one more time at one of the funniest men to ever live.