“Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” to get Blu-ray release with deleted scenes and never-before-seen footage
November 16, 2022 Matt Kleinschmidt John Candy, Movies, Steve Martin
Just in time for Thanksgiving, one of the ultimate Thanksgiving movies (to be honest, there aren’t many) Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is getting a special Blu-ray and VOD release starting November 22nd. For those that need a refresher, Planes, Trains and Automobiles stars Steve Martin as ad executive Neal Page and John Candy a shower curtain ring salesman Del Griffith as the two embark on a three day trek across the country in order to get home in time for Thanksgiving. It’s a bonafide classic.
While the news of a Blu-ray release news might not immediately set the world on fire, this part of the news should. Included with this release will be over an hour of previously deleted and extended scenes. Which will give us all the look at some extra footage of our lord and savior, John Candy in our lives. This new footage was dug up from the archives of the late great filmmaker John Hughes, who directed the 1987 film but passed away in 2009.
The bonus footage in the re-release includes Dylan Baker’s original audition for the character of Owen as well as extended footage and other deleted scenes. Clips premiered around the internet on a handful of different pop culture websites, which we pulled some together.
An extended scene of Candy waiting to board.
A deleted scene of the two at the El Rancho Hotel
And this clip of Candy having a back and forth with a waitress
Watch an exclusive new deleted scene from 'Planes, Trains And Automobiles,' unearthed from John Hughes' archives. pic.twitter.com/sViAvtF6Ei
— Collider (@Collider) November 14, 2022
As we previously mentioned, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is a bonafide classic featuring two comedy giants in their prime. With these details widely agreed upon by the public the only obvious thing for Hollywood is to work an a re-boot of the movie for modern audiences with rumors circulating as far back as 2020 that the new version of the film will star both Will Smith and Kevin Hart in the title roles.
The release will hit shelves on November 22nd, you can pre-order it here.