Tommy Boy [Blu-ray]

There are some movies that it’s expected that everyone has seen.  It used to be books, hence the literary allusions (bonus – see if you can identify the one I put in this article), but now our common cultural currency are films.  We refer to the same cinematic moments as Tom Hanks’ hands shake holding the compass, as Gandalf won’t let anything pass, as Josh Brolin is on the run from Sigur.  And there are comedy movies that earn the same place.  Now one of them is out in a whole new format.

Starting this December 16th, now available on Blu-ray Disc from Paramount Studios Home Entertainment comes the newest edition of one of the greatest buddy films of all time.  Tommy Boy – Holy Schnike Edition – Blu-Ray Disc is ready to come roaring into your living room and smash your heart up and light it on fire with pure joy.  Bring home this hilarious extended edition of one of the greatest comedy movies of all time!

This movie might just be THE iconic comedy film from the nineties.  It starred two comic geniuses who got their start in this decade and peaked simultaneously with this movie.  They were actors who were emblematic of their era and, although funnier movies might have been around, none ascended to the sheer height this film did.  Chris Farley shines in this film and watching him act is particularly painful as he has since left us all behind.   Likewise, it’s painful to watch David Spade, because it is almost as though Farley was the Willie Stark to his Jack Burden and without Farley, Spade was nothing.  Think of it – what did David Spade do after this movie that was as funny as he was here?  Nothing at all.  This film stars Chris Farley, David Spade, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek, Dan Akroyd and Brian Dennehy.

The special features in this special edition on Blu-ray are simply incredible.  There is the original theatrical trailer in high definition, a photo gallery, 19 different television spots, seven storyboard comparisons, 15 extended scenes, six alternate takes, six deleted scenes, a featurette about Chris Farley, a look at the acting partnership of Farley and Spade, four spectacular featurettes, an optional audio commentary from director Peter Segal and much more!

This movie is beyond wonderful.  I loved it when I first saw it and I have loved it every single time I’ve seen it since then.  It is so much better on Blu-ray too!  I was shocked at how much more enjoyable it became when the picture was so clean and crisp.  Everyone owes it to themselves and to one of the best comic actors in a long time to watch Farley in this movie.  Saying anything else about this movie only cheapens it.

Oh Boy!  This movie’s finally on Blu-ray!

This Blu-ray Disc is available at

Nathaniel Jonet

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