‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ Makes an On-Time Arrival on 4K Ultra HD Just in Time for Thanksgiving

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES. (DVD Artwork). ©Paramount Home Entertainment.

The celebrated comedy “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” comes in for a landing on 4K Ultra HD for the first time ever on Tuesday, November 22, 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.

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.

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 more than 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 Martin and Candy.

In addition to the newly discovered footage, the bonus Blu-ray disc includes Dylan Baker’s original audition for the character of Owen. The 4K Ultra HD disc, meanwhile, includes the feature film as well as the legacy bonus content “Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles,’” the two-part documentary “John Hughes: Life Moves Pretty Fast,” “A Tribute to John Candy” and “John Hughes for Adults.” A digital copy of the film completes the extras.