Nine years after the Yuletide slasher flick Black Christmas, Porky's director Bob Clark once again took on the holiday genre, switching from gasps to laughs with A Christmas Story. Adapted from a memoir by humorist Jean Shepherd (who narrates), the film centers on Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy living in 1940s Indiana, desperately ...
Nine years after the Yuletide slasher flick Black Christmas, Porky's director Bob Clark once again took on the holiday genre, switching from gasps to laughs with A Christmas Story. Adapted from a memoir by humorist Jean Shepherd (who narrates), the film centers on Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy living in 1940s Indiana, desperately yearning for a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. Despite protests from his mother (Melinda Dillon) that he'll shoot his eye out, Ralphie persists, unsuccessfully trying to enlist the assistance of both his teacher and Santa Claus. All the while, Ralphie finds himself dealing with the constant taunts of a pair of bullies and trying to not get in the middle of a feud between his mother and father (Darren McGavin) regarding a sexy lamp. Matthew Tobey, Rovi
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Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley, Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz. New in new packaging. Language: English. Run time: 95 mins. Originally released: 1983. Release Date: 10/30/2007 Original Release: 1984 Format: DVD Length: 98 minutes Rating: PG (MPAA) Rating Reason: (Reason unavailable) UPC: 012569796287 Studio: Warner Home Video Directed by: Bob Clark Featuring: Darren McGavin, Ian Petrella, Jeff Gillen, Melinda Dillon, Peter Billingsley, R.D. Robb, Scott Schwartz, Tedde Moore, Yano Anaya, Zack Ward Categories: Comedies, Holiday, Family Interaction, Classic Fight Scenes, Christmas, Recommended, Nostalgic, Toys, Theatrical Release A Christmas Story DVD Description This vignette-laden, nostalgic view of Christmastime in 1940s Indiana follows nine-year-old Ralphie, who desperately wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas--and is waging an all-out campaign to convince his reluctant parents that the toy will be safe in his hands. By turns warped and winsome, the comedy follows Ralphie as he prepares for the big day with his rather idiosyncratic family. Based on the novel by humorist Jean Shepherd (who also narrates the film), A CHRISTMAS STORY gained popularity long after its theatrical run, through frequent holiday broadcasts that turned its schoolyard "triple-dog" dares, family neuroses, and childhood indignities into a Yuletide tradition. DVD Features Region 1 Keep Case Full Frame-1.33 Audio: Subtitles-English, French, Spanish Additional Release Material:
This was purchased as a Christmas surprise for my husband, who is definitely more a fan of this movie than I. However, I must say that a "second look" on my part gave me a greater appreciation of not only the actors in their parts, but also the very real foibles & fears of everyday people in time & place.
The VHS tape is in very good condition, including its package.
Jan 19, 2012
A Must See Classic for the Holidays
A fun film for the whole family, set in the mid 1950's. The characters are each wonderful, acting is great and every one can relate to the story. I saw it on TV this year, bought the film and watched again 2x. Once you start watching, it is hard to stop.
Jan 6, 2011
A christmas Story
I first saw "A Christmas Story" when I was seven years old. I've always enjoyed it! It is my all-time favorite Christmas movie. I never miss it and sometimes I watch it even when it's not Christmas. I never get tired of watching it!