Considered one of the funniest films ever made, featuring two extraordinary actors as Steve Martin and John Candy, John Hughes’ A Ticket in Two will be released in 4k ultra HD for his 35th birthday in a very special edition.
In America A ticket for two (Planes, Trains and Automobiles!) became a Thanksgiving classic, or Thanksgiving Day. The hilarious film by John Hughes with the irresistible couple formed by Steve Martin and from the unforgettable John Candyhas reached the status of cult movie all over the world and we hope that the version will also be distributed in Italy remastered in 4K Ultra HD which will be released in America on November 22, on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the film. Because the disc includes over uhour of extra contentincluding deleted and extended scenes, never seen before.
A ticket in two: an ageless cult movie
A ticket for two it was released in America on November 25, 1987. It was the fifth direction of John Hughes, who had established himself as a director of comedies and romantic films for teenagers, grappling with his first story for an adult audience. In the movie, Steve Martin is a businessman who is in New York for work and tries to get to Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with his family. But when, due to a snowstorm, traveling by plane becomes a problem, after several attempts to avoid it and having promptly found him nearby, he is forced to hit the road with an irritating but generous traveling salesman. And along the way we laugh a lot, both for the skirmishes between the protagonists, for the first time together, and for what they are forced to face. Hughes himself had stated that with two such actors, so good at improvising, the film could have lasted three hours. Recently in the archive of the director, who died prematurely at the age of 59 in 2009, many of the contents were found that will now enrich this special edition in home video (even if the film it deserves a re-release in the cinema). Among the extras is the actor’s audition Dylan Bakera special on the history of the film, a two-part documentary on John Hughesa tribute to John Candy and many of the scenes extended or not included in the final edit. We hope, as we said at the beginning, that this version will also be published by us, where A ticket for two is a well known and loved film. And for those who have not seen it, it would be the right opportunity to find out.