Sometimes you wait for classic movies to arrive on Blu-Ray for so long that you forget about them entirely, or give up on holding out. Well 1989 classic The Burbs is finally releasing on Blu-Ray and this really is one you need to be aware of for several reasons. First of all it is The Burbs, a highly under appreciated comedy and secondly, director Joe Dante and Arrow Films really have come out swinging for this release, giving it strong extras to compliment its hefty 1080p remasters. Because you know, a movie like this deserves better than some suspect compressed satellite 1080i transfer or, worse, a ‘rip’ of said broadcast versions compressed even further and uploaded to some torrent network.
Here is the real deal. When I put this disc in my player, I tell you it was about a nine on the tension scale!