It's The Time Of Your Life That May Last A Lifetime.

In his debut film as writer-director, John Hughes immediately cemented himself as the king of teen cinema with Sixteen Candles, and in the process also introduced one of the most iconic faces of ‘80s Americana: Molly Ringwald.

For high schooler Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald), her 16th birthday might be the worst day of her life. Her entire family has forgotten about it due to her older sister’s impending wedding; her biggest crush, high school hunk Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) has discovered an embarrassing “sex quiz” filled out by Sam in which she details how she is saving herself for him; and to make matters worse, she is hounded by a relentless nerd (Anthony Michael Hall) who won’t take no for an answer. But Sam’s sweet sixteen isn’t over yet, and before the end of the night, all her birthday wishes could still come true…

Taking the rude and crude humour of the teen sex comedies that came before it and placing it within the intimately portrayed perspective of a girl's mid-teenage-life crisis, Sixteen Candles is a bombshell of 80s pop culture that continues to be debated and beloved over three decades after its release.

Special Edition Contents:

  • New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative
  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the Theatrical Version of the film (92 mins), plus Blu-Ray world premiere Extended Version (94 mins), featuring the additional “cafeteria” scene newly remastered in high-definition
  • Original lossless mono audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option
  • Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Alternate “home video” soundtrack prepared for VHS and laserdisc releases
  • Option to watch additional scene from the Extended Version separately
  • Newly-filmed conversation between actors Gedde Watanabe and Deborah Pollack
  • All-new audio interview with casting director Jackie Burch
  • Newly-filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn
  • Newly-filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos
  • Newly-filmed interview with camera operator Gary Kibbe
  • Newly-filmed interview with filmmaker Adam Rifkin, who shadowed John Hughes while working as an extra on set
  • All-new video essay written and narrated by writer Soraya Roberts, looking at the film from a contemporary feminist perspective
  • Celebrating Sixteen Candles, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including stars Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Dooley, Haviland Morris and Gedde Watanabe, among others
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck

First Pressing Only : Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nikki Baughan and Bryan Reesman

Certificate:
12
Actor:
Molly Ringwald

Michael Schoeffling

Anthony Michael Hall

Paul Dooley

Gedde Watanabe
Director:
John Hughes
Region:
B
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Run Time:
92 minutes
studio:
Arrow Video
Theatrical Release Year:
1984

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It's The Time Of Your Life That May Last A Lifetime.

In his debut film as writer-director, John Hughes immediately cemented himself as the king of teen cinema with Sixteen Candles, and in the process also introduced one of the most iconic faces of ‘80s Americana: Molly Ringwald.

For high schooler Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald), her 16th birthday might be the worst day of her life. Her entire family has forgotten about it due to her older sister’s impending wedding; her biggest crush, high school hunk Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) has discovered an embarrassing “sex quiz” filled out by Sam in which she details how she is saving herself for him; and to make matters worse, she is hounded by a relentless nerd (Anthony Michael Hall) who won’t take no for an answer. But Sam’s sweet sixteen isn’t over yet, and before the end of the night, all her birthday wishes could still come true…

Taking the rude and crude humour of the teen sex comedies that came before it and placing it within the intimately portrayed perspective of a girl's mid-teenage-life crisis, Sixteen Candles is a bombshell of 80s pop culture that continues to be debated and beloved over three decades after its release.

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  • High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the Theatrical Version of the film (92 mins), plus Blu-Ray world premiere Extended Version (94 mins), featuring the additional “cafeteria” scene newly remastered in high-definition
  • Original lossless mono audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option
  • Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Alternate “home video” soundtrack prepared for VHS and laserdisc releases
  • Option to watch additional scene from the Extended Version separately
  • Newly-filmed conversation between actors Gedde Watanabe and Deborah Pollack
  • All-new audio interview with casting director Jackie Burch
  • Newly-filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn
  • Newly-filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos
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  • Newly-filmed interview with filmmaker Adam Rifkin, who shadowed John Hughes while working as an extra on set
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  • Image gallery
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12
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Paul Dooley

Gedde Watanabe
Director:
John Hughes
Region:
B
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Run Time:
92 minutes
studio:
Arrow Video
Theatrical Release Year:
1984

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16 candles

one of the best teen movies of that era. Which was the best time for coming of age movies. And John Hughes was the best writer/director. He captured teenage angst better than anyone at that time. All the young cast are superb but Molly Wingwald shines brightest as she always did. Love it so much if deserves more stars.

Hughs 16Candels

Do love John Hughes movies and 16 candles one of his early work is just great to watch I would recommend a good transfer to Blu-ray great to keep in the Collection along with his other great teen movies of the 80s.

Old boy

Brilliant film and transfer great extras pity it’s not steelbook tho

John Hughes' first - and one of his best!

This was John Hughes's first film as writer-director, and it's a classic. Funny, sad, awkward 80s teens - perfect casting helps make this one of the best 80s teen films.

Sixteen Candles

I was so excited to see that Arrow Video was bringing one of my favorite 80's movies to their catalog of films. This movie is an 80's classic that everyone has seen and if you haven't, you should. Arrow's restoration is beautiful and all the extras are great as well. Buy this edition of the movie if you need to get a copy.

Sixteen Candles

Great Service Great Product Keep Up the Great Work Zavvi and Arrow Films

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