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DVD Review: A Christmas Story

DVD Review: A Christmas Story


It’s Christmas time and there’s only one thing on Ralphie Parker’s Christmas list this year: a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot, Range Model Air Rifle, but many obstacles stand in the way of his dream because every adult that he confronts keeps telling him he’ll shoot his eye out. Meanwhile The Old Man just got a major award (a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg), and Mom is making sure The Old Man doesn’t come near her turkey, Ralphie’s friend gets his tongue stuck to a flag pole, and Ralphie utters the f-word in front of his father. Christmas is drawing nearer and Ralphie visits Santa at the department store in hopes of asking him for his dream gift. Will he receive it? Let’s hope so.

Available on DVD November 4th, 2008.

Just in time for Christmas, the release of A Christmas Story on DVD Blu-ray is the perfect way to celebrate the season. If you haven’t seen the movie, then you’ve never truly experienced Christmas.

The age old story that so many of have come to love about Ralphie Parker and his Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot, Range Model Air Rifle. It’s the only thing that Ralphie really wants for Christmas. However, every adult that he encounters tells him the same thing, he’ll shoot his eye out if he gets one.

Another iconic moment from the movie… the lamp. Who can forget the classic lamp that is shaped like a woman’s leg, the Major Award, the prize that the Old Man brings home?

A Christmas Story is a great family holiday movie that is a must have for everyone’s collection. With the Blu-ray release, fans of the film can enjoy a ton of extra features including a commentary with director and co-writer Bob Clark and Peter Billingsley, who plays Ralphie Parker. Also, check out a couple festive featurettes, script pages, and the original theatrical trailer for the film.

Its a perfect film for the holiday season, or even as a stocking stuffer for Christmas morning! Or if you’re looking for a gift for a huge fan of the film, check out A Christmas Story Ultimate Collector’s Edition including everything from cool retro tin packaging to five collectible cookie cutters in iconic shapes to a custom designed chef’s apron, cook book, and more!

Review by Emma Loggins

Grade: A
Official site: http://www.christmasstorydvd.com
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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!


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