The ‘Burbs @ 25

I hope you have a plate of crushed brownies, some salt crackers and a can of sardines to celebrate Joe Dante’s wonderfully re-watchable The ‘Burbs turning 25 years old today. All I ask is somebody please give us a BluRay, the fact that one doesn’t exist anywhere, we might have called it in Southeast Asia, ‘Bad Karma.’

If you look through the Rowthree achives, you’ll find so many references to this movie. It was a great homework assignment on the Cinecast (Where Joe Dante does an intro/bumper for us) as well as this Finite Focus entry and various little easter eggs here and there.

Below is the director waxing philosophically about the film last year when it had a repertory screening at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto.

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David Brook
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It looks as though Arrow in the UK are announcing a new home entertainment release of this tomorrow. They usually treat films very well, so I can’t wait to see what they have in store. I love this movie.

Andrew James
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Do you think they’re going to do something about their lawn?

Andrew James
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Rolf
Guest

Sardine?

Sean Kelly
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I’ve only seen the film twice (with the second time being the screening Kurt posted the Q&A for)

Matt Gamble
Guest

Bout a nine on the tension scale there, Reub.

Kurt
Guest

*tears wallpaper*

Nathan
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I want to kill everyone. Satan is good. Satan is our pal.

Oh-ho. Got somebody tied by in the ol’ cellar, have yah, Rube?

I’ve never seen that. I’ve never seen anybody drive their garbage down to the street and bang the hell out of it with a stick. I-I’ve never seen that.

A thermostat on a home furnace; is that supposed to go to 5,000 degrees, you think?

The quotes are endless………

Kurt
Guest

I figured a man’s furnace is his own business…

Matt Gamble
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I’m guessing the Klopecks got their furnace the same place Price got his stove.

Kurt Halfyard
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*R3 Superticket in-joke.