Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Buller… Bueller Edition John Hughes

The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles may be the most popular and best known of John Hughes's many "teen flicks," but Ferris Bueller's Day Off is easily his best. It's an easy, breezy, "stick it to the man" comedy complemented by a clever script and terrific performances from Matthew Broderick in the title role and Jeffrey Jones as his arch-nemesis, principal Ed Rooney. On a particularly gorgeous late spring day in suburban Chicago, Bueller leads his best pal, Cameron (Alan Ruck), and his best girl, Sloane (Mia Sara), on a lazy day of lounging while Rooney attempts to expose the truant teens only to be foiled at almost every turn. On this second edition of the film, we get a few new extras culled from recent interviews with most of the key cast (Sara being the exception). They look back on the remarkable success of the film and its place in film history. And we get some new insights from secondary players who explain the casting process and their admiration for Hughes. Also included are on the set interviews with Hughes (his only appearance). Why we don't get a new perspective from him on the film is a mystery and a glaring omission, as is the deletion of his commentary track, which was included on the first version. Perhaps this was a deliberate ploy to get fans to buy both versions. And for those who already own the first version, there's good reason to pick up this one as well. (Paramount)