Robert Zemeckis’ Pre-“Back To The Future” Comedy “Used Cars” Gets Premium Blu-ray Release

Before Robert Zemeckis became a superstar director courtesy of Back to the Future’s box office success, he made comedy Used Cars, a screwball comedy starring a young Kurt Russell and the brilliant Jack Warden. Eureka will release a limited edition Blu-ray in August.

Kurt Russell - Used Cars

Before Robert Zemeckis gave us Back to the Future, he conspired with friend and co-writer Bob Gale to produce screwball comedy Used Cars. Starring a young Kurt Russell and the brilliant Jack Warden, this 1980 comedy about unscrupulous car salesmen has grown in stature as a cult hit.

Now Eureka has dusted off the print for a bumper limited edition Blu-ray featuring a collector’s booklet that includes new essays by author Scott Harrison and film writer Phil Hoad. The Blu-ray release, the first time Used Cars has appeared on the format in the UK, adds another appealing hit to Eureka’s Classics range.

On the Blu-ray, viewers will find an audio commentary with director Robert Zemeckis, producer/co-writer Bob Gale, and star Kurt Russell, an isolated Patrick Williams score track, and the unused isolated score of Ernest Gold.

Bob Gale also talks us through the production in a 27-minute film called Would You Buy a Used Car from These Men? while we’re also privileged to hear a radio interview with Kurt Russell. There’s a gag reel, deleted scenes, and a fun commercial starring Russell.

The 1080p presentation of the film can be watched with either uncompressed LPCM (the original mono presentation) or DTS-HD MA 5.1. There are also optional English SDH subtitles.

Robert Zemeckis’ Used Cars starring Kurt Russell and Jack Warden arrives as part of the Eureka Classics range on August 12, 2019.

Amilia Totten
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Amilia Totten is a freelance writer, photographer and erstwhile time-waster. Her eclectic film favourites include the latest Hollywood blockbuster to European avant-garde and the joys of Bollywood.

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