Skip to comments.ĎA Christmas Story 2 goes straight to DVD
Posted on 08/13/2012 11:40:33 AM PDT by Kartographer
In case you're clearing out your ears, the 1983 holiday classic "A Christmas Story" has, in fact, been made into a sequel.
"A Christmas Story 2" is going straight to DVD and Blu-ray October 30th. And it's available just days before the debut of the Broadway musical based on the original story of little '40s-era Ralphie and his Christmastime woes.
The film sequel follows Ralphie as a teenager. He no longer yearns for a Red Ryder BB gun, but now wants a 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible. There are a few things that haven't changed: Triple dog dares, and the fact that the old man -- Ralphie's dad -- is still obsessed with that fishnet-stocking-adorned leg lamp.
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But the Coonskin hat Vargas is wearing didn’t become popular until Fess Parker played Davey Crockett in the mid 1950’s.
No, I said Matt Dillon, not Matt Damon. Pity, though - that'd make one heck of a YouTube "crossover" fan film. Bourne finally gets his hands on the folder with evidence of his original identity, and there's a picture inside of Peter Billingsley, age 9. Along with photos of Flick and Schwartz, both stamped "Terminated". "NOOOOoooo!!!"
See, that right there is probably better than the dreck they just put on DVD.
***the 1983 holiday classic “A Christmas Story” has, in fact, been made into a sequel. ****
Is this news? I remember seeing OLLIE HOPNOODLE’S HAVEN OF BLISS many years ago on the Disney channel.
Same characters, different actors.
One funny scene is when Ralphie happily gets a work permit. The film immediately cuts to the workers trudging down from METROPOLIS.
Well then expect it to suck...
Jean’s books are great, he wrote some wonderful satire about preteen and teenage as well.. (origional short stories published in playboy, later put into books, just like what became A Christmas Story) but I really doubt they will stay true to the source material.
As I recall Jean Shepherd wrote a series of short stories for Playboy in the 60s (yes, I read the articles!) which featured the Ralphie character and his buddies in high school, complete with teenage angst about girls. I recall the stories being as folksy as The Christmas Story and darn near as funny.
Read the books, they put the movies to shame.
Stories from “In We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” is the backbone of “A Christmas Story” and centers around young childhood.
“Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories: And Other Disasters” are the young teen years and Puberty.
There are more, but those two are about the fictitious early life that became RALPHIE on the screen.
Another tech/timeline error is that Scut Farkus is shown wearing a coonskin cap. The problem is that Davy Crockett wasn't released until 1955 with the coonskin cap craze sweeping the country after that.
During the tire changing scene you get a brief glimpse of the 1940 Indiana licence plate.
Darren McGavin passed away in 2006.
I imagine that his performance was a little stiff.
Nooooooo thank you.
Don’t mess with perfection.
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