In the 1990s, the SNL to big screen pipeline was thriving, as a number of hit sketches made their way into feature-length comedies over the span of the decade.
Considering only one such comedy has been made in the last 22 years, the skit-to-screen transformation seems like an anomaly now, but back in 1992, Mike Myers and Dana Carvey helped launch the idea – and their careers – with “Wayne’s World.”
Wayne (Myers) and Garth (Carvey) host a rock music radio show from their parents basement, but when a big-time TV producer (Rob Lowe) discovers the two, they are set for super stardom. Or so they thought… The fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be – and neither is their producer. Is it too late for the new superstars to return their lives back to the way they were?
Now, 30 years after its theatrical release, the comedy classic is celebrating with a special edition Steelbook Blu-ray release to honor the occasion. But is the new release worth adding to your collection? Unless you’re a die-hard “Wayne’s World” fan, the answer is likely no.
The special edition does not include anything fans haven’t seen before: two previously released bonus features, the film on Blu-ray and a digital copy. The biggest draw here is for collectors and “Wayne’s World” fans who want to add the new cover art to their movie shelf. As far as the look of the film itself goes, there have been no changes since its previous Blu-ray release over a decade ago.
Special Features on Blu-ray and Digital
- Commentary by Director Penelope Spheeris – Standard commentary track to accompany the film.
- “Wayne’s World” Extreme Close-Up – Exclusive cast and crew interviews.
Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Raleigh, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for CLTure.org.