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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Film Information

Plot: A hapless but loveable duo are told that the fate of the world literally hangs on them passing their history exam in this classic '80s comedy.
Release Date: 10th August.
Format: 4K UHD, Steelbook, Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital Download.
Director(s): Stephen Herek.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Tony Camilleri, Dan Shor, Tony Steedman, Rod Loomis, Al Leong, Jane Wiedlin, Robert V. Barron, Clifford David, Hal Landon Jr., Bernie Casey.
BBFC Certificate: PG.
Running Time: 1 hr 29 mins.
Country Of Origin: USA.
Language: English.
Review By: Paula Hammond
Film Rating


Bottom Line

A Bill & Ted reissue is exactly the good vibes that the world needs now.

Posted August 3, 2020 by

Film Review

Strange things are afoot at the Circle K…

It all began with an ‘80s improv class about two slacker, music-obsessed teenagers, and turned into one of the most successful comedies of the ‘80s, with a spin-off animated series and an equally well-loved sequel, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. And this year, during virtual Comic Con, we all got a little bit over-excited to finally see and hear a little about the upcoming final part of the trilogy—Bill & Ted Face the Music.

But if you missed the fun first time around, what’s it all about?

Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan (Keanu Reeves) and Bill S. Preston, Esquire (Alex Winter) are in danger of flunking their history and being shipped off to military academy, when a mysterious stranger arrives from the future (George Carlin) to put himself, and his time machine, at their disposal. It seems that, despite all appearances to the contrary, Bill & Ted’s and their band, Wyld Stallyns, is destined to save the world, align the planets, and create peace on Earth.

All they need to succeed is a kicking history presentation and Bill & Ted have a plan…

Goofy, warm, and with stand-out performances from both leads, Bill & Ted deserves every accolade that’s been thrown at it over the years. A Bill & Ted reissue is exactly the good vibes that the world needs now. So, StudioCanal’s stunning 4K restoration is not only timely, but it’s just the thing to wet your appetite for this Summer’s big release. Party on Dudes.

Extras include:
Audio Commentary with Writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.
Time Flies When You’re Having Fun! – A Look Back at a Most “Excellent Adventure”.
Score! An Interview with Guitarist Steve Vai.
The Original Bill & Ted.
Air Guitar Tutorial with Bjorn Turoque.
From Scribble to Script.
Linguistic Stylings of Bill & Ted.
Hysterical Personages of Bill & Ted.
Episode from “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures” animated television series.
Radio Spots.
Stills and Artwork.

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email:


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