By 1999, Hughes had retired from the business, moved back to Chicago, and become a bit of a recluse. Ferris’ was the only commentary he ever recorded and the track now stands as his final public thoughts on his work. Rumors indicate that, for whatever reason (perhaps to better reflect the anonymity he apparently craved and found), Hughes requested Paramount remove it from the film’s souped-up 2006 DVD, which might be the only way to explain how a supplement so significant could go missing on a release that otherwise sought to expand retrospection. Now that Hughes has passed away much too soon, there is some responsibility for Paramount to restore the revealing commentary on the movie’s inevitable next edition. Until then, its absence is glaring and unfortunate (and I’m holding onto my old DVD). By Luke Bonan
Remembering John Hughes Edition @slashfilm
Everyone should listen to this.
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