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I don't know who thought that it would be a good idea to make a sequel to the classic 1983 film A Christmas Story, but it looks terrible. If they wanted a sequel they could have at least made a good film! A Christmas Story 2 is being labeled an "Official Sequel". Back in 1994 another sequel was attempted called It Runs in the Family, which later released on DVD under the title My Summer Story. That was a crappy sequel as well.
Here's the Synopsis:
The original, traditional, one-hundred-percent, red-blooded, two-fisted, All-American Christmas continues five years later, with Ralphie (Braeden Lemasters), Randy (Valin Shinyei), Mom (Stacey Travis), and the Old Man (Daniel Stern). This time, Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow.
They just can't seem to recapture that magic that the original movie was filled with. It's like they're trying to force it, »
- Joey Paur
Warner Home Video has released the first trailer for A Christmas Story 2, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD October 30. Braeden Lemasters stars as a 16-year-old Ralphie, who wants a car for Christmas this year, a big step up from the Red Ryder Bb gun in A Christmas Story. Take a look at the first footage from this holiday sequel, also starring Daniel Stern as The Old Man.
A Christmas Story 2 Trailer
Years after realizing his childhood dream of getting a Red Ryder Bb gun for Christmas, 16-year-old Ralphie (Braeden Lemasters) sets his bespectacled sights on a gift of the four-wheeled variety in this belated sequel to Bob Clark's beloved 1983 classic A Christmas Story. As the snow begins to fall and the carolers start to sing, Ralphie dreams of waking up on Christmas morning to find the keys to a 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible dangling from the tree, and embracing »
Summer of 2012 is barely over and we're already running headlong into the holiday season with this new trailer for A Christmas Story 2. The official sequel is (thankfully) going straight to Blu-ray/DVD and you can pick it up with the original in a combo two-pack (only on DVD) on October 30th. The follow-up film once again centers on Ralphie, his family and friends on the approach to yet another Christmas. In the true spirit of the holiday, A Christmas Story 2 seeks to feed off of the nostalgia for the original film like a parasite and trick you into wasting your hard-earned money. Season's greetings! Directed by Brian Levant (Jingle All the Way - which I actually liked...), A Christmas Story 2 stars Braeden Lemasters (Easy A) as Ralphie with Stacey Travis (Ghost World) playing the mother and Daniel Stern (Home Alone) as the Old Man. (C'mon, Stern. I know times are tough, »
- Dave Trumbore
The full trailer for A Christmas Story 2 is now online, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies . The film, which goes direct to DVD and Blu-ray on October 30th, is touted as the "official" sequel to 1983's A Christmas Story (a sequel was previously attempted in 1994 with It Runs in the Family , later released on home video as My Summer Story ). "The original, traditional, one-hundred-percent, red-blooded, two-fisted, All-American Christmas continues five years later," reads the official press release, "with Ralphie (Braeden Lemasters), Randy (Valin Shinyei), Mom (Stacey Travis), and the Old Man (Daniel Stern). This time, Ralphie has his eyes fixed on a car. But trouble is sure to follow." The Warner Bros. Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo »
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Release Date: Oct. 30, 2012, DVD Release Date: Nov. 27, 2012
Price: DVD $22.97, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $29.98
Studio: Warner Home Video
Ralphie’s back! A Christmas Story 2 is a sequel of the beloved 1983 about a boy whose attempts to convince his parents that a Red Ryder Bb gun is the perfect gift for the 1940s gets him in lots of trouble.
In the new comedy movie, it’s five years later and Ralphie wants a car for Christmas. Of course, trouble will follow.
Ralphie is played by Braeden Lemasters (TV’s Men of a Certain Age), while Daniel Stern (The Next Three Days) takes over as The Old Man, Stacey Travis (Easy A) as Mother and Valin Shinyei as Randy Parker.
Rated PG, A Christmas Story 2 is a DVD and Blu-ray premiere, with no release in theaters.
The Blu-ray version is a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack including the movie download or instant streaming via UltraViolet. »
Just when you thought the concept of direct-to-dvd sequels had been all but replaced by remakes and reboots, along comes Warner Home Video to remind us that Dtv flicks are still alive and well... and equally as frustrating. Apparently someone out there thought it was a good idea to create a sequel to the timeless holiday classic A Christmas Story without any of the original cast or creative team (admittedly, director Bob Clark and writer Jean Shepherd are no longer with us). Thirty years have passed since the original film was released but somehow Ralphie is only a teenager in this sequel, which certainly makes for some chronological confusion (I assume it is set in the 1940s?). Either way, Ralphie now has his sights set on a new toy for Christmas: a 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible, which sounds slightly safer than a Red Ryder Bb Gun. Braeden Lemasters (Men of a Certain Age) will play Ralphie, »
Yes, friends, whether you like it or not we're finally getting that long-awaited Christmas Story sequel no one ever asked for this October 30, courtesy of Warner Home Entertainment, which means it's going straight to DVD/Blu-ray. Jingle All the Way director Brian Levant (who our own Scott Weinberg called a "soft-focus tripod" via Twitter) is behind this one, with a story that looks to pick up with Ralphie (Braeden Lemasters) as a teenager who desperately wants a Red Ryder 1938 Hupmobile Skyline Convertible for Christmas. Daniel Stern will play Ralphie's "Old Man," while Stacey Travis is his mother, and Valin Shinyei is brother Randy. Don't worry, both Flick (David W. Thompson) and Schwartz (David Buehrle) are in it too. But before...
- Erik Davis
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