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Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Collection
Nelson Entertainment/Orion Pictures, 1988, 1991
MGM Home Video, 2005
Created by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon
Running Time: 90 minutes per film
Rated PG for some heinous violence, mature situations and egregious language, dude.

Keanu Reeves as Ted "Theodore" Logan
Alex Winter as Bill S. Preston, ESQ.
George Carlin as Rufus
Amy Stock-Poynton as Missy ("I mean, mom...")
Hal Landon, Jr. as Capt. Logan
J. Patrick McNamara as Mr. Preston

Guest Cast (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
Terry Camilleri as Napoleon Bonaparte ("The Short Dead Dude")
Dan Shor as Billy the Kid
Tony Steedman (1927-2001) as Socrates
Rod Loomis as Dr. Sigmund Freud
Al Leong as Genghis Khan
Jane Wiedlin as Joan of Arc ("Noah's Wife?")
Robert V. Barron (1932-2000) as Abraham Lincoln
Clifford David as Ludvig Von Beethoven
Diane Franklin as Princess Joanna
Kimberly Kates as Princess Elizabeth

Frazier Bain as Deacon Logan

Guest Cast (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)
William Sadler as Death
Josh Ackland as Chuck De Nomolos
Arturo Gil as Station
Annette Azcuy as Elizabeth
Sarah Trigger as Joanna
Michael Chambers as Good Robot Bill
Bruno Falcon as Good Robot Ted

Bill: "I'm Bill S. Preston, Esquire!"
Ted: "And I'm Ted 'Theodore' Logan!"
Bill & Ted: "And together we are... Wyld Stallyns!!!"

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Directed by Stephen Herek (The Mighty Ducks, Mr. Holland's Opus)

Way into the future, mankind lives in peace, all thanks to two most excellent dudes from the 20th century - Bill S. Preston, ESQ., and Ted "Theodore" Logan, collectively known as "Wyld Stallyns." But in order for this future to exist, Bill & Ted have to get an A on their history project. With the aid of a time-travelling phone booth supplied by some dude named Rufus, Bill & Ted venture to the past and pick up historical figures which will guarantee them a bodacious grade.

King: "Put them in the Iron Maiden."

Bill & Ted: "Iron Maiden? Excellent!" [Air guitar]

King: "Execute them."

Bill & Ted: "Bogus."

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
Directed by Peter Hewitt (Garfield: The Movie)

All is well in the future until the evil dickweed De Nomolos sends two evil robot clones of Bill & Ted to the present day as part of his non-non-non-non-heinous scheme to change history. When our heroes are killed, they must battle Death to win back their lives and prevent De Nomolos and his robots from ruining the future.

Long before Keanu Reeves had a most triumphant career in Hollywood, he and Alex Winter were two slackers playing air guitar in this two-movie collection. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure brings back memories of the '80s, when most cheesy movies were actually fun to watch, but don't really stand the test of time. Despite an egregious soundtrack and a bonehead script, the first movie is still a load of laughs.

The second film has a much darker tone, as it focuses on Bill & Ted's struggle to return to the real world. While the music (featuring songs by Primus and KISS) is more excellent than the first film's, Bogus Journey just isn't as memorable. Nevertheless, it's still worth checking out.

Overall, this boxed set makes an excellent rental for most movie fans. Unless you hate the '80s, you won't be totally disappointed, dudes.

Rating: Non-Heinous

DVD Extras: Most Excellent
In addition to both films, MGM threw in a bonus DVD simply titled "Bill & Ted's Non-Bogus Disc," which includes the following extras:

- The Original Bill & Ted - A conversation with creators Matheson and Solomon.
- The Most Triumphant Making-of Documentary - Includes interviews with Alex Winter and the movie's directors. Keanu's not here, though. Bogus.
- Score! - An interview with guitarist Steve Vai.
- Air Guitar Tutorial - There are contests for this?
- The Historical Personages of Bill & Ted - A mockumentary of our heroes.
- One Sweet and Sour Chinese Adventure to Go - The first episode of the cartoon series.
- The Linguistic Stylings of Bill & Ted - A video dictionary of the duo's favorite quotes.
- From Scribble to Script - A gallery of the evolution of the film's script.
- Radio Spots

"Catch you later, dudes!"

The Internet Movie Database Edited by areaseven
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TOTALLY, If I were the marketers, I would have made Keanu's face more prominent on the cover instead of that squished against phone-booth EGREGIOUS charicature that you can't recognize. Might bring in some new fans to enjoy how EXCELLENT these movies are.

WYLD STYLLIANS!!! (i can't even spell that)

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I loved the movies, especially the second one. I remember the live action tv series, but I can't recall how good or bad it was. I don't think I ever saw the animated series. The comics were great though , from what I recall.

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I remember watching the animated series before the movies. It was bodaciously silly fun :p

The second movie was really dark-wierd. The part where they are in hell reminds me in some weird way of the movie Cube.

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Socrates: "True wisdom is knowing that you know nothing."

Bill & Ted: "Dude! That's US!" [Air Guitar]

Ted: "Dude, do you remember when your mom was a senior, and we were freshman?"

Bill: "Shut up, Ted."

Ted: "Dude, do you remember when I asked your mom out to the prom?"

Bill: "SHUT UP, Ted!"

I'll have to look out for the DVD set :lol:

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DUDE!!! (Air guitar solo) :lol:

I never saw a live-action version of the series. I just saw the movies and the animated series. I thought they were all good. I have both movies recorded on video. :rolleyes:

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Eh, the 2nd one was about the "Macross 2" of the series, as opposed to the "Macross Plus." I wish Keanu Reeves would quit being a dick about it and not recognize not only what these movies did for his career, but how fun they were.

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I loved the movies, especially the second one. I remember the live action tv series, but I can't recall how good or bad it was. I don't think I ever saw the animated series. The comics were great though , from what I recall.


The Comics have been reprinted.. They were orginally done by Marvel after the Adaptation of Bougus Journey(STATION!!!!)

The Creator of Milk and Cheese Evan Dorkin(SP??) drew them..

The entire run of the Series is in two Most Exclent Volumes through your local Comic Shop Dudes :lol:

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