Criterion "The Breakfast Club" blu-ray with 50 minutes of deleted scenes announced

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by JoeD, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. JoeD

    JoeD Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Disc Features:
    • 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS‑HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
    • Audio commentary from 2015 featuring actors Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson
    • New interviews with actors Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy
    • New video essay featuring director John Hughes’s production notes, read by Nelson
    • Documentary from 2015 featuring interviews with cast and crew
    • 50 minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes
    • Rare promotional and archival interviews and footage
    • Excerpts from a 1985 American Film Institute seminar with Hughes
    • 1999 radio interview with Hughes
    • Segment from a 1995 episode of NBC’s Today show featuring the film’s cast
    • Audio interview with Molly Ringwald from a 2014 episode of This American Life
    • PLUS: An essay by critic David Kamp
    The Breakfast Club (1985) - The Criterion Collection
    Release Date: January 2, 2018
  2. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

    Irmo, SC
    The recent 4K blu is really good though.
  3. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    I will be getting this as I don't have this film in my collection, some nice extras I see.
  4. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Tempting extras....
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  5. Vahan

    Vahan Forum Resident

    Glendale, CA, USA
    Are the deleted scenes taken from the rough cut John Hughes had?
  6. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    Thank you for sharing the release!
  7. ex_mixer

    ex_mixer Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    I'm brainer purchase!
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  8. LitHum05

    LitHum05 El Disco es Cultura

    Criterion? Wow, this is an art film as of 2017?
  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I guess now and then they release movies that will generate cash supplementing the "Art Films" that don't always bring in the "Gold"...
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  10. nosticker

    nosticker Forum Resident

    Ringwood, NJ
    Terrific news! Thanks!

  11. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

    Me: Was really hoping the first Molly Ringwald film on Criterion would be 'King Lear.'

  12. bferr1

    bferr1 Forum Resident

    Wait, this is already on 4K Blu-ray?
  13. LitHum05

    LitHum05 El Disco es Cultura

    What are one other ones like this, though? I think of The Breakfast Club as ultra mainstream.
  14. guy incognito

    guy incognito Senior Member

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  15. PlushFieldHarpy

    PlushFieldHarpy Forum Resident

    This is a fun film to revisit from time to time. When I saw it around age 13 or 14, I thought, "Man, being a teenager is going to be cool!"
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  16. ClausH

    ClausH Forum Resident

    Horsens, Denmark
    No. The 2015 re-release from Universal was from a new 4K scan.
  17. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Criterion has been releasing "non-art films" for their entire existence. They have this reputation as a crew that only puts out obscure "high-brow" fare but it's not accurate...
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  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I remember all the bitchin' and moanin' when they released that on DVD...a movie that was below their standards...too bad all the great bonus features and the extended cut is relegated to a non anamorphic DVD release...
  19. ClausH

    ClausH Forum Resident

    Horsens, Denmark
    Didn't they also release The Rock and Silence of the Lambs?
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  20. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    New Jersey
    The deleted scenes are just 50 minutes of Emilio Estevez taping peoples' butt cheeks together.
  21. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Forum Resident

    I'm guessing the extra footage may only be VHS or SD sourced. Hughes had a 150 min rough cut for a movie that ended up being 97 mins, with all extra footage rumored to be junked. Some will deleted scenes and some will be added lines from scenes we all know. Wonder if you can see the 150m version via seamless branching or it's just a 50 min clump.

    Looks like about 4 features are from the Hughes estate vault, which is a home video first.

    Is Emilio Estevez MIA on the bonus stuff? Plus you have to keep the other Blu rays because some documentaries were not ported over.

    Some debate and evidence that CC are also doing 16 Candles and Fast Times.

    When people talk about "commercial" movies in the criterion collection that aren't that great, surprised the 1987 Laserdisc of the Beatles HELP! isn't brought up more often.
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  22. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Yes - and many other popular/non-art house movies.

    Among Criterion's 1st 40 DVDs, you had titles like "Robocop", "Time Bandits", "Spinal Tap" and 2 John Woo movies. It's not all Bergman and Fellini...
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  23. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

    Gastonia, NC
    And Ally Sheedy drinking vodka. I'd be up for a bonus video of Meryl Streep as Julia Child making a Cap'n Crunch & Pixy Stix sandwich.
  24. Wait! You were already a teenager. :whistle:
  25. PlushFieldHarpy

    PlushFieldHarpy Forum Resident

    Yeah, but I was comparing myself to 20-something actors playing teenagers!
    No really, I was a late bloomer. I was still reading comic books at that age.

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