New Release: Dirty Dancing Limited Keepsake DVD and Blu-ray

Dirty Dancing movie scene with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer GreyDirty Dancing has to be one of the most released movies on DVD and Blu-ray, but Lionsgate calls this one “the most complete and collectible edition” to date. The Dirty Dancing Limited Keepsake Edition debuted on May 4, 2010, as a two-DVD set of two-disc Blu-ray set, priced at $29.98 and $34.99, respectively.

And Lionsgate might be right in its assessment of the editions, because they will offer some new special features, as well as a 52-page hardcover commemorative book. Packaged in a collectible box, each set will include a $50 coupon for fans to stay at the “real” Kellerman’s Resort (Mountain Lake Hotel in Virginia).

Starring Jennifer Grey and the late Patrick Swayze, the 1987 film that made “No one puts Baby in a corner” a household quote is about the summer when Grey’s character Baby goes to a resort and discovers romance and new skills with a little dirty dancing with Swayze. The movie made the song “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” a classic date song.

The new special features on the DVD and Blu-ray are:

  • featurette “Kellerman’s: Reliving the Locations of the film”
  • featurette “Patrick Swayze Tribute”
  • featurette “Dirty Dancing: The Phenomenon,” including a previously recorded interview with Swayze talking about his song “She’s Like the Wind”
  • featurette “In Memoriam”
  • Fan Reel from Facebook fans
  • featurette “The Rhythm of the Dancing”

And the Blu-ray also has these new special features:

  • featurette “Dancing to the Music”
  • stills gallery
  • personal shooting script of writer Eleanor Bergstein
  • featurette “Dirty Dancing: Live in Concert”
  • and the trailer in high-definition.

These add to special features that have been on past DVD and Blu-ray versions of the movie:

  • Audio commentary with Eleanor
  • Vintage featurette
  • Grey screen test
  • Audio commentary with Kenny Ortega, Miranda Garrison, Jeff Jur, Hilary Rosenfeld and David Chapman
  • Grey Interview
  • Miranda Garrison Interview
  • Kenny Ortega Interview
  • Bergstein Interview
  • Emile Ardolino Tribute
  • “Hungry Eyes” Video
  • “She’s Like the Wind” Video
  • “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” Video
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Trivia track
  • Original screen tests (Patrick and Jennifer)
  • Dirty Dancing with Patrick” featurette
  • Tribute to Jerry Orbach
  • Deleted scenes
  • Alternate scenes
  • Extended scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Multi-angle dance sequence
  • “The Classic Story On Stage” featurette
  • Interactive photo gallery

Here’s the trailer to refresh your memory, as if you need it:

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.