New Release: The Breakfast Club 25th Anniversary Blu-ray

The Breakfast Club movie sceneIconic teen angst comedy The Breakfast Club celebrated its 25th birthday in 2010, and Universal Studios Home Entertainment‘s present to fans was a Blu-ray debut. The Breakfast Club 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray was issued on Aug. 3.

Starring Judd Nelson (The Caretaker), Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy and Anthony Michael Hall, The Breakfast Club is about a group of teens who take a Saturday detention into their own hands, overcoming their streotypes of the Jock, the Princess, the Brain, the Criminal and the Basket Case.

Still much loved today, the movie grossed $45 million when it was released theatrically back in 1985. The film was written and directed by 1980s movie favorite John Hughes (Weird Science).

The Breakfast Club Blu-ray boxThe Blu-ray wasn’t the film’s high-definition debut, as it has been available on the now defunct high-def format HD DVD since December 2006. However, Universal did up the value somewhat for the Blu-ray edition by adding special features. The HD DVD version was vanilla.

The Blu-ray contains:

• BD-Live access
• “Sincerely Yours” 12-part documentary with Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy and other cast members reflecting on the making of teen film
• “The Most Convenient Definitions: The Origins of the Brat Pack” featurette in which cast members, journalists and film historians discuss the “Brat Pack” label and its impact on pop culture and the group’s careers
• commentary with Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall.
• trailer
• My Scenes bookmark feature

BD-Live access and the My Scenes feature are the only exclusives to this new version of The Breakfast Club, however. The documentary, featurette and commentary have been available in the film’s Flashback Edition DVD since 2008.

Director/writer John Hughes, who died in 2009, also was behind other well-known ’80s teen comedies, including Sixteen Candles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.


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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.