New Release: Thelma & Louise 20th Anniversary Blu-ray

Thelma & Louise movie sceneThe classic girl power movie, Thelma & Louise arrived on high-definition Blu-ray on Feb. 8, 2011, from MGM Home Entertainment, through distributor 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, in a 20th Anniversary Edition.

The 1991 movie, directed by Ridley Scott (Robin Hood), stars Susan Sarandon (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps) and Geena Davis (The Long Kiss Goodnight) as the titular women. Louise (Sarandon) is a waitress in a fast food restaurant who has problems with her friend Jimmy (Michael Madsen of Kill Bill and The Bleeding), a musician who’s always on the road. Mild-mannered Thelma (Davis) is married to Darryl (Christopher McDonald, Barry Munday), who likes his women quiet and in the kitchen.

One day, Thelma and Louise decide to leave their normal lives and hit the road together in a 1966 Thunderbird. But when Louise shoots a rapist, the women’s road trip becomes a run from the police. Harvey Keitel (Bad Lieutenant) and Brad Pitt (Seven) also star as a determined detective and sweet-talking hitchhiker, respectively.

Rated R, the film won an Academy Award for best original screenplay, written by Callie Khouri (Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood), but also was nominated for best film editing, best cinematography, best director and best actress for both its leading ladies.

The Thelma & Louise 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray was priced at $19.99 and includes these special features:

  • commentary by Scott
  • commentary by Sarandon, Davis and Khouri
  • deleted and extended scenes
  • documentaries and featurettes, including the 2001 three-part documentary “Thelma and Louise: The Last Journey”
  • original theatrical featurette with and without promotion narration
  • multi-angle storyboards for the final chase
  • and the music video for Glenn Frey’s “Part of You, Part of Me.”

The special features also were on the film’s DVD release from 2003.

Here’s the movie’s trailer:


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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.