Blu-ray Release: 54

Blu-ray Release Date: March 6, 2012
Price: DVD $19.99
Studio: Lionsgate

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Mike Myers is Steve Rubbell in 54.

Mike Myers (Shrek Forever), Neve Campbell (Scream), Ryan Phillippe (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Salma Hayek (Grown Ups) star in the 1998 music-and-dance-filled drama 54, the over-hyped and decidedly tepid film about New York City’s legendary Studio 54 nightclub.

The story is seen through the eyes of young Shane (Phillippe), who’s plucked from a sea of faces clamoring to get inside the club and then lands a coveted job behind the bar. The plucker who does the plucking is 54’s owner Steve Rubbell (Myers, in a great performance), who essentially hands Shane a front-row ticket to the Seventies’ most sizzling disco party.

Directed by Mark Christopher, 54 was one of the higher-profile films produced by Miramax that studio honcho Harvey Weinstein took his editorial scissors to and sliced-and-diced prior to its release to theaters. Whatever he did didn’t help that much as the film ended up grossing a weak $16 million at the box office following its wide roll-out in September, 1998.

There are no bonus features included on the Blu-ray.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.