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Bull Durham

Ron Shelton

Bull Durham (Criterion Blu-Ray)

10 Jul 2018


1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 1988
  • 108 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #936

Former minor leaguer Ron Shelton hit a grand slam with his directorial debut, one of the most revered sports movies of all time. Durham Bulls devotee Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon)—who every year takes a new player under her wing (and into her bed)—has singled out the loose-cannon pitching prospect Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins), a big-league talent with a rock-bottom maturity level. But she’s unable to shake Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), the veteran catcher brought in to give Nuke some on-the-field seasoning. A breakthrough film for all three of its stars and an Oscar nominee for Shelton’s highly quotable screenplay, Bull Durham is a freewheeling hymn to wisdom, experience, and America’s pastime, tipping its cap to all those who grind it out for love of the game.


Crash DavisKevin Costner
Annie SavoySusan Sarandon
Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLooshTim Robbins
SkipTrey Wilson
LarryRobert Wuhl
JimmyWilliam O’Leary
BobbyDavid Neidorf
DekeDanny Gans
TonyTom Silardi
MillieJenny Robertson
JoseRick Marzan
Nuke’s fatherGeorge Buck
MickeyLloyd Williams
HimselfMax Patkin


DirectorRon Shelton
Written byRon Shelton
Executive producerDavid V. Lester
Produced byThom Mount and Mark Burg
Director of photographyBobby Byrne
Film editorsRobert Leighton and Adam Weiss
Production designerArmin Ganz
Music byMichael Convertino
Costume designerLouise Frogley

Disc Features


  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Ron Shelton, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS‑HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
  • Two audio commentaries featuring Shelton and actors Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins
  • New conversation between Shelton and film critic Michael Sragow
  • Between the Lines: The Making of “Bull Durham,” a 2002 program featuring interviews with cast and crew, including Shelton, Costner, Robbins, and actor Susan Sarandon
  • The Greatest Show on Dirt, a 2008 appreciation of the film featuring former players, broadcasters, and sports-film aficionados
  • NBC Nightly News piece from 1993 on the final season of baseball at Durham Athletic Park, where Bull Durham takes place and was shot
  • Interview with Max Patkin, known as the Clown Prince of Baseball, from a 1991 episode of NBC’s Today
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: Excerpts from a 1989 piece by longtime New Yorker baseball writer Roger Angell, with new comments from the author

Other Editions

Bull Durham (Criterion DVD)

10 Jul 2018


1 Disc

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96


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