The Breakfast Club The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

John Hughes

 
The Breakfast Club (Criterion Blu-Ray)

2 Jan 2018

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 1985
  • 97 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  •  
  • Spine #905

What happens when five strangers end up together in Saturday detention? Badass posturing, gleeful misbehavior, and a potent dose of angst. With this exuberant, disarmingly candid film, writer-director John Hughes established himself as the bard of American youth, vividly and empathetically capturing how teenagers hang out, act up, and goof off. The Breakfast Club brings together an assortment of adolescent archetypes—the uptight popular girl (Molly Ringwald), the stoic jock (Emilio Estevez), the foulmouthed rebel (Judd Nelson), the virginal bookworm (Anthony Michael Hall), and the kooky recluse
(Ally Sheedy)—and watches them shed their personae and emerge into unlikely friendships. With its highly quotable dialogue and star-making performances, this exploration of the trials of adolescence became an era-defining pop-culture phenomenon, one whose influence now spans generations.

Cast

Andrew ClarkEmilio Estevez
Richard VernonPaul Gleason
Brian JohnsonAnthony Michael Hall
CarlJohn Kapelos
John BenderJudd Nelson
Claire StandishMolly Ringwald
Allison ReynoldsAlly Sheedy
Allison’s fatherPerry Crawford
Brian’s sisterMary Christian
Andy’s fatherRon Dean
Claire’s fatherTim Gamble
Allison’s momFran Gargano
Brian’s momMercedes Hall

Credits

DirectorJohn Hughes
Written byJohn Hughes
Produced byNed Tanen and John Hughes
Coproduced byMichelle Manning
Director of photographyThomas Del Ruth
Production designerJohn W. Corso
Edited byDede Allen
Music composed and supervised byKeith Forsey
Executive producersGil Friesen and Andrew Meyer
Production supervisorRichard Hashimoto
Costume designerMarilyn Vance
Casting byJackie Burch

Disc Features

  • 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary from 2008 featuring actors Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson
  • New interviews with actors Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy
  • New video essay featuring director John Hughes’s production notes, read by Nelson
  • Documentary from 2008 featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Fifty minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes
  • Rare promotional and archival interviews
  • Excerpts from a 1985 American Film Institute seminar with Hughes
  • 1999 radio interview with Hughes
  • Segment from a 1985 episode of NBC’s Today featuring the film’s cast
  • Audio interview with Ringwald from a 2014 episode of This American Life
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by author and critic David Kamp

Film Essays

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The Breakfast Club: Smells Like Teen Realness

By David Kamp January 03, 2018

John Hughes created the blueprint for the American teen movie with this pop-culture phenomenon, finding the humanity in an assortment of high school archetypes. Read more »

Video

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The On-Set Chemistry That Made The Breakfast Club

January 08, 2018

Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy offer some of their impressions from the making of John Hughes’s pop-culture sensation. Read more »


Film Essays

Current_29272id_456_thumbnail

The Breakfast Club: Smells Like Teen Realness

By David Kamp January 03, 2018

John Hughes created the blueprint for the American teen movie with this pop-culture phenomenon, finding the humanity in an assortment of high school archetypes. Read more »

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