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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Just The Discs - Episode 45 - THE BREAKFAST CLUB and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Criterion

On this episode, My Wife Lisa returns to talk about two disparate classics - THE BREAKFAST CLUB and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD - both of which have recently gotten fancy releases from the Criterion Collection.

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Discs discussed linked below:
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
-PLUS: An essay by author and critic David Kamp
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Disc Features:
-New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director George A. Romero, coscreenwriter John A. Russo, sound engineer Gary R. Streiner, and producer Russell W. Streiner
-New restoration of the monaural soundtrack, supervised by Romero and Gary Streiner and presented uncompressed on the Blu-ray
-Night of Anubis, a never-before-presented work-print edit of the film
-New program featuring filmmakers Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and Robert Rodriguez
-Never-before-seen 16 mm dailies reel
-New program featuring Russo on the commercial and industrial-film production company where key -Night of the Living Dead filmmakers got their start
-Two audio commentaries from 1994 featuring Romero, Russo, producer Karl Hardman, actor Judith O’Dea, and others
-Archival interviews with Romero and actors Duane Jones and Judith Ridley
-New programs about the film’s style and score
-New interview program about the direction of ghouls, featuring members of the cast and crew
-New interviews with Gary Streiner and Russell Streiner
-Newsreels from 1967
-Trailer, radio spots, and TV spots
-PLUS: An essay by critic Stuart Klawans
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