The iconic 1985 film, “The Breakfast Club” helped launch the careers of ’80s Brat Pack actors Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Molly Ringwald and Alley Sheedy. Now the film’s producers are celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special Blu-Ray edition of the movie.
Written and directed by John Hughes (“Sixteen Candles,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”), the coming-of-age comedy explored the lives of American high school teens caught up in a Saturday detention class.
They were simply stereotypes, the Jock, the Princess, the Brain, the Criminal and the Basket Case, when detention class started.
But by that afternoon, they had become closer than any of them could have imagined through shared experiences and self-realization.
They discover that they all have strained relationships with their parents and are afraid of making the same mistakes as the adults around them.
However, despite these developing friendships the students are afraid that once the detention is over, they will return to their very different cliques and never speak to each other again.
The film quickly became one of the definitive teen films of the 1980’s and remains as moving and poignant today as it was 25 years ago.
To mark its 25th anniversary, “The Breakfast Club” Blu-ray Hi-Def version will be released Aug. 3, by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Save 10%, by pre-ordering it (click above) through TheImproper.com at Amazon.com.
The bonus features include the ability to download even more content over the Internet, a 12-part documentary with Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy and other cast members as they reflect on the making of The Breakfast Club.
In addition, filmmakers such as Amy Heckerling (Clueless) and Diablo Cody (Juno) discuss the cultural resonance of the film.
The special features also explore the origins of the Brat pack and includes a discussion about the group’s impact on pop culture.
Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall also provide feature commentary. Other members include Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy and Demi Moore.