To those of you who’ve been holding out for a Blu-ray version of Footloose, have we got news for you. Namely, that there’s a Blu-Ray version of Footloose coming out on September 27th. The special release will include brand new special features, including interviews with Kevin Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon’s original screen test, and two commentary tracks. The Blu-ray and DVD re-release is set to overlap with the release date of the remake on October 14. This way, when people see the trailer for the new film and are confused about why there’s an exploding bus, they can watch the warm and fuzzy original version. Let’s hear it for the cross-promotional opportunities!
Footloose is the story of a small midwestern town that bans dancing, and the young man (Bacon) who starts a revolution by dramatically dancing through an empty warehouse.
The special edition Footloose Blu-ray and DVD will be availible for purchase on September 27th. The new film Footloose, starring Kenny Wormald, is due out October 14th. In the meantime, here’s Bret from Flight of the Conchords doing his best Kevin Bacon impression below.
Here's the full list of specs for the release:
The FOOTLOOSE Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 2.0 Dolby Surround, Spanish Mono and Portuguese Mono with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Deluxe Edition DVD is presented in widescreen with English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX, French 2.0 Dolby Surround and Spanish Mono with English, French and Spanish subtitles. Both discs include the following:
NEW Special Features:
- Let’s Dance! Kevin Bacon on Footloose
- From Bomont to the Big Apple: An Interview with Sarah Jessica Parker
- Remembering Willard
- Kevin Bacon’s Screen Test
- Kevin Bacon Costume Montage
Additional Special Features:
- Commentary by Kevin Bacon
- Commentary by producer Craig Zadan and writer Dean Pitchford
In addition to the above, the Blu-ray also includes:
- Footloose: A Modern Musical – Part 1
- Footloose: A Modern Musical – Part 2
- Footloose: Songs That Tell A Story
- Theatrical Trailer