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‘The Breakfast Club’ getting Criterion edition w/ 50 minutes of deleted scenes


John Hughes‘ 1985 high school classic The Breakfast Club is getting a Criterion Collection edition, which is out January 2. It sports a new 4K digital restoration and, like with most Criterion DVD/Blu-rays, a ton of bonus features. The most exciting of those is 50 minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes. In an oral history of the film published in Premiere in 1999, there was talk of a two-and-a-half hour original director’s cut of the film, so this will be for most of us the first look at what could have been.

There is also a new video essay featuring Hughes’ production notes, read by star Judd Nelson, plus new interviews with Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy, rare promotional/archival interviews and footage, and lots more. You can preorder it now and watch the trailer below.

Speaking of the Criterion Collection, for those like me who still buy Blu-rays or DVDs, they’re currently having a Flash Sale with everything in stock 50% off, which is a great deal. (Use discount code COOP.) That excludes The Breakfast Club but some of the newer Criterion titles include punk love story Sid & Nancy, David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, ramen western Tampopo, Albert Brooks’ Lost in America, Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon.

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