The Breakfast Club 1985
Crammed inside their school library, 5 different students all of different social status, intelligence and build must spend their Saturday serving detention. We have the Jock (Emilio Estevez), the Brian (Anthony Michael Hall), the Criminal (Judd Nelson), the Princess (Molly Ringwald) and the Kook (Ally Sheedy), most of who have never spoken a word or even glanced at one another. Even though these 5 different students never got along with each other before this day, by the end of the film they all develop a bond none of them figured they ever would. Each open themselves up revealing sides about themselves never heard before.
Slowly the story behind each one comes out and they find that they have more in common then they ever could have imagined.

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:37:09 | 42.6 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: John Hughes
Cast: Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald
Country: USA

Extras:

Commentary - this archival audio commentary features actors Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson. It was recorded in 2008.

Deleted and Extended Scenes - presented here is a very large selection of scenes that were cut from the 150-minute rough cut of The Breakfast Club. The content was sourced from analog masters displaying a "Property of MCA" label. In English, not subtitled. (52 min, 1080i).

Sincerely Yours - this archival documentary focuses on the original cinematic style of director John Hughes, the making of The Breakfast Club and its characters. Included in it are clips from interviews with costume designer Marilyn Vance, writer Diablo Cody (Juno), director Amy Heckerling (Clueless), actors John Kapelos, Ally Sheedy Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson, and director Marco Siega (TV's Dexter), amongst others. In English, not subtitled. (51 min, 1080i).

Cast and Crew - presented here is a collection of exclusive new and archival interviews with cast and crew members.

1. Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy - in these new video interviews, the two actresses explain how they entered the film business and recall their first encounters with John Hughes as well as the moments when they were cast to play their characters in The Breakfast Club. (Apparently, some very curious changes were made). There are additional very interesting observations about the success of the film and the director's working methods. The two interviews were conducted exclusively for Criterion in New York City in 2017. In English, not subtitled. (19 min, 1080p).

2. Judd Nelson - in this archival interview, Judd Nelson explains how he became involved with The Breakfast Club and discusses the importance of freedom in the creative process favored by John Hughes. The interview was conducted on the set of The Breakfast Club in 1984. In English, not subtitled. (13 min, 1080i).

3. Ally Sheedy - in this archival interview, Ally Sheedy explains what is special about The Breakfast Club and discusses her interactions with the rest of the cast members as well as director John Hughes. There are also very interesting observations about the strengths of the script and its main characters. The interview was conducted on the set of The Breakfast Club in 1984. In English, not subtitled. (16 min, 1080i).

4. Irene Brafstein - in this archival interview, studio teacher Irene Brafstein discusses her work with the young actors that play the main characters in The Breakfast Club. The interview was conducted in 1984. In English, not subtitled. (9 min, 1080i).

5. Paul Gleason - in this archival interview, Paul Gleason explains why he became involved with The Breakfast Club and discusses his work with his young colleagues and John Hughes' instincts and working methods. The interview was conducted on the set of The Breakfast Club in 1984. In English, not subtitled. (12 min, 1080i).

John Hughes - presented here are two archival audio interviews with director John Hughes.

1. American Film Institute, 1985 - this is a recorded seminar in which John Hughes discusses the evolution of his career in the film business as a writer and director, the original script for The Breakfast Club and various edits that he made to it, the relationships between the five characters, the film's atmosphere, etc. In English, not subtitled. (48 min, 1080p).

2. Sound Opinions, 1999 - some of the best observations in this archival interview address the use of music in John Hughes' films and the sound design/soundtrack of The Breakfast Club. The interview was conducted by Jim DeRogatis (Chicago Sun-Times) and Greg Kot (Chicago Tribune) for Chicago-based Sound Opinions. In English, not subtitled. (17 min, 1080p).

Electronic Press Kit - presented here is an archival press kit with promotional studio material featuring clips from various cast and crew interviews as well as raw footage from the shooting of The Breakfast Club. In English, not subtitled. (24 min, 1080i).

Today - presented here is an excerpt from a 1985 episode of NBC's Today show featuring interviews with actors Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, and Ally Sheedy. The bulk of the comments address the preparation work that each actor did and the relationships between the main characters. The interviews were conducted by Jane Pauley. In English, not subtitled. (10 min, 1080i).

Describe the Ruckus - this brand new video essay features actor Judd Nelson reading from director John Hughes' production notes for The Breakfast Club. The essay was produced exclusively for Criterion in 2017. In English, not subtitled. (13 min, 1080p).

This American Life - presented here is an episode of the Chicago Public Media radio program This American Life in which actress Molly Ringwald explains what it feels like to reexperience The Breakfast Club many years later and this time as a parent. In English, not subtitled. (16 min, 1080p).

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