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The Commitments: Special Edition (1991)

Friday 5th August 2016

Available for the first time ever on Blu-ray, from acclaimed director Alan Parker comes the award-winning film that took the world by storm, as The Commitments - 25th Anniversary is released on DVD and Blu-ray on 19th September 2016, courtesy of RLJ Entertainment.
Robert Arkins, Johnny Murphy, Andrew Strong, Kenneth McCluskey, Glen Hansard, Michael Aherne
Alan Parker
RLJ Entertainment
1 hour 52 minutes
19/09/2016
#TheCommitments 25th Anniversary

25 years ago, on the big screen, wannabe band manager Jimmy Rabbitte put this advert in the local newspaper and before long a loveable ragtag group of Dubliners got together to form the soulful sounds of The Commitments.

Renowned director Alan Parker's (Midnight Express, Bugsey Malone), funny, uplifting, gritty film, based on Roddy Doyle's (The Snapper, The Van, debut novel, took the world by storm on its 1991 release, garnering critical acclaim and awards galore including a BAFTA for Best Film. It has since spawned a slew of touring bands and a hugely successful stage musical which commences its next UK tour later this year.

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this seminal film, RLJ Entertainment is thrilled to release The Commitments Special Edition, featuring a host of bonus features, including brand new interviews with Alan Parker and cast members and much much more. It will be released in both Blu-ray and DVD formats, with a digital copy to download, watch and own, and a collectible booklet, on 19th September 2016.

Jimmy Rabbitte (Robert Arkins) knows he's the world's greatest band manager... now he just needs a band. Auditioning anyone and everyone he can find from the rough streets of Dublin, he eventually gathers the ten most talented, but least experienced musicians with the aim to launch the greatest Irish Soul band of all time.

Featuring a cast of virtually unknown actors at the time, Alan Parker based his casting on musical ability as well as acting and this is reflected in the spectacular performances from The Commitments with their stunning renditions of Soul greats, creating an astounding, unforgettable soundtrack.

With a screenplay from award-winning writing duo Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (The Likely Lads, Porridge), and a cast that includes Andrew Strong, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Glen Hansard, Dick Massey, Johnny Murphy, Ken McCluskey, a pre multi-million selling recording artist Andrea Corr and hilarious star turns from Colm Meaney and Sean Hughes, you know it's got soul.

  • Digital Copy
  • 25 Years Later: New Interview with Alan Parker and Cast
  • Audio Commentary with Alan Parker
  • Four Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes
  • Music Video
  • Image Galleries
  • Collectible Booklet

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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