The Breakfast Club: The Criterion Collection (1985)
Saturday 12th November 2022
What happens when you put five strangers in Saturday detention? Badass posturing, gleeful misbehaviour, and a potent dose of angst. With this exuberant film, writer-director John Hughes (Sixteen Candles) established himself as the bard of American youth, vividly and empathetically capturing how teenagers hang out, act up, and goof off.
The Breakfast Club brings together an assortment of adolescent archetypes - the uptight prom queen (Molly Ringwald - Pretty in Pink), the stoic jock (Emilio Estevez - Repo Man), the foul-mouthed rebel (Judd Nelson - New Jack City), the virginal bookworm (Anthony Michael Hall - Edward Scissorhands), and the kooky recluse (Ally Sheedy - High Art) - and watches them shed their personae and emerge into unlikely friendships.
With its highly quotable dialogue and star-making performances, this film is an eradefining pop-culture phenomenon, a disarmingly candid exploration of the trials of adolescence whose influence now spans generations.
The Breakfast Club is given the Criterion treatment and is released on Blu-ray 23rd January 2023 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
- 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
- Audio commentary from 2015 featuring actors Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson
- New interviews with actors Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy
- New video essay featuring director John Hughes's production notes, read by Nelson
- Documentary from 2015 featuring interviews with cast and crew
- 50 minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes
- Rare promotional and archival interviews and footage
- Excerpts from a 1985 American Film Institute seminar with Hughes
- 1999 radio interview with Hughes
- Segment from a 1995 episode of NBC's Today show featuring the film's cast
- Audio interview with Molly Ringwald from a 2014 episode of This American Life
- An essay by critic David Kamp
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.