“The Breakfast Club” Is Back In Session Thanks to the Criterion Collection

The seminal 1985 John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club will be discovered by an entire new generation of film lovers thanks to a new DVD and Blu-ray release of the film from The Criterion Collection. The film follows jock Andrew (Emilio Estevez), geek Brian (Anthony Michael Hall), burnout John (Judd Nelson), spoiled princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), and weirdo non-conformist Allison (Ally Sheedy) as they each have to spend a Saturday in high school detention. The long and revelatory day together, though, showed the disparate kids they had more in common than any of them ever thought possible. Writer/director Hughes’ acclaimed teen drama co-stars Paul Gleason, John Kapelos.

The special features on the new Criterion Collection release are as follows:

4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Alternate 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary from 2008 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 2008 featuring interviews with cast and crew
Fifty minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes
Rare promotional and archival interviews
Excerpts from a 1985 American Film Institute seminar with Hughes
1999 radio interview with Hughes
Segment from a 1985 episode of NBC’s Today featuring the film’s cast
Audio interview with Ringwald from a 2014 episode of This American Life
PLUS: An essay by author and critic David Kamp

Currently, we are running on a giveaway of a DVD and a Blu-ray of The Breakfast Club on our Facebook page. To be eligible to win, like our Facebook page and this post on our Facebook page, then in the comments to that Facebook post tell us which member of “The Breakfast Club” you most identify with.

Hurry! Contest ends Wednesday, January 10th at 10 PM CT. Must be a US resident to win.

See the full selection of titles from the Criterion Collection here.