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Press Release Criterion Press Release: Bull Durham (Blu-ray)

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Apr 16, 2018 at 7:21 PM.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Former minor leaguer Ron Shelton hit a grand slam with his directorial debut, one of the most revered sports movies of all time. Durham Bulls devotee Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon)—who every year takes a new player under her wing (and into her bed)—has singled out the loose-cannon pitching prospect Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins), a big-league talent with a rock-bottom maturity level. But she’s unable to shake Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), the veteran catcher brought in to give Nuke some on-the-field seasoning. A breakthrough film for all three of its stars and an Oscar nominee for Shelton’s highly quotable screenplay, Bull Durham is a freewheeling hymn to wisdom, experience, and America’s pastime, tipping its cap to all those who grind it out for love of the game.

    DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

    • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Ron Shelton, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS‑HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
    • Two audio commentaries featuring Shelton and actors Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins
    • New conversation between Shelton and film critic Michael Sragow
    • Between the Lines: The Making of “Bull Durham,” a 2002 program featuring interviews with cast and crew, including Shelton, Costner, Robbins, and actor Susan Sarandon
    • The Greatest Show on Dirt, a 2008 appreciation of the film featuring former players, broadcasters, and sports-film aficionados
    • NBC Nightly News piece from 1993 on the final season of baseball at Durham Athletic Park, where Bull Durham takes place and was shot
    • Interview with Max Patkin, known as the Clown Prince of Baseball, from a 1991 episode of NBC’s Today
    • Trailer
    • PLUS: Excerpts from a 1989 piece by longtime New Yorker baseball writer Roger Angell, with new comments from the author

      • United States
      • 1988
      • 108 minutes
      • Color
      • 1.85:1
      • English
      • Spine #936


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    This shows that Criterion is accessing - or commissioning - 4K digital remasters from the Orion/MGM catalogue. Criterion originally had Silence Of The Lambs from laserdisc days, but they've never previously had Bull Durham. Even a European, such as myself, who doesn't have a clue about baseball, likes Bull Durham. I used to dream of Susan Sarandon back in the '80's....
     
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    Who didn't?
     
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