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The wild world of adolescence has rarely been captured with as sharp an observational eye as in this refreshingly smart, frank spin on the teen comedy by director Amy Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe—for each of whom it kicked off a hugely successful film career. Based on Crowe’s experiences going undercover as a student at a Southern California high school, Fast Times at Ridgemont High blends hormone-fueled hilarity with an almost sociological examination of the 1980s teenage experience: the shopping-mall hangouts, fast-food jobs, buzzkill teachers, awkward dates, and first experiences of love and sex. This pop-culture touchstone launched to stardom practically an entire cast of unknowns—including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Judge Reinhold, Forest Whitaker, Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz, and Sean Penn as stoner icon Jeff Spicoli—and broke new ground in its raw yet sensitive depiction of the realities of coming of age.<br />
FILM INFO

Amy Heckerling<br />
United States<br />
1982<br />
89 minutes<br />
Color<br />
1.85:1<br />
English<br />
Spine #1075<br />
DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Amy Heckerling, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray<br />
Audio commentary from 1999 featuring Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe<br />
Television version of the film from the eighties, featuring deleted and alternate scenes<br />
New conversation with Heckerling and Crowe, moderated by filmmaker Olivia Wilde<br />
Reliving Our “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” a 1999 documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew<br />
Audio discussion from 1982 with Heckerling at the American Film Institute<br />
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing<br />
PLUS: An essay by film critic Dana Stevens and, for the Blu-ray edition, a new introduction by Crowe

New cover by F. Ron Miller

May 11, 2021
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Hot damn! I have been waiting to upgrade my DVD. This will be the perfect companion to Criterion's excellent Dazed and Confused blu-ray.
 

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Glad to see that the supplements from the Universal DVD have been included. This will end up on my shelf.
 

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I'll be getting this and The Breakfast Club in the next Barnes & Nobel sale. With Criterion now releasing two of the most iconic 80's Teen films, this bodes well for them to release in the near future Weird Science, Sixteen Candles, and maybe even Pretty In Pink.
 

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I'll be getting this and The Breakfast Club in the next Barnes & Nobel sale. With Criterion now releasing two of the most iconic 80's Teen films, this bodes well for them to release in the near future Weird Science, Sixteen Candles, and maybe even Pretty In Pink.
Arrow already has released packed editions of Weird Science and Sixteen Candles in the US. But maybe the rumored Ferris Buller's Day Off will materialize.
 

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I'll be getting this and The Breakfast Club in the next Barnes & Nobel sale. With Criterion now releasing two of the most iconic 80's Teen films, this bodes well for them to release in the near future Weird Science, Sixteen Candles, and maybe even Pretty In Pink.

Why would they release Weird Science and Sixteen Candles when Arrow has already released them in both territories? Plus, wasn't it rumored for a long time due to newsletter clues that Criterion had Sixteen Candles but then didn't have it? Also, it doesn't seem like Paramount would license out their titles with many of the comments made by the Kino Lorber Insider and Ben Stoddart of the BFI with them now releasing their catalog titles on their own and with them promoting their own Paramount Presents line which they release PiP on.
 

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Arrow already has released packed editions of Weird Science and Sixteen Candles in the US. But maybe the rumored Ferris Buller's Day Off will materialize.

Criterion possibly releasing Ferris? that's news to me. Ferris is one of Paramount's prized cash cows, so for them to have that iconic film not being released by themselves would be quite a shocker.

Why would they release Weird Science and Sixteen Candles when Arrow has already released them in both territories? Plus, wasn't it rumored for a long time due to newsletter clues that Criterion had Sixteen Candles but then didn't have it? Also, it doesn't seem like Paramount would license out their titles with many of the comments made by the Kino Lorber Insider and Ben Stoddart of the BFI with them now releasing their catalog titles on their own and with them promoting their own Paramount Presents line which they release PiP on.

I mentioned Weird Science and Sixteen Candles because since Criterion already released The Breakfast Club a few years back I just naturally assumed that the other two films would follow like they always have on previous releases from Universal.
 

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