I’m convinced that Dirty Dancing is the Evil Dead of chick flicks. By that I mean all the different versions that have been released on the format. It’s first release was in non-anamorphic widescreen by the now defunct Artisan Entertainment. Then the studio released a Collector’s Edition (still in non-anamorphic widescreen) but with a smattering of extras. Next came the Ultimate Edition (finally anamorphic!) which added commentaries, music videos and even more extras.
2007 saw the 20th Anniversary Edition, both on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, with a tribute to Jerry Orbach and other new features.
Now, three years later, Lionsgate is releasing yet another edition of Dirty Dancing on 2-Disc DVD (SRP: $29.99) and Blu-ray ($34.99). No release date has been given for this “Limited Keepsake Edition,” but expect it to include all existing special features, plus over an hour of brand new bonus materials. This includes a tribute to Patrick Swayze; three new featurettes about the locations used in the film, the film’s popularity and a vintage interview with Swayze on the music. The DVD and Blu-ray edition will be housed in collectible packaging that includes a 52-page hardcover Dirty Dancing commemorative book plus a coupon for fifty dollars off a stay at the “real” Kellerman’s Resort (Mountain Lake Hotel in Virginia).
In addition, the Blu-Ray Disc contains a digital copy of the film plus an exclusive featurette as well as a never before released stills gallery, Eleanor Bergstein’s Shooting Script and Dirty Dancing: Live in Concert. This new edition is a must-have for all loyal Dirty Dancing fans, and is a fond reflection of the late Patrick Swayze’s inspiring performance.
Here’s a look at the artwork for the BD:
You can pre-order it today from Amazon.com:
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