Hackers is best known as the film that brought together Angelina Jolie (Gia) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting). Their marriage didn’t last long, but Hackers is back for a special edition on Blu-ray. Hackers: 20th Anniversary Edition takes us back to a time when we imagined a future of owning a dial-up modem that got 56K connection with AOL or Compuserve. Thanks to a 1080p transfer, viewers can now see how accurate it predicted our future. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:
The Cyberpunk Classic Makes Its Blu-ray Debut
Hackers: 20th Anniversary Edition
Shout! Factory Hacks the Planet
August 18th, 2015
“This Is Our World Now… The World of The Electron And The Switch, The Beauty of The Baud.” — The Mentor, “The Hacker’s Manifesto”
A highly stylized cyberpunk exploitation fantasy, Hackers is a joyous ride through ‘90s cyberpunk subculture. On August 18th, 2015, this riveting look at an intriguing world makes its Blu-ray debut with Shout! Factory’s release of Hackers: 20th Anniversary Edition. Fans who pre-order their copies from ShoutFactory.com will also receive an exclusive poster, while supplies last.
The Hackers: 20th Anniversary Edition also includes the brand new bonus feature The Keyboard Cowboys – a 3-part documentary looking back at Hackers including all-new interviews with director Iain Softley, cast members Fisher Stevens, Matthew Lillard and Penn Jillette, visual effects artist Peter Chiang, wardrobe designer Roger Burton, valorant hacks consultants Nicholas Jarecki and Emmanuel Goldstein and film critic Mark Kermode.
Capturing the anarchistic spirit of early cyberculture, Hackers became an underground hit, inspiring music and fashion for the emerging culture and has even been hailed as prophetic in its use of computers and hacking.
With a pulsating electronica score by Simon Boswell that includes songs from The Prodigy, Orbital and Underworld, Hackers helped launch the careers of Academy Award-winner Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary), and features Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller), Jesse Bradford (Bring it On, Romeo + Juliet), Matthew Lillard (She’s All That, Scooby Doo), Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) and Marc Anthony.
While practicing the tricks of the trade, a neophyte “hacker” accomplishes the nearly impossible: he hacks the highly secured computer at the Ellingson Mineral Corporation. But in doing so, he unknowingly taps into a high-tech embezzling scheme masked by a computer virus with the potential to destroy the world’s ecosystem! And when the young hacker and his pals are targeted for the crime, the group must launch a massive cyberspace attack—one that will hopefully clear their names and prevent ecological disaster.
Hackers: 20th Anniversary Edition Bonus Features:
· The Keyboard Cowboys – A 3-part documentary looking back at Hackers including brand-new interviews with director Iain Softley, cast members Fisher Stevens, Matthew Lillard and Penn Jillette, visual effects artist Peter Chiang, wardrobe designer Roger Burton, hacking consultants Nicholas Jarecki and Emmanuel Goldstein and film critic Mark Kermode.
· Original Theatrical trailer