Red Dawn: Collector’s Edition parachutes down in March

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Back when presidents weren’t chummy with Russians, blue collar Americans feared a Soviet invasion. Red Dawn dared to show why high schoolers were our last line of defense from the communist menace that would turn all we love against us. Of course the biggest scare for cinephiles was that Super Fly‘s Priest would turn into a Cuban military leader who would force people to be re-educated in a drive-in theater. The Red Dawn: Collector’s Edition packs on the extras to make the Red Menace glow in Blu-ray as part of the Shout! Select Series. Here’s the press release from Shout! Factory:


Directed by JOHN MILIUS
Starring Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Ron O’Neal, William Smith, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey and Powers Boothe


From legendary writer-director John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Conan The Barbarian) comes the tale of what-could-have-been, had the Cold War gone another way. When Communist paratroopers descend on a Colorado high school football field, a group of students wages an all-out guerilla war to save their town — and their country. Powerful and gripping, RED DAWN features an all-star cast, including Patrick Swayze (Road House), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders), Lea Thompson (Back To The Future), Ben Johnson (Terror Train), Harry Dean Stanton (Alien), Ron O’Neal (Super Fly), William Smith (Conan The Barbarian), Charlie Sheen (Platoon), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) and Powers Boothe (Tombstone).

On March 14, 2017, Shout! Select home entertainment series is proud to debut RED DAWN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ on North American home entertainment shelves. This definitive collector’s edition contains insightful new interviews and archival featurettes. A must-have for movie collectors, pop-culture enthusiasts and loyal fans to complete their entertainment library, RED DAWN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is now available for pre-order at:

*** Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order RED DAWN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray directly from and get it shipped two weeks early, plus receive a limited-edition 18″x24″ poster featuring our newly commissioned artwork! Available while supplies last.

RED DAWN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ bonus content:
· NEW! – “A Look Back At Red Dawn” featuring brand-new stories from co-star Doug Toby, casting director Jane Jenkins, production designer Jackson DeGovia and editor Thom Noble

Archival Featurettes include:

o “Red Dawn Rising”

o “Training For WWIII”

o “Building The Red Menace”

o “WWIII Comes To Town”

· Original Theatrical Trailer

UNITED ARTSTS Presents A VALKYRIE Film A Sidney Beckerman Production
RED DAWN” Starring Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Ben Johnson, Harry Dean Stanton, Ron O’Neal, William Smith, Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey and Powers Boothe
Music by Basil Poledouris
Screenplay by Kevin Reynolds and John Milius
Story by Kevin Reynolds, Executive Producer Sidney Beckerman
Produced by Buzz Feitshans and Barry Beckerman
Directed by John Milius

Feature Running Time: +/- 114 Minutes

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