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FOOTLOOSE Coming to DVD/Blu-Ray This March!

Movie Craig Brewer by Zack Parks

Footloose, the 2011 remake of the Kevin Bacon-starring 1984 dance movie, is coming to DVD/Blu-Ray on March 6th! While I'm sure most dismissed this film as a horrible idea, I have a particular connection to this film because I live in the same town--Memphis, TN--as the director, Craig Brewer! We've met and talked, and he is a very nice man. I know it's not a geek movie, but it's been reviewed on GeekTyrant Weekly.

The acting in the film is incredible. They are not Glee rejects or bland, unimaginative line-readers. These are quality actors who deeply care about making their performances real and believable. Like his extremely light and athletic counterpart, Kenny Wormald will be springing from near obscurity to the top of the spotlight. He is much better than Zac Efron and Chase Crawford would ever have been. Likewise, Julianne Hough's performance personifies the vivacious Southern bad girl who falls hard for the boy from Boston. She is definitely one to watch. What more can be said about Dennis Quaid? I love his films - especially InnerspaceThe Rookie and Great Balls of Fire. His role of Rev. Shaw Moore is actually more credible today that John Lithgow's was in 1984. Because Quaid chooses to play an ACTUAL Baptist preacher rather than the well-known and well-derided screaming pastor stereotype. He adds emotionality to what was once a one-dimensional character. Not to say Lithgow isn't a quality actor, but - to me - he just went straight for the stereotype.  It's a sweet, sweet movie, and if you have a date, I'm sure they'll love it!

Here is the official press release:

Boasting high-energy dancing, an inspirational story and an impressive cast of rising stars and screen veterans, writer/director Craig Brewer’s (Hustle & Flow) modern update thrilled audiences of all ages with its combination of youthful spirit and infectious fun. Newcomer Kenny Wormald stars as Ren MacCormack, a city kid transplanted to the small town of Bomont where dancing has been outlawed. Ren goes up against Bomont’s reverend (Dennis Quaid) to challenge the ban with the help of the minister’s daughter (Julianne Hough, “Dancing with the Stars”) and in the process reminds the entire town that dancing is more than youthful exuberance—it’s a celebration of life. The film also stars Andie MacDowell (Beauty Shop) and Miles Teller (Rabbit Hole) and features an outstanding soundtrack with musical artists including Blake Shelton, Big & Rich, Ella Mae Bowen and more.

The FOOTLOOSE Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes over an hour of bonus features such as deleted scenes, a look back at the original film, featurettes on the stars and their dancing, commentary by Brewer, music videos and more. In addition, all Blu-ray and DVD releases available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – safely and securely – to a variety of devices.

The FOOTLOOSE Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround and English Audio Description with English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The digital copy is presented in English and is compatible with iTunes® and Windows Media. Bonus features on the Blu-ray are as follows:

· Commentary by director Craig Brewer
· Jump Back: Re-Imagining Footloose
· Everybody Cut: The Stars of Footloose
· Dancing with the Footloose Stars
· Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Craig Brewer
· “Footloose” Music Video by Blake Shelton
· “Fake ID” Music Video by Big & Rich
· “Holding Out For A Hero” Music Video by Ella Mae Bowen
· Footloose Rap

FOOTLOOSE will also be available on a single-disc DVD presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround and English Audio Description with English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

· Commentary by director Craig Brewer
· Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Craig Brewer
· “Fake ID” Music Video by Big & Rich

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