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Footloose Dances onto Blu-ray in September

The 80s musical hit featuring Kevin Bacon, Footloose, is making its way onto Blu-ray and deluxe version DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment on September 27, 2011 and will feature all new bonus features, including cast interviews and Kevin Bacon’s original screen test. The Blu-ray will sell at a SRP of $24.99 and will be presented in 1080p high definition with English 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 2.0 Dolby Surround, Spanish Mono and Portuguese Mono with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.

See press release below for further details.

Press Release

LET’S DANCE!

THE UNFORGETTABLE 80s CLASSIC DEBUTS ON BLU-RAY™ AND DELUXE EDITION DVD SHOWCASING ALL-NEW BONUS FEATURES

FOOTLOOSE

Perennial Favorite Cuts Loose September 27 with New Cast Interviews,
Kevin Bacon’s Original Screen Test, Commentary and More!

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. – Filled with electrifying dancing, memorable music and timeless spirit, the contagious celebration of youth FOOTLOOSE arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever and in a new Deluxe Edition DVD, both featuring more than 30 minutes of all-new special features, on September 27, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment. In this beloved fable about teen exuberance overcoming rigid, misplaced morality, Kevin Bacon lights up the screen as city-boy Ren, an outsider who finds himself in an uptight Midwestern town where dancing has been banned.  The film’s sensational soundtrack spawned two #1 hits: “Let’s Hear It For The Boy”, and, of course, Kenny Loggins’ rocking anthem “Footloose”, along with enduring classics such as “Dancing In The Sheets”, “Holding Out For A Hero”, “I’m Free (Heaven Helps The Man)” and the love theme “Almost Paradise”.  FOOTLOOSE also stars John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lori Singer and
Chris Penn.

The FOOTLOOSE Blu-ray and Deluxe Edition DVD boast brand new bonus material including new interviews with Kevin Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker, a tribute to Chris Penn, a costume montage and a first-ever look at Kevin Bacon’s screen test.  The discs also feature a commentary by Kevin Bacon and a second commentary by producer Craig Zadan and writer Dean Pitchford.  In addition, the Blu-ray includes the previously released featurettes “Footloose: A Modern Musical” and “Footloose: Songs That Tell A Story”.

FOOTLOOSE Blu-ray & Deluxe Edition DVD:
The FOOTLOOSE Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 6.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 2.0 Dolby Surround, Spanish Mono and Portuguese Mono with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles.  The Deluxe Edition DVD is presented in widescreen with English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX, French 2.0 Dolby Surround and Spanish Mono with English, French and Spanish subtitles.  Both discs include the following:

NEW Special Features:

  • Let’s Dance! Kevin Bacon on Footloose
  • From Bomont to the Big Apple: An Interview with Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Remembering Willard
  • Kevin Bacon’s Screen Test
  • Kevin Bacon Costume Montage

Additional Special Features:

  • Commentary by Kevin Bacon
  • Commentary by producer Craig Zadan and writer Dean Pitchford

In addition to the above, the Blu-ray also includes:

  • Footloose: A Modern Musical – Part 1
  • Footloose: A Modern Musical – Part 2
  • Footloose: Songs That Tell A Story
  • Theatrical Trailer

About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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