It’s – incredibly – 30 years and counting now since the release of the iconic movie Dirty Dancing, a film regarded as one of the best made by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. It’s had some influence, too.
It’s inspired a stage musical, Dirty Dancing Free Spins, boasts a hit soundtrack album and lots more. But it’s the core film that people keep coming back to! Not bad for a film that was originally envisaged as a straight to video release back in the day. Fortunately, common sense prevailed, and it went on to become a smash hit at cinemas all around the world.
The timeless, Oscar winning classic (it won an Academy Award for the main song from the film, (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life) is a phenomenally popular coming-of-age tale, beloved by generations. Teenager Baby (Jennifer Grey), goes with her family on vacation to Kellerman’s holiday resort in the Catskill Mountains. Things are pretty tame until she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), a dance teacher at the resort who mesmerises Baby with his dance moves, his passion and his misunderstood ‘bad boy’ image. During the summer of 1963, Johnny teaches Baby how to dance. And, more importantly, how to love.
The 30th anniversary Blu-ray set for the film – one that you shouldn’t under any circumstances put in the corner! – is bursting with extra features too to supplement this much-loved movie! Here are all of the features that are exclusive to the new version:
Patrick Swayze Uncut: Never before seen interview with Patrick Swayze
4 Kellerman’s postcards
Foldout Dirty Dancing Poster
Kellerman’s resort brochure and map
Patrick Swayze In His Own Words featurette
Happy 30th Dirty Dancing featurette
Eleanor Bergstein – Thoughts On A Lifetime Of Dirty Dancing
And these are the extra features from the earlier release, that are also included in the new Blu-ray pack:
Commentary with Writer/ Co- Producer Eleanor Bergstein
Commentary with Kenny Ortega, Miranda Garrison, Jeff Jur, Hilary Rosenfeld and David Chapman
Music Videos for Hungry Eyes, She’s Like The Wind and (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life
Original Screen Tests
Cast & Crew Interviews
It’s a terrific Blu-ray set for a much-loved film. And what’s more, you also get a code for a digital download version of the film itself.
We have two copies to give away – and you’ll have the Time Of Your Life if you win! The very best of luck!