'Good Morning Vietnam' and 'Dead Poets Society' Dated and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Tue Oct 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM PDT by

A double dose of Robin Williams' favorites are planned for Blu-ray in January.

In an early announcement to retailers, Disney/Buena Vista is working on 'Good Morning Vietnam' for a Blu-ray release on January 17.

Enjoy the unsurpassed digital sound quality of Blu-ray High Definition as Army deejay Adrian Cronauer (Williams) spins a red-hot soundtrack of ‘60s hits. His sidesplitting comedy and rapid fire wit make him a hero to the troops, but quickly get him in hot water with his by-the-book superiors. Featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Williams’ hilarious radio monologues, Good Morning, Vietnam remains the quintessential Robin Williams comedy.

The Blu-ray will feature will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: How The Movie Came To Be; Actor Improv; Music Of The Movie; Origin Of The Good Morning; Vietnam Sign-On; Shooting In Thailand & Overview Of The Film A Year Later; Raw Monologues; and Original Theatrical and Teaser Trailers.

Disney will also bring 'Dead Poets Society' to the high-definition format on the same date.

Academy Award winner Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor, Good Will Hunting, 1997) delivers one of his most memorable performances in Dead Poets Society – digitally restored and presented for the first time ever in breathtaking Blu-rayTM High Definition.

For generations, Welton Academy students have been groomed to live lives of conformity and tradition – until new professor John Keating inspires them to think for themselves, live life to the fullest and “Carpe Diem.” This unconventional approach awakens the spirits of the students, but draws the wrath of a disapproving faculty when an unexpected tragedy strikes the school. With unforgettable characters and beautiful cinematography, Dead Poets Society will captivate and inspire you time and time again.

The Blu-ray will feature will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Dead Poets: A Look Back featuring interview footage with Director Peter Weir, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and many others; Raw Takes; Master of Sound: Alan Splet - interviews with David Lynch And Peter Weir; Cinematography Master Class – an intensive and inspirational lighting workshop with Cinematographer John Seale; Audio Commentary with Director Peter Weir, Cinematographer John Seale and Writer Tom Schulman; and Theatrical Trailer.

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $20.00.

You can find the latest specs for 'Good Morning Vietnam' and 'Dead Poets Society' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under January 17.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Good Morning Vietnam (Blu-ray)
Dead Poets Society (Blu-ray)
Tags: Disc Announcements, Disney/Buena Vista (all tags)