'Broadcast News' Announced For Blu-ray

Posted Mon Oct 18, 2010 at 06:30 AM PDT by

James L. Brooks' 1987 inside look at the news media will be receiving the high-definition treatment in January.

The Criterion Collection has announced 'Broadcast News' starring Holly Hunter in her breakout role, William Hurt, and Albert Brooks for a Blu-ray release on January 25.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: New audio commentary featuring James L. Brooks and Richard Marks; New documentary on Brooks's career in television and film, featuring actors Marilu Henner (Taxi) and Julie Kavner (Rhoda, The Simpsons) and several other of Brooks's collaborators; Deleted scenes and an alternate ending, with commentary by Brooks; New video interview with veteran CBS news producer Susan Zirinsky, one of the models for actress Holly Hunter's character and an associate producer on the film; Featurette containing on-set footage and interviews with Brooks, Hunter, and actor Albert Brooks; Original theatrical trailer; and a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Carrie Rickey.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Broadcast News' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under January 25.

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