Posted Tue Feb 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM PST by Tom Landy
A dirty double feature is on the way to Blu-ray just in time for Mother's Day.
In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate is working on 'Dirty Dancing Collection' for a Blu-ray release on May 8.
The original 'Dirty Dancing' stars Golden Globe® nominees Jennifer Grey (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical, 1988) as "Baby" Houseman, and Patrick Swayze (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, 'Dirty Dancing' - Comedy/Musical, 1988) as the sexy Johnny Castle. 'Dirty Dancing' is the story of a naïve girl who meets an experienced dance instructor and becomes his pupil both in dance and in love. The film, named one of the Top 10 Date Movies of all time according to an E! Entertainment Television poll, also features a hit-filled soundtrack including the Grammy® Award winning "I've Had The Time Of My Life." This classic film continues to stand the test of time with audiences all over the world. Nobody will put this edition in the corner!
The sequel turns up the heat in 1950s Cuba and follows the story of American teenager Katey Miller (Romola Garai) and her move to Havana with her family. Katey meets waiter Javier Suarez (Diego Luna), who befriends her and teaches her Latin dance and way of life. Her parents forbid them from seeing each other, but she invites him to participate in a ballroom dancing contest to raise some money. Sparks fly in this Cuban revolution-themed sequel!
Specs and supplements have yet to be revealed, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $19.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Dirty Dancing Collection' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under May 8.
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