'Hoosiers: 25th Anniversary Edition' Dated for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM PDT by

The 1986 basketball drama starring Gene Hackman is getting a double dip this summer.

In an early announcement to retailers, MGM/UA will be bringing 'Hoosiers: 25th Anniversary Edition' to Blu-ray on June 5.

Based on the true story of the Milan High School basketball team, 'Hoosiers' boasts an all-star cast that includes the likes of Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, and Academy Award® nominee Dennis Hopper. The film was recently hailed as the #1 sports movie of all time by The Los Angeles Times, as determined by nearly 1,400 of its readers who participated in a user poll.

'Hoosiers' has received abundant accolades, and can be found on the top film lists of over 100 movie critics. It has been highly ranked on movie lists created by AFI, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated, and was also chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant".

Whether or not the release will receive a new transfer is unknown, but you can read our review of the first disc here.

The Blu ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Hoosier History: The Truth Behind the Legend, Deleted Scenes, Original 1954 Indiana High School Championship Game, and Commentary by Director David Anspaugh.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is TBA.

You can find the latest specs for 'Hoosiers: 25th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 5.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Hoosiers: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray)
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