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The TWENTY-FIFTH Anniversary of "Risky Business" and Other Notes

By admin Published: August 15, 2008

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It's true, no matter how old it makes you feel. And Warner Home Video is putting out a commemorative, remastered DVD of the movie in September. The release is after the jump, along with a few comments about the Olympics and John McEnroe.

Other topics first: mac

Little groggy this morning. Stayed up late, watching Olympics, and wondering how exactly we are supposed to function when, say, women's gymnastics doesn't wrap up until almost 1 a.m.? Especially when you're my age (which is way over 16, and I have plenty of ID other than a passport to prove it). One of younger co-workers has been trying to stay in the cone of silence this morning, because she could not force herself to stay awake through the gymnastics last night/this morning.

Four years ago, I met John McEnroe, who was touting a talk show for cable. "Eating lunch in a restaurant in the Hollywood and Highlands complex, McEnroe could not entirely ditch his famous frown -- which appears when he is concentrating as much as when he is displeased," I wrote at the time. "But he was reasonably relaxed talking about his show." But on court, the old Mac can still emerge, as this Associated Press report, via ESPN.com, noted:

"Volatile as ever, McEnroe got tossed from his opening-round match at the Hall of Fame Champions Cup on Thursday for a new kind of triple fault: cursing, arguing with the chair umpire and making an obscene gesture at fans."

Yesterday, I mentioned the seeming shortage of fall shows. Talk about answered prayers. Today's mail included two episodes of FX's "Sons of Anarchy" and EIGHT of the final season of "The Shield." "The Shield" is back on Sept. 2, "Sons" starts Sept. 3. May be doing some juggling with "90210" in the days ahead.

As for "Risky Business," here's the skinny:

On September 16, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Risky Business, Tom Cruise again grabs his air guitar, cranks up Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” and dances his way back into the hearts of millions in the film that launched him into superstardom. Warner Home Video will be releasing two sexy new versions of the Risky Business 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. Packaged in a new o-sleeve, the standard definition will sell for $19.97 SRP and the Two-Disc Blu-ray™ Hi-Def for $28.99 SRP. Order due date is August 12.

Both versions of the Risky Business 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition have been restored and remastered with 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio and boast special bonus content including an all-new 25th anniversary retrospective documentary The Dream is Always the Same: The Story of Risky Business in both standard and high definition formats as well as screen tests and the director’s cut of the final scene. An in-depth audio commentary with Tom Cruise, Paul Brickman and Jon Avnet is available on the DVD only. Also available exclusive to the Blu-ray™ Hi-Def Edition is a video commentary with Tom Cruise, Paul Brickman and Jon Avnet and a digital copy of the film compatible with iTunes® and Windows Media devices™ which allows consumers a single non-transferable download of the full-length feature to their PC or iPod.

Risky Business started it all for Cruise who has since been nominated for three Academy Awards® and six Golden Globes®, winning three of the latter (Best Performance by an Actor for Born on the Fourth of July and Jerry Maguire plus Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Magnolia). His other memorable starring roles include All the Right Moves, Top Gun, Rain Man, Days of Thunder, A Few Good Men, Interview with the Vampire, the Mission Impossible series, Collateral and War of the Worlds.

Synopsis
Joel Goodsen (Cruise) is a high school senior who is tired of being Mr. All American, facing ‘traumatic’ decisions such as which Ivy League college to attend. His life takes a totally unexpected turn when he meets a sexy call girl (Rebecca De Mornay) who transforms his house into a brothel while his parents are away, and at the same time transforms his entire perspective.

RISKY BUSINESS 25th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION
· Restored and remastered feature with all new 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
· The Dream is Always the Same: The Story of Risky Business (All new 25th anniversary retrospective documentary on the making of Risky Business featuring interviews with Tom Cruise and cast)
· Audio commentary with Tom Cruise, director Paul Brickman and producer Jon Avnet
· Director’s cut of the final scene from Risky Business (with introduction by Paul Brickman)
· Original screen tests with Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay
· Theatrical trailer

RISKY BUSINESS 25TH ANNIVERSARY TWO-DISC
BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF DELUXE EDITION
· Restored and remastered feature with all new 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
· The Dream is Always the Same: The Story of Risky Business (All new 25th anniversary retrospective documentary on the making of Risky Business featuring interviews with Tom Cruise and cast (in Hi-Def format)
· Director’s cut of the final scene from Risky Business (with introduction by Paul Brickman)
· Original screen tests with Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay
· Theatrical trailer

Blu-Ray™ Hi-Def Exclusive Content
· Video commentary with Tom Cruise, director Paul Brickman, and producer Jon Avnet (in Hi-Def format)
· Digital copy of the feature film

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