Every now and then a film comes along that captures the imagination of the movie-going public. It quickly become part of the national psyche; iconic.
A good example, just say “Ruuuuu … deeeeee, Ruuuuu … deeeeee, Ruuuuu … deeeee” quickly three times and anyone within earshot will know immediately you are referring to Sean Astin’s performance in director David Anspaugh’s 1993 sports biopic Rudy.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced that Nov. 14 (college football season … the street-date Tuesday just before Notre Dame hosts Wake Forest on Nov. 18) will be the release date for a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack edition of Rudy, with two viewing options.
Fans can select the original theatrical cut, clocking in at 114 minutes, or the newly-prepared “Director’s Cut” of Rudy, which includes an addition 13-minutes worth of footage.
Bonus goodies include a newly-prepared commentary featuring David Anspaugh (two-time Emmy-winner for Hill Street Blues, plus such films as Hoosiers, Fresh Horses, Moonlight and Valentino), who is joined by screenwriter Angelo Pizzo (Hoosiers, My All-American) on the Director’s Cut commentary.
Additionally, there are five deleted scenes and a pair of featurettes — “Rudy: The Real Story” and “First Down with Sean Astin.”