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Fast Times at Ridgemont High gets Blu-ray release date

eric stoltz,fast times at ridgemont high,sean penn,anthony edwardsFast Times at Ridgemont High will be released on Blu-ray this summer. It’s been available for pre-ordering on Amazon for a while now and Universal Studios Home Entertainment has finally given it a definite release date: August 9, 2011.

Here are the Blu-ray details and bonus features, from Universal’s press release:


Academy Award® winner Sean Penn (Milk) stars as the unforgettable Jeff Spicoli in the film that defined the outrageous and bold teen comedy genre, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Follow a group of Southern California high school students as they explore sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.

Rob Roy is out on Blu-ray

Rob Roy was released on Blu-ray earlier this month (Jan. 11). There is a review at Here is their verdict:

rob roy,blu-ray cover,liam neeson,jessica lange“A tale of men in skirts fighting men in wigs, Rob Roy arrives on Blu-ray with a bare-bones US release that offers fans a considerable upgrade over the lousy image that the DVD sported. It is also a great film that has been unfairly judged over the years, and fallen somewhat unfortunately into the shadow of the illustrious Braveheart that swamped it at the box office that same year.

In truth, however, the films are totally different and strike out down paths that attack their subjects with far more diverse attitudes and methods of execution. Rob Roy is a traditional tale that Michael Caton-Jones tells in an Old School fashion, which completely supports the blending of intricate period detail and atmospheric evocation with the rascally nature of the characters flung together in conflict.

The cast are all excellent, but special mention must go to both Tim Roth and Jessica Lange, who find fantastic new depths and traits with which to imbue their, otherwise, stock characters. Neeson is a lumbering giant of battered heroism, yet he is perfectly at home as the principled renegade and you can’t help but be moved by his indomitable will to put right some terrible wrongs.

The lack of extras is unforgivable, mind. MGM have just slipped the release out with nothing … not even a trailer. For a rich and lavish production such as Rob Roy, they have well and truly dropped a great big tartan ball. But it is the film that counts, and this is a beautifully constructed, authentic-looking saga that drips class and character with style to burn. We have a terrific, if unusual villain in Roth’s poncified Archibald Cunningham, and there is a brutality in some respects that well and truly pushes the film out of that picturesque Sunday afternoon costume drama niche. The fighting is wonderfully done too, and, best of all, you really get the sense that you are actually there with that awesome cinematography.”

The Blu-ray is available on Amazon.