For the first time ever, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is introducing two film classics featuring acclaimed performances by Robin Williams to Blu-ray. On January 17, 2012, the 25th Anniversary edition of Good Morning, Vietnam and Dead Poets Society will be released.
Enjoy the unsurpassed digital sound quality of Blu-ray High Definition as Army deejay Adrian Cronauer (Williams) spins a red-hot soundtrack of ‘60s hits. His sidesplitting comedy and rapid fire wit make him a hero to the troops, but quickly get him in hot water with his by-the-book superiors. Featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Williams’ hilarious radio monologues, Good Morning, Vietnam remains the quintessential Robin Williams comedy.
The film stars Academy Award® Winner Robin Williams (1997, Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Good Will Hunting, Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian), Academy Award® Winner Forest Whitaker (2006, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: The Last King of Scotland, Repo Men), Bruno Kirby (City Slickers, Hoffa) and J.T. Walsh (Misery, A Few Good Men).
Bonus features include:
- Production Diary (5 features) – How The Movie Came To Be, Actor Improv; Music Of The Movie, Origin Of The Good Morning, Vietnam Sign-On, Shooting In Thailand & Overview Of The Film A Year Later
- Raw Monologues
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Original Theatrical Teaser Trailer
For generations, Welton Academy students have been groomed to live lives of conformity and tradition – until new professor John Keating inspires them to think for themselves, live life to the fullest and “Carpe Diem.” This unconventional approach awakens the spirits of the students, but draws the wrath of a disapproving faculty when an unexpected tragedy strikes the school. With unforgettable characters and beautiful cinematography, Dead Poets Society will captivate and inspire you time and time again.
The film stars Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), Ethan Hawke (Training Day) and Robert Sean Leonard (TV’s “House”).
Bonus features include:
- Dead Poets: A Look Back featuring interview footage with Director Peter Weir, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and many others
- Raw Takes
- Master of Sound: Alan Splet – interviews with David Lynch And Peter Weir
- Cinematography Master Class – an intensive and inspirational lighting workshop with Cinematographer John Seale
- Audio Commentary with Director Peter Weir, Cinematographer John Seale and Writer Tom Schulman
- Theatrical Trailer
In this clip from Old Dogs, the setup ends up showing Robin Williams’ character suffering from side effects from pills that belong to his friend (John Travolta) using a combination of FX and physical comedy.
Although some of it has already appeared in the trailer, it was also part of an extended clip shown during the Walt Disney Studios presentation at the D23 Expo. There, the clip featured not only more of Robin Williams’ performance, but the disturbing (and very funny) effects that John Travolta’s character endures while at a funeral (it’s better than it sounds). The entire clip was actually hilarious and completely turned me around on this film. So sit back, relax and enjoy!
You’ve seen Seth Green being snuggled by an ape in the official trailer, now see how it all came to be in this internet-exclusive trailer which plays out more like an extended clip when Seth joins co-stars Robin Williams and John Travolta for a casual outing at the zoo.
Below is some footage provided to us by Disney from both the Bob Iger address and the induction of both Betty White and Robin Williams into the Disney’s Legends program. Enjoy!
I kindly let it speak for itself. Enjoy.
Two best friends — one unlucky-in-love divorcee (ROBIN WILLIAMS) and the other a fun-loving bachelor (JOHN TRAVOLTA) — have their lives turned upside down when they’re unexpectedly charged with the care of six-year-old twins while on the verge of the biggest business deal of their lives. The not-so-kid-savvy bachelors stumble in their efforts to take care of the twins (newcomers ELLA BLEU TRAVOLTA and CONNER RAYBURN), leading to one debacle after another, and perhaps to a new-found understanding of what’s really important in life.
Opens November 25.