Criterion has Remastered ‘Bull Durham’ for Special Blu-ray Edition

Bull-Durham-Criterion-Collection-Blu-ray-720pxCriterion Collection has remastered and restored the romantic comedy Bull Durham (1988) for re-release on Blu-ray Disc. Written and directed by Ron Shelton, the baseball-centric film stars Oscar-winning actors Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.

The newly restored 4k digital transfer of Bull Durham was supervised and approved by Shelton for this special edition that celebrates 30 years since the premiere of the film.

Bull Durham is presented in 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio at 1080p resolution, and, the soundtrack is provided in both DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 and an alternate DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track.

Bonus features include a new conversation between Shelton and film critic Michael Sragow, two audio commentaries, appreciation of the film from 2008, and other extra content.

The cover design was created by American sports artist Graig Kreindler.

Bull Durham (Criterion Collection) has a suggested retail price of $39.95 and is available to pre-order (see current pricing below from Amazon).

  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Ron Shelton
  • Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack
  • Two audio commentaries, featuring Shelton and actors Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins
  • New conversation between Shelton and film critic Michael Sragow
  • Program from 2001 featuring interviews with cast and crew, including Shelton, Costner, Robbins, and actor Susan Sarandon
  • Appreciation of the film from 2008 featuring former players, broadcasters, and sports-film aficionados
  • NBC Nightly News piece from 1993 on the final season of baseball at Durham Athletic Park, where Bull Durham takes place and was shot
  • Interview with Max Patkin, known as the Clown Prince of Baseball, from a 1991 episode of NBC’s Today
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: Excerpts from a 1989 piece by longtime New Yorker baseball writer Roger Angell, with new comments from the author

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