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Dirty Dancing 20th Anniversary Ed

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Great DVD Of A Great Movie

by carlupq on 7/5/2007

This 20th anniversary edition is well done. Good video quality (anamorphic wide-screen) and good audio. Extras are very good.

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Love the movie, not the service.

on 12/1/2008

This is one of my favorite movies ever. Sadly, I ordered it, paid for it, and never got it. Still upset about this.

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Product Overview

In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a Catskill's resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 204144942
UPC 012236212775
UPC 14 00012236212775
Format DVD
Release Date 5/6/2008
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Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Swayze,Patrick
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Cast & Crew
Cynthia Rhodes - Actor
Doro Bachrach - Executive Producer
Eleanor Bergstein - Writer
Emile Ardolino - Director
Jack Weston - Actor
Jane Brucker - Actor
Jeff Jur - Cinematographer
Jennifer Grey - Actor
Jerry Orbach - Actor
John Morris - Original Music By
Kelly Bishop - Actor
Linda Gottlieb - Producer
Lonny Price - Actor
Mark Haack - Art Director
Patrick Swayze - Actor
Peter C. Frank - Editor
Stephen J. Lineweaver - Art Director
Winner (1988) Golden Globe, Frankie Previte, et. al., Best Original Song - Motion Picture,Independent Spirit, Emile Ardolino, Linda Gottlieb, Best First Feature,Oscar, Frankie Previte, et. al., Best Music, Original Song
Nominee (1988) Golden Globe, Dirty Dancing, Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical,Golden Globe, Patrick Swayze, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical,Golden Globe, Jennifer Grey, Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
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Review A small film that wasn't expected to be anything fabulous, Dirty Dancing defied the odds to become both a box office smash and part of popular culture in 1987. The film is actually much better than people think, and its popularity is still going strong...Dance films were in vogue in the 1980s. In that decade, we were "treated" to such films as Breakin' (1983), Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984), Body Rock (1984), Fast Forward (1985), and Dancers (1987). All of these films have one thing in common: they're terrible. So common sense would ask: why should a low-budget film entitled Dirty Dancing be any different?...Dear readers, Dirty Dancing turns out to be the real thing. It's one of the few dance pictures made in contemporary times that doesn't insult the intelligence of the audience. It's honest and entertaining, something few Hollywood films are these days.
Reviewer Bill Treadway
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Eye Weekly
Review It's 1963 and Baby (Grey) is visiting a resort in the Catskills with her family. She meets Johnny (Swayze) who is a dance instructor, and before you can say "out-of-commission-dance-partner" Johnny and Baby are busy practising the horizontal mambo...The supporting cast is solid, but the whole thing hinges on Grey and Swayze's chemistry, and, oh my, do they ever sizzle...The interesting thing here is that she is the aggressor. The first time 17-year-old Baby sees Johnny dance in the smoky staff hang-out, something happens to her. She has discovered sex and she knows that she wants some...Dirty Dancing has that rare teenaged female character who knows exactly what she desires and gets it without suffering some terrible retribution. Even if what she wants is sex. Not to mention that the character who has an abortion doesn't get punished for it...All of which makes Dirty Dancing the perfect film for the feminist romantic in all of us.
Reviewer Malene Arpe
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Widescreen, Spanish, Subtitled, English, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Swayze,Patrick
Label Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
David Ansen, NewsWeek Jennifer Grey is a knockout.
Jami Bernard, New York Post ...[Swayze] is a seething mass of sensuality...
Jeffrey Lyons, INN/Sneak Previews Absolutely sensational!
The New York Times Excellent performances...the dancing, especially the dirty dancing, has a drive and a pulse that gives the film real excitement.
Wendy Wilson, TNT's Rough Cut ...a phenomenon...the enduring appeal of the feature lies beyond the pelvic thrusts...

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