- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 14, 2003
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
- DTS Surround 5.1 - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Deleted Scenes
- Making Of: FILMING BLUE CRUSH
- Music Video: Lenny Kravitz - "If I Could Fall in Love"
- Documentary: THE FEMALE SURFING REVOLUTION
- Audio Commentary:
- John Stockwell - Director
- ON THE SET OF BLUE CRUSH
- THE WORLD OF SURFING
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 08/16/2002
"...The director, John Stockwell, communicates the thrill and peril of the support with sufficient clarity and intensity.... David Hennings's shimmery photography carries the breeze and spray of the island right into the theater..."
USA Today - 08/16/2002
"...[The film] gives you a feel for what it's like to enveloped inside a wave..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/23/2002
"...Engaging....[The film] carries a charge of genuine excitement....[The] interweaving of digital effects, rapid-fire downshifts to slow motion and back, and whooshing, crashing, in-your-ears sound creates a foam-peak of exhilaration laced with anxiety..."
Rolling Stone - 09/05/2002
"...Bosworth is a star in the making....[The surf footage] is flat-out spectacular..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/01/2002
"...It cuts to the core of what it actually means to face your fears and to ride the big metaphorical wave that is life....The energy is palpable..."
Variety - 08/19/2002
"...[Bosworth] projects radiance, delicacy, uncertainty and inner strength....There's an undeniable sexiness to both the cast and the surf..."
Total Film - 05/01/2003
"...[With] an endearing unpretentious tone..."
Sight and Sound - 06/01/2003
"...Kate Bosworth's central performance combines conventional 'movie-star' looks, athletic prowess and a winning sense of determination..."
Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: August 16, 2002.
- BLUE CRUSH is considered the sister film to BIG WEDNESDAY, putting a female spin on the usually testosterone-driven surf-sport flick.
- The production notes indicate that the idea for BLUE CRUSH came from an article written by Susan Orlean in Outside magazine called "The Surf Girls of Maui."
- Some real-life pro surfers appear in the film, namely Layne Beachley, Keala Kennelly, and Kate Skarratt.