Broadcast News (Blu-ray, Criterion Collection)

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 12 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: January 25, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1987
  • Label: Criterion
  • Note: New, restored high-definiton digital transfer, supervised and approved by director James L. Brooks and editor Richard Marks, with DTS-HD master audio soundtrack
    • New audio commentary featuring Brooks and Marks
    • James L. Brooks-A Singular Voice, a new documentary on Brook's career in television and film, featuring actresses Marilu Henner and Julie Kavner, among other collaborators
    • Alternate ending and deleted scenes, with commentary by Brooks
    • New video interview with CBS veteran news producer Susan Zirinsky, one of the models for actress Holly Hunter's character and an associate producer on the film
    • Feaurette containing on-set footage and interviews with Brooks, Hunter and actor Albert Brooks
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Carrie Rickey
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
    • DTS HD Master Audio

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh98%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 48

Upright78%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 10,973
Rating: 4/4 -- The human element is just as prescient as it was then, while the characters' romantic/professional entanglements now have the added poignancy of the past tense. Full Review
Q Network Film Desk
Feb 6, 2011
[With] one of cinema's most delightfully complex and obsessive heroines....It's impossible to imagine anyone other than Hunter as this winning, though never winsome, working girl.
Premiere
Apr 1, 2004
Rating: 7/10 -- (The) endlessly quotable writing... keeps the film fresh as Tom, Aaron and Jane carom off each other at ever-more oblique angles. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Feb 26, 2011
[A] relevant and painfully hilarious indictment of the media's promotion of false emotion...
Film Comment
Jan 1, 2011
Enormously entertaining. Full Review
Variety
Apr 1, 2008
Broadcast News is a slick and well- scripted comedy, witty and well-paced; it makes no points that haven't been made before, but like its TV news team it makes them entertainingly. Full Review
The Spectator
Feb 28, 2019
This bittersweet love story is set against the world of network news and writer-producer-director James Brooks fills his satire with some lovable heros and villains -- and characters that don't quite fit into either category. Full Review
United Press International
Nov 9, 2016

Product Description:

A handsome if hollow anchorman, a sexy, overachieving producer and a stolid, camera-shy reporter make for a chaotic lovers triangle in this smart and sensitive comedy about misplaced love. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, Best Actor--William Hurt, Best Actress--Holly Hunter, Best Supporting Actor--Albert Brooks, Best (Original) Screenplay.

Plot Synopsis:

James Brooks directs William Hurt, Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks in this satirical comedy about three ambitious newscasters.
Tom Grunick, a rising anchorman, has plenty of on-camera savvy, personality and good looks but little in the way of brains. He may be dumb as a doornail but Tom's got the star presence his network needs. Then there's Aaron Altman, a less than good-looking newsman, who's dedicated, diligent and down-to-earth. Aaron would love to be an anchor but he freezes up the moment he's in front of the camera. Spunky, smart news producer Jane Craig is excellent at her job but has difficulty handling the pressure. Can these workaholics mask their personal quirks long enough to jump-start their professional lives'

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Production Notes:

  • Additional cast members include: peter Hackes, Christian Clemenson, Robert Katims and Ed Wheeler.
  • James L. Brooks, who began his own career in a television newsroom, got the idea for "Broadcast News" when a journalist invited him to the 1984 Democratic Convention. Plunged into the world of network news, he developed friendships with a dozen TV correspondents, ultimately creating characters based on their lives and personalities.

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  • UPC: 715515066617
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