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Footloose (Special Collector's Edition)
Special Collector's Edition
Actors: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn
Director: Herbert Ross
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
R     2004     1hr 47min

Footloose jumps with spirit, dazzling dance numbers and an electrifying musical score. It portrays the timeless struggle between innocent pleasure and rigid morality, when city-boy Ren McCormick (Kevin Bacon) finds himself...  more »

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Actors: Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn
Director: Herbert Ross
Creators: Ric Waite, Paul Hirsch, Craig Zadan, Daniel Melnick, Lewis J. Rachmil, Dean Pitchford
Genres: Drama, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Music Artists, Classic Rock, Musicals & Performing Arts
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/28/2004
Original Release Date: 02/17/1984
Theatrical Release Date: 02/17/1984
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Collector's Edition,Special Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Michael C. (msc1208) from ROANOKE, VA
Reviewed on 2/21/2014...
excellent time capsule of the '80s. not really a review here just thought I would point out the fact that this film is NOT Rated R as stated here. It is in fact PG Rated, released just a year before the PG-13 rating existed. had it come out just a year later it would have easily gotten that rating instead. it does contain adult themes, adult language, sexual situations, mild violence and some very brief male locker room nudity.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Stephanie F. from BENNINGTON, VT
Reviewed on 11/18/2011...
its a great movie for any body who likes kevin bacon
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Buck L. (Suntydt) from TAZEWELL, TN
Reviewed on 11/15/2010...
I saw this movie when it first came out and I still enjoyed it ..what... 15 years later. If you like good music and fun acting you will like this movie. The extras were pretty interesting too.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Reviewed on 10/21/2009...
Just as good as I remembered it when it first hit theaters.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

A classic
Jason Williams | Nixa, Missouri United States | 07/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this movie in the theatre on opening night. I still enjoy watching it. The acting in this movie is great, and the storyline is top notch as well. I think the movie represents the attitudes in small town America as they were. I know of many cases in real life that were a lot like this plot, but in real life the protagonists faired worse than Kevin Bacon. I have heard a lot of bad reviews about this movie from people who watch it today. Mostly because it is a "white" film with almost no racial diversity considering the subject matter. Well, you have to look at the social and cultural context in which the film was made to begin with. I happened to live in a small colorado town during my teen years and HELLO we only had 1 black family in the town. That was reality, as it was in many small towns. And as for the music, mind you, this was about 4 years before the forthcoming of the rudimentary forms of rap and hip hop. Micheal Jackson had more white fans than black, and most blacks listened to rock and roll. You cannot judge this film by modern standards and do it justice. I think that if you keep an open mind you will enjoy this film a great deal."
Nix Pix | Windsor, Ontario, Canada | 09/26/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Herbert Ross' "Footloose" is one of those feel good flicks from the 80s that has dated at about twice the rate of most films from other decades. Its story is based in fact: that of a town ordinance that banned any form of public dancing. When Ren McCormack (Kevin Bacon) arrives with his family he can barely contain his distemper over the outdated law. He's young, rebellious and full of energy that just needs to be expressed. Together with the rest of the town's high school brethren, Ren resolves to challenge the law and its most ardent supporter, Rev. Shaw Moore - who lost his only son after a night of drunken abandonment and a fatal car accident and thereafter blamed rock music for everything. Moore's daughter Ariel (Lori Singer) is behind Ren's move to ditch the law. Actually, she's the model of good girl/bad girl, staying out late, smoking and making out with her studly boyfriend. The film also co-stars Chris Penn as Willard, a clutsy cowboy who becomes a high steppin' catch after Red teaches him all the right moves. And somewhere in this little trifle you'll find Sarah Jessica Parker as Rusty, another high school senior in desperate need of a better hairdo and a lot less lipstick.

Before you pull out you're wallet and cut loose you may want to consider that Paramount's new Special Edition of "Footloose" offers NO improvement over the previously issued DVD. The transfers are identical in their image and sound quality and a complete and thorough disappointment to watch. An incredible amount of film grain plagues many of the opening scenes. There's also more than ample digital grit and aliasing and edge enhancement problems to go around. Age related artifacts crop up everywhere and are distracting. Colors are muted and, at times, extremely muddy and dated. Black levels are never black but a tonal mess of brown and gray. Really, there's nothing to get excited about here. Extras include a three part documentary (it's beyond me why Paramount continues to take one documentary and chop it into three short featurettes that can't be simultaneously played) that includes interviews with the cast and crew and the film's theatrical trailer. Truthfully, though, this is not an outstanding or even ample effort for the folks on the mountain.

One of the many standout movies of the 80s
retrowens | Alabama, USA | 01/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ren (Kevin Bacon) is a city boy who has moved to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned. Of course, since Ren is the new kid in town, he has some problems with some people accepting him and fitting in in general. But what bothers Ren a lot more than fitting in is not being able to dance or play music when he wants to. He then organizes a plan to try his best and convince the leaders of the town to have a dance in the high school for his senior year. But it won't be as easy as it sounds because Ren's main opponent is his girlfriend's father (John Lithgow), who is the town's pastor."Footloose" is a great all-around movie. I'm sort of surprised that I liked it because I myself don't like dancing, but this really is a good movie. Its plot and acting are well done, it's entertaining, and best of all, it has some great music. Another good thing about the movie is the speech that Ren makes concerning the dance, it's one of the best speeches ever in any movie. As a matter of fact, the Footloose soundtrack is the best soundtrack ever in my opinion, and it is just as classic as the movie itself."Footloose" was one of the movies that stood out in the 80s and it's still a standout and a great movie to watch today. I recommend anybody who likes great movies to get "Footloose.""