Four LGBTQ Classic Movies Coming to Blu-ray For The First Time From Shout! Factory
In Time for Pride
“Shout! Factory, the American home video company, will release the four gay favorites in high definition for the first time, with new bonus features included in each Blu-ray disc package.
Releasing on 28 May:
“TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING”
The 1995 drag comedy starring Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo on a cross-country road trip. New extras include a making-of documentary. (May 28)
The 1968 camp classic starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as sparring lovers. Screenplay by Tennessee Williams which he adapted from his stage play “The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore”. Elizabeth Taylor is at her most beautiful. New extras include audio commentary by filmmaker John Waters, who lists Boom! as one of his favorite movies. Also a making-of documentary with film critic Alonso Duralde. (May 28)
The 1995 gay romantic comedy starring Steven Weber and Michael T. Weiss. Screenplay by Paul Rudnick, based on his play of the same name. New extras include audio commentary by Weber and film critic Alonso Duralde, plus interviews with Weber and producer Mark Balsam. June 11)
“CANT STOP THE MUSIC”
The1980 disco classic starring Steve Guttenberg and a young Bruce Jenner (long before transitioning to Caitlyn), plus The Village People, in a highly fictionalized telling of how that band was formed. New extras include an interview with Randy Jones of the Village People. Plus audio commentary from writer/producer Allan Carr and comedy writer Bruce Vilanch. (June 11)
From Shout! Factory:
‘At Shout, we celebrate and champion the universal movement for equality, and drive creative expression and diversity in independent storytelling,’ said Jeff Nelson, senior director of marketing at Shout! Factory, in a statement.
‘We’re thrilled to bring these fun films back into the market! There’s something for everyone: Outrageous camp, disco-pumped extravaganzas and heartfelt stories of love and acceptance.
‘Each movie still strikes a chord of with audiences who remember them, and we hope our upgraded releases will bring in new generations of viewers as well.’