Good Will Hunting: 15th Anniversary Edition Arrives on August 21

Whenever you see one of your favorite movies on Blu-Ray at a dramatically reduced price point, it is always wise to check the internet. When those fan favorites drop in price that usually means a new version is on the horizon, and that is exactly what happened with Good Will Hunting. While new additions are never a bad thing, in fact they are great, it just so happens I recently fell victim to the price trick with Good Will Hunting. It looks like I’ll be double dipping though, because this disc is packed with great special features, and at $15 why complain.

Press Release:

One of the most unforgettable films of the 1990s celebrates its 15th anniversary with the Lionsgate Home Entertainment release of Good Will Hunting: 15th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray Disc and Digital Download on August 21st. The inspirational story of a headstrong, working-class genius and his psychologist took home two Academy Awards® in 1997 – Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Robin Williams; Best Original Screenplay for co-stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck – and was nominated for seven others, including a Best Actor nod for Damon and a Best Supporting Actress nod for Minnie Driver. Launching the careers of Damon (The Bourne Identity, Ocean’s Eleven) and Affleck (Shakespeare In Love, The Town), who co-wrote and starred in the film, the Blu-ray is loaded with special features including newly recorded retrospective interviews with cast and crew, a new interview with Damon looking back on his experience of making the film and much more.

Given “Two Big Thumbs Up” by Siskel & Ebert and hailed as “The Best Picture of the Year” by CBS-TV, the film also stars Stellan Skarsgård (The Avengers) and Casey Affleck (Ocean’s Eleven) and was directed by Academy Award® nominee Gus Van Sant (Best Achievement in Directing, Milk, 2008). Good Will Hunting: 15th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray Disc will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

SYNOPSIS

A true motion picture phenomenon, this triumphant story was nominated for nine Academy Awards® – winning Oscars® for Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor) and then newcomers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (Best Original Screenplay). The most brilliant mind at America’s top university isn’t a student…he’s the kid who cleans the floors! Will Hunting (Damon) is a headstrong, working-class genius who’s failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will’s last chance is a psychology professor (Williams), who might be the only man who can reach him. With acclaimed performances from Minnie Driver (Grosse Pointe Blank) and Ben Affleck – you’ll find Good Will Hunting a powerful and memorable movie experience!

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • NEW! “Reflecting On A Journey: Good Will Hunting 15 Years Later” – A four part featurette showcasing never-before-seen retrospective interviews with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Gus Van Sant, Chris Moore and Kevin Smith as they remember the making of the film and its success
  • NEW! “Matt Damon Remembers Good Will Hunting” – New interview with Matt Damon looking back on the film and his experience making it
  • Audio commentary with director Gus Van Sant and actors/writers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
  • Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary
  • Academy Awards® Best Picture montage
  • Productionfeaturette
  • “Miss Misery” music video
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Theatrical trailer
    • The Era of Good Will Hunting
    • Cast and Crew Spotlight
    • Academy Awards®: A Winning Season
    • Life Goes On

*Subject to change

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Price: $14.99 Blu-ray

Rating: R for strong language, including some sex-related dialogue

Run Time: 126 minutes

Type: Blu-ray Disc Special Edition

Genre: Drama

Blu-ray Closed Captioned: English SDH

Subtitles: English, German, French and Spanish

Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (1.85:1)

Blu-ray Audio Status: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™ and 5.1 Dolby Digital

By Ryan Davis

About Ryan Davis

Ryan is the Founder of Lost in Reviews, a member of The Kansas City Film Critic's Circle, and a key component in the movement to digitally restore the 1986 classic film The Gate. Ryan is also the co-host of Blu Monday a DVD and Blu Ray review show which Lost in Reviews co-founder Angela Davis also appears. While he may be a film and music snob, that doesn't mean you can't be friends. Well it could if you don't like the same bands or films he does, overall it might be best to avoid the subject all together.

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