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Four LGBTI classic movies headed to Blu-ray for first time

Four LGBTI classic movies headed to Blu-ray for first time

To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar

LGBTI film lovers, put on your best drag, or your disco finest, hop on the milk train and head off on a cinematic road trip where you might find love everlasting. Four LGBTI classic movies are coming out on Blu-ray, just 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.

Released on 28 May

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, 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.

Here’s the film’s original trailer:


Boom! 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. 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.

Here’s the original trailer:


Released on 11 June

Jeffrey, 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.

Here’s the film’s original trailer:


Can’t Stop the Music, the 1980 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.

Here’s the original trailer:


Shout! Factory shout out

‘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.’

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