The Gene Hackman and Denis Hopper starrer will street March 8th in a new 2-disc Collector’s Edition DVD.Read on for the official press release and specs.**Updated – Cover Art Added**Updated – New Release Date MGM has moved the release date up to March 1, 2005 instead of March 8th
Celebrate “March Madness” With Gene Hackman And Dennis HopperWhen The Collector’s Edition DVD Tips Off On March 8th Two-Disc Set Scores With New Hi-Definition Transfer,Interviews With Hackman And Hopper, Deleted Scenes, An Audio Commentary, The Original 1954 Indiana High School Championship Game And More! TORONTO, ON – Hailed by Sports Illustrated as one of the best sports movies of all time, Hoosiers hustles onto DVD as a two-disc Collector’s Edition DVD on March 8th from MGM Home Entertainment. Timed to coincide with college basketball’s “March Madness,” the Academy Award®-nominated* Hoosiers features inspiring performances by acclaimed actors Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper. Featuring “fast-break cinematography that catches the pace of the game” (The Washington Post), Hoosiers is a triumphant tale about a small-town American high school basketball team’s long-shot attempt to win the 1952 state championship. Featuring a new hi-definition transfer and 5.1 Digital Dolby surround sound, the Hoosiers two-disc Collector’s Edition includes a full roster of special features, including a “Hoosier History: The Truth Behind The Legend” documentary featuring new interviews with Hackman, Hopper, director David Anspaugh, writer Angleo Pizzo, former Milan and Muncie basketball players from 1954 and Indiana Pacers’ Reggie Miller. In addition, the DVD features 13 deleted scenes with an introduction by Anspaugh and Pizzo, the 1954 Milan vs. Muncie Indiana High School Championship Game, an audio commentary by Anspaugh and Pizzo, a photo gallery and the original theatrical trailer (see next page for details). The Collector’s Edition DVD is available with bilingual packaging for the suggested retail price of $29.98 CAD, and the standard edition is available for the suggested retail price of $14.95 CAD.The Hoosiers Collector’s Edition DVD includes the following bonus material:Disc One
Audio commentary – Feature-length audio commentary by Anspaugh and Pizzo.
Theatrical trailer – Trailer, as shown in theatres.
“Hoosier History: The Truth Behind The Legend” documentary – Retrospective making-of documentary featuring new interviews with the cast and crew, including Hackman and Hopper, former Milan and Muncie basketball players from 1954, Indiana Pacers’ Reggie Miller, Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle, Purdue University head coach Gene Keady, and behind-the-scenes footage.
Deleted scenes: 13 deleted scenes with an introduction by Anspaugh and Pizzo:
On The Way To Hickory”- “Coach Dale And Cletus Walk Through School”- “Dinner At Cletus’ House”- “The Harvest”- “The Transfer”- “Buddy Asks To Come Back”- “Dinner At Myra’s”- “Encouraging The Team”- “Waiting For The Vote”- “Norman Thanks Myra”- “Praying For Victory”- “The Haircut”- “The Caravan”
1954 Milan vs. Muncie Indiana High School Championship Game – Vintage footage of the original championship game for which the film is based upon.
Photo gallery – 20 behind-the-scenes still photos.
A man (Hackman) gets a last-chance job coaching a small-town Indiana high-school basketball team and faces the dual challenge of bringing this underdog team to the 1952 state championship and redeeming himself from a mysterious past.Cover Art below.