CLASS OF 1984 Blu-ray Review
I had the opportunity to watch Class of 1984 on Blu-ray thanks to our friends at Shout Factory/Scream Factory. The disc features a new high-definition transfer of the film. The Blu-ray features a 1080p widescreen display and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1.
Class of 1984 is a cult classic and definitely worth picking up on Blu-ray. Watch my review of the film above and keep reading for more details about this release.
Directed and co-written by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1999, Commando, Firestarter), Class of 1984, with its vision of a decaying, violence-plagued inner city school, is one of the most provocative cult movies of the early 1980s. With an original story and screenplay co-written by genre veteran Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Psycho II, The Beast Within), the film is also notable for its Alice Cooper theme song ‘I Am The Future,” as well as its memorable cast, which includes Lisa Langlois (Deadly Eyes, The Nest), Roddy McDowall, Stefan Arngrim (Fear No Evil) and Michael J. Fox in an early role.
In Class of 1984, Andy Norris (Slaughterhouse Five’s Perry King), an idealistic and naive music teacher who has moved into the Lincoln High community with his pregnant wife Diane. Appalled by the crime-infested school, Norris soon crosses sabers with its teenage kingpin, the shrewd and sadistic Peter Stegman (The White Shadow’s Timothy Van Patten). With Norris setting his sights on reforming Stegman, the young miscreant declares war on his teacher, and the duo sets a fateful showdown into motion on the night of an important school orchestra performance.
Class of 1984 Bonus Features
- New High-Definition Transfer of the Film From the Interpositive
- New interviews with director Mark Lester, composer Lalo Schifrin, actors Perry King, Lisa Langlois and Erin Noble
- New career retrospective interview with Perry King
- Audio Commentary with director Mark Lester
- Blood and Blackboards – featuring interviews with director Mark Lester, actors Perry King and Merrie Lynn Ross
- Poster & Still Gallery
- Original Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
Class of 1984 is available for pre-order. If you order directly from ShoutFactory.com will have their order shipped two weeks early, and, while supplies last, will also receive a limited-edition 18”x 24” poster of the newly commissioned artwork.