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Shout! Factory celebrates Pride Month with four Blu-ray debuts: ‘To Wong Foo…,’ ‘BOOM!,’ ‘Jeffrey’ & ‘Can’t Stop the Music’

In honor of this year’s LGBTQ Pride Month, Shout! Factory is proud to present an eclectic slate of pop culture-defining movies arriving for the first time on Blu-ray™. “At Shout, we celebrate and champion the universal movement for equality, and drive creative expression and diversity in independent storytelling,” says Jeff Nelson, Senior Director of Marketing at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory. “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.”  

On May 28, 2019, fans will relish the definitive release of the hysterical and often heartfelt road-trip comedy TO WONG FOO THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR, starring Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Arliss Howard, and Chris Penn. On the same day, the first-ever Blu-ray release of BOOM!, starring Hollywood icons Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Noel Coward, hits home entertainment shelves. On June 11, 2019, fans will see the fabulous Blu-ray release of the popular rom-com classic JEFFREY, starring Steven Weber, Patrick Stewart, Michael T. Weiss, Bryan Batt, and Sigourney Weaver. Also releasing on June 11 is the ultra-camp 1980 musical CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC, starring Village People, Valerie Perrine, Steve Guttenberg, and Paul Sand. 

Each Blu-ray edition sports special bonus content including new interviews, featurettes and more! Pre-order them now at ShoutFactory.com

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TO WONG FOO THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR Blu-ray

Release date: May 28, 2019

Directed by Beeban Kidron

Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, and Wesley Snipes star in this hilarious adventure about three drag queens on the cross-country road trip of a lifetime. On their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant, Vida (Swayze), Chi-Chi (Leguizamo) and Noxeema (Snipes) get stranded in the tiny Midwestern town of Snydersville. Determined to make the best of a bad situation, the “girls” set out to repair the broken hearts, broken dreams and broken nails of the small-town residents during one wildly outrageous weekend.

Special Features:

• NEW – Easy Rider in Dresses: A Look Back at the Making of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar featuring actor John Leguizamo, Director Beeban Kidron and screenwriter Douglas Carter Beane. 

• Deleted Scenes

• Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

UNIVERSAL PICTURES Presents An AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT Production A BEEBAN KIDRON Film

 WESLEY SNIPES PATRICK SWAYZE JOHN LEGUIZAMO “TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR”

STOCKARD CHANNING BLYTHE DANNER ARLISS HOWARD CHRIS PENN Music Composed And Orchestrated By RACHEL PORTMAN Music Supervision HAPPY WALTERS PILAR McCURRY Associate Producer MITCHELL KOHN

Costume Designer MARLENE STEWART Choreography by KENNY ORTEGA Editor ANDREW MONDSHEIN Production Designed By WYNN THOMAS Director Of Photography STEVEN MASON A.C.S. Executive Producer BRUCE COHEN Written By DOUGLAS CARTER BEANE

Produced by G. MAC BROWN Directed By BEEBAN KIDRON A UNIVERSAL PICTURE

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Surround/English SDH Subtitles/1995/Color/Approximate Feature Running Time +/- 109 Minutes


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BOOM! Blu-ray

Release date: May 28, 2019

Directed by: Joseph Losey

Cinema icons (and twice-married couple) Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton light up the screen in what acclaimed playwright Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire) described as the best film adaptation of his work he’d ever seen. Sissy Goforth (Taylor), the world’s richest woman, has retired to her lavish island estate to dictate her memoirs. Her reclusive lifestyle is thrown into upheaval when roguish poet Chris Flanders (Burton) washes up on her beach. With the mysterious habit of calling upon a lady one step before the undertaker, Flanders has become known as “The Angel Of Death” — but an undaunted Goforth opts to tempt fate when she chooses to take Flanders as her next — and last — lover.

A notorious bomb on its initial release, BOOM! has since built up a cult following for its one-of-a-kind mixture of camp, lyricism, and the highly combustible chemistry of its two leads. More than fifty years after BOOM!’s debut, Shout! Factory invites you to light the fuse on a re-examination of this highly unusual drama.

Special Features:

• NEW Audio Commentary with Filmmaker John Waters

• NEW “The Sound of a Bomb: Contextualizing Boom!” with film critic/author Alonso Duralde

• Original Theatrical Trailer

• Vintage Photo Galleries

ELIZABETH TAYLOR RICHARD BURTON NOEL COWARD In A JOHN HEYMAN Production JOSEPH LOSEY’S “BOOM!” By TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

Also Starring JOANNA SHIMKUS MICHAEL DUNN Music By JOHN BARRY Screenplay By TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

Directed By JOSEPH LOSEY Associate Producer LESTER PERSKY Produced By JOHN HEYMAN And NORMAN PRIGGEN

A UNIVERSAL PICTURES LIMITED/ WORLD FILM SERVICES LIMITED PRODUCTION

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/English DTS Master Audio Stereo English Subtitles/1968/Color/Approximate Feature Running Time


JEFFREY Blu-ray

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Release date: June 11, 2019

Directed by Christopher Ashley

Meet Jeffrey (Steven Weber, Wings), a struggling actor in the New York scene who has just made the biggest decision of his life: he’s swearing off sex … forever! No sooner has he made this startling vow than he meets the dreamy and sensitive Steve (Michael T. Weiss, The Pretender). With the help of his friends Sterling (Patrick Stewart, Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Darius (Bryan Batt, Mad Men), Jeffrey decides to give love a second shot. But some unexpected news puts Jeffrey in a bind, forcing him to decide if he should take a risk on what could be the love of his life.

From acclaimed director Christopher Ashley and writer Paul Rudnick, this hilarious and touching film redefined the romantic comedy for the LGBTQ+ community living in the age of AIDS in the 90s. Jeffrey also features cameos from several notable stars of the stage and screen including Nathan Lane, Olympia Dukakis, Christine Baranski, Victor Garber, Camryn Manheim, Kathy Najimy, and Sigourney Weaver.

Special Features:

• NEW Audio Commentary With Actor Steven Weber And Film Critic/Author Alonso Duralde

• NEW Interview With Steven Weber

• NEW Interview With Producer Mark Balsam

• Original Theatrical Trailer

• Still Gallery

WORKIN’ MAN FILMS In Association With THE BOOKING OFFICE Presents “JEFFREY”

Starring STEVEN WEBER PATRICK STEWART MICHAEL T. WEISS

BRYAN BATT And SIGOURNEY WEAVER

Co-Producer PAUL RUDNICK Executive Producer KEVIN MCCOLLUM

Production Design By MICHAEL JOHNSTON Director Of Photography JEFFERY J. TUFANO

Edited By CARA SILVERMAN Music By STEPHEN ENDELMAN

Line Producer HARRY KNAPP Choreographer JERRY MITCHELL

Co-Executive Producers DAN MARKLEY ANDREA PINES MIKE SKIPPER

Screenplay By PAUL RUDNICK Based On His Play

Produced By MARK BALSAM MITCHELL MAXWELL VICTORIA MAXWELL

Directed By CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/Approximate Feature Running Time: +/- 94 Minutes


CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC Blu-ray

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Release date: June 11, 2019

Directed by Nancy Walker

The Movie Musical Event Of The ’80s … Is Back!

Pour yourself a milkshake and experience the magic, music, and mirth of the all-time favorite camptastic classic: Can’t Stop The Music! This (highly fictionalized) story depicting the creation of disco icons the Village People provides the framework for an outrageous musical extravaganza as only producer Allan Carr (GreaseGrease 2) could deliver. 

An infamous flop upon its 1980 release, but cherished by fans of the singing sextet and cult cinema, Can’t Stop The Music offers a truly unforgettable time capsule experience. Packed with macho men, glamorous gals, “they don’t make ‘em like this anymore” production numbers, and a once-in-a-lifetime cast, it’s the sort of dizzy fun that aficionados of camp the world over award gold medals to. Watch it and see for yourself that it takes a Village … to raise your spirits!

Special Features:

• NEW Interview with Village People’s Randy Jones–over an hour of stories and memories from your favorite Cowboy!

• NEW Audio Commentary with The Fabulous Allan Carr Producer/Director Jeffrey Schwarz and Comedy Writer Bruce Vilanch

• Original Theatrical Trailer

• Original TV Spots

• Image Galleries

EMI Presents An ALLAN CARR Production

VILLAGE PEOPLE VALERIE PERRINE

BRUCE JENNER STEVE GUTTENBERG PAUL SAND

CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC

Co-starring TAMMY GRIMES JUNE HAVOC BARBARA RUSH

ALTOVISE DAVIS And MARILYN SOKOL Special Guests THE RITCHIE FAMILY

Produced By ALLAN CARR JACQUES MORALI And HENRI BELOLO

Written By BRONTE WOODARD And ALLAN CARR

Associate Producer NEIL MACHLIS Director Of Photography BILL BUTLER Directed By NANCY WALKER

1080p High-Definition (2.35:1)/English DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo/English Subtitles/1980/Color/Approximate Feature Running Time +/- 124 Minutes

Shout! Factory celebrates Pride Month with four Blu-ray debuts: ‘To Wong Foo…,’ ‘BOOM!,’ ‘Jeffrey’ & ‘Can’t Stop the Music’

Written by Divine Magazine

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