Over three decades after The Breakfast Club first charmed audiences, John Hughes’ high school classic still resonates with young viewers despite the growing generational divide. The years since its initial release have proven that The Breakfast Club is timeless, so it’s about damn time The Criterion Collection gave Hughes’ film the prestige upgrade treatment. The January 2 release will include never-before-seen footage and deleted scenes, like this newly-unearthed clip of Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.
You might know that National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation was written by John Hughes, the guy behind ’80s classics like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. But did you know that before Hughes became a filmmaker he was a contributor to the National Lampoon magazine? In fact, he based his Christmas Vacation screenplay on one of his old Lampoon pieces, “Christmas ’59.” That’s just one of the cheerful facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
Today marks the 31st anniversary of the day — March 24, 1984 — that The Breakfast Club first met: that would be the day that characters from John Hughes' beloved teen classic were all stuck in detention together. And although at first glance this group of teens had nothing in common, they bonded over the course of that special Saturday, learning that they couldn't be defined by the labels they cho
“Don’t you forget about me…” We surely haven’t forgotten The Breakfast Club, John Hughes’ seminal 1985 teen dramedy, which has inspired countless other teen films in the past 30 years and remains beloved by generations both old and young. If you’re looking to relive the magic of Hughes’ teen masterpiece, you’re in luck: The Breakfast Club is heading back to theaters this March to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
In 1999, 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' was released on DVD and included an awesome audio commentary track from director John Hughes, the only audio commentary that the notoriously reclusive director ever recorded. But when the film was re-released on DVD and Blu-ray, the track mysteriously disappeared... until now.