Broadcast News
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Broadcast News


$49.98 $34.99


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Studio: Criterion Collection
Director: James L. Brooks
Year: 1987
Format: Blu-ray
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Joan Cusack, Lois Chiles, Peter Hackes, Robert Prosky, William Hurt
Original Language: English
Subtitle Language:
Number of discs: 1
Street Date: 25-Jan-11
Runtime (minutes):


Since the 1970s, the name James L. Brooks has been synonymous with intelligent television comedy—his shows are insightful about work and love and always plugged in to the zeitgeist. He is also a master storyteller of the big screen, and none of his films was more quintessentially Brooks than Broadcast News. This caustic look inside the Washington news media stars Holly Hunter, in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman (William Hurt) and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter (Albert Brooks). Brooks’s witty, gently prophetic film is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on relationships and the media were rapidly changing.

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised and approved by director James L. Brooks and editor Richard Marks, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New audio commentary featuring Brooks and Marks
  • James L. Brooks—A Singular Voice, a new documentary on Brooks’s career in television and film, featuring actresses Marilu Henner and Julie Kavner, among other collaborators
  • Alternate ending and deleted scenes, with commentary by Brooks
  • New video interview with veteran CBS news producer Susan Zirinsky, one of the models for actress Holly Hunter’s character and an associate producer on the film
  • Featurette containing on-set footage and interviews with Brooks, Hunter, and actor Albert Brooks
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Carrie Rickey

New cover by Eric Skillman

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