Blu-ray

Bull Durham (Criterion)

Street Date:
July 10th, 2018
Movie Release Year:
1988
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
108 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Comedy, Romance, Sport

Starring:

Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

Director:

Ron Shelton

Plot Synopsis:

Former minor leaguer Ron Shelton hit a grand slam with his directorial debut, one of the most revered sports movies of all time. Durham Bulls devotee Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon)—who every year takes a new player under her wing (and into her bed)—has singled out the loose-cannon pitching prospect Nuke LaLoosh (Tim Robbins), a big-league talent with a rock-bottom maturity level. But she’s unable to shake Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), the veteran catcher brought in to give Nuke some on-the-field seasoning. A breakthrough film for all three of its stars and an Oscar nominee for Shelton’s highly quotable screenplay, Bull Durham is a freewheeling hymn to wisdom, experience, and America’s pastime, tipping its cap to all those who grind it out for love of the game.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.85:1

Audio Formats

  • English 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio
  • English 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio

Supplements

  • Two audio commentaries featuring Shelton and actors Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins
  • New conversation between Shelton and film critic Michael Sragow
  • Between the Lines: The Making of “Bull Durham,” a 2002 program featuring interviews with cast and crew, including Shelton, Costner, Robbins, and actor Susan Sarandon
  • The Greatest Show on Dirt, a 2008 appreciation of the film featuring former players, broadcasters, and sports-film aficionados
  • NBC Nightly News piece from 1993 on the final season of baseball at Durham Athletic Park, where Bull Durham takes place and was shot
  • Interview with Max Patkin, known as the Clown Prince of Baseball, from a 1991 episode of NBC’s Today
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: Excerpts from a 1989 piece by longtime New Yorker baseball writer Roger Angell, with new comments from the author