St. Elmo’s Fire Blu-ray Review

StElmoFireSquareYou’ve graduated from college. Now what? That’s the question Joel Schumacher poses in this ramshackle, curiously sexless confection which, with an ‘80s teen dream of a cast – the original ‘Brat pack’, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Mare Winningham – feels like an unauthorized sequel to The Breakfast Club. Three decades on, it still contains a few truths about love, marriage, work and other traumas of early adulthood, and the ‘80s gloss and sheen is gloriously amplified in a winning HD transfer.

EXTRAS: Schumacher is on winning form in a commentary and retrospective interview sorely missing the cast members. Also included: deleted scenes, and the video for one of the best title songs ever, John Parr’s Man in Motion. The guiltiest of pleasures.


About David Hughes: Published Work

Empire and Time Out film critic, screenwriter of award-winning drama "Where the Road Runs Out", and MD of movie marketing agency Synchronicity, and author of books about Kubrick, Lynch and films that were never made.

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