Dirty Dancing [Ultimate Edition] [DVD] [1987]

Emile Ardolino's smash hit Dirty Dancing gets the two-disc deluxe treatment on this special edition DVD. The film itself is presented in a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo and DTS Stereo. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. The extensive supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by choreographer Kenny Ortega, cinematographer Jeff Jur, and other members of the crew. Interviews with cast and crew members (including Jennifer Grey, who also records a video introduction to the film), snippets of the successful Dirty Dancing Live concert tour, three music videos, and a trailer track all add additional value to this DVD for any fan.
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99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1237 out of 1261)

Special Features


  • "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" music video
  • "Hungry Eyes" music video
  • "She's Like the Wind" music video
  • 2.0 Dolby Digital audio
  • 5.1 Dolby-EX Digital surround audio
  • 6.1 DTS-ES digital discrete surround
  • Closed captions
  • Commentary track with writer/co-producer Eleanor Bergstein
  • Dirty Dancing Live in Concert
  • Eleanor Bergstein interview
  • Emile Ardolino tribute
  • Interactive menus
  • Jennifer Grey DVD introduction
  • Jennifer Grey interview
  • Jennifer Grey screen test
  • Kenny Ortega interview
  • Miranda Garrison interview
  • Multivoice commentary with Kenny Ortega (choreographer), Miranda Garrison (assistant choreographer and actress Vivian Pressman in the film), Jeff Jur (director of photography), Hilary Rosenfeld (costume design), and David Chapman (production designer)
  • Newly remastered 16 x 9 feature
  • Scene selections
  • Spanish and English subtitles
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Trailer gallery
  • Trivia track
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Dirty Dancing
A teenage girl learns about love, adult responsibility, and how to do The Dirty Boogie in this romantic drama. In 1963, "Baby" Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is a 17-year-old spending the summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills; she plans on being in the Peace Corps next summer, so this is expected to be her last summer as a carefree adolescent. Baby doesn't get along with her older sister, Lisa (Jane Brucker), and she's bored to tears by most of the older guests at the resort. However, one night Baby hears what sounds like a party going on in the employee's dormitory, and she pokes her head in to discover most of the hotel staff enjoying the sort of close dancing that would get you kicked out of the senior prom in no time flat. Baby is particularly struck by handsome Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a dancer in the resort's floor show, and falls head over heels in love, wanting to be near him. When Johnny's dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant after a fling with one of the waiters, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place; however, Baby's father, Dr. Jake Houseman (Jerry Orbach), will have none of it, convinced that Johnny is a low life and that his daughter is too young to understand her own feelings. Dirty Dancing was a surprise box-office hit, and the soundtrack album was an even bigger success, spawning several hit singles and inspiring a top-drawing concert tour featuring several of its artists. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Patrick Swayze
    Patrick Swayze - Johnny Castle
  • Jennifer Grey
    Jennifer Grey - Frances "Baby" Houseman
  • Jerry Orbach
    Jerry Orbach - Dr. Jake Houseman
  • Cynthia Rhodes
    Cynthia Rhodes - Penny Johnson
  • Jack Weston
    Jack Weston - Max Kellerman



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1260 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best release of dirty dancing

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    1Chuckyand2Tiffany
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    First of all I have had many releases of dirty dancing starring Jennifer Grey 1997 dirty dancing dvd 1999 dirty dancing collectors edition dvd 2 disc Dirty Dancing ultimate edition dvd 2 disc Dirty Dancing 20th anniversary dvd Dirty Dancing 20th anniversary blu-ray 2 disc Dirty Dancing keepsake edition dvd Dirty Dancing/ Dirty Dancing Havana nights blu-ray Dirty Dancing 30th anniversary dvd Dirty Dancing 30th anniversary blu-ray Dirty Dancing 30th anniversary blu-ray collectors edition boxset I have to say the best release of dirty dancing movie is 2 disc Dirty Dancing 20th anniversary dvd & Dirty Dancing 20th anniversary blu-ray Reasons Best color and picture as well as menu Best movie cover The 20th anniversary is way more colorful than the other release versions But the dirty dancing 2 disc 20th anniversary dvd Has better menu Either way the 20th anniversary is way better I give the Dirty Dancing 20th anniversary the best release I wish the 30th anniversary had the same picture of the 20th anniversary Hopefully when the 4k release comes out it makes it have the same picture as the 20th anniversary Dirty Dancing Had. I give the 20th anniversary as many stars as it can get True that(:

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dirty Deal

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    Seth
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    Got this for $35 as a gift for my sister, this being her favorite movie and all. She absolutely loved it. She had seen the blu-ray disc and had already wanted it, as she was used to watching it on VHS as a kid. I told her I wouldn't get that for her yet, since I am big into collector's sets and knew this was on the market. The organization of all the cool things is setup to just continually awe and if you can get this for at least the same price as me if not better I can't recommend it enough for someone who enjoys this movie.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic and worth having

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    laopwh2263
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    release date June 1987 only the second time Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey appeared together since Red Dawn. Their chemistry together was just awesome. It's what made the film so good and made it into the classic it is today. It brings back memories from back in the 80's when things seemed so great. The music in the film all classics in it's own right and for anyone that remember good old Cousin Brucie from the radio back in the 60's and 70's will enjoy this too. For all the guys that are thinking this is a chick fill.....think again it's not. It's a good old fashion love story with action and drama.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must-have classic to own

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    FilmMusicFan

    Even though I have grown up watching Dirty Dancing, this dvd was a must-have classic I had to own. Years from now, I imagine many more generations will fall for this classic story and music of the 80's. I was especially excited to hear about the dvd extras (over 2 hours worth of cast interviews, outtakes, deleted scenes and music videos). I had never seen the videos for "She's Like the Wind," "I've had the Time of My Life," and "Hungry Eyes". There is a great interview with the late Patrick Swazye and a nice interview with Jennifer Grey as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite movie.

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    Chicho
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    Grey is shy and idealistic, whose sexuality is awakened by Swayze's energy. Both are exceptionally well cast and their skillful and convincing performances bolster some of the story's. As the two become more drawn to each other, the dancing becomes more seductive, culminating in the liberating energy of the final scene.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Timeless love story

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    joe1979

    For those who don't care much for love stories and believe me i sympathize leave this one for the wife or girlfriend but watch it with them for brownie points, cause its pretty good. This will definitely impress the ladies if you know it and are eager to watch it with them. For those younger folks who haven't seen it give it a shot, the fact that it was made years before you were born still doesn't make it a bad movie. This one will stand the test of time. Watch it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My mom absolutely loved it.

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    CottC
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    My mom was a huge fan of this show. I have recently upgraded her to high def tv and theater sound system. She of course loved the movie as she did before but was truly blown away by the sound from the bluray. She would crank it up during her favorite songs when no actors were currently speaking. She also loved the extras on the bluray, she has the dvd but it only had a few special features, not all of the ones on this bluray disc. Totally happy she liked it so much!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It was cheap and I had a coupon

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    Dane
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    I can't stand this film anymore, but my wife adores it. We have a copy on DVD. I was in a Best Buy the morning of my wife's birthday and had a mystery gift card. I used that to get this for a buck. It was more a gag gift but still, she will like it the same. No idea what this offers over the DVD release. It was the last one in a dump bin.

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