Ren is back! Not in the gussied up remake, but in all his 80’s hi-def glory - back when his lack of wrinkles would make that sort of thing okay. Ren, you see, is Kevin Bacon - the star of the 80’s iconic classic - "Footloose." A hit when it was released in ’84 and a film that sparked a monstrously popular soundtrack featuring such classics as "Let’s Hear it For the Boy," "Holding Out for a Hero," and of course, Kenny Loggin’s "Footloose," the film about a Christian community that outlaws dancing was a breakout success. This is a film that captured the hearts of a generation and become a cultural success along the lines of "Dirty Dancing" and various John Hughes movies that followed. Here it gets the Blu-ray treatment making Ren’s shaggy Sting-inspired hair and high-wasted jeans that much more vivid. Rehashing features from the most recent DVD release, the Blu-ray also adds some brand new bonus features sure to excite fans. "Let’s Dance! Kevin Bacon on ’Footloose’" interviews the star about his journey in getting the lead role, "From Bomont to the Big Apple" spotlights Sarah Jessica Parker and her admittedly naïve experiences on the set, "Remembering Willard" reminisces about the late Chris Penn, as well as features on Kevin Bacon’s screen test and a Costume Montage. The Blu-ray also features commentary by Bacon himself, and a separate commentary by producer Craig Zadan and writer Dean Pitchford.
The hi-def treatment looks amazing and it’s nice to be able to walk down memory lane with a movie that was intrinsically silly, but spoke to the souls of teenagers everywhere. In the immortal words of Ren: Let’s Daaaaaaance!!!!