Good Will Hunting is a movie that I have always really enjoyed since it came out in 1997 and established Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as big time stars. They won an Oscar for their screenplay, as did Robin Williams for his wonderful performance in the film. It has been 15 years since that film came out and it is now getting a 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, which seems like a good enough reason to revisit the film. The Blu-ray arrives on August 21st and contains both the older special features from previous releases, along with some brand new bonuses. I will be happy to upgrade to Blu-ray for this release, as it is a really solid film that works for a lot of different reasons, which includes the great performances, strong screenplay, nice direction by Gus Van Sant, and the good score by Danny Elfman and songs from Elliot Smith. Continue on to learn more about this upcoming Blu-ray release.
GOOD WILL HUNTING
15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
One of the most unforgettable films of the 1990s celebrates its 15th anniversary with the Lionsgate Home Entertainment release of Good Will Hunting: 15th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray Disc and Digital Download on August 21st. The inspirational story of a headstrong, working-class genius and his psychologist took home two Academy Awards® in 1997 – Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Robin Williams; Best Original Screenplay for co-stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Launching the careers of Damon (The Bourne Identity, Ocean’s Eleven) and Affleck (Shakespeare In Love, The Town), who co-wrote and starred in the film, the Blu-ray is loaded with special features including newly recorded retrospective interviews with cast and crew, a new interview with Damon looking back on his experience of making the film and much more. Good Will Hunting: 15th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray Disc will be available on August 21, for the suggested retail price of $14.99.
A true motion picture phenomenon, this triumphant story was nominated for nine Academy Awards® – winning Oscars® for Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor) and then newcomers Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (Best Original Screenplay). The most brilliant mind at America’s top university isn’t a student…he’s the kid who cleans the floors! Will Hunting (Damon) is a headstrong, working-class genius who’s failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will’s last chance is a psychology professor (Williams), who might be the only man who can reach him. With acclaimed performances from Minnie Driver (Grosse Pointe Blank) and Ben Affleck – you’ll find Good Will Hunting a powerful and memorable movie experience!
Special Features Include:
Two all-new retrospective documentaries:
Four Part – Reflecting On A Journey: Good Will Hunting 15 Years Later featurette including interviews with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Gus Van Sant, Chris Moore, and Kevin Smith
Matt Damon Remembers Good Will Hunting interview session
Audio commentary with director Gus Van Sant and writers/stars Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
Deleted scenes with optional audio commentaries
1998 Academy Awards Best Picture montage
“Miss Misery” music video by Elliott Smith
The Era of Good Will Hunting
Cast and crew spotlight
Academy Awards: A Winning Season
Life Goes On