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“Stand By Me” Coming To Blu-ray

The seminal coming of age story by Stephen King and directed by Rob Reiner will see the light of Blu-ray on March 22, 2011.  Stand By Me will be released in a 25th Anniversary special edition with all the bells and whistles that you’ve been accustomed to over the years.  This will be the definitive version of Stand By Me on Blu-ray.  Will you stand by the Blu-ray?

PRESS RELEASE: CULVER CITY, CALIF. (January 17, 2011) — Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the defining coming-of-age story Stand By Me, based on the Stephen King novella and directed by Rob Reiner (This is Spinal Tap, When Harry Met Sally), with the release of a collector’s edition Blu-ray Disc on March 22, 2011.

Academy Award® Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay (1986) and a Golden Globe® Nominee for both Best Picture (Drama, 1986) and Best Director (Rob Reiner, 1986), Stand By Me is a timeless story with a superb cast and beloved soundtrack that comes together to captivate fans of all generations.  Stand By Me features four young friends who find the remains of a missing teenager in a heartwarming adaptation of Stephen King’s The Body. The film stars Kiefer Sutherland (24, A Few Good Men), Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Corey Feldman (The Goonies, The Lost Boys), River Phoenix (My Own Private Idaho, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade), Jerry O’Connell (Jerry Maguire, Scream 2) and Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”).

  • Special features on the Blu-ray™ edition of Stand By Me captures a video reunion with Director Rob Reiner and Actors Wil Wheaton & Corey for the first time in 25 years. This release also includes 25 Years Later: A video Commentary Retrospective with Rob Reiner and Actors Wil Wheaton and Corey Feldman as well as an audio commentary with Reiner, documentary featurette and a Stand By Me music video featuring River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton. Stand By Me will be available on Blu-ray Disc for the suggested retail price of $24.95.

SYNOPSIS

In a small woodsy Oregon town, a group of friends–sensitive Gordie (Wil Wheaton), tough guy Chris (River Phoenix), flamboyant Teddy (Corey Feldman), and scaredy-cat Vern (Jerry O’Connell)–are in search of a missing teenager’s body.  Wanting to be heroes in each other’s and their hometown’s eyes, they set out on an unforgettable two-day trek that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery.  They sneak smokes, tell tall tales, cuss ’cause it’s cool and band together when the going gets tough.  When they encounter the town’s knife-wielding hoods who are also after the body, the boys discover a strength they never knew they had.Stand By Me is a rare and special film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up.  Filled with humor and suspense, Stand By Me is based on the novella ‘The Body’ by Stephen King.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • 25 Years Later: A Picture-in-Picture Commentary Retrospective with Rob Reiner and Actors Wil Wheaton and Corey Feldman
  • Audio Commentary with Director Rob Reiner
  • Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand By Me Featurette
  • Stand By Me Music Video

Stand By Me has a running time of approximately 87 minutes. The film is rated R.

Pre-Order Stand By Me on Blu-ray Today!

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Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

6 Responses to ““Stand By Me” Coming To Blu-ray”


  1. Brian White

    This is a classic!

  2. Aaron Neuwirth

    Seconded. Who would have thought that the fat kid would grow up to have his penis chewed up and spit out by piranhas.

  3. Gerard Iribe

    Piranha, Aaron? I resent you calling Rebecca Romain a piranha.

  4. Aaron Neuwirth

    Hahaha, Gerard scores 2 points.

  5. Sean Ferguson

    The better question is how did the fat kid grow up to marry Rebecca Romijn?

  6. Aaron Neuwirth

    Because Sliders was awesome!