Commentary with Screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein: Bergstein is wonderful in her commentary. She is absolutely passionate about "Dirty Dancing." She explains each and every scene almost as if it were shot yesterday. This is a fantastic listen that is fun, easy on the ears, and has great insight on the film. If you are not usually a commentary fan...watch this one...it will at least show you what a good one is.
Commentary with Kenny Ortega, Miranda Garrison, Jeff Jur, Hilary Rosenfeld & David Chapmen: After listening to Bergstein's commentary, this track is extremely hard to watch as it is dull...and fairly boring. No one really plays off each other like you would hope, and there isn't a lot of substance like in the previous track. If you have already listened to Bergstein...call it a day, skip this one.
Pop-up Trivia Track: This track is a very nice "commentary" track if you will. We get some really nice details about cast and crew, locations, and some fun info that we don't need to know, but is entertaining to know...especially if you are a "Dirty Dancing" fan and just want some insights on the film! One example...Val Kilmer almost being cast as Johnny!
Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze: Swayze brings us through "Dirty Dancing" with some behind the scenes footage, details, and dancing auditions. This is actually a really nice feature with some great old footage, and some cool thoughts and comments from Swayze.
Tribute to Jerry Orbach: For those of you that don't know the name, Orbach plays Baby's father in "Dirty Dancing." He has been in many roles over the years, and was a fantastic actor. Here they have a very nice feature about his entire life, honoring Jerry Orbach.
Deleted, Alternate & Extended Scenes: Wow, this is more then enough deleted, alternate, and extended scenes that even the die-hardest of fans could watch in one sitting. There are so many deleted scenes that it will make your head spin. Go...watch them...enjoy some footage that has never been scene before!
Outakes: Meh, short, not so sweet, and maybe good for a laugh.
Origianl Screen Tests: Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey screen test montage & Jennifer Grey screen test comparison. These are both interesting watches as these young actors take to their characters...the later being my favorite as they compare it to the actual final film clip.
Multi Angle Dance Sequences: 2 Scenes: "The Lift" & "Everybody Dance." Here we have the ability to jump between 4 cameras and watch each scene unfold.
The Classic Story on Stage: Basically a very detailed promotional piece on the "Dirty Dancing" show that is now on stage. We get casting, auditions, dancing, all that good stuff...plus some promotions for the stage show.
Photo Gallery: Whooaaaahooooo!
Interviews: Here we get 3 different interviews: Jennifer Grey, Elanor Bergstein & Kenny Ortega. All three of them talk about something different relating to their role in the film. Grey talks about her audition, getting the role...Bergstein talks about the cast, location, traveling, marketing...and Ortega talks about , getting his job, getting actors, and Patrick biting the bullet even when injured on set. This feature is okay, not a lot of "entertainment" value out of this one.
Music Videos: "Hungry Eyes," "She's Like the Wind," & "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."
Emile Ardolino Tribute: Here we have the cast and crew talking about their memories of Emile.
"Dirty Dancing" is a classic love story, that is hot, passionate, and a lot of fun. Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze truly hit it off on screen and make "Dirty Dancing" a great movie. This release we get a good, not great video transfer, a nice audio track, and a absolutely ridiculous amount of special features that are sure to win some fans over. Because the audio and video is not perfect, I can't highly recommend this one...but I can Recommend it, and say it is on the verge of me highly recommending it.