THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER COME TO AN EARLY END WITH THE BLU-RAY DEBUT OF BULL DURHAM

Play Ball. Hailed by Sports Illustrated as “a damn good baseball movie” and ranked the #1 sports movie of all time*, Bull Durham hits a new high when it debuts on Blu-ray August 3 from MGM Home Entertainment. Covering all bases with critics, men and women alike, the film about sports and sex from writer/director Ron Shelton (White Men Can’t Jump, Cobb) stars Oscar® winners Kevin Costner (Dances With Wolves, Mr. Brooks), Susan Sarandon (Enchanted, Dead Man Walking) and Tim Robbins (War of the Worlds, Mystic River).

Nominated for a 1988 Original Screenplay Academy Award®, Bull Durham is a “funny, sexy, literate love story” (Newsweek) about America’s other favorite pastime. The baseball season gets off to a rocky start when the Durham Bull’s new catcher “Crash’ Davis (Costner) punches out the cocky young pitcher, “nuke” LaLoosh (Robbins), he’s just been hired to train. Matters get even more complicated when sexy Annie Savoy (Sarandon) informs both men that each season she chooses one player to share her bed – and Nuke and Crash are this year’s ‘draft picks.’

“A grand slam!” (Rolling Stone), Bull Durham also tops Rotten Tomatoes list of Best Sports Movies and ranks fifth on Entertainment Weekly best sports film since 1983 in their “Sports 25: The Best Thrill-of-Victory, Agony-of-Defeat Films.”

The Blu-ray + DVD combo will be available for the low suggested retail price of $24.99 U.S.

Special Features: (Catalog # M122061)

* Blu-ray Disc
o Bull Durham in High Definition
* DVD
o Audio Commentary from Director Ron Shelton
o Audio Commentary from Kevin Costner and Tim Robbins
o “The Greatest Show On Dirt” featurette – Twenty years later the cast, crew and fans remember Bull Durham
o “Diamonds In The Rough” featurette – Explores minor league baseball
o “Between The Lines: The Making Of Bull Durham” featurette
o Kevin Costner Profile
o Sports Wrap

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