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Nobody should make a Dirty Dancing reboot…
But if you're going to, do it right.
Before you read any further, know that I really did try to give ABC's musical adaptation a chance, I did. There have been plenty of remakes of classical hits over the past few years -- some which were not so great, but others, like Grease: Live, that were wonderfully done and satisfied almost all of the viewers who tuned in. Of course, whenever you hear the news that one of your favorite movies of All Time is going to be remade, there's that moment of excitement -- "Yes! I am pumped for this!" -- followed by fear -- "Wait, what if this goes terribly wrong?"
So after hearing who would take on the beloved roles of Patrick Swayze's Johnny Castle (newcomer Colt Prattes) and Jennifer Grey's Baby Houseman (Little Miss Sunshine herself, Abigail Breslin), I told »
” Look, spaghetti arms. This is my dance space. This is your dance space. I don’t go into yours, you don’t go into mine. You gotta hold the frame!”
Check out this clip:
Relive the enduring romance of Baby and Johnny when Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary Edition arrives on a limited Collector’s Edition numbered box set (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD on February 7 from Lionsgate. The pop phenomenon that gave audiences some of the most iconic catchphrases and dance sequences in film history stars Patrick Swayze (Ghost), Jennifer Grey (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Jerry Orbach ( TV’s “Law & Order”), Cynthia Rhodes (Flashdance), Kelly Bishop »
- Tom Stockman
More on the Dirty Dancing 30th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray editions below.
Later this year, Dirty Dancing will very much be present in our lives as a brand new imagining takes to the TV airwaves, but let’s not worry too much about that now, as Lionsgate have just dropped the brand new trailer for the Dirty Dancing: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray. We are excited.
This timeless, Oscar winning classic is a phenomenally popular coming-of-age tale, beloved by generations. Teenager Baby (Jennifer Grey), goes with her family on vacation to Kellerman’s holiday resort in the Catskill Mountains. Things are pretty tame until she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), a dance teacher at the resort who mesmerises Baby with his dance moves, »
- Paul Heath
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