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Blu-ray Review: Footloose – Bacon & Legs In HD

13 October 2011 11:59 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

With the remake of Footloose hitting cinemas today (our review Here), Paramount Pictures have seized the opportunity to give the original ‘80s classic an HD upgrade as it makes its debut on Blu-ray. The film was made in a time when MTV was in its infancy, cassette Walkmans were the must have fashion accessory and soundtrack LPs were as successful as the films they promoted. The film launched the career of Kevin Bacon and made rock singer Kenny Loggins a household name for his Oscar nominated title song that still fills dance-floors to this day.

Set in the small town of Bomont where teenager Ren (Kevin Bacon) and his family have moved from big-city Chicago. The streetwise Ren can’t quite believe he’s living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. There is one small pleasure, however: Ariel (Lori Singer), a troubled but lovely blonde with »

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