Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray release of writer/director Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff, starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Fred Ward, Barbara Hershey, Lance Henriksen, Jeff Goldblum and Veronica Cartwright. The classic 1983 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's 1979 book of the same name streets on November 5th.
Chronicling the exciting early years of the United States' race to conquer the final frontier, and the daredevil test pilots who ultimately became the first Americans in space, The Right Stuff begins as America is pondering its future and looking to the skies. And intrepid test pilot Chuck Yeager (Shepard) and the seven pioneering astronauts of the Project Mercury space program are the ones the country looks to. Kaufman scripts and directs, pushing the envelope with a filmmaking bravado that matches this soaring story of training, heroism and of sudden fame for which there is no training.
The Right Stuff is being released in DigiBook packaging and boasts Dolby TrueHD audio with advanced 96k upsampling. Disc One is Feature Film BD-50, Disc Two is a Bonus Features DVD. Extras include:
The Journey and the Mission: Scene-Specific Commentaries with Director/Screenwriter Philip Kaufman, Cast and Crew Members
John Glenn: American Hero (1988 PBS Documentary)
Realizing the Right Stuff
T-20 Years and Counting
The Real Men with the Right Stuff
Premium 40-Page DigiBook Packaging