THE BREAK­FAST CLUB

Sound & Vision - - ENTERTAINMENT -

than John Hughes’ 1984 di­rec­to­rial de­but, Six­teen Can­dles, the R-rated Break­fast Club pulled no punches in its de­pic­tion of a Satur­day morn­ing de­ten­tion pop­u­lated by a cross-sec­tion of high school teens, none of whom are quite who their class­mates think they are. Un­likely friend­ships get forged, but will they sur­vive come Mon­day morn­ing?

The 4K dig­i­tal restora­tion shows a light-to-mod­er­ate layer of film grain. Col­ors are strong, with teen princess Molly Ring­wald’s hair, face, and wardrobe seem­ingly tap­ping the en­tire gamut of red and brown. The movie de­faults to the re­mas­tered lin­ear PCM 1.0 sound­track, which sounds sur­pris­ingly full-bod­ied and en­gag­ing. The al­ter­nate 5.1 DTS-HD Mas­ter Au­dio remix doesn’t make a huge dif­fer­ence for this di­a­logue-driven story, though mu­sic is fuller and off-cam­era voices dis­play a bit more life.

An ex­tras high­light: al­most an hour of never-be­fore-seen deleted and ex­tended scenes res­cued from the 150-minute rough cut.

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