THE BREAKFAST CLUB
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.