It has been over 30 years since Claire, John, Andrew, Allison, and Brian became The Breakfast Club. Now, the movie is getting rereleased.
As part of the Criterion Collection, the teen classic is getting a 4K digital restoration, audio commentary featuring Anthony Michael Hall (Brian) and Judd Nelson (John), and an interview with Molly Ringwald (Claire) and Ally Sheedy (Allison). In addition, the rereleased movie will include 50 minutes of deleted scenes.
Claire And Allison
Vulture was able to get permission to publish a 1-minute clip that was scrapped from the 1985 cut of the movie. In the never-before-seen footage, Claire, the prom queen, and Allison, the weird girl, head to the bathroom together.
Claire wants to bond with the only other female in detention, but clearly, Allison has other plans. When she noticed that the "princess" was repulsed, the school's basket case tries to disgust her even more.
While the two eventually became friends in the movie, it is still fun to see the differences between the two girls. Claire was the popular girl at school who got good grades and was liked by everyone, but Allison did not care about what anyone thinks of her. This dynamic between Claire and Allison at the beginning of the story made their friendship by the end of the movie even more special.
30 Years Later
The Breakfast Club celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015 and it still as relevant as when it was released in 1985. In an interview with Time, Ringwald talked about why, three decades later, the movie is still celebrated.
"There really hasn't been anything to replace it," the actress explained. "It's kind of a classic because it all takes place in the one day, so there's just one wardrobe. There were less chances for it to look incredibly dated. The theme is something that is still really relevant today, which is that no matter who you are, no matter where you come from, everyone kind of feels the same, which is that they don't belong. And that's a sort of powerful theme."
Ringwald was initially cast to play the role of Allison, but she said she insisted on becoming Claire because she found the role to be challenging. The 49-year-old also said that she is nothing like her on-screen character.
When asked how the movie would like if it was made in the present, the actress-singer thought that the story would be a lot different.
"Yeah, no one would have talked," she joked. "We would have all just been sitting there with our phones texting our friends."
The Breakfast Club from the Criterion Collection will be released on Blu-Ray on Jan. 2.