Dirty Dancing 1987

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(398) IMDb 6.8/10
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In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby vacations with her parents at a Catskills resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny, the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love.

Starring:
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Dirty Dancing

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance
Director Emile Ardolino
Starring Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey
Supporting actors Cynthia Rhodes, Jerry Orbach, Wayne Knight, Jack Weston, Kelly Bishop, Max Cantor, Miranda Garrison, Garry Goodrow, Neal Jones, Lonny Price, Wayne
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By M. C. Batson on 5 Jan 2008
Format: DVD
This is amazing. I have loved this film for long as I can remember and can barely believe that it is 20 years old!! It is still as fresh as it was when it came out 20 years ago and it's one of those films that you can watch time and time again without getting bored with it.
Great storyline, great characters, great actors and great music make this film one of the best films from the last 20 years.
The 20th Anniversary Edition is good. It has bonus features that you won't get anywhere else with interviews from the two main characters/actors as well as original auditions and lots more. Worth buying even if you own the original version before for the extra alone it's worth it.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By J. Pridmore on 5 Jan 2009
Format: Blu-ray
I bought this for my wife hoping that the BlueRay version would be good, but the picture quality is no better than the original recording in fact it looks much like the BlueRay was burnt from the original VHS tape! The picture is speckly and in fact there are particular places where the picture quality looks worse than the DVD (e.g. the contrast of the white jacket of Tito Suarez looks totally un-natural).

Save yourself a few quid and buy it on DVD.

Jeremy :)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Bennigee10 on 7 Dec 2010
Format: DVD
This is an excellent package. It has everything you need, a great Patrick Swayze Tribute, over an hour of brand new fascinating extras. As well as a 28 page commemorative booklet with a touching piece from Writer Eleanor Bergstein.
For the reviewer who gave 1 star with disc problems, the disc with both Patrick and Jennifer on is a Blu-ray, and wont work in a DVD player. the other 2 discs are DVDs and will. I hope this helps!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 22 Aug 2009
Format: Blu-ray
I absolutely love this movie. Has been one of my all time favourite chick flicks. But there is no difference from dvd to blu ray with this item.
This is not blu ray quality. It's normal dvd quality, in fact the transfer is so bad at times the image is blurred and fuzzy on the edges. The company who transferred this to blu ray should be sacked!!! Due to the poor Blu Ray quality, I give this one star.
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Z. OConnor on 10 May 2004
Format: DVD
Myself and several of my classmates skipped school one afternoon and went into the city to see this flick. At the age of 13, this was the perfect film about defying your parents and finding first, forbidden, love.
Patrick Swayze, with his tight jeans and bouffant hair, was just a God. We all wanted to be Baby - in fact, if I remember correctly, I wanted to have his babies!! I had a list of names written out and everything - cringe!!
Myself and those same classmates still watch this movie regularly - with tonnes of popcorn and chocolates, for that perfect chick's night in.
This time around though, there are as many laughs as swoons. The dialogue is sooooo cheezy. 'When are you goin' to tell your Paw that I'm your man?!' and of course the wonderful play/pause/rewind 'Nobody puts Baby in a corner' that always has us in hysterics. I also love the end 'spontaneous' dance sequence, where everyone knows the steps, and Baby is left sashaying on the stage, alone, grinning like a muppet.
Now I look at the movie with an adult's eye, and I realise that really Baby would have tired of Johnny within a week, because apart from being damn sexy, he was also plain dumb. But it's great to revisit that time in your life when all you wanted from a movie was escapism, some good toons, and a big slice of beefcake!
Ah, the memories.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By sas99 on 18 Nov 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a brilliant film i must have seen it multiple times. patrick swayze is gorgeous as johnny castle and jennifer Grey is just perfect as Baby. The dancing is brilliant and i always get hairs on the back of my neck in the final dance scene. There are lots of extras on this dvd including interviews, deleted scenes, etc. Just wonderful !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CC on 30 Sep 2007
Format: DVD
I first watched this film, oddly enough, when I was in hospital and aged about seven ot eight. They had it in the video collection in the T.V. room. I watched it with another girl who had already seen it, and once the movie ended, I had fallen in love. (Depsite my age).
I don't care what anyone says, this movie is fantastic. It has lasted so long because it taps into what most girls secretly want and desire. A good old fashioned romance. How many girls would love to go on holiday and fall in love? Especially if the object of our affections was Patrick Swayze.
I have spoken to men who have seen this movie and didn't like it and the main objection seems to be Patrick Swayze. Jealous anyone?
Men, for the most part, are not going to like this movie because the hero (Swayze) puts them to shame. Don't get me wrong, there are some men who know how to appreciate a good film and don't pan it because it makes them feel/look inadequate. Those men know how to romance their girl and are no doubt duely rewarded!
The film has fantastic acting, dancing and follows a realistic story.
I did always get the sense that it was more eighties than sixties, but that never bothered me.
The soundtrack is brilliant and the love story heart warming. I always get a sense of longevity where Baby and Johnny are concerned once the movie ends. I am grateful that the sequel, which was equally as good but for different reasons, did not interfere with this movies ending.
Well worth five stars and more.
A classic that will survive another 20 years I have no doubt.
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