Blu-rays for the Weekend: Here Comes Summer

With some warm weather finally arriving, it seems we can at last look ahead to a great summer ahead. So we thought why not kick back this weekend and take a look at some of the best summer movies, all of which are available to enjoy in high definition on Blu-ray.


500 Days of Summer

This playful rom-com follows Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) after he falls in love with Summer (Zooey Deschanel), but things don’t go quite according to the romantic dream he has in mind.  The film follows Tom as he reconciles why his relationship failed, and asks whether his girlfriend never truly believed in love, or never truly believed in being in love with him. The Blu-ray version brings summer vividly to life with a Director’s Commentary, a feature on how the film fared at the Sundance film festival and a look at the storyboards behind the movie.







Dirty Dancing


Nothing captures the spirit of summer better than the 1987 classic Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Dirty Dancing follows the story of a naive girl (Jennifer Grey) who meets an experienced dance instructor (Patrick Swayze) and becomes his pupil both in dance and in love whilst on holiday with her parents one summer. The Blu-ray version’s special features include a retrospective interview with Patrick Swayze as he shares his thoughts on the film’s construction, as well as Multi Angle Dance Sequences which allow viewers to watch two scenes, The Lift and Everybody Dance, from four different perspectives.








Jaws, based on Peter Benchley’s novel and set right in the middle of the summer holiday season, sees police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) trying to protect beachgoers from a ferocious man-eating shark. Teaming up with marine biologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and a professional shark hunter Quint (Robert Shaw), this thrilling classic is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. The Blu-ray pack presents the remastered film in its original 2.39:1 aspect ratio, alongside newly remastered 7.1 DTS master audio. The movie also includes an interview with director Steven Spielberg in which he describes how the film has been enhanced by the Blu-ray experience.


What’s your favourite summer movie? Let us know in the comments below.

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