CLUELESS 25th Anniversary Steelbook Blu-ray review – in stores now from Paramount Home Video

CLUELESS 25th Anniversary Steelbook Blu-ray review – in stores now from Paramount Home Video

On July 21st, Paramount Pictures is releasing CLUELESS with a special 25th Anniversary Steelbook Blu-ray, which is as stylish as Cher is in the movie. This 1995 classic stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Breckin Meyer, Dan Hedaya, Jeremy Sisto and Donald Faison, and it’s directed by Amy Heckerling. We received a review copy, so I’ll give you an idea of what to expect from this new release.

CLUELESS revolves around Cher (Silverstone), a Beverly Hills high school girl who loves to shop and play matchmaker, and enjoy a cushy life with her friend Dionne (Dash). Paul Rudd stars as her step-brother Josh, who begrudgingly comes to stay in her house with their stressed-out attorney father Mel (Hedaya). When her grades begin to slip, Cher simply finds ways to trick her teachers into being less strict. When Cher and Dionne see a dowdy new student named Tai, they decide to help transform her into someone like them, and find her a romantic interest to boot. Surprisingly, Cher finds herself falling for another new student named Christian (Justin Walker), who seems like almost too perfect a match for the picky L.A. princess. As Cher spends her days trying to help and/or manipulate those around her that she’s considers clueless, she begins to realize some of her own faults and misconceptions.

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Like most high school comedies with cult status, CLUELESS is very much a movie of its own era, in this case 1995. The music, the slang, and particularly the fashion are all quite specific, and in many ways became very influential to the youth of that time period. While some of it may seem odd when held next to modern standards, it serves as an interesting time capsule of the year in which it was shot. If you owned the previous Blu-ray release, all of the previous special features are brought forward to this new Steelbook version, and there doesn’t appear to be any “new” content, but the film transfer is rather nice, likely the same as the previous Blu-ray transfer. I was particularly impressed with the sound mix, which makes strong use of the catchy soundtrack and overall sound design of the production. Perhaps the only letdown of this release is the absence of a commentary track, though I don’t think they’ve ever done a commentary for any release prior to this, even the multiple DVD versions.

If you like high school movies like this, or just 1990s cinema, CLUELESS is definitely a must-own title, and this 25th Anniversary Steelbook Blu-ray edition is a very nice package overall. The steelbook open-up cover does feature some nice collage art on the interior, which is cool, and you get a digital copy of the film as well. If you’d like to know the features includes on this release of the Blu-ray, you can read them below.

Clue Or False Trivia Game
The Class Of ’95 – A look at the cast, then and now
Creative Writing – Director Amy Heckerling talks about creating the world of Clueless
Fashion 101 – How the filmmakers invented the trend-setting fashions that defined the movie
Language Arts – Director and cast give the 411 on the groundbreaking slang in Clueless
How To Play The “Suck ‘N Blow” Game – A Tutorial
Driver’s Ed – Get behind the wheel with the cast and crew
We’re History – Stories from the cast and crew on the making of Clueless
2 Theatrical Trailers

French Dolby Digital Stereo
Portuguese Dolby Digital Stereo
English DTS-HD MA 5.1

Widescreen 1.78:1 Color

Length 1 hrs. 37 mins.
Rating PG-13

After 25 years, Clueless remains a smart, charming, and hilarious classic that truly captures what it was like to be a teen in the 1990s. Alicia Silverstone shines as the 15-year-old Beverly Hills High School student who thrives on shopping, enjoys the perfect social life, and plays matchmaker to all her friends… just don’t ask her who she’s dating, AS IF! Directed by Amy Heckerling, the movie also stars Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Donald Faison, Stacey Dash, and Wallace Shawn.

Purchase CLUELESS on Steelbook Blu-ray HERE

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.