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Old 03-27-20, 11:05 AM
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RAD - Blu-ray/4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome (May 2020)

From Vinegar Syndrome’s Facebook page:

We are so very happy to announce this. Please share everyone!!!

The 1980s cult classic movie, RAD, by acclaimed Director Hal Needham (Bad News Bears, Smokey and the Bandit) and Executive Producer Jack Schwartzman (Being There, Never Say Never Again) will make its belated Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD debut this May, from Vinegar Syndrome and Utopia Distribution. An official film selection of SXSW 2020, RAD will have a subsequent theatrical release during Summer 2020.

Originally released in 1986 during the rise of the BMX bike craze, this powerful piece of pop cultural nostalgia is finally coming to disc, newly restored in 4K from its original camera negative by Fotokem. The film follows Cru Jones (Bill Allen), a small town kid determined to win an infamous BMX race set on a nearly impossible course known as Helltrack. A sleeper hit upon its initial release, RAD has become one of the iconic cult films of the 1980s and amongst BMX professionals, spawning fan clubs and repertory film screenings for decades.

The film features an award-winning supporting cast, including two-time Oscar nominee Talia Shire (The Godfather, Rocky), Golden Globe nominee Jack Weston (Dirty Dancing), Lori Loughlin (TV's Full House), and character actor Ray Walston (Fast Times at Ridgemont High).

Despite years of petitions and calls from fans for RAD to be issued on disc, an official version of the film has remained absent from physical media, until now. Genre film distributor Vinegar Syndrome will present its worldwide disc debut this May, during their annual Halfway to Black Friday Sale, in a loaded, limited edition 4K UHD/Blu-ray combo pack, which will be available exclusively on VinegarSyndrome.com. The release is sourced from a brand new 4K restoration of film's original camera negative, a newly created 5.1 mix, and will feature interviews with cast and crew, exclusive commentaries, and more, all housed in a specially designed ‘lenticular front / holographic back’ slipcover.

Vinegar Syndrome is holding an exclusive pre-order for RAD this weekend at www.VinegarSyndrome.com, between March 27th and 29th. Their Halfway to Black Friday Sale, during which just about every title in their nearly 350 release strong catalog will be marked down to 50% off SRP, and will also feature two secret title unveilings, is scheduled for May 22nd-25th.

About Utopia Distribution: UTOPIA is a feature film distribution and sales company that offers high level strategic advisory and a range of creative services. Utopia focuses on creating new revenue and monetization opportunities, and helping filmmakers maintain a global presence via solutions including theatrical booking, festival strategy, digital distribution, publicity, paid media, brand partnerships, production and beyond. Co-founded by filmmaker Robert Schwartzman, the company takes a ‘filmmaker first’ approach, offering an opportunity for filmmakers to have more control, higher marketing ROI, and transparency throughout their release campaign.
Old 03-27-20, 11:51 AM
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Definitely curious to see this because it's been MIA for so long, but VS really should've familiarized themselves with Hal Needham's filmography before putting up that post.
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Can't believe this is finally being released on Blu-Ray!
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I ordered the second I saw the post on their FB. Big thanks to VS for getting this one released.
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Is this actually any good if you've never seen it, or is this more of a nostalgia trip for those that saw it when they were young?
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Re: RAD - Blu-ray/4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome (May 2020)

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Is this actually any good if you've never seen it, or is this more of a nostalgia trip for those that saw it when they were young?
I don't know, does a 1980's movie about BMX bike racing appeal to you?


Do you see yourself watching this more than once and watching all the extras?
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Send me an angel... right now. Was a pretty rocking song.
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Re: RAD - Blu-ray/4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome (May 2020)

Soundtrack on Curb Records- also includes Sparks "Music That You Can Dance To" and only reason why I rented this long ago.
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I don't agree with it but VS has already billed my credit card even though it won't ship until May.
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I don't agree with it but VS has already billed my credit card even though it won't ship until May.
I don't know why, but they said something like it's because the release is extremely limited.
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Re: RAD - Blu-ray/4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome (May 2020)

Ordered my copy.
I cant believe it's actually happening after all these years. Skipped DVD. Skipped BD. Glad we didn't have to wait for the next format!
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The release will be at the end of the month and they still haven't announced the extras.
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Re: RAD - Blu-ray/4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome (May 2020)

• 4k Ultra HD / Blu-ray Combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from 35mm original camera negative
• Limited Edition 3D Lenticular (front) and Holographic (back) Slipcover
• Brand new commentary track with actress Talia Shire and Robert Schwartzman
• Brand new video interview with writer/co-producer Sam Bernard
• Other brand new special features TBD
• Multiple archival video interviews with the cast and crew
• Archival group commentary featuring multiple cast and crew
• Extensive behind-the-scenes stills and promo material
• And so much more!
• Reversible cover artwork
• SDH English subtitles
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Re: RAD - Blu-ray/4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome (May 2020)

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• Other brand new special features TBD
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• And so much more!
But what will it be???
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Re: RAD - Blu-ray/4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome (May 2020)

A few teasers and trailers.
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So the "Halfway to Black Friday" Sale starts next weekend. Will orders ship after the weekend sale?
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^ yes, after the sale. That's what it says on the product page for RAD.
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Re: RAD - Blu-ray/4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome (May 2020)

Pretty excited for this. Also pre-ordered the mystery titles from Vinegar Syndrome. Curious what they’ll be.
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But what will it be???
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Hopefully an apology from Cru's mom for not releasing this on home video YEARS ago!
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Sale’s on, and the full list of extras for RAD is up:

• 4k Ultra HD (Region Free) / Blu-ray (Region A) Combo
• Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original camera negative
• Limited Edition 3D Lenticular (front) and Holographic (back) Slipcover
• Brand new commentary track with lead actor Bill Allen
• Brand new commentary track with actress Talia Shire and Robert Schwartzman
• Archival commentary track with: Bill Allen, actor Bart Conner, writer Sam Bernard and various BMX stunt riders
• “The Stuntman Directs” - an interview with director Hal Needham
• “Writing something Rad” - an interview with Sam Bernard
• “Rad 25” - footage from the 25th anniversary event
• Multiple archival video interviews with cast and crew
• “Break the Ice” music video
• Original theatrical trailer
• Extensive behind-the-scenes stills and promo material
• Reversible cover artwork
• SDH English subtitles
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Re: RAD - Blu-ray/4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome (May 2020)

Got my order in!
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Spoiler:





(from their website.)
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It's mentioned on the Vinegar Syndrome site as well that when this release sells out, they won't be re-pressing it in any format.
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Anyone have their copy shipped yet?
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Re: RAD - Blu-ray/4K UHD - Vinegar Syndrome (May 2020)

I know they’ve started shipping, but mine hasn’t. They’re a small outfit, so a week or two wouldn’t be anything unusual.

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