Broadcast News (The Criterion Collection([Blu-ray]
In the 1970s, the name James L. Brooks (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Taxi, Terms of Endearment, The Simpsons) was synonymous with intelligent television comedy—his shows were insightful about work and love and always tapped into the zeitgeist. With his transition to film in the 1980s, he became a master Hollywood storyteller, and none of his films was more quintessentially Brooks than Broadcast News.
This caustic inside look at the Washington news media stars Holly Hunter (Raising Arizona, The Piano), in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman (William Hurt) and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter (Albert Brooks). Brooks’s witty, gently prophetic entertainment is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on love and media were rapidly changing.
New, restored high-definition digital transfer
New audio commentary featuring Brooks and Marks
New documentary on Brooks?s career in television and film
Deleted scenes and an alternate ending, with commentary by Brooks
New video interview with veteran CBS news producer Susan Zirinsky
Featurette containing on-set footage and interviews
Original theatrical trailer
PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Carrie Rickey