Throw your bag in the back of the Cadillac and get ready for a road trip because of the girls of To Wong Foo… are returning for Pride month.
The 1995 drag classic is being re-released for the first time on Blu-ray, and along with the movie being in high-definition, the new release will be packed with special features—including deleted scenes!
In addition to the new footage, the blu-ray will also have a new retrospective feature called “Easy Rider in Dresses: A Look Back at the Making of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar featuring actor John Leguizamo, Director Beeban Kidron and screenwriter Douglas Carter Beane. Along with theatrical trailers and TV spots.
Shout! Factory will also be releasing three other queer classics on Blu-ray for the first time: Jeffrey, Boom!—starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton—and Can’t Stop the Music, a.k.a the Village People movie. Worth it just to see the “Y.M.C.A.” musical number in high-def!
“At Shout, we celebrate and champion the universal movement for equality, and drive creative expression and diversity in independent storytelling,” said Jeff Nelson, Senior Director of Marketing at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to bring these fun films back into the market! There’s something for everyone: Outrageous camp, disco-pumped extravaganzas and heartfelt stories of love and acceptance. Each movie still strikes a chord of with audiences who remember them, and we hope our upgraded releases will bring in new generations of viewers as well.”
To Wong Foo… and Boom will be hitting store shelves on May 28, while Jeffrey and Can’t Stop the Music will be released on June 11. Each Blu-ray edition comes packed with special bonus content, including new interviews, featurettes and more.
We’re already planning our Pride movie party!