You can relive two modern sports classics in 1080p this June. Miracle and The Greatest Game Ever Played will both be released on Blu-ray on June 16. Each disc will be priced at $34.99 SRP and you can take a look at the cover art and special features for each film below.
Kurt Russell stars as coach Herb Brooks in the story of how the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team toppled the seemingly invincible Soviet Union squad to capture the gold medal. A former U.S. player himself, Brooks was the last skater to be cut from the 1960 U.S. Olympic team, the most recent one to win the gold medal before Brooks became the team coach. He cobbled together a group of players and taught them to excel at the European game. Even so, the Russian team had won four consecutive gold medals and was so good that it defeated a team of National Hockey League all-stars. The U.S. team wasn't expected to even make the medal rounds. But led by Brooks, the team defeated the Soviet Union in the semifinal round, then bested Finland in the finals to win the gold.
- Audio commentary by Director Gavin O'Connor, Director of Photography Dan Stoloff and Editor John Gilroy
- "The Making-of Miracle" Featurette
- "From Hockey to Hollywood: The Actors' Journeys"
- "The Sound of Miracle"
- Miracle ESPN roundtable with Linda Cohn
- First impressions: Herb Brooks with Kurt Russell and the filmmakers
The Greatest Game Ever Played
From the studio that brought you The Rookie and Miracle and director Bill Paxton, comes a story of courage, passion and of the greatest American sports hero you have probably never heard of... An amateur player from a working class family, Francis Ouimet - played by Shia LaBeouf - shocked the golf world when at the 1913 U.S. Open, flanked by his 10-year-old caddie, he defeated his idol, the defending British champion Harry Vardon - played by Stephen Dillane. An unlikely match-up - "the ingenue versus the seasoned champ" - theirs was the greatest match the sport had ever known. Caught between a world of hardship and a beckoning life of privilege, Francis needed to prove his unfailing will and ability to make it to the tournament. Elias Koteas plays Francis' tough, hardworking father. Newcomer Peyton List is Sarah Wallis, the beautiful young woman, who catches Francis' heart. Joshua Flitter is Eddie Lowery, the pint sized caddie who helps Francis find his way through the troublesome fairways to victory.
- A View From the Gallery: On the Set of The Greatest Game Ever Played
- Two Legends and The Greatest Game
- From Caddie to Champion: Francis Ouimet
- Audio commentary with Director Bill Paxton
- Audio commentary with Author, Screenwriter and Producer Mark Frost