John Hughes' The Breakfast Club is the film that helped to launch the careers of the "Brat Pack" actors. Five teenage students with nothing in common—the aggressive and arrogant tough guy, John Bender (Nelson); prom queen Claire Standish (Ringwald); wrestling team jock, Andrew Clark, (Estevez); class brain, Brian Johnson (Hall); and the insecure Allison Reynolds (Sheedy), who hides behind her hair—spend a Saturday in detention together in their high school library and, in the process, come to understand each others' differences.
Special features on the high-definition side include the theatrical trailer and My Scenes. And hold on, because on the standard-definition side, you will find the theatrical trailer.
While details are generally well rendered, there is a general softness to the VC-1-encoded 1.85:1 image. Blacks are deep, but mediocre shadow delineation masks detail. Colors can look muted, and some scenes are covered with inconsistently heavy film grain and source element artifacts. (Danny Richelieu)
The dated fidelity of the Dolby® Digital Plus 5.1-channel encoding is recognizable throughout, but good dynamic range makes it possible to hear even the subtle nuances of the recording. Spatial integration can be off at times, and a shroud of noise can be heard consistently. (Danny Richelieu)