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Dirty Dancing – Limited Keepsake Edition (1987/Lionsgate DVD Box Set)


Picture: B-     Sound: B     Extras: C+     Film: C



Now, for our fourth review (can you believe it?) of the late Emile Ardolino’s Dirty Dancing, the 1987 independent hit that still has a huge following and is being brought up and celebrated yet again because of the tragic early passing of Patrick Swayze due to a terrible illness.  For those first three reviews, try the following links:





Ultimate Edition



20th Anniversary Edition




The DVD included in this box is the exact same transfer as the previous DTS DVD editions, which is just fine, except it is not as good as the Blu-ray version.  With that said, fans will want this box because it comes with a brand new hour of new features, a commemorative booklet that is nicely done in a high quality way with good paper stock and tribute to Swayze.


Of course, I liked Swayze enough.  He was willing to take risks, was a hard-working actor, left behind some memorable work and was doing some great work with the TV series The Beast, which I believe would have been a huge hit had he lived and the show continued.  As a result of his loss too soon and considering all the care Lionsgate put into it, this reissue of Dirty Dancing is likely the best one they’ll ever come up with on DVD.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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