John Travolta stars as Chili Palmer in GET SHORTY: COLLECTOR’S EDITION on Blu-ray Oct. 23

Drug-smuggling. Racketeering. Loan sharking. Welcome to Hollywood!

GET SHORTY, based on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 crime novel of the same name, suggests it doesn’t take much to make it in the movies … when you’ve got a background with the mob. The Barry Sonnenfeld-directed adaptation, called “crackingly energized” by Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman, arrives as a special Blu-ray release on October 23 from Shout Select. Sporting a new 4K HD scan, the GET SHORTY: COLLECTOR’S EDITION also features specially-created bonus programming including audio commentary with Barry Sonnenfeld, featurettes including “Look at Me” and “Wise Guys + Dolls”, a Get Shorty Party Reel, vignettes and much more!

Loan shark Chili Palmer (John Travolta) has done his time as a gangster. So when “business” takes him to L.A. to collect a debt from down-and-out filmmaker Harry Zimm (Gene Hackman), Chili jumps headfirst into the Hollywood scene: He schmoozes a film star (Danny DeVito), romances a B-movie actress (Rene Russo) and even gets reservations at the hottest restaurants in town. In fact, all would be cool for this smooth new producer if it weren’t for the drug smugglers and an angry mobster who won’t leave him alone. But hey, this is Hollywood and no one said it would be easy. Joining the terrific ensemble cast are Dennis Farina, Delroy Lindo, James Gandolfini and Jon Gries.

In her New York Times review, Janet Maslin said the comedy “[joins] Clueless and To Die For as one more clever Hollywood satire with an enlightened sense of fun”, David Ansen of Newsweek called it “bouncy…immensely likable” and Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun Times awarded it 3.5 stars, calling the crime caper “a small jewel”.

Consumer interested in nabbing the Blu-ray prior to its release are invited to order the collector’s edition directly from shoutfactory.com; it will ship two weeks early and, while supplies last, the order will include a free 18×24 rolled poster featuring brand new artwork.

Special Features:

  • Remastered from a new 4K transfer
  • Audio Commentary with Director Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Featurettes: “Get Shorty – Look at Me,” ” Get Shorty – Wise Guys + Dolls,” “Going Again”
  • Get Shorty Party Reel
  • Page to Screen of Get Shorty
  • Vignettes
  • The Graveyard Scene
  • Trailer
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.
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