Paramount Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed the twenty-eighth title in their ‘Paramount Presents’ Blu-ray line. Director Milos Forman’s 1981 classic ‘Ragtime’ arrives home on November 16, 2021 in celebration of its 40th anniversary, newly remastered and with a newly discovered director’s cut workprint of the film as well as the theatrical cut. Continue below to check out the full announcement for the release including bonus content listings and more.
Newly Restored and Remastered for Its 40th Anniversary,
Director Milos Forman’s Acclaimed Drama is Latest Addition
to the Paramount Presents Line
Debuting November 16, 2021, Limited-Edition Two-Disc Blu-ray™ Includes Newly Discovered Director’s Cut Workprint, Deleted & Extended Scenes, and a New Look Back at the Film
Oscar®-winning* director Milos Forman’s cinematic epic RAGTIME arrives for its 40th anniversary in a Limited-Edition two-disc Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line on November 16, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film was originally released on November 20, 1981.
Based on E.L. Doctorow’s best-selling novel, RAGTIME tells an unforgettable story of disparate characters in New York City in the early 1900s. From the emerging New York suburb of New Rochelle to the flashy spectacle of Atlantic City, a family faces racial tensions, scandals, and violence that will test everything they believe in. With music by Randy Newman, the film features a spectacular cast including James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn, Elizabeth McGovern, Kenneth McMillan, Pat O’Brien, Donald O’Connor, James Olson, Mandy Patinkin, Howard E. Rollins, Jr., Mary Steenburgen, Debbie Allen, Jeff Daniels, Fran Drescher, Samuel L. Jackson, Norman Mailer, John Ratzenberger.
RAGTIME has been remastered from a 4K film transfer and is presented in collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments. The two-disc Blu-ray includes a newly discovered director’s cut workprint version of the film (along with the theatrical version), deleted and extended scenes, a look back at RAGTIME with Larry Karaszewski and screenwriter Michael Weller, access to a Digital copy of the theatrical version, and the additional legacy bonus content detailed below:
- Newly remastered theatrical version
- Deleted and Extended Scenes—NEW!
- Ragtime Revisited: A Conversation with Larry Karaszewski and screenwriter Michael Weller on Ragtime—NEW!
- Commentary by director Milos Forman and executive producer Michael Hausman
- Deleted Scene
- Remembering Ragtime
- Director’s Cut Workprint—NEW!
About Paramount Presents
This collectible line spans celebrated classics to film-lover favorites, each from the studio’s renowned library. Every Paramount Presents release features never-before-seen bonus content and exclusive collectible packaging. Additional titles available in the Paramount Presents collection on Blu-ray include: Fatal Attraction, King Creole, To Catch a Thief, Flashdance, Days of Thunder, Pretty In Pink, Airplane!, Ghost, Roman Holiday, The Haunting, The Golden Child, Trading Places, The Court Jester, Love Story, Elizabethtown, The Greatest Show on Earth, Mommie Dearest, Last Train From Gun Hill, 48 HRS., Another 48 HRS., Almost Famous, A Place in the Sun, Nashville, Bugsy Malone, Breakdown, The Sheik and Vanilla Sky.
About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHE division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, Paramount Players, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
Paramount Presents: RAGTIME
Street Date: November 16, 2021
U.S. Rating: PG (Theatrical Version), Unrated (Director’s Cut Workprint)
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