Dirty Dancing 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Dirty Dancing 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition [DVD]

Release Date: October 22, 2007
Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Actors: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes, Jack Weston
Directors: Emile Ardolino
Runtime: 100 minutes

Dirty Dancing was a cultural phenomenon that now plays more like camp. That very campness, though, is part of its biggest charm. And if the dancing in the movie doesn't seem particularly "dirty" by today's standards--or 1987's--it does take place in an era (the early 60s) when it would have. Dirty Dancing spawned two successful soundtracks, a short-lived TV series and a stage musical. It may be predictable, but Grey and Swayze have chemistry, charisma and all the right moves. --Kathy Fennessy, Amazon.com

First and foremost Cocktail is a star vehicle for Tom Cruise, then a paper-thin Horatio Alger story of a young bartender with dreams of get-rich-quick. Success is notable only for Cruise's immense likeability in contrast to a creaky plot and thinly drawn characters. Despite its shortcomings, this is worthwhile viewing for Tom Cruise fans. --Robert Lane, Amazon.com