Lionsgate Films will release Miramax’s Academy Award-winning Good Will Hunting on Blu-ray this summer. Directed by Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting tells the story of Will Hunting (Matt Damon), a blue-collar janitor whose hidden mathematical brilliance forces him to choose between the rough South Boston community he grew up in and a new path of intellectual discovery. Nominated for nine Oscars at the 1998 Academy Awards Ceremony (including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor), the film netted two – one for Ben Affleck and Damon’s original screenplay, and one for Robin Williams as Will’s psychologist and mentor.
The Lionsgate Blu-ray, which presents the film in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio with 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, will have a digital copy and almost all of the same special features as the Miramax Collector’s Edition DVD. These include:
– Behind-the-scenes footage
– Production featurette
– Deleted scenes
– “Miss Misery” music video by Elliott Smith
– Theatrical Trailer
– Audio commentary with director Gus Van Sant and writers/stars Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
Good Will Hunting will street on August 30th, 2011.