Breakdown with Kurt Russell on Blu-ray in September

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The 1997 film Breakdown starring Kurt Russell is coming to Blu-ray Disc as part of the Paramount Presents line on September 21st, via Paramount Home Entertainment. This release will be spine number 26 in the Paramount Presents series. The film, directed and co-written by Jonathan Mostow, co-starred J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey, Jack Noseworthy, and Rex Linn.

The movie has received a new 4K scan and remaster, approved by the director, as quoted below.

“Skillful and suspenseful, Paramount’s beloved thriller BREAKDOWN comes to Blu-ray in a director-approved remaster, from a new 4K film scan.”

The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed, but stay tuned for an update. You can now find the Paramount Presents Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. The release will come with a digital copy of the film and the following bonus materials.

  • NEW Commentary By Director Jonathan Mostow and Kurt Russell
  • NEW Filmmaker Focus: Director Jonathan Mostow on Breakdown
  • NEW Victory Is Hers – Kathleen Quinlan on Breakdown
  • NEW A Brilliant Partnership – Martha De Laurentiis on Breakdown
  • NEW Alternate Opening
  • NEW Alternate Opening With Commentary By Director Jonathan Mostow
  • NEW Isolated Score
  • Theatrical Trailers
    • Breakdown                                    
    • Kiss the Girls                                  
    • Hard Rain

Below, you can find a glimpse at the packaging for the release.

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement for this release.





Newly Remastered Thriller BREAKDOWN is Latest Addition
in the Paramount Presents Line

Limited-Edition Blu-ray Arrives September 21, 2021 with New Special Features, Including Never-Before-Seen Alternate Opening


Filled with tension and suspense, the fan-favorite thriller BREAKDOWN arrives on Blu-ray as part of the Paramount Presents line on September 21, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Featuring a director-approved remaster from a new 4K film scan, BREAKDOWN is presented in a limited-edition Blu-ray Disc™ with collectible packaging featuring a foldout image of the film’s theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments.  The Blu-ray boasts a wealth of new bonus content, including a look at the never-before-seen alternate opening, a new Filmmaker Focus with director Jonathan Mostow, commentary by Mostow and star Kurt Russell, a featurette with actress Kathleen Quinlan, an isolated track of Basil Poledouris’s score, access to a Digital copy of the film, and more.  A detailed list of special features follows:

  • Commentary by director Jonathan Mostow and Kurt Russell —NEW!
  • Filmmaker Focus: Director Jonathan Mostow on Breakdown —NEW!
  • Victory Is Hers – Kathleen Quinlan on Breakdown —NEW!
  • A Brilliant Partnership – Martha De Laurentiis on Breakdown —NEW!
  • Alternate Opening —NEW!
  • Alternate Opening with commentary by director Jonathan Mostow —NEW!
  • Isolated Score —NEW!
  • Theatrical Trailers
    • Breakdown
    • Kiss the Girls
    • Hard Rain



Kurt Russell is Jeff Taylor, headed toward a new life in California with his wife Amy (Kathleen Quinlan). When their car dies on a remote highway, a seemingly helpful trucker (J.T. Walsh) offers Amy a ride to the local diner while Jeff waits with the car. Then Jeff discovers his vehicle was deliberately tampered with, and by the time he gets to the next town, his worst fears are about to come true.

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 AttractionKing CreoleTo Catch a ThiefFlashdanceDays of ThunderPretty In PinkAirplane!, Ghost, Roman Holiday, The Haunting, The Golden ChildTrading 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, and Bugsy Malone.


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: BREAKDOWN

Street Date:       September 21, 2021

U.S. Rating:        R for strong violence/terror and language