Find Things To Love In 10 Things I Hate About You's 10th Anniversary Edition

By David Wharton 2009-12-22 15:05:11
When 10 Things I Hate About You premiered a decade ago, I doubt anybody would have guessed that two of its stars would prove to be some of the most impressive young talent in Hollywood. Even though Heath Ledger showed plenty of charisma, who would have imagined that kid as The Joker? Joseph Gordon-Levitt was still "that kid from Third Rock" to most of us, so who could fathom that he would go on to dazzle in movies like Brick, The Lookout, and (500) Days of Summer? (We'll just pretend that whole G.I. Joe thing didn't happen...) And we certainly wouldn't have predicted that just when Ledger was truly beginning to impress, he'd be gone.

More than just being a fun little comedic take on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," 10 Things I Hate About You will always be a time-capsule of potential -- albeit a slightly morbid one. It's a time-capsule you can revisit on Blu-ray and DVD this January on a new 10th Anniversary release from Touchstone Pictures Home Entertainment.

The new edition will be available as a Blu-ray ($29.99) and as a two-disc DVD ($19.99). Either version will include the following special features:

  • 10 Things I Love About 10 Things I Hate About You 10 Years Later -- How do you turn a high school teenage romance film into a cult hit? Start with a new approach to literary classic; find some talented young actors and pepper in the right amount of punk rock! Ten years after the film’s initial debut, we’ll sit with the director Gil Junger and writers Kirsten Smith and Karen Lutz to reflect and hear the story about how this classic teen comedy came to be. Through these interviews and never-before-seen behind the scenes footage, original cast interviews, deleted scenes, original screen test and personal photos from the writers’ scrap books we will tell the remarkable story of this smash hit and why everyone loves 10 Things I Hate About You.
  • I Want You To Want Me: The 10 Things I Hate About You Screen Tests -- Viewers are invited into the casting office for an insider's look at the screen tests that won actors Heath Ledger, Julia Styles, Larisa Oleynik, and Susan May Pratt their classic roles. This featurette includes an introduction by director Gil Junger and writers Kirsten Smith and Karen Lutz.
  • Audio Commentary with co-writers Karen Lutz and Kirsten Smith, and stars Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz, Larisa Oleynik, and Susan May Pratt.

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