Comedy / Drama

Gregory’s Girl (1980) Blu-ray: To be a teen in the 80s

Film Movement is releasing the funny and charming Bill Forsyth film, Gregory’s Girl (1980) on a 2K restoration Blu-ray. Stars John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn.

Sixteen year old Gregory is an awkward, gangly Scottish lad who is in the midst of the throngs of puberty. The object of his affection is Dorothy, despite or in part because she is a talented striker who took his place on the school’s boys’ football team, he now demoted to distracted goalkeeper.

Gregory tries to insinuate himself as much as possible in her life through her interests, such as learning the Italian language, without ever directly coming out and telling her that he likes her. Gregory’s male friends are of no help in advising him on how to get into a relationship with Dorothy.

The only person with whom he confides that provides any constructive advice is his ten-year old sister, Madeline. When Gregory finally gets the nerve to ask Dorothy out on a date, the outcome of the question is not quite what he expects. He learns that Dorothy talks to her girlfriends about such issues as much as Gregory does with his friends, each side strategizing to their own desired end.

Release date: January 21, 2020
Genre: Comedy / Drama

Disc and film details

  • Director: Bill Forsyth
  • Cast: John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Jake D’Arcy
  • Country: UK
  • Production Year: 1980
  • Discs: 1 Blu-ray Disc
  • Region: A
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Formats: Color / 2K / 1.85:1
  • Audio: English
  • Studio: Film Movement

Special features

  • Audio Commentary with director Bill Forsyth and film critic Mark Kermode
  • Bill Forsyth on Gregory’s Girl -- interview
  • Bill Forsyth: The Early Years -- interview
  • Gregory’s Girl Memories with Clare Grogan interview
  • Booklet with new essay by film scholar Jonathan Murray

Gregory’s Girl (1980) trailer

Notice: The picture quality of these videos do not reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray or DVD in this package.

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