It’s A Sure Thing When Shout! Factory Releases The 30th Anniversary Edition Of The Sure Thing On Blu-Ray

I want to thank our friends from Shout! Factory for letting me review their upcoming 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray for 1985’s The Sure Thing. This was a film that I first fell in love with thanks to constant rentals at my local video store and when I started to work at that same store…well…most Saturday nights if you dropped by you would see that I had this playing in the lobby.

Directed by Rob Reiner (This Is Spinal Tap, A Few Good Men) and starring John Cusack (Say Anything, Being John Malkovich) and Daphne Zuniga (Spaceballs, The Fly II), the story for The Sure Thing involves two college students named Walter Gibson (Cusack) and Alison Bradbury (Zuniga) and the antics they get up to while having to team up to make their way to California so that they might spend time with what they assume are their perfect matches.

For Alison she has a boyfriend awaiting her arrival named Jason (Boyd Gaines) and for the ‘Gib’ it is “The Sure Thing”…who just so happens to be Nicollette Sheridan in her first film role. Now to be fair Gib is enamored with Alison before they are forced to take a cross country trip together but she won’t give him the time of day…which leads to one of the greatest character monologues in 80’s films.

[Via] William Roscoe

Eventually thanks to a board for sharing rides at the College the two kids are California bound, meeting a pretty crazy cast of supporting characters played by the likes of Tim Robbins, Lisa Jane Persky, Larry Hankin, Frantz Turner, and Fran Ryan to name a few. Along the way, Gib and Alison, just might realize they have already found their perfect matches.

The Sure Thing is a great 80s romantic comedy and as can be expected Shout! Factory has loaded up the Blu-Ray with special features:

Commentary With Director Rob Reiner
Road To The Sure Thing
Casting The Sure Thing
Reading The Sure Thing
Dressing The Sure Thing
Theatrical Trailer

The Sure Thing is scheduled to hit store shelves on 03/24 but you can still follow the links provided above to pre-order your copy today!


Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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