The picture is presented in MPEG-4 AVC/1080p HD. The picture looks pretty good, especially considering the era. The colors are natural and the clarity is pretty good except for some of the landscape scenes where the backgrounds lack detail. There are some signs of noise reduction, but overall I thought the picture quality was decent. The soundtrack is presented in lossless DTS-HD MA 6.1 audio. The sound is excellent with the music that is such important part of the film sounding better than ever. The film makes good use of the surrounds with both the music and the ambient noise. The dialog is clear and crisp and Lithgow’s booming sermons sound exceptionally good.
There are a lot of special features included on this disc including a touching tribute to the late Chris Penn. There are new interviews with the actors and filmmakers reflecting on the making of the movie and its importance to their careers. There are two audio commentary tracks one with just Kevin Bacon and the other with producer Craig Zadan and writer Dean Pritchford. Kevin Bacon’s screen test is included with the actor discussing the process of his casting in the role. Another featurette discusses the songs used in the movie and reflects on that era of music.