The Breakfast Club is a 1985 teen drama that was written and directed by American director John Hughes. The story follows five teenagers that are from different high school cliques. They are all forced to spend a Saturday in detention and, in doing so, are forced to come to terms with each other.
Over the course of the last 25 years, The Breakfast Club has become a cult classic that has influenced many other coming of age films. It stars a group of actors who at the time became known as the Brat Pack and included Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, and Anthony Michael Hall.
For the storyline, the five students report to detention at 7 am on Saturday to serve time for things that they have done. Being from different cliques, each student appears to have nothing in common with the others and, in fact, some have no respect for the others.
They are stationed in the library and each student is supposed to write a 1000 word essay on who they think they are. Throughout most of the day, they are left unsupervised and while under orders to not talk, they spend the day interacting with each other.
John Bender (Nelson) is the catalyst. He is the character who drives the plot and clashes with the principle Richard Vernon (Paul Gleason). He is the one who challenges everyone to evaluate themselves and forces them to actually look at, and see each other, for who they really are, and not just their clique definitions - athlete, basket case, princess, brain, and criminal.
The Breakfast Club is presented as a VC-1 encoded 1080p transfer with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio and overall is good quality. Keep in mind that this is not a major high definition restoration edition, but the color is very good, the grain has a natural look to it and overall appears sharp.