Video Release: June 30, 2008
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
- Runtime: 103 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
Veronica, a student at Westerburg High, belongs to the school's most powerful clique, the Heathers. Then she and her boyfriend, new kid in town and teen-rebel J. D., accidentally kill Heather No. 1. Veronica is horrified, but J.D. is pleased, and soon he's plotting to eliminate more of Westerburg's elite -- with Veronica's unwitting help.
In this well-hewn black comedy, Westerburg High is ruled by the Heathers, a moneyed group of pate-eating debutantes. When their resident brain, Veronica, gets fed up with the inane peer pressure, she takes up with the mysterious new guy in school and together they institute a ban on the Heathers--a very permanent ban.
The Starmaker Entertainment "Collector's Edition" of "Heathers" carries the catalog ID# 99101 and features 14 minutes worth of supplementary material. Included in this package are Coming Attractions and a long preview that features interviews with Christian Slater and Winona Ryder. The film itself runs 105 minutes. Lumivision Laserdisc version is a widescreen transfer, including theatrical trailer and interviews. Directorial debut for Michael Lehmann. Daniel Walters screenplay won the 1989 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Screenplay. Filming began July 1988 in Studio City, California. Color by DeLuxe. Budget estimate $5 million. Nine minutes were cut from versions released to theaters in the state of Utah. First shown in Milan, Italy at MIFED October, 1988. Also shown at the 1989 United States, Houston International, Seattle International, and Deauville Film Festivals. Released theatrically in New York City and Los Angeles March 31, 1989. Released on video July 6, 1989. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.