Mark L. Lester's Class of 1999 was controversial from the start, and had an equally tumultuous release over the years. His follow-up to 1982's dystopian thriller Class of 1984 took the tale of violent teens and the teachers who try to keep them in line even further. It got delayed while its distributor Vestron Pictures went out of business. Then, its VHS release the following year was recalled. It wasn't until 2008 that an official version of the movie could be bought on DVD. Now, nearly a decade leader, it's finally seeing a restored Blu-ray release.
The film follows a hybrid prison/high school in Seattle, where troubled kids are taught by cyborg enforcers. The cast includes Stacy Keach, Pam Grier and Malcolm McDowell as the principal. The Blu-ray is packed with special features, including a feature-length commentary, interviews with the crew and the original trailer.
The Collector's Series Blu-ray of Class of 1999 hits shelves and online retailers on January 30, 2018.