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In 2004, a limited edition DVD set was released, and only 15,000 were produced.The set contained an audio commentary with director Michael Lehmann, producer Denise Di Novi and writer Daniel Waters, a 30-minute documentary titled Swatch Dogs and Diet Cokeheads, featuring interviews with Ryder, Slater, Doherty, Falk, Lehmann, Waters, Di Novi, Director of Photography Francis Kenny and Editor Norman Hollyn.In 2001, a multi-region special edition DVD was released from Anchor Bay Entertainment in Dolby Digital 5.1.The DVD was released in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe to high sales.Though they are the most popular students, the Heathers are feared and hated. Assuming she is dead, he rambles about his plan to blow up the school during a pep rally. in the boiler room, where he is rigging explosives. (The cafeteria scene opening Heathers was written as an homage to the barracks scene opening Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket.) After a number of failed attempts to get the script to Kubrick, Waters decided to give the script to Michael Lehmann, who then took it on with Denise Di Novi. were Jennifer Connelly, who turned down the role, Justine Bateman and Brad Pitt. Winona Ryder, who was sixteen at the time of filming and badly wanted the part, begged Waters to cast her.
Veronica has had enough of their behavior and longs to return to her old life and her "nerdy" friends. A petition he has been circulating to get the band Big Fun to perform on campus, which most of the students have signed, is actually a mass suicide note. Many actors and actresses turned down the project because of its dark subject matter. Eventually she was given the role with Christian Slater being signed shortly thereafter.
The Heathers musical, which opens with a number depicting Veronica's acceptance into the Heathers' clique, received several readings in workshops in Los Angeles and a three-show concert presentation at Joe's Pub in New York City on September 13–14, 2010.
The cast of the Joe's Pub concert included Annaleigh Ashford as Veronica, Jenna Leigh Green as Heather Chandler, and Jeremy Jordan as J. The musical played at off-Broadway’s New World Stages with performances beginning March 15, 2014 and an opening night on March 31.
On July 1, 2008, a new 20th anniversary special edition DVD set was released from Anchor Bay to coincide with the DVD of writer Waters' new film Sex and Death 101.
The DVD features a new documentary, Return to Westerburg High.
The film uses two versions of the song "Que Sera, Sera", the first by singer Syd Straw and another over the end credits by Sly and the Family Stone.