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National Lampoon's Animal House (Blu-ray) R

It was the Deltas against the rules... the rules lost!
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: July 26, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1978
  • Label: Universal Studios

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 185,533
...Stupidly funny....Rent it again and see if you don't laugh...
Entertainment Weekly
Apr 15, 1994
While the low comedy is undeniably effective, the film leaves behind a bad taste of snobbery and petty meanness. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jul 25, 2007
Despite the comedic tone of some scenes, the result is below expectations and it never stops being a monotonous pastiche. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 7, 2019
Rating: 3/5 -- Animal House is a self-congratulatory mess; but it's also spattered with terrific one-liners and sight gags, and it's the best showcase extant for John Belushi's subversive, attention-grabbing screen presence. Full Review
Independent (UK)
Oct 30, 2009
The spirit of National Lampoon, as well as the voice of a generation... Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Sep 27, 2013
[J]oyously, liberatingly infantile....It's Belushi, as Delta's wildman-mascot Bluto, who informs the film's raucous, anarchic spirit.
New York Times
Sep 5, 2008
You may not care to take up permanent spiritual residence at Animal House, but it's funny place to visit. Full Review
Washington Post
Jul 31, 2015

Product Description:

ANIMAL HOUSE is the film that launched National Lampoon as a comedy powerhouse. Developed by the editors at the Harvard Lampoon, the film is a collection of true-life experiences and memories with a great deal of embellishment. Nothing is sacred in this film, in which every gesture, phrase, and song became de rigueur in fraternity houses nationwide after its release. Decadence, debauchery, and delinquency prevail at Delta House, the scourge of the fraternity system at Faber College in 1962. In an effort to rid himself of the troublesome brothers, Dean Wormer (John Vernon) hatches a plan in cahoots with the brown-nosing Greg Marmalard (James Daughton) of rival fraternity Omega to have the Deltas kicked off campus. Unfortunately for them, the determination and drive of the Deltas is more than anyone counted on. In their last stand against the uptight dean, the antiheroes of Delta drink, smoke, romp, frolic, and dance--going out with a bang. This outrageous, much-loved comedy classic features the first major film role of the late, great John Belushi as John "Bluto" Blutarsky, the hard-partying, beer-guzzling champion of Delta house.

Plot Synopsis:

In National Lampoon's first film, a parody of 1962 college life, it's campus hijinks galore as the rowdiest fraternity at Faber College battles rival fraternities and administrators, chases women, and throws toga parties. Chief animal John "Bluto" Butarsky (John Belushi) leads the fraternity in wacky hijinks and raunchy debauchery as they take on the establishment of the college. This extremely popular college comedy became an instant classic, quickly beoming one of the most oft-quoted films ever made.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: July 28, 1978.
  • Estimated budget: $3 million.
  • The film has grossed more than $140 million at the box office.
  • ANIMAL HOUSE is number 36 on the American Film Institute's list of America's 100 Funniest Movies.
  • ANIMAL HOUSE, which was shot in only 35 days on location in Oregon, was allegedly based on the college experiences of National Lampoon writer Chris Miller.
  • This was comedian-actor John Belushi's first starring role in a feature film. He was already well known as one of the Not Ready for Prime-Time Players on TV's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Director John Landis and Belushi conceived of the part of Bluto--which was written specifically for Belushi--as a combination Harpo Marx and the Cookie Monster.
  • The part of D-Day was written for Dan Aykroyd but he didn't do it, probably because of his commitment to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
  • The studio wanted Chevy Chase to be Otter, but Landis thought that Chase was too recognizable a face to pull the character off.
  • The part of the dean had been offered to Jack Webb.
  • The studio insisted that the movie include a movie star, so Landis brought in Donald Sutherland to do two days' shooting.
  • Landis played a cafeteria worker in a constant battle with Bluto, but all of his scenes ended up on the cutting-room floor.
  • The film helped launch the careers of director Landis, screenwriter Harold Ramis, and producer Ivan Reitman, as well as its cast of relative newcomers, including Belushi, Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, Karen Allen, Kevin Bacon, Stephen Furst, and Peter Riegert.
  • ABC aired a short-lived television series in the spring of 1979 based on ANIMAL HOUSE, entitled DELTA HOUSE. The series was produced by the team responsible for the movie. Reprising their film roles were John Vernon, Stephen Furst, Bruce McGill, and James Widdoes, with the other parts recast. A new female character, the Bombshell, was played by then-unknown Michelle Pfeiffer. Also looking to capitalize on ANIMAL HOUSE mania, NBC and CBS each produced their own ripoffs, BROTHERS AND SISTERS and CO-ED FEVER.
  • The bass player in the fictional band, Otis Day and the Knights, is then unknown blues musician Robert Cray. Cray was instrumental in getting the musicians together for the filming.
  • "Seven years of college down the drain."--Bluto (John Belushi)
  • "Knowledge is good."--Faber College motto
  • "Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."--Dean Wormer (John Vernon) to Flounder (Stephen Furst)

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