“Food Fight!” “I’m a zit, get it?” “Toga! Toga! Toga!” The over-the-top, politically incorrect, subversively endearing comedy classic that introduced those iconic lines to generations of audiences celebrates a milestone with “Animal House: 30th Anniversary Edition,” coming to DVD on October 28, 2008 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Directed with madcap zest by John Landis (The Blues Brothers, Coming to America), the definitive college fraternity film will be released in a two-disc special edition that includes two all-new “Scene It?” mini-game experiences for $19.98 SRP and a gift set that contains two new mini-game experiences, a brand new 98 minute documentary with cast and crew interviews, and a printed collectible “Faber College Yearbook” all in collectible “Delta House” packaging.
The hilariously raunchy screwball comedy that introduced the late John Belushi in his feature film debut as John “Bluto” Blutarsky is filled with unforgettable performances from a host of future stars: Stephen Furst (Class Reunion), Peter Riegert (Traffic), Thomas Hulce (Amadeus), Tim Matheson (“The West Wing”), Karen Allen (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) and Kevin Bacon (Mystic River). Donald Sutherland (“Dirty Sexy Money”) also makes a memorable cameo in this often imitated but never equaled comedy milestone.
Outrageous Bonus Features
The two-disc “Animal House: 30th Anniversary Edition” DVD set comes with over an hour and a half of side-splitting bonus features, including:
— Two All-New “Scene It?” Mini-Game Experiences* — Relive all your favorite moments from your favorite fraternity through real movie clips, trivia questions and an array of on-screen puzzlers.
— Where Are They Now? A Delta Alumni Update — A hilarious mockumentary featuring the original cast.
— The Yearbook: An Animal House Reunion* — An original documentary featuring interviews with director John Landis, producers Ivan Reitman and Matty Simmons, composer Elmer Bernstein, writers Chris Miller and Harold Ramis, cast members Tim Matheson, Karen Allen, Stephen Furst, Peter Riegert, Kevin Bacon, and John Vernon, plus behind-the-scenes footage and clips with John Belushi.
The “Animal House 30th Anniversary” DVD Gift Set, packaged in a commemorative fraternity house box, includes the above bonus features plus an exclusive bonus feature and printed book:
— National Lampoon’s Animal House: The Inside Story — An all new
documentary celebrating Animal House 30th Anniversary featuring
interviews with the movie’s cast and crew, including Harold Ramis, John
Landis, Peter Riegert, and Karen Allen. This 98-minute documentary also
includes a visit to the University of Oregon, where the movie was
— Collectible Faber College Yearbook
* New to DVD
Who dropped a whole truckload of fizzies into pool at the swim meet? Who delivered the medical school cadavers to the alumni dinner? Who fills the trees with underwear every Halloween? Delta House, that’s who! The most popular college comedy of all time is back and every bit as funny as it was the first time! Delta House is the disgrace of Faber College’s fraternity system. Dean Wormer (John Vernon) and rival frat Omega are determined to rid the campus of these undesirables and they’re out of control partying and pranks, but these boy aren’t going away without a fight. Delta House takes one last stand with a rollicking, booze-fueled party that Faber College will never forget! The cast includes John Belushi in the role that made him a movie star, Tim Matheson, Tom Hulce, Stephen Furst, Karen Allen, Donald Sutherland, Peter Riegert and Kevin Bacon.
CAST AND FILMMAKERS
Directed By: John Landis
Written By: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, and Chris Miller
Produced By: Ivan Reitman, Matty Simmons
Director of Photography: Charles Correll
Edited By: George Folsey, Jr.
Art Director: John J. Lloyd
Costume Designer: Deborah Nadoolman
Original Music By: Elmer Bernstein
Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Donald Sutherland, Stephen Furst, Peter
Riegert, Thomas Hulce, Karen Allen, John Vernon
Street Date: October 28, 2008
Pre-Order Close: September 23, 2008
Copyright: 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: Two-Disc Collector’s Edition $19.98 SRP / Gift Set — $34.98 SRP
Selection Number: 2-Disc Collector’s Edition 61103505
Gift Set 61106410
Film Running Time: 1 Hour, 49 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: Various
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1/ Dolby Digital 2.0; Spanish and
French Dolby Digital 2.0; English SDH, Spanish and French