Encino Man [DVD] [1992]

  • SKU: 3825613
  • Release Date: 01/18/2000
  • Rating: PG
Les Mayfield directs Brendan Fraser in the fish-out-of-water comedy Encino Man. The film comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer and a making-of featurette. This is a fine, if unremarkable release from Disney/Buena Vista.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 16)

Special Features


  • Production featurette
  • Theatrical trailer
  • French-language track
  • 2.0 Dolby Surround
  • Widescreen [1.85:1]

Synopsis


Encino Man
A clueless caveman meets his intellectual match in the form of Pauly Shore in this teen-oriented comedy. Dave Morgan (Sean Astin) is a high school student in Encino, California, where he spends most of his time with his dazed-and-confused buddy Stoney Brown (Shore) and tries to figure out why his girlfriend Robyn (Megan Ward) left him for thick-headed jock Matt (Michael DeLuise). Hoping to boost his low status in the High School pecking order, Dave wants to put in a swimming pool at his family's home for a massive post-prom party. While Dave and Stoney are digging the pit, an earthquake strikes that unearths a frozen caveman (Brendan Fraser). To Dave and Stoney's surprise, the frozen Neanderthal soon comes to life, and after a bath, a shave, and a new set of clothes, the boys are passing off their dim-witted-but-friendly companion "Link" as an exchange student from Estonia. Link soon becomes the most popular guy at school, and Dave is determined to use Link's social success as a way to win back Robyn and foil Matt. Encino Man marked the directorial debut of Les Mayfield, who previously produced the critically acclaimed documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sean Astin
    Sean Astin - Dave Morgan
  • Pauly Shore
    Pauly Shore - Stoney Brown
  • Brendan Fraser
    Brendan Fraser - Link
  • Mariette Hartley
    Mariette Hartley - Mrs. Morgan
  • Megan Ward
    Megan Ward - Robyn Sweeney



Customer rating

4.2
88%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprising

    Posted
    Jdosoz

    This is actually a surprisingly decent movie from Pauly Shore, whose character shows a good heart and good intentions throughout, even in spite of Pauly Shore's usual goofy spaced out demeanor. Shore and a friend find the frozen body of a caveman in their swimming pool. The caveman thaws out and the hilarity ensues. Shore's friend wants to use the caveman as a ticket to popularity, while Shore begins to feel there is something not quite right about exploiting a real - and lost - human that way. Brendan Frasier gives a charming performance as the caveman, one the one hand hamming it up for laughs, and on the other provoking tenderness and empathy. Many reasons to enjoy this movie!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dvd Has Mastering Errors

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Encino Man' is a great movie. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this non-anamorphic letterbox widescreen dvd, as it is missing audio in certain scenes, and I think possibly some footage too. (most noticeably missing is the audio in the scene where Brendan Fraser spins Pauly Shore on his shoulders and then throws him while they're watching wrestling. Shore's line, 'Oh! My pancreas' is missing). This movie deserves better dvd treatment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love old movies

    Posted
    Moviebuff1000
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    This is a great movie from the 90s. Brings back some old memories. If you can remember the line "Shush" and how the character says it that makes me laugh every time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Instant classic

    Posted
    Matt
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    This movie was an instant classic when it came out and is still great for the family today. Highly recommended for many hours of laughter and enjoyment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Needed a replacement

    Posted
    Pirate
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    My son enjoys this movie so much that I had to buy a new one because he wore out the old one

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great classic

    Posted
    ginaseenit
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    I really like this movie. It was one of the first movies I watched at a cinema without a parent. Man that was years ago....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Johnny1011
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    Great movie from the 90s. Always been a favorite. Quote lines from it all the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hilarious

    Posted
    Sammy
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    I laugh so hard at this movie. It's up there in my top comedies of Pauly shores.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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