National Lampoon's Animal House [Blu-ray] [1978]

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  • Release Date: 07/12/2016
  • Rating: R
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (76 out of 76)

Synopsis


National Lampoon's Animal House
Director John Landis put himself on the map with this low-budget, fabulously successful comedy, which made a then-astounding 62 million dollars and started a slew of careers for its cast in the process. National Lampoon's Animal House is set in 1962 on the campus of Faber College in Faber, PA. The first glimpse we get of the campus is the statue of its founder Emil Faber, on the base of which is inscribed the motto, "Knowledge Is Good." Incoming freshmen Larry "Pinto" Kroger (Tom Hulce) and Kent "Flounder" Dorfman (Stephen Furst) find themselves rejected by the pretentious Omega fraternity, and instead pledge to Delta House. The Deltas are a motley fraternity of rejects and maladjusted undergraduates (some approaching their late twenties) whose main goal -- seemingly accomplished in part by their mere presence on campus -- is disrupting the staid, peaceful, rigidly orthodox, and totally hypocritical social order of the school, as represented by the Omegas and the college's dean, Vernon Wormer (John Vernon). Dean Wormer decides that this is the year he's going to get the Deltas expelled and their chapter decertified; he places the fraternity on "double secret probation" and, with help from Omega president Greg Marmalard (James Daughton) and hard-nosed member Doug Neidermeyer (Mark Metcalf), starts looking for any pretext on which to bring the members of the Delta fraternity up on charges. The Deltas, oblivious to the danger they're in, are having a great time, steeped in irreverence, mild debauchery, and occasional drunkenness, led by seniors Otter (Tim Matheson), Hoover (James Widdoes), D-Day (Bruce McGill), Boon (Peter Riegert), and pledge master John "Bluto" Blutarsky (John Belushi). They're given enough rope to hang themselves, but even then manage to get into comical misadventures on a road trip (where they arrange an assignation with a group of young ladies from Emily Dickinson University). Finally, they are thrown out of school, and, as a result, stripped of their student deferments (and, thus, eligible for the draft). They decide to commit one last, utterly senseless (and screamingly funny) slapstick act of rebellion, making a shambles of the university's annual homecoming parade, and, in the process, getting revenge on the dean, the Omegas, and everyone else who has ever gone against them. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • John Belushi
    John Belushi - John "Bluto" Blutarsky
  • Tim Matheson
    Tim Matheson - Eric "Otter" Stratton
  • John Vernon
    John Vernon - Dean Vernon Wormer
  • Verna Bloom
    Verna Bloom - Marion Wormer
  • Tom Hulce
    Tom Hulce - Larry "Pinto" Kroger



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The original slob comedy, which is still the best

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    CrimsonKing42

    Animal has spawned several knock-off, such as the recent Old School, largely because it set the standard for college slob comeides, or just crude humor in general. Some of this film just seems downright offensive, even by today's relatively lax standards. One can only imagine how people felt about this when it came out. But with that said, this movie is glorious, and remains one of the funniest comedies of all time.' The story is that of Delta House, a fraternity so bad in terms of behavior and academics that the stiff-collared dean of the college it's located at has declared that he will finally get it shut down. Meanwhile, the Deltas go about their slovenly and raucous business, wreaking havoc on the campus and just generally having a grand old time. Eventually, they are forced to try to salvage their frat by proving to the school board that they are worthy to continue at the school. The point isn't the plot. Not that it's poor, or even negligible, but it's just that this movie is REALLY funny, and that's really the reason to see it. The formula has been copied a million times. The results were just never this good.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is John Belushi

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    Rocky
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    Sometimes I think people miss the pervading intelligence of this movie. Known now as being the purveyor of gross-out humor - the script actually had a lot more on its mind, including social caste, race, conformity, fascism, and a whole lot more. It's also a biting critique of the social mores of the country in the "pre-Beatles" era and, in its own way, illustrates so many of the factors that would lead to the counter-culture movement just on the horizon. Of course, it's also one of the funniest movies ever made and the fact that it would be the launch pad for Belushi and Landis and Reitman, and on and on -with lines and scenes that are still quoted to this very day - well - yeah it's one of the best comedies ever made. But it's also one of the more important ones, as well. Buy it!!!!!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic Comedy

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    ScottyG70

    While I saw this movie years ago, I didn't own it on DVD until recently. As my kids are now in their late teens, and saw a clip on a show profiling classic movies, I decided to finally buy it so they could watch it with me. To this day, I still find myself laughing at it and my kids remarked how funny they found it also. One of Belushi's best movies for sure. The DVD extras were great and the "Class Reunion" was awesome seeing the actors in present form. There is nudity, profanity and drug use in the movie, so it probably won't be a good idea for younger viewers, but for everyone else this classic comedy is a must see and a must own.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great ensemble movie!

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    RaynMan2142
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    Unable to gain acceptance at the snootier fraternities they pledge, the Deltas, a a motley crew of misfits and sociopaths bent on disrupting the well-starched status quo, engage in various illegalities that land them in hot water with both the stern college dean and the neighboring jock fraternity. Their exploits eventually cause them to be placed on double-secret probation, until finally, they are kicked out of school and, as the dean reminds them, newly eligible for the Vietnam draft.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    crazy comedy from 1978

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    joey49er
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    the late john belushi was already a star from saturday night live and this movie was the highlight of his short career. co-written by the late harold ramis and directed by john landis, this also has a host of upcoming young actors, tim matheson, karen allen, kevin bacon and tom hulce. also to me the best, otis day and the knights singin "shout" in this, one of the greatest comedies of all time!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DVD/ Blu-Ray

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    Kaleb
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    Loved Animal house ( Great Cover) and your store always has what I want to view, helpful clerks available to help you find what your searching for, great prices on all DVDs. Dora is a great clerk, always there to help and reminder you of something you might have missed. Cheerful, pleasant , and great customer Service skills. Thank you Dora

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie. Go best buy

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Over-Hyped Comedy Film

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    kevman79

    'National Lampoon's Animal House' is a classic comedy. It's not the best of all time in my opinion, but it's worth a viewing, or several for that matter, and fans are sure to enjoy this hd-dvd with good bonus materials. But I don't know that the presentation is so good on this hd-dvd that it warrants spending $30, especially if you already have the standard dvd.

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