National Lampoon’s Animal House: Collector’s Edition

January 28, 2012 2 Min Read

Review by: Matt Brighton

Plot: What’s it about?

Classic story about college life and fraternity life in particular. This story focuses on the Pledge class of Delta Tau Chi (DTC). Great performances by Bluto (John Belushi), Otter (Tim Matheson) and Pinto (Tom Hulce) as well as the rest of the class. It’s the basic ‘Snobs vs. Slobs’ story that we all love. Has early appearances by Kevin Bacon and Karen Allen. This movie re-invented how to party, no collection is complete without it

Video: How does it look?

The 16:9 enhancement is a definate improvement over Universal’s previous full-frame release. Colors are bright and vivid, sharp details and harly any hints of artifacts (not bad for a 20 year old movie)!

Audio: How does it sound?

The 2.0 Dolby Digital Mono Soundtrack isn’t the best, but it’s good for this movie. Face it…20 years ago, this is the sound that was used to make movies. It pales in comparison to some of today’s movies’ soundtracks, but then again, it’s a lot better-liked than most of today’s movies.

Supplements: What are the extras?

Universal released this as part of thier “Collector’s Edition” collection. The retail price is $34.95, a bit steep, but for this movie, it’s well worth it.

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