• Animal House & The Blues Brothers Coming To Blu-ray From Universal Studios




    National Lampoon's Animal House & The Blues Brothers On Blu-ray This Summer From Universal Studios Home Entertainment

    OVERVIEW: Universal Studios Home Entertainment presents two beloved comedies that spawned a pop culture phenomenon, National Lampoon’s Animal House and The Blues Brothers, both debuting July 26, 2011 on Blu-ray™ for the first time. Directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi, both films are newly remastered in high definition, allowing fans to experience the laughs like never before with perfect picture and the purest digital sound.

    NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE:

    Starring comedy legend John Belushi (The Blues Brothers, “Saturday Night Live”), National Lampoon’s Animal House is the ultimate college movie filled with food fights, fraternities and toga parties! Follow the uproarious escapades of the Delta House fraternity as they take on Dean Wormer (John Vernon, Dirty Harry), the sanctimonious Omegas, and the entire female student body. Directed by John Landis, the most popular college comedy of all-time also stars Tim Matheson (Sometimes They Come Back, “The West Wing”), Donald Sutherland (The Eagle, M*A*S*H), Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Kevin Bacon (Mystic River, Footloose), Thomas Hulce (Amadeus), and Stephen Furst (“St. Elsewhere”), along with music legends Otis Day and the Knights performing their show-stopping rendition of ‘Shout.’

    THE BLUES BROTHERS:

    Comedy icons John Belushi (National Lampoon’s Animal House, “Saturday Night Live”) and Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters, “Saturday Night Live”) star in the outrageously funny musical comedy The Blues Brothers. After the release of Jake Blues (Belushi) from prison, he and brother Elwood (Aykroyd) take their blues band back on the road in an attempt to raise money for the orphanage where they were raised. Havoc ensues as the brothers seek redemption on their “mission from God.” This soul-stirring comedy classic features unforgettable musical performances by blues legends Ray Charles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Cab Calloway.

    NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES:

    • U-CONTROL: Universal’s exclusive feature that lets the viewer access bonus materials without leaving the movie!
    o Scene Companion: Watch cast and crew interviews during key scenes with this picture-in-picture companion.
    o The Music of Animal House: Instantly identify the songs heard while watching the film, create a custom playlist of your favorites and even purchase them from iTunes®!
    • BD-LIVETM: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more.
    • pocket BLU™: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Macintosh to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Also available on the iPad™, owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablet's larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that's bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
    o Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
    o Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
    o Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    o Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Bluray™ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    o Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
    • uHEAR™: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Bluray ™ disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.

    ADDITIONAL NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE BLU-RAY FEATURES:

    • THE YEARBOOK: AN ANIMAL HOUSE REUNION: An original documentary featuring interviews with Director John Landis, Producers Ivan Reitman & Matty Simmons, cast members Tim Matheson, Karen Allen, Stephen Furst, Peter Riegart, John Vernon
    & Kevin Bacon, Composer Elmer Bernstein and Writers Chris Miller & Harold Ramis plus behind-the-scenes footage and clips with John Belushi.
    • WHERE ARE THEY NOW? A DELTA ALUMNI UPDATE: A hilarious mockumentary featuring the original cast.
    • SCENE IT? ANIMAL HOUSE: Relive all your favorite moments from your favorite fraternity through real movie clips, trivia questions and an array of on-screen puzzlers with these two games.
    • THEATRICAL TRAILER

    THE BLUES BROTHERS BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES:
    • BD-LIVETM: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more.
    • pocket BLU™: The groundbreaking pocket BLU™ app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, Android™, PC and Macintosh to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-ray™ player. Also available on the iPad™, owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLU™ made especially to take advantage of the tablet's larger screen and high resolution display. Consumers will be able to browse through a library of Blu-ray™ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that's bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLU™ offers advanced features such as:
    o Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
    o Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
    o Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    o Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Bluray
    ™ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    o Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
    • MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the film.
    • uHEAR™: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Bluray disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.

    ADDITIONAL THE BLUES BROTHERS BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES:

    • INCLUDES 2 VERSIONS OF THE FILM: Original theatrical version plus extended version with 15 minutes of additional footage.
    • STORIES BEHIND THE MAKING OF THE BLUES BROTHERS: Go behind the scenes with Director John Landis, Dan Aykroyd and the Blues Brothers band.
    • TRANSPOSING THE MUSIC: Highlights of the many spin-offs, tributes and merchandising developments, as well as stage shows, impersonators and pop culture inspired by the film.
    • REMEMBERING JOHN: Friends, family and co-stars share their personal stories about the late great comedian.
    • THEATRICAL TRAILER

    NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE - TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
    Street Date: July 26, 2011
    Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    Selection Number: 61115227
    Running Time: 1 Hours, 49 Minutes
    Layers: BD-50
    Picture Format: Widescreen
    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    Rating: Rated R

    NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE - TECHNICAL INFORMATION (CONTINUED):
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French (EU, CAN), Italian, German, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Norwegian
    Sound: English DTS Surround 2.0 (Bonus)/English DTS-EXPRESS 2.0 (Bonus)

    NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE - CAST AND FILMMAKERS:
    Cast: John Belushi, Tim Matheson, John Vernon, Verna Bloom, Thomas Hulce, Karen Allen and Donald Sutherland
    Directed By: John Landis
    Written By: Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller

    THE BLUES BROTHERS - TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
    Street Date: July 26, 2011
    Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    Selection Number: 61115284
    Running Time: 2 Hours, 13 Minutes/2 Hours, 28 Minutes
    Layers: BD-50
    Picture Format: Widescreen
    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    Rating: R/Not Rated
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH (BD), Spanish (BD), French (BD)
    Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS Surround 5.1 (Theatrical), Spanish DTS Surround 5.1

    THE BLUES BROTHERS - CAST AND FILMMAKERS:
    Cast & Talent: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Henry Gibson
    Directed By: John Landis
    Written By: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. Ian Jane's Avatar
      Ian Jane -
      It's about time.
    1. Todd Jordan's Avatar
      Todd Jordan -
      Does this mean perhaps Smokey and the Bandit is on its way? Please God, please.
    1. Mike T's Avatar
      Mike T -
      Smokey and the Bandit is out on BD in the UK, so it can't be far behind for the US...

      Smokey Blu @ Amazon UK
    1. Goldberg's Avatar
      Goldberg -
      Two of the greatest 100% American themed movies of the 80s!!! Isn't Animal House already out on BD? Blues Brothers is simply the best musical of all-time.