National Lampoon's Animal House
Knowledge is good, but swilling kegs of beer is more fun! Just ask the guys at the Delta House fraternity. Often imitated, but seldom equaled, Animal House spawned a generation of gonzo comedies and launched John Belushi's film career. Dean Wormer (John Vernon) puts the titular frat on double-secret probation, and it's up to Bluto, Flounder, Pinto and the rest of the brothers to get even. This edition includes retrospective featurettes and more.
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- John Landis
- This movie is
- DVD, Blu-ray and streaming
- Top 100 Laughs
- Top 100 Movies nominee
RAdult content, graphic language, mild violence and nudity
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; Where Are They Now? featurette; animated anecdotes; reunion featurette; music video; trailer.
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), GermanClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: DTS 2.0 HD, Spanish (Castilian): DTS 2.0 HD, German: DTS 2.0 HDOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the only moral here is hatred for authority and partying. That means a lot of drunken revelry, pranks, and violence to make their point. It also means characters cheat on each other, binge drink, steal cars, and sleep with underage girls. Some female nudity.
- Sexual Content
- Lots of sexual situations, including girls giving a guy a handjob (barely off-screen), reading pornography, Bluto looking up the skirts of some cheerleaders and watching shirtless girls have a pillow fight. Some naked breasts. Pinto considers having sex with a girl who's passed out and later sleeps with a 13-year-old girl. Mrs. Wormer cheats on her husband with Otter. Katy cheats on her boyfriend with her professor.
- A lot of hazing-style violence, including paddling. Doug gets dragged behind his horse and is later trampled. Another boy is also trampled. Otter gets beaten up by the Omega boys. Flounder kills a horse.
- A considerable amount of salty language, including "s--t," "goddamn," "son of a b---h," "assholes," and "f--k." One character also uses the term "retard" as an insult.
- Social Behavior
- The message here is you have to fight for your right to party, by any means necessary. The Deltas lie, cheat on tests, steal cars, and steal food from grocery stores.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Binge drinking, including among minors as young as 13, is the primary hobby of the characters. Characters get stoned with a professor.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it