Universal is bringing some of the funniest flicks of the 70s and 80s out on Blu-ray this summer when it delivers Animal House, Blues Brothers, Dazed & Confused and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. They're getting a pretty good treatment as well, with some HD extras, u-control and other bonus tie ins. Only only real question is what took so long? Animal House and Blues Brothers arrive July 26th, while Dazed & Confused and Fast Times at Ridgemont High are scheduled for August 9th - details and specs follow after the break.


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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: National Lampoon's Animal House & The Blues Brothers"

LAUGH OUT LOUD THIS SUMMER WHEN TWO LEGENDARY CLASSIC COMEDIES DEBUT ON BLU-RAY™ FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON JULY 26, 2011


UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

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-LIVE™: 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 Blu-ray™ 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 Blu-ray™ 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-LIVE™: 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 Blu-ray™ 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 Blu-ray™ 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
Produced By: Ivan Reitman, Matty Simmons
Director of Photography: Charles Correll
Art Direction By: John J. Lloyd
Editor: George Folsey Jr.
Costume Design By: Deborah Nadoolman
Original Music By: Elmer Bernstein
Casting By: Michael Chinich

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
Executive Producers: Bernie Brillstein
Associate Producers: George Folsey Jr., David Sosna
Produced By: Robert K. Weiss
Director of Photography: Stephen M. Katz
Production Designer: John J. Lloyd
Film Editing By: George Folsey Jr.
Costume Design By: Deborah Nadoolman
Casting By: Michael Chinich



From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Dazed and Confused & Fast Times at Ridgemont High

TWO OF THE MOST HILARIOUS DECADE-DEFINING COMEDIES IN HISTORY AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY™ HI-DEF


AVAILABLE ON August 9, 2011

AVAILABLE ON August 9, 2011

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

OVERVIEW: Universal Studios Home Entertainment presents two decade-defining high school comedies, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Dazed and Confused, both debuting August 9, 2011 on Blu-ray™ for the first time ever. Laugh out loud this summer with some of today's biggest stars including Sean Penn, Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey as they suffer through the highs and humiliations of high school. Fans can revisit both hilariously irreverent comedies on Blu-ray™, featuring perfect picture and the purest digital sound.

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH:

Academy Award® winner Sean Penn (Milk) stars as the unforgettable Jeff Spicoli in the film that defined the outrageous and bold teen comedy genre, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Follow a group of Southern California high school students as they explore sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Directed by Amy Heckerling (Clueless) and written by Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous), this rollicking portrait of 1980s American teen life features film debuts of future stars and Academy Award® winners Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas) and Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), plus decade-defining music from The Go-Gos, Oingo Boingo, and The Cars. Jennifer Jason Leigh (Margot at the Wedding), Phoebe Cates (Gremlins) and Judge Reinhold (Beverly Hills Cop) also star.

DAZED AND CONFUSED:

Complete with bongs and bell bottoms, macrame and mood rings, Dazed and Confused follows a group of high school students on the last day of school and one wild night they'd never forget ... if only they could remember. Featuring a superb ensemble cast including Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (The Town), Matthew McConaughey (The Lincoln Lawyer), Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil) and Parker Posey (Superman Returns), Richard Linklater's (School of Rock) critically acclaimed cult favorite that features classic rock music by Aerosmith, Black Sabbath and KISS delivers an enduring film that Rolling Stone calls "spectacularly funny!"

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH BLU-RAY™ BONUS FEATURES:

Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect picture and the purest digital sound available. BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more!

* U-Control™: Universal's exclusive feature that lets the viewer access bonus materials without leaving the movie!
o Scene Companion: Watch behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, bios and more during key scenes with this picture-in-pictures companion.
o The Music of Fast Times at Ridgemont High: Instantly identify the songs heard while watching the film, create a custom playlist of your favorites and even purchase them from iTunes®!
* 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 Blu-ray™ 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 Blu-ray™ disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
+ RELIVING OUR FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH: Hilarious documentary featuring interviews with the cast and crew including Sean Penn and director Amy Heckerling
+ FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR AMY HECKERLING AND SCREENWRITER CAMERON CROWE
+ THEATRICAL TRAILER


DAZED AND CONFUSED BLU-RAY™ BONUS FEATURES:

Unleash the power of your HDTV with perfect picture and the purest digital sound available.

* U-Control™: Universal's exclusive feature that lets the viewer access bonus materials without leaving the movie!
o The Music of Dazed and Confused: Instantly identify the songs heard while watching the film, create a custom playlist of your favorites and even purchase them from iTunes®!
* BD-LIVE™: 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 Blu-ray™ 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 Blu-ray™ disc and turns on the subtitles to highlight what you missed.
* DELETED SCENES
* THE BLUNT TRUTH: Side-splitting institutional filmstrip on the dangers of partying
* RETRO PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS


FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH - TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
Street Date: August 9, 2011
Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 61106282
Running Time: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Picture Format: Widescreen
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Rating: R
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 and DTS 2.0 (Bonus Content only)

FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH - CAST AND FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Phoebe Cates, Ray Walston
Directed By: Amy Heckerling
Written By: Cameron Crowe
Executive Produced By: C.O. Erickson
Produced By: Irving Azoff, Art Linson
Director of Photography: Matthew F. Leonetti
Art Direction By: Dan Lomino
Film Editing By: Eric Jenkins
Costume Design By: Marilyn Vance
Casting By: Don Phillips

DAZED AND CONFUSED - TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
Street Date: August 9, 2011
Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 62106311
Running Time: 1 Hours, 43 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Picture Format: Widescreen
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Rating: Rated R for pervasive, continuous teen drug and alcohol use and very strong language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French (European) DTS 2.0 Stereo, English Dolby Digital 2.0/DTS-Express 2.0 (Bonus Content Only)

DAZED AND CONFUSED - CAST AND FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Jason London, Rory Cochrane, Wiley Wiggins, Sasha Jensen, Michelle Burke, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck
Produced, Written and Directed By: Richard Linklater
Produced By: Sean Daniel, James Jacks
Co-Produced By: Anne Walker-McBay
Director of Photography: Lee Daniel
Production Designer: John Frick
Film Editing By: Sandra Adair
Costume Design By: Katherine Dover
Casting By: Don Phillips

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Animal House, Blues Brothers, Dazed & Confused and Fast Times at Ridgemont High coming to Blu-ray