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“Animal House” & “Blues Brothers” with John Belushi on Blu-ray July

May 11, 2011 – 4:35 PM - Posted by: Justin Sluss

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Universal has just officially announced that the two John Landis directed films “National Lampoon’s: Animal House” (from 1978) and “The Blues Brothers” (From 1980) — both of which starred the late John Belushi — are coming to Blu-ray Disc on July 26th. Tech specs for both releases include full 1080p Hi-Def video (both films) in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. Both titles are already available for PRE-ORDER over at Amazon with each carrying a $24.49 price tag. The bonus materials set to be included on the two releases are rather lengthy and are listed below after the break.

    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!
    1. Scene Companion: Watch cast and crew interviews during key scenes with this picture-in-picture companion.
      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-Liveâ„¢ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more.
  • pocket BLUâ„¢: The groundbreaking pocket BLUâ„¢ app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, Androidâ„¢, PC and Macintosh to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-rayâ„¢ player. Also available on the iPadâ„¢, owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLUâ„¢ 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-rayâ„¢ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLUâ„¢ offers advanced features such as:
    1. Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-rayâ„¢ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Liveâ„¢ functions with ease.
      Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
      Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-rayâ„¢ 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.
      Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLUâ„¢-enabled titles available and coming to Blurayâ„¢ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
      Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • uHEARâ„¢: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blurayâ„¢ 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-Liveâ„¢ Center through your Internet-connected player to watch the latest trailers and more.
  • pocket BLUâ„¢: The groundbreaking pocket BLUâ„¢ app uses iPhone®, iPod® touch, Androidâ„¢, PC and Macintosh to work seamlessly with a network-connected Blu-rayâ„¢ player. Also available on the iPadâ„¢, owners can enjoy a new, enhanced edition of pocket BLUâ„¢ 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-rayâ„¢ content and watch entertaining extras on-the-go in a way that’s bigger and better than ever before. pocket BLUâ„¢ offers advanced features such as:
    1. Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-rayâ„¢ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Liveâ„¢ functions with ease.
      Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
      Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-rayâ„¢ 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.
      Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLUâ„¢-enabled titles available and coming to Blurayâ„¢ Hi-Def. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
      Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • MY SCENES: Bookmark your favorite scenes from the film.
  • uHEARâ„¢: Never miss another line of dialogue with this innovative feature that instantly skips back a few seconds on your Blurayâ„¢ 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


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