Tuesday, April 19, 2016



Product Description: From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability – and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon's Vacation. The publication launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest and Gilda Radner, who went on to gigs at Saturday Night Live and stardom.

Director Douglas Tirola's documentary about the Lampoon, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon, cleverly chronicles its founding by two former Harvard students, its growth, demise and everything in between. Told thru fresh, candid interviews with its key staff, and illustrated with hundreds of outrageous images from the mag itself (along with never-seen interview footage from the magazine's prime), the film gives fans of the Lampoon a unique inside look at what made the magazine tick, who were its key players, and why it was so outrageously successful: a magazine that dared to think what no one was thinking, but wished they had.

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Film Details

  • Starring: Danny Abelson, Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Richard Belzer

  • Director: Douglas Tirola

  • Genre: Documentary, Biography, Comedy

  • Running Time: 98 min

  • Studio: Magnolia

  • Rating: Not Rated

DVD / Blu-Ray Details

Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Blu-ray Cover
Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon DVD Cover

  • Available Editions (click links to order):
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

  • Release Date: April 19, 2016

  • Language: English

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  • Audio Formats:
    • Blu-Ray: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
    • DVD: Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish

  • Special Features:
    • Additional Interview Footage
    • John Goodman Reads Doug Kenney
    • Thoughts on Animal House
    • Drugs in the Office
    • Jaws 3 People 0
    • Working in NYC
    • Thoughts on “SNL”
    • Favorite National Lampoon Pieces
    • Reading John Hughes – Beverly D’Angelo, Kevin Bacon, Stephen Furst, Anthony Michael Hall and Chevy Chase
    • Artists in National Lampoon
    • Chevy Chase Pot Seeds Story

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