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Revenge Of The Nerds Panty Raid Edition (DVD)

 

Picture: C+ Sound: C+ Extras: C Film: C

 

 

At the time, the 1984 comedy Revenge Of The Nerds was a one-joke film that actually spawned sequels and showed us the world of geeks who were never going to either have a life or amount to anything. Instead, it is they who have overtaken the future and big business through computers and pop culture. Still, the original remains popular and here is yet another DVD version, this time dubbed the Panty Raid Edition.

 

Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Ted McGinley, Curtis Armstrong, Brian Tochi (already known for Space Academy, reviewed elsewhere on this site) and Bernie Casey are among the recognizable faces who might not have been as much at the time. The jokes about sexual oppression and bullying are typical 1980s, but by this time, they were celebrated with no ironic distance. Wonder how it will play in another five years.

 

The anamorphically enhanced 1.85 X 1 image looks old and dated from a somewhat dated print. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is boosting the monophonic optical theatrical sound, also here in Dolby 2.0 Mono. Extras include feature length audio commentary by director Jeff Kanew & actors Robert Carradine, Timothy Busfield & Curtis Armstrong, "I'm A Nerd & I'm Pretty Proud Of It" featurette, six deleted scenes, original theatrical trailer and Revenge of the Nerds TV Pilot with Oliver from The Brady Bunch, Robbie Rist.

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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