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National Lampoon’s Stoned Age – Unrated (aka Homo Erectus/Paramount DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C     Extras: D     Film: D



So what happens when a National Lampoon film bombs and fails to make money?  It gets retitled and dumped on DVD, what is exactly what happened with the especially bad National Lampoon’s Stoned Age, first released as Homo Erectus in 2007.  It wants to be Mel Brooks’ History Of The World or the like and fails miserably on all levels, including trashing its cast including David Carradine, Talia Shire and others.


Outside of teens in modern times, the franchise is adrift and even if they picked this up as an afterthought, why?  It is gross, dumb, tired, predictable and all the drugs in the world could not improve it.  Ignore, ignore, ignore.


Though the back of the case indicates 1.33 x 1 Full Screen, we actually get a very fuzzy, hazy, color-challenged, anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image that is as forgettable as anything, while the Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 mixes are shockingly weak.  Extras include a comic book that is hardly legible, bloopers/outtakes, director’s commentary, viral videos, deleted scenes, shorts and four featurettes.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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