Better off DeadDirector: Savage Steve Holland
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Savage Steve Holland's cult comedy favorite Better Off Dead finally makes its way to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, which is a disappointing surprise considering how popular this film has remained with its cult audience. Paramount has done a fine job with the picture and sound quality, but dropped the ball in the area of extras.
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Cast & Crew
|John Cusack||Lane Myer|
|David Ogden Stiers||Al Myer|
|Kim Darby||Jenny Myer|
|Demian Slade||Johnny Gasparini|
|Scooter Stevens||Badger Myer|
|Diane Franklin||Monique Junet|
|Amanda Wyss||Beth Truss|
|Laura Waterbury||Mrs. Smith|
|Curtis Armstrong||Charles De Mer|
|Aaron Dozier||Roy Stalin|
|Rima Delane||Joanne Greenwald|
|David Vaughan||3rd Jock|
|Dan Schneider||Ricky Smith|
|Yuji Okumoto||Yee Sook Ree|
|Brian Imada||Chen Ree|
|Frank Burt Avalon||Roy's 1st Ski Buddy|
|J. Warren David||Roy's 2nd Ski Buddy|
|Peter Ellenstein||Roy's 3rd Ski Buddy|
|Vincent Schiavelli||Mr. Kerber|
|Thomas Rollerson||Roller Skater|
|Toby Iland||Nerd #1|
|Jonathan Charles Fox||Nerd #2|
|Darren Harris||Nerd #3|
|Randy Stoklos||Jock #1|
|Sam High||Jock #2|
|Tina Littlewood||Chris Cummins|
|Steven Williams||Tree Trimmer|
|Stuart K. Robinson||Tree Trimmer's Helper|
|Rich Little||Voice Only|
|Savage Steve Holland||Director,Screenwriter|
|Roy Downey||Special Effects|
|Gil Friesen||Executive Producer|
|Rupert Hine||Score Composer|
|Brad Loman||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Andrew Meyer||Executive Producer|
|Gary Moreno||Set Decoration/Design|
|Herman Zimmerman||Production Designer|
1. Beating the Paperboy
2. Cereal and Boiled Bacon
3. Howard Cosell Impersonators
4. Ski Team Tryouts
5. Death Attempt by Hanging
6. Green Goo With Raisins
7. Nose Wiping Incident
8. "I Want My Two Dollars!"
9. Chalkboard Fantasy
10. Mr. Kerber Asks to Date Beth
11. Cartoon Fantasy
12. Death Attempt by Jumping
13. White Trash
14. Christmas Miracle
15. Mailman Asks to Date Beth
16. Father/Son Talk
17. High School Dance
18. Meeting Monique
19. Attack of the Paperboys
20. A Man Alone
21. Everybody Wants Some
22. Barney Rubble Asks to Date Beth
23. "Franch Fries, Franch Dressing, Franch Bread"
24. K12 Challenge
25. Persistent Paperboy
26. Big Faker
27. Lane Wins the Drag Race
28. Romantic Frozen Dinner
29. Sliding Down the Mountain
30. Paperboy on Skis
31. Lane Wins the Ski Race
32. Language Lessons
33. One Look
Audio Option: English Stereo
Subtitle Options: English
Subtitle Options: None
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I loved this movie. It reflects how the world can seem insane from the perspective of a teenager. Also it's a perfect 80's teenage comedy.
If you've never seen this movie, it's time to come out from the rock you've been hiding under. This is the funniest 80's teen flick, hands down.
The Asian dragsters speaking ''Howard Cosell'' is reason enough to watch this movie. Anyone who has ever been the underdog will praise this movie and love it for what it's worth. Oh yeah, and Booger snorting jello up his nose with a straw. Need I say more. John Cusack in his prime. OK I said more.
It's not always thought of as a christmas movie, but it fits in well. I remember seeing this at the theatre and laughing so hard when Jimmy the paperboy goes over the cliff. John Cusack was just coming off of doing 'The Sure Thing' and he was on fire. I wish we could get more films from Savage Steve, his animated clips are awesome. Take a trip in the wayback machine and visit the mid-eighties teen comedy. You won't regret it.
This is a classic 80s teen movie. All of Cusack's 1980s films are great--why can't he do movies like this anymore? The depiction of teen angst is hilarious at times. Funniest moments: Lane's kid brother reading ''How to Pick Up Trashy Women'', Lane's dinner walking off his plate, and the fat kid's mom getting blown up.
this is one of my all time favorite movies!!!
Surreal comedy that is one of the best movies to come out of the 1980¿s! While movies like the Breakfast Club and others might be more in the consciousness of America, Better Off Dead is by far the best movie to come out of the wasted decade known as the 80¿s. While the main subject of the movie is suicide, and it might be considered a dark comedy it is much more light hearted than one would expect. If you can imagine a cross between the down on his luck Ziggy and less geekish Dilbert you get a fair representation of Lane Myers. While it might be considered a ¿teen movie¿ I am still enjoying the movie every time I see it (even as an old man over 30).
This is the best movie ever. Would I lie to you. Lane is a high school kid who gets dumped by Beth and she goes out with bleached boy so Lane must fix his 67 camaro and ski the K2 in order to redeem himself in the eyes of the Lord and the kids at school.
Very entertaining ,classic movies
this is one of the funniest movies with john cusak all the scenes are funny the whole movie is funny and i loved john in this movie he was great! this has to be the best john cusak movie ever!
Greatest nostalgia movie ever. John Cusack is a much better prize than the other guy~ awesome soundtrack. Gotta have it and share with your teenage kid. Let him know you remember what it was like!